I finished LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 last week. Although this one definitely had some improvements over the other Harry Potter game, I would still rank this one among my least favorite Lego games. One significant improvement is that, as far as I could tell, there are no situations that certain minor mistakes could leave the game impossible to complete, so although some things still need to be done in a certain order, at least there's no fear of having to restart from the very beginning. Switching between characters is a little easier, though still not as easy as it is in other Lego games. Although unlocking characters is still troublesome with needing to collect tokens, at least most of the ones needed to access new areas are a little easier to find and grab. The one thing that makes Years 5-7 actually worse than Years 1-4 is just how ridiculously expensive it is to purchase some certain characters once you've unlocked them (for example, Lord Voldemort is obviously the most expensive one of all, costing 1,000,000 studs in Years 1-4, but in Years 5-7, the cost for him is 25,000,000 studs). Also, much like the previous game, this one is autosave only, so again there's not much control over where you can reach a good stopping point. To put it simply, although it wasn't quite as bad as the other Harry Potter game, it uses the same system that I'm not fond of, so I'd rank this as my second least favorite Lego game. (And for the record, yes, I did reach 100% game completion.)
Next game for me; LEGO Indiana Jones - The Original Adventures
I just started playing this one today and based on my first impressions, it looks like this will be a rather short and simple game (kind of like Pirates of the Caribbean), so hopefully it won't take me too long to complete this one.
Formerly known as Takanuva's Symbol, I rejoined BZPower on October 10, 2012.
These days, I am perhaps best known for my obsession with all Lego video games.