Shadows over Hogwarts Legacy: Between Controversy and Quality Concerns

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Warner needs to shed some light on the subject: What has been seen and played of Hogwarts Legacy so far has not yet convinced us.

Warner must make clear: What has been seen and performed of Hogwarts Legacy to this point has not but satisfied us.

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Hogwarts Legacy seems like a Harry Potter fan’s dream come true: lastly attending the wizarding faculty your self, teasing the Slytherins as a Hufflepuff (or vice versa), and exploring the Hogwarts environs on a brush and even flying on a Hippogriff to find ruins and secrets and techniques.

But there are two darkish clouds hovering over the approaching open-world role-playing game (Hogwarts Legacy will probably be launched on February 10, 2023 for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S). One is the controversy surrounding Harry Potter writer J.Ok. Rowling, together with requires a boycott.

The second cloud issues the standard of the game’s content material. Although we have been capable of play Hogwarts Legacy for an hour, there are nonetheless too many unanswered questions. For instance, how significant and priceless the open world will actually be. Whether the primary storyline will characteristic attention-grabbing choices and characters. Whether aspect quests will probably be restricted to mini-games or clipping icons. Whether the built-in animal “Farmville” is greater than only a gimmick. Or, or, or.

In the Hofwarts Legacy podcast, we focus on each subjects: on the one hand, the dialogue about Rowling, the boycott calls, and the way Avalanche Software is dealing with it, and alternatively, our qualitative issues.

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For this Micha invited Natalie from Pointmmo and Eleen from GamePro to the podcast, who already performed Hogwarts Legacy (Eleen’s article could be discovered at on However, solely chosen, quick sections, which is uncommon so shortly earlier than launch. Is Avalanche so afraid of spoilers – or afraid that some elements of the game will not reside as much as the expectations of Harry Potter followers?

Of course, Natalie and Eleen additionally inform us what they appreciated concerning the game. The broom flying, for instance (aside from the braking), the surprisingly entertaining battles or the Hogwarts itself, which has been carried out with noticeable consideration to element. You can inform that numerous work went into Hogwarts Legacy.

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But solely within the areas we have been capable of see to this point. And even there, not in every single place…

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More on the Rowling controversy

  • Report (now obtainable for all to learn): This is what trans individuals consider Hogwarts Legacy and J.Ok. Rowling
  • Pointmmo and Controversies: This is how we deal with circumstances like Hogwarts Legacy within the editorial division
  • Summary of the Rowling controversy at: Why do some need to boycott Hogwarts Legacy?
  • Overview of Rowling’s statements and reactions on A Complete Breakdown of the J.K. Rowling Transgender Comments Controversy.

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