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Hogwarts Legacy Review

By BwwDtt | 08 December 2020
Average: 9.5 (6 votes)

Hogwarts Legacy is a fantasy open-world action RPG based on the books about Harry Potter.

  • Creation of a unique character in a magical universe
  • 8 playable magic classes
  • The main character will have a house and friends
  • Exploring the open world and the hidden secrets of Hogwarts
  • Interesting gameplay mechanics that allows you to learn new magic skills

Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay

According to the plot of Hogwarts Legacy, at the end of the XIX century, a student of the school of sorcery and magic Hogwarts received the key to an ancient secret that can split the magical world. Now, this student will decide the fate of magic and all sorcerers, which caused close attention from dark magicians. The game will offer an open world with a full range of roleplaying elements, including character customization, potioning, spell study and research. Players will even be able to fly on brooms and compete in the beloved and famous Quidditch game. The game will not have a linear plot, and you are free to choose who you will be, a villain or a new hero within the walls of Hogwarts.

Most likely, the world of Hogwarts Legacy will consist of the territory of Hogwarts and locations near the school. According to the developers, they have always been interested in what Hogwarts looked like before the events of the book series. Who was the head of the school? How did wizards live before Tom Reddle appeared? The game will feature dozens of new characters, eight magic classes, and the main character will even have a house and friends.

Avalanche Software develops the game under the Portkey Games label, and the publisher is Warner Bros. The project will be released in 2021 for the PC and consoles PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S. The main action of the game will unfold in the magical world in 1800, almost 200 years before the famous boy with a scar. The player will take over the management of a student of Hogwarts Academy and experience life in an unusual magical school. This approach will allow developers to show not only familiar locations but also completely new ones, which, of course, will create a unique experience.

In the project, fans will be able to see the familiar world in the new version. For example, Headless Nick was also present at Hogwarts, and the Forbidden Forest already stood in its place, hiding the mighty centaurs. Goblins were not something unusual either, but they didn't work in a bank at this time. The village of Hogsmid also existed but in another form, as well as a magic wand store. The immersion into the project should strengthen the features of PS5 — the player literally can feel the horror of fantastic creatures coming down from the sky or the anger of the centaurs. And with the help of the new controller's features, magic duels will be felt even more acutely.

The plot of the game is quite interesting: you were late admitted to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Magic, and soon you find out that you are an unusual student: you have a unique ability to perceive and master the ancient magic. Only you can decide whether you will protect this secret for the benefit of all or succumb to the temptation of the dark side. In the game, you will solve puzzles, conspiracies of dark forces, exciting and mysterious quests, as well as you will be able to meet new characters or find acquaintances. To complete your mission, you will be able to learn a lot of different magical spells. As you go through the game world, you will have to learn new magic spells to apply them on tasks and quests, as well as to brew potions for new abilities and useful properties.