I have to say I’m one of those curmudgeons who thinks once you’ve played on Lego game you’ve played them all…
I have a couple of old Star Wars games on the PS2, and of course the recent freebies, so I’m good…(and also thankfully this is the first Humble in a couple of years that I totally forgot about…although possibly worrying for them that a Humblephiliac starts forgetting to check in)
I briefly contemplated picking this up for the Harry Potter games… then I remembered that almost every excursion into the Harry Potter universe outside of the core books and core movies has ended in bitter disappointment.
Gotta say I thought I remembered the lego one (the first at least, however long ago now) was pretty well made (with the same charm and collectathon puzzle-solving as the others). It’s been a long long time though, so I could be wrong.
I’m not saying it’s objectively bad (I haven’t played it), and I’m not saying you can’t like it (you can!). But I do not expect I would enjoy it.
I have a very very deep enthusiasm for the core material that I feel is besieged by pottermores, cursed children, and complete mistreatment of the fantastic beasts series (which would have been 100% more delightful as a David Attenborough nature documentary with magical creatures). I was very excited for these offshoots, but after consuming them I wish I had not.
The only non-core HP experience I would recommend isn’t even official. But… Wizard People, Dear Readers was simply too enjoyable to leave it unmentioned.
@delenn13 I hope you enjoy them, the less combat and heavier focus on puzzles is a big selling point for my wife over the more combat heavy titles of the other franchises (though she still enjoys them).