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Hogwarts Legacy - Before You Buy

  • Опубліковано 5 лют 2023
  • Hogwarts Legacy (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S) is an open world action RPG set within the world of Harry Potter. How is it? Let's talk.
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  • FreeWater Family Network
    FreeWater Family Network Місяць тому +24650

    Funny how an IGN 10 min review feels like forever and a 14 min Gameranx doesn’t seem long enough

    • Ivan Vidaković
      Ivan Vidaković 25 днів тому

      Also pathetic IGN put some kind of political messege on the end of review

    • Ranger
      Ranger Місяць тому


    • A
      A Місяць тому

      I won't be surprised if someday we find out they get paid for their ratings. I mean honestly some games I bought because IGN thought they were 9, were some of the most pathetic games I ever played, and some that they rated at 6-7 were a solid 9+ ... IGN is as fake as NYTBestsellers.

    • Afshin mehr
      Afshin mehr Місяць тому

      @Hobochokehold13 idc about that , just the facts i have seen over the years

  • SoMalicious
    SoMalicious Місяць тому +2259

    One of the nice touches I noticed was after leaving Herbology class, all my classmates walked the same path to the next class which was potions.

    • tide ruor
      tide ruor 11 днів тому

      ​@Ben Franklin in my country everyone in high school has same class, with same people. It's not in usa but hey there are different countries and things are different. So it's realistic for me.

    • Time Out 00
      Time Out 00 24 дні тому

      ​@Ben Franklinif its not a matter of difficulty, then why would you comment on the lack of complication? 🤔

      YGN KAMII 24 дні тому

      Never followed them, I will try that

    • gorginhanson
      gorginhanson 27 днів тому

      Devs: whenever you see one of those glitches, a wizard did it.

    • Angelo Mordini
      Angelo Mordini Місяць тому

      Love immersive details like that

  • Da__Winner vv
    Da__Winner vv Місяць тому +1272

    Your house actually gives you an entirely different subset of side missions obviously some are shared but for example, huffelpuff has the only side mission where you go to Azkaban so there is definetly some variety based on your house and that adds some replay ability too which is cool

    • R.S aka Roll Safe
      R.S aka Roll Safe 8 днів тому

      @Liam Welsh you're more of a 2K or fifa kind of gamer aren't you. perhaps dabble in abit of racing game but that's about it right

    • Irelandball54
      Irelandball54 11 днів тому

      What is the best one

    • Anders Sorenson
      Anders Sorenson 16 днів тому

      @Blake Plays gaming Like can the sorting hat tell if you have a high likelihood of Avada Kedavraing up the school? They must have patched that feature out : ) before Riddle showed up.

    • Blake Plays gaming
      Blake Plays gaming 16 днів тому

      You can also be chosen for Azkaban by the sorting hat

  • Dont Avoid the Noid
    Dont Avoid the Noid Місяць тому +269

    I’ve never been a Harry Potter fan. But this game is great. I love the amount of exploration and puzzle solving. The combat is actually really good. It’s not very difficult and can be a little repetitive but the combat feats help mix things up a bit. Overall, a really great game that I think actually lived up to the hype. 8 or 9 out of 10 easily

    • Dont Avoid the Noid
      Dont Avoid the Noid День тому

      @Lokeeyo Little optional objectives to complete during combat. Like killing an enemy with a certain spell. It encourages you to mix things up and not just mindlessly use the same spells/tactics all the time. And you get rewards for completing them

    • Cyberpunk 2076
      Cyberpunk 2076 2 дні тому

      @Lokeeyo it means achievements required by being brave, having skills or strength

    • Lokeeyo
      Lokeeyo 2 дні тому

      what are feats?

    • Some random art guy
      Some random art guy 21 день тому

      same thing here

    • Cyberpunk 2076
      Cyberpunk 2076 29 днів тому

      Your missing out if you've never seen the movies

  • Kristian Thaler
    Kristian Thaler Місяць тому +89

    As a huge HP fan, I can say that exploring the castle is the most fun I have had in a game in years. There are a ton of secrets to discover from the books. The statue of the one-eyed witch was such a joy to find, as was the painting of Barnabus the Barmy, with a stretch of blank wall across from it. Just a ton of nods to the lore.

