LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Review - Alternative Magazine Online

It’s not hard to see why developer Traveller’s Tales selected the first four Harry Potter books as their inspiration here – this is very much a children’s game and while the books were initially targeted at kids, they got more dark and dramatic as they went on. Here, character deaths (while few and far between) are animated as a LEGO figure falling to bits and landing in a plastic pile. The tone remains light: the one time this happens during a cutscene, the father of the deceased is cheered up when he is handed a sheet of paper showing the basic instructions on how to put a LEGO toy back together again.

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