LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is the latest in the series of cheerful LEGO remakes of popular movies.
From Star Wars, to Indiana Jones, Batman and Pirates of the Caribbean, the LEGO games have been building on their successes, and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 looks to be the most ambitious yet.
As with all those games, this one is both suitable for kids, while being fun for adults, with lots of references and in-jokes for fans of the Harry Potter stories. In this demo you have to solve puzzles using Harry, Hermione and Ron Weasley, each with their unique talents. You can play cooperative two player as well, which adds a lot of fun to the experience.
Graphically, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 looks excellent, and is typically well animated. The sound too, is very well implemented making for a very polished game. Curiously, we found that if you don't know the original stories, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 can be a little confusing - for example, if you don't know the name of Hermione's cat, the game won't help you! The legions of Potter fans won't mind this, but previous LEGO games felt more accessible!
The full game is looking excellent despite minor issues. With the official games of the movies never living up to the hype, it seems LEGO will come to the rescue with a title that does the series justice.