    • R1k0Ch3T
      R1k0Ch3T 10 днів тому

      That was all I really wanted, and they gave us that and a lot more. As a gamer, yeah, there could be some major improvements that I expect to see in a sequel, but for a first AAA outing from this studio? With new content in this franchise? Absolutely stunning, honestly.
      Virtual Hogwarts totally rules.

  • 8-Bit Otter
    8-Bit Otter Місяць тому +177

    it would be really cool if they added a mechanic where if you broke any of the school rules you would have a chase/hide and seek sequence with the janitor, like how Filch was in the books

    • GregariousGregor
      GregariousGregor 23 дні тому

      @SaMePo Gives me flashbacks to the game 'Bully'. I enjoyed it, but dodging the prefects/teachers got old fast.

    • gorginhanson
      gorginhanson 27 днів тому +1

      *Me chortling and lightly jogging away after using 6 dozen classmates to create horcruxes*

    • Kiwi ness
      Kiwi ness Місяць тому +4

      that would potentially be a cool side quest but definitely not a permanent mechanic because that would be completely tedious

    • SaMePo
      SaMePo Місяць тому +1

      It sounds cool but trust me, it gets old. Like the other guy said “the gta sh*t is played out”

    • 8-Bit Otter
      8-Bit Otter Місяць тому +5

      @Heisenberg they could design it as to promote using secret passages and spells to get by them

  • Ashok raj
    Ashok raj Місяць тому +2258

    The way they perfected the NPC pace while following them on quest is highly appreciable

    • Cosmic_king
      Cosmic_king Місяць тому +2

      Also like how if you run the characters sound out of breath when talking

    • Adam Wieser
      Adam Wieser Місяць тому +1

      Even if you spam the dash ability they can mostly keep up with you lol it’s great

    • Aim
      Aim Місяць тому +1

      @kingkongjjs They literally start running when you do unless they're purposely slowed. What do you mean?

    • Namirr Turner
      Namirr Turner Місяць тому

      The npc T posing? Or the ones with dialogue that don’t match?

    • C M
      C M Місяць тому

      @Random Dude one of the trolls escaped from hogwarts

  • Themagickid
    Themagickid Місяць тому +102

    This game never gets boring you can beat the main story and there’s still so much to do and you can play through as a different house and have completely different experiences this game is a 10 out of 10 in my book the only downfall is there’s no quidditch gob stones or wizards chess but that doesn’t mean it can’t be added for a dlc in the future and with how big this game is I would bet my money they’re going to add more to it

    • laytonc1
      laytonc1 Місяць тому +3

      @𝔶𝔞𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔯 Yeah thats a straight-up lie, I think there is one mission that's different.

    • 𝔶𝔞𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔯
      𝔶𝔞𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔯 Місяць тому +3

      Completely different experience? All the houses does has similar paths Except for one or two quests

    • Tanner
      Tanner Місяць тому +1

      Very long run-on sentence

    • FeaturedMystery
      FeaturedMystery Місяць тому +10

      @brownhawk415 not as of yet but with such great feedback I wouldn’t be surprised if they add it in the future

    • brownhawk415
      brownhawk415 Місяць тому

      Does it has multi-player

  • Philly Cezaarr
    Philly Cezaarr Місяць тому +29

    I’m not even a HP fan, but I hope they build off this game and make more with advancements that you talked about like some more school stuff and interacting with other students. I hope we get more bc this game is really fun.

    • Ebb 🏳️‍🌈⃠
      Ebb 🏳️‍🌈⃠ Місяць тому +4

      @PixieCat do u even know what genocidal means?

    • PiëR
      PiëR Місяць тому +3

      Me too I would like a Hogwarts school-oriented game, the all 7 years

    • PixieCat
      PixieCat Місяць тому +2

      I'd rather they make non harry potter based games. Harry potter is cool and all but the author gets royalties with each purchase and we all know what she does with that excess income.
      At least until rowling stops actively participating in genocidal activity, I gotta swear off potter stuff.

