First of all, while there was definitely less freezing than last week, I had a bit of an audio issue where basically the quality suffered. I had assumed the issue was due to my headphones (which has happened before, where simply rotating the audio jack is enough to alter the sound quality), but since I didn't want to miss much of the stream, I waited until after the stream to figure it out. However, when I played a YouTube video immediately afterwords, the audio quality was perfectly fine, so I honestly don't know if the issue was my headphones or something with the stream.
As for my reasons for disliking the Lego Harry Potter games, while the story mode content was fine (which means I'll have no issues with watching you play it on Twitch Tuesday), it was once I got into freeplay mode that I started seeing major issues. While other Lego games automatically unlock characters you've previously played as, in the Harry Potter games, Harry, Hermione, and Ron are the only ones ever given to you, while literally every single other character (including ones you play as in levels such as Hagrid) must be unlocked by finding and collecting the character tokens (either in levels or in the hub world), and then purchasing the characters unlocked by these tokens. I found this problematic as the main three don't have all the character abilities, forcing you to really figure out where to find the tokens you absolutely need, even with the aid of a guide. In addition, things in the hub world do not reset (unlike every other Lego game I'm familiar with), no matter how often you come back from levels or reload the game, meaning that in some cases if you destroy something you shouldn't have or enter certain rooms without having the proper characters already active, you could potentially end up stuck somewhere. This is especially troublesome with the first game, making it (as far as I know) the only Lego game where certain mistakes could make 100% completion technically impossible, at which point your only solution is to start an entirely new game from the very beginning. Thankfully, the second game avoids this serious risk, though it still has the annoyance of a non-reseting hub world and trying to figure out where to find the right character tokens. (Who knows? Maybe this "remastered" edition you're looking to get might have dealt with some of these issues, but I honestly doubt it.)
Like I said last week, Lego Worlds is not quite so open when you start up a new game, as you start out with almost nothing available and you must complete quests and collect gold bricks to unlock new tools and items and characters (much like the Lego Movie 2 Videogame), so there is a purpose to it at first, though it eventually becomes more open as you progress.
Honestly, I don't care which of these games you decide to get. I'll still watch them either way.
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.