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First Thoughts: LEGO Harry Potter

From the moment I put the disk in the drive I could not stop smiling. This is a game that every Harry Potter fan with a game console should have.

To start things off, a music score straight from the movies. Being the huge HP geek that I am, I have all the movie soundtracks and think that music plays an important role in what made the movies successful. I was happy to hear the familiar themes from the movies connected with their video game scenes.

Next thing that impressed me was the environment. It may be LEGOs but it certainly makes you feel like you’re at Hogwarts.

As for gameplay, it’s relatively similar to other LEGO games. Move through Harry’s school years learning spells and potions while collecting studs and saving students from peril. Different charters will have different abilities to help you through this wizarding world.

Overall if you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ll love this game. It may be aimed for kids but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. It’s a funny new look on your favorite books/movies.

Video via ign.com

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAElea4ORyo

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2010 in Reviews

 

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A WaW Weekend

Somehow I never get tired of playing this game. While I do still enjoy MW2 every now and again, I can only stand it for so long. I get frustrated with the people playing and the 439048290 messages offering 10th prestige lobbies. Not that WaW doesn’t have both I just find that there is less of it.

From Search and Destroy to (REAL) Capture the Flag to Zombies, that’s how my gaming time was spent this weekend. It makes me smile that there are still thousands of people playing this game even after the release of MW2. With Black Ops coming out the end of this year I predict more people dusting off their WaW and remembering what an awesome job Treyarch did with Their COD title.

So how did the rest of you peeps spend your game time this weekend?

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2010 in call of duty

 

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Lego Harry Potter

Now E rated games are not usually my forte but being the huge Harry Potter geek that I am, I will find it hard to resist the urge to buy this game. Not to mention the fact that my childhood was full of LEGOS. I’m not going to lie, LEGO has put out some great games. They are great fun for children and adults and I expect more of the same from the Harry Potter game.

From the doorstep of the horrible Dursleys to competing in the Triwizard tournament players will be able to explore the amazing world that is Harry Potter with a twist of LEGO. There are over 100 playable characters to unlock and choose from. Pick your favorites and learn spells, fly on your broomstick, and much more.

So next Tuesday, don’t be embarrassed to walk into GameStop or Best Buy and pick up this game. It defiantly looks like a good time for Harry Potter fans of all ages.

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2010 in previews

 

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Outlaws to the End

Yesterday the first round of DLC for Red Dead Redemption was released. The new four new co-op missions are free of charge. But for many(including myself), playing the new content was not an option yesterday. After downloading the missions I sat forever starring at the loading screen just to get into a free roam session. I finally gave up an went on to play something else.

According to Rockstar Games’ Twitter they have released a fix for the connectivity issues and other glitches for their MP. I look forward to teaming up with my posse to take on the new missions. Word is this DLC is only the first of at least three packs. But this first one is most likely the only one that will be free.

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2010 in red dead redemption

 

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