  • cynic5581
    cynic5581 Місяць тому +40

    What an amazing game so far. I was just looking for something to play and although Hogwarts seemed a bit childish for me….wow simply wow. The visuals, the music (!), really brings me back to a more imaginative me, a much younger me. I’m only a couple hours in but the devs have done such a wonderful job.

    • Gadget-Walkmen
      Gadget-Walkmen Місяць тому +1

      NOTHING about Hogwarts was AT ALL “childish” in the slightest as the Harry Potter world gets progressively darker and sinister as the horror of Harry Potter is actually beautifully adult and breathtaking on how maturely dark the series gets! Especially when you see this more so in the movies which looks BEYOND incredible to see how progressfully darker the Wizarding World gets as the characters age up more and more to highlight the threat their facing and how serious the situation is becoming! Love how dark and serious the atmosphere of the world gets as the world of Harry Potter and eve Hogwarts is FAR from “bIt chIlDisH” AT ALL in ANY way at all!

  • mathew cutting
    mathew cutting Місяць тому +14

    I’m absolutely loving this game it’s absolutely stunning with visuals all the little puzzles and quests and stuff you can do make the game feel like an actual “Harry Potter” game I find myself just exploring Hogwarts for hours at a time and I don’t even have a quarter of the spells I need to view everything it offer’s. It’s definitely a fantastic game that’s worth checking out even at the $70 price tag

  • Kristína Suváková
    Kristína Suváková Місяць тому +13

    As a die hard Harry Potter fan I love what developers did , it's not easy but it really feels like home +the names of characters ,the lore ,everything makes sense!

  • Jacob Arrowood
    Jacob Arrowood Місяць тому +6529

    I just wanted to thank the entire gameranx crew for giving us such informative and helpful content. My #1 source for all gaming info that I look for.

    • Tomás
      Tomás Місяць тому

      Stop licking his boots

    • Jin
      Jin Місяць тому

      @Robert rowe Dead Internet theory. For all I know I could be replying to a bot lol

    • Mingy WantWingy
      Mingy WantWingy Місяць тому

      @Robert rowe ur sad

    • Mingy WantWingy
      Mingy WantWingy Місяць тому

      Yep. Agreed.

    • Budai Péter
      Budai Péter Місяць тому

      Totally agree! Following these guys for a couple of years I found that the impartial information provided here is very useful. Keep it up guys!

  • Pokemon Trainer
    Pokemon Trainer Місяць тому +6

    this game feels so nostalgic to me. It’s such an amazing journey and is one of the best games I’ve played in awhile. I teared up when playing it for the first time because Harry Potter is so dear to my heart.

  • A Burton
    A Burton Місяць тому +30

    I have been a HP fan since I was a kid and only the first 3 books were even published. This game is what I have been wanting since. It hits all that I wanted (I don’t really care about quidditch). I was concerned about combat but find it enjoyable. There’s are numerous secrets and surprises all over. I have been playing for about 5 days straight and don’t regret using vacation for it.

    • AnastorRevived
      AnastorRevived Місяць тому +4

      I agree completely! I was actually dreading quidditch for this game, I could only think it would be a disappointing version of blitzball from FFX, and god was I dreading it. Thankfully the flight system is limited to travel and ring challenges. The game has really hit all of my gameplay wants, while still hitting the nostalgia points that I think fans were hoping for. I also appreciate the slightly more medieval, darker, tone they chose to utilize. Appropriate for an audience that has grown since the franchise began.

  • Adult Tim
    Adult Tim Місяць тому +8

    Bro I've never played something like this. I'm sure others have comparisons. But I personally haven't experienced an open world game specifically like this. It genuinely feels refreshing. I would like to be able interact with NPCs more but, I'm content nonetheless. I'm excited because this is just the beginning; updates and expansions are destined to come! Great start for the game.

