Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world action RPG set in the Harry Potter universe created by J.K. Rowling. The development of the game is the responsibility of Avalanche Software studio ( Disney Infinity 3.0 and Cars 3: Driven to Win), which has worked with Portkey Games (Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Hogwarts Mystery) and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Hogwarts Legacy takes us on a journey to the nineteenth-century Hogwarts. We take on the role of a young student of Magic and Wizardry who is able to wield Ancient Magic. When goblins and wizards form an unusual alliance to destroy wizards and witches, our unique abilities put us right in the middle of the chaos they cause. The fate of the entire wizarding world depends on whether we can overcome the threat.
As the game takes place many years before the events of the Harry Potter books and movies, you won't find most of the characters here, but there are some familiar faces.
In Hogwarts Legacy we observe the action from the third person perspective (TPP). We start the game by creating a character; the game lets us choose the gender and decide on the character's appearance. Next, we are assigned to one of the four houses, that is Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Then there is nothing left for us to do but to start the game.
We spend most of the time in Hogwarts. To explore the secrets of magical arts, we have to participate in classes, during which we learn to make amulets, defense against dark magic, herbalism or even how to brew potions. In addition, we will also find numerous additional classes and optional activities. These activities are an opportunity to meet other students, and over time, selected young wizards and witches can join us as our companions. In addition, there is nothing to stop you from wandering around Hogwarts between classes and discovering its secrets. The exploration of the school and its dungeons, full of hidden passages, requires dexterity, cunning and perceptiveness, as it is filled with puzzles.
However, the game' s world doesn't end at Hogwarts. The vast Wizarding World includes the magical village of Hogsmead and the secretive Forbidden Forest. Travelling across this vast land on foot is not the best idea. Fortunately, nothing stands in the way of moving around on a flying broomstick; with time we also learn to ride a variety of magical creatures, including griffins. Exploration of these vast areas is varied by changing seasons and a full day cycle.
Due to the fact that times are not so calm, opponents often stand in our way. Battles are dynamic and test everything we've learned within the safe walls of Hogwarts. We fight trolls, wizards and goblins using a variety of spells, including telekinesis and spells that stun enemies. The key to success is not only linking spells in spectacular and effective combos, but also making good use of defensive spells and potions, which provide us with various buffs. We can finish off weakened opponents with the help of impressive finishers.
As we progress we gain experience and develop our character, unlocking new skills and improving the ones we already have. With time, we can also brew more powerful potions (we add new ingredients to the cauldron by ourselves). In addition, we increase our combat potential by getting better and better equipment.
Hogwarts Legacy features high quality graphics. Particularly noteworthy are well-detailed character models and a variety of eye-pleasing visual effects that accompany the use of various spells. However, the locations, designed with attention to detail, can also be an eye-catcher. It is worth noting that in this game there are no micropayments implemented.
Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.4 / 10 based on 1147 votes.
Age restrictions Hogwarts Legacy: 16+