Hogwarts Legacy might have been one of the least games on your radar if you weren't a Potter or Rowling fan, and we can't blame you. Sometimes these licensed affairs just don't pay off. But we're here to tell you things are a bit different in this spin on the Wizarding World Universe. And that if you like your RPGs and your action-adventure games... well, this is really going to scratch that itch.
Here's a snippet:
Hogwarts Legacy is many moving parts, much like Hogwarts itself, but at its fore it is a journey. And the best games featuring a journey are RPGs -- entirely what Hogwarts Legacy actually is. Except it’s not an open-world knockoff of so many other action-RPGs that currently flood the gaming landscape, and instead might be the most forward-thinking high-fantasy RPG in some time. Since The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, in fact (excluding Cyberpunk here for thematic reasons). And despite being based on a series of books with established rules and lore and in being beholden to those things as a licensed product, Legacy is incredibly progressive in its mechanics and systems and setup, funnily enough, because of its utilisation of those rules and lore. And through that it somehow breaks the rules and elevates itself to spheres few licensed games dream of. At least in scope.Click here for our full Hogwarts Legacy review.
I also enjoyed reading Wired's review which had a very different take
that wired reviewer sure had an axe to grind!