  • Eddoi Wern
    Eddoi Wern Місяць тому

    I can't believe how well the developers did. This is basically the Harry Potter game I've wanted since I was 10, and that was a long time ago.

  • Filip
    Filip Місяць тому +6

    Oh my lord! This game looks absolutely wonderful! Every inch seems hand-crafted. I'm going to spend most of my time walking (not running) around I think. The effects are cool and impactful, the lighting is incredible. Every chamber seems to be different. I hope the texture pop-ins and T-pose stuff is not on PC, or that it will be fixed through a patch at some point. I might have to buy 10 copies of this game. Don't even need them all, I just want to support good craftsmanship.

  • Roasted Pizza
    Roasted Pizza Місяць тому +11

    There is actually a difference depending on which house you pick. Each house has their own exclusive side quests you can do and some cutscenes slightly change.

    • Eddie Rodriguez
      Eddie Rodriguez Місяць тому +1

      very very slightly im on my second playthrough haven't noticed a difference yet except for the common room.

  • Black Hat
    Black Hat Місяць тому +1

    I really like some of the mods people have made for this so far. There are several shader mods so you can get the look just perfect for what you want it to be.

  • Nathan Rohmann
    Nathan Rohmann Місяць тому +10

    I can easily say this is the most fun I've had in a game in a long time. Probably since playing LEGO LOTR. I keep finding myself randomly smiling ear to ear, and I haven't even gone to all the classes yet!

  • Kendall Ward
    Kendall Ward Місяць тому +24

    I’ve finished the game. The story is surprisingly interesting and build great depth to the World. I had an absolute blast with this game and am looking forward to any DLCs or added content with more missions. I feel the is still so much more that can be done with this world. ❤🎉

    • Gadget-Walkmen
      Gadget-Walkmen 13 днів тому

      @Acee The Chosen I have no “pRobLem” at all, I’m using reason on how to argue with people who post public statements here, that’s all. That should be easy to grasp here when you understand what I’m saying here entirely!

    • Acee The Chosen
      Acee The Chosen 13 днів тому

      @Gadget-Walkmendude what is your problem ?

    • Gadget-Walkmen
      Gadget-Walkmen 14 днів тому

      @Acee The Chosen Just because someone has an “opinion” doesn’t mean they can’t be called out for it in anyway in a public setting. Saying “it’s my opinion” is NOT a “get out of jail” free card to say whatever you want without any kind of rebuttal, that should be obvious.

    • Acee The Chosen
      Acee The Chosen 14 днів тому

      @Gadget-Walkmeneverybody has their own opinion buddy

    • Gadget-Walkmen
      Gadget-Walkmen Місяць тому

      @Bluejays As far as we know. There still could be.

  • Christopher B. Martinez
    Christopher B. Martinez Місяць тому +3

    I completely agree with this take/review. I thoroughly have been enjoying it! Also I did encounter a glitch a couple times where I got stuck between the planes of the environment. I could get back to normal because the way the saves lined up. So it would save me stuck between the world falling. Thought I was gonna have completed start over. I was able to hack it and time it right to get out of it finally and get it back.

  • Wilco Hendriks
    Wilco Hendriks Місяць тому +18

    Really like the game, the first open world game in years where I don't get bored in a few hours. The world is amazing, graphics are great and runs decent on PC. If you liked the movies or the books this is a now brainer! Did not expect Avalanche to pull it off.

    • Wilco Hendriks
      Wilco Hendriks 21 день тому

      @noobkid12 Played about 20 hours of Elden Ring but it was not really for me.

    • noobkid12
      noobkid12 21 день тому

      Elden ring ??

  • Chewy81
    Chewy81 Місяць тому +2

    This is an awesome game and it’s incredibly detailed, I’ve only seen 1 small glitch on your mentors head. It flickered for a few seconds and that’s it, I’m playing on my Series S Xbox. I hope at some point he devs do an update with the characters in the game and let you interact with them more. The combat is fun and yes like most of these style games combat does get repetitive, it’s still pretty good and fun. I’d rate this game an 8.5-9, you won’t be disappointed with it.

