Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 Underappreciated!

User Rating: 7 | LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 VITA
Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 on the Vita.

This game, as most Lego games, is quite funny. I found myself laughing sometimes. That's really one of the strong points of this game, it's not as serious as others. It's good to have a break.

The game is (sadly) not a Ps3/X360 port. It's a 3DS/PSP port. This means the graphics are not that great. But that doesn't mean it's bad looking. Not at all. The higher resolution of the Vita screen and the OLED really makes a big difference. I compared it to the 3DS version and i must say the Vita version looks a lot better. The edges are gone and the colors are 10x more vibrant, even on the lowest clarity settings.
The cutscenes are a bit of a letdown though. They are watchable, but don't look very great. That's a shame, for even i could convert video's better.

But enough about the graphics. Most important of a game is the gameplay and story after all. Well, since it's a 3DS/PSP port there's some levels missing compared to the PS3/X360 version. A shame because the Vita gamecard can easily hold a lot more data (the game is like 1.1GB?).

Anyway, the gameplay itself is good/great. The camera is not adjustable, but works great, so it's not a problem at all (never). The left stick is used for walking and the right stick is used for selecting spells. (I found that using L&R where a lot better for that though). So in the end the right stick is pretty useless.
When (accidently) touching the screen you will fire up a spell. This did irritate me sometimes, but maybe that's my fault too.....

But the game is a lot of fun to play.
Content wise it's alright, but as said before it lacks some content of the consoles counterpart. There's no big HUB, only the great hall, compared to the consoles whole Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and London.
The game will last you 13-15 hours probably. 5-7 for story mode, and an additional 5-7 hours for collecting stuff.



It's too bad the developers where so lazy. This version lacks content and graphics quality compared to its big console brotherm but still is a very nice game. It's kind of short though, so it's best too wait for it too be a little cheaper (i got it foor $25, which is a good deal i think).

It's Underappreciated. Given, it's not the best game of 2011/2012, but still better than some people have been saying around here.

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