  • Da__Winner vv
    Da__Winner vv Місяць тому +16

    I play on hard because I thought the combat would lead to some tough battles and honestly it can be pretty hard at times dying repeatedly and it definetly doesn’t leave room for much error which is awesome honestly

    • Oliver
      Oliver Місяць тому

      I dunno about that especially once you unlock certain talents it becomes really easy. You can heal to max HP 25 times too so 25 lives...

    • eli
      eli Місяць тому

      Yeah I found the "normal" difficulty was way too easy for normal 😅

    • Felipe Peters Berchielli
      Felipe Peters Berchielli Місяць тому

      @Derrious Hall not that hard save some combats like the last duel with 4 wizards

    • PepperTheDoc
      PepperTheDoc Місяць тому

      Yeah, it didn’t feel like the enemies become sponges, just that you have a smaller margin for error.

    • David hasselt
      David hasselt Місяць тому

      @Eric Sheehan yes, and I find it hard enough. Fast paced combat. Amazung

  • ichishin13
    ichishin13 Місяць тому +2

    40+ hours in... this game still throws things at me that surprises the shit outta me. The devs did an amazing job

  • Foyason Seegson
    Foyason Seegson 14 днів тому

    The fighting system (including the fatality charge feature), the color palette, and the logic of cities and roads resemble so much of the Kingdom of Amalur: Re-Reckoning.

  • K8nk
    K8nk Місяць тому +1301

    The atmosphere in this game is incredible. I spent about 2 hours running around the castle exploring and I was completely in awe

    • Lucas Cochrane
      Lucas Cochrane Місяць тому +1

      @Drunk Husband show me 1 game 10 years ago that had these graphics ill wait... some people should really think before they open there mouth there is no way this game would ever exist 10 years ago let alone you having any understanding on how game engines work if you think they could just reskin assassin creed and add wands....

    • Drunk Husband
      Drunk Husband Місяць тому

      @Strapped I have a 13900k, and a 4090....it's not bad looking, just pretty outdated looking

    • Strapped
      Strapped Місяць тому +1

      @Drunk Husband then you should probably invest in a PC capable of running this game at max settings. Or a next gen console, paired with a 120hz TV. I promise you.. this game looks INCREDIBLE. If you say otherwise, you're not playing it to its full capability.

    • Týr
      Týr Місяць тому

      @ADISTOD3MUS Reality

    • Drunk Husband
      Drunk Husband Місяць тому

      @Aim Nah I just like good graphics, this looks like trash.

  • Jimmy Meridian
    Jimmy Meridian Місяць тому +3

    This game has sold well and plays pretty well.
    It has a lot of potential for an even better sequel, one which I hope follows the "Bully" game school structure a bit more.

  • Tunnfisk
    Tunnfisk Місяць тому +2

    In my opinion, something a vast majority of games fail is to first make a fun game. Then you make everything else. If the combat is bad, the game will suffer no matter what else is going on. Most games revolve around combat in one form or another, unless they are specifically puzzle/card/dating sims or whatever. That said, this combat looks great.

  • Ein wildes Moty
    Ein wildes Moty Місяць тому +11

    The combat system is one of the best I have ever played with. And btw you can bump into students and they will react. Sometimes you can talk with them a line just like this and still, they are moving, doing things and talking to other students. Even the portraits are reacting to your presence

  • zach mcguire
    zach mcguire Місяць тому +17

    So after 3 hours it’s becoming one of my favorite games of all time it’s just so immersive and fun and the music is just amazing

  • Aaron Utley
    Aaron Utley Місяць тому +1

    This is perfect. The first review that has opened with "charming". As someone who enjoyed the movies, but never read the books I LOVE this game. I find myself smiling at each new, fun discovery. It's the first game in a long time I've fought sleep to play. Just a wonderful game! As a PC player, I def noticed the glitches, but a week in and they've been mostly addressed. I really loved that Fig was clearly based on Hurt's Olivander, who was the best minor character in the whole series. Love, love, love this game!

  • jo
    jo Місяць тому +2606

    Thank you for some pros some cons and some honest personal opinion, and of course some straight up gameplay

    • Eric Sheehan
      Eric Sheehan Місяць тому

      @I Hate TMNT Shredder's Revenge bro your username is perfect. Keep that vibe up. It's mad funny.

    • G O A T E D
      G O A T E D Місяць тому

      @Lewis Oliver people can boycott what they want, grow up!

    • Yopps
      Yopps Місяць тому

      A little bit of sodium too.

  • KoolAids
    KoolAids 14 днів тому

    Thank y'all for these before you buy videos they've helped plenty of times, much respect

  • Skinny Buddha
    Skinny Buddha Місяць тому

    Jake summed it up perfectly. I've read the books 3 or 4 times and seen the movies plenty. I had the same likes and dislikes about the game. Combat can kind of be wonky but you unlock different custom "loadouts" later on. Im really liking it.

  • Lakesha S
    Lakesha S 4 дні тому

    I read a few of the books and fell off, but this game makes me want to restart and finish the series. This game looks beautiful and is now on my list to purchase. Thank you for your review.

  • Juliana r.r.
    Juliana r.r. Місяць тому +1

    Thought I was the only one that noticed some similar things to bully which I love. Thought the class missions were something different from regular side questions or main missions so I liked that rather than just having all the spells in hand you need to work for them

  • ArtistPoet
    ArtistPoet Місяць тому +7

    A few years back I'd probably be all over this as I was deep into Skyrim and following HP with my kids but now? I doubt I'll want to pay this much for an experience I'm pretty sure I won't immerse myself in. Great review and it answered all my questions. Thanks.

  • ZachlyS
    ZachlyS Місяць тому +756

    A game like this is a HUGE undertaking and I'm amazed that the devs made it work, especially in these times of "release it now, finish it later".

    • Colonel Sanders
      Colonel Sanders Місяць тому

      @Carlos M Rivera Console never has never will

    • Savage Pete
      Savage Pete Місяць тому +5

      @notJackspedicy2 It makes sense, with so many different components and configurations something can go wrong.
      Consoles are easier to deal with as they're offering a fixed setup. Consoles are good value for money even if they offer inferior graphics quality and frame rate.

    • Carlos M Rivera
      Carlos M Rivera Місяць тому

      @Savage Pete thats why console has always been better.... ¨PC master race¨ is a myth

    • jack greenway
      jack greenway Місяць тому +6

      @Something about something Erm try Cyberpunk.

    • jack greenway
      jack greenway Місяць тому

      @Savage Pete Nope, I have it on a high rig, no problems what so ever.

  • Idk lol
    Idk lol Місяць тому +2

    Been playing on series X for 16 hours now and can say that I haven't ran into any major bugs. Very minor things that are easy to look over in a game that is this good :)

  • D
    D 29 днів тому +1

    My only complaint is that I feel alone in Hogwarts. The NPCs don't really have any unique personality or schedule, you can't talk to most of them. The classes are just one quicktime event and you are done. There are very few special events you randomly stumble upon, especially at night. Students seem to just appear and disappear and look lifeless. Outside of exploring and doing the quests there is very little to do. I wish they implemented a points system for the 4 different houses, where you can collect house points like in the older games.

  • 911Glokk
    911Glokk 12 днів тому

    Feels like bully with magic and less pranks.
    I’m in love with it. The combat is really fun imo.

  • Todd Melanson
    Todd Melanson Місяць тому

    I was never a diehard Harry Potter fanboy like I am with the Star Wars franchise, but when I saw more recent footage of this game in the past four months or so, I was just so impressed with the graphics and the sense that the devs seemed to have really captured the essence of the Potter-verse, I knew I wanted to play it.

  • Man from the Moon
    Man from the Moon Місяць тому +1

    I'm not HP fan but this game is my best gaming experience since Witcher 3. Exploring is amazing. Battle is intense. Even collecting stuff is great because there's always something to read of think to resolve. No easy and boring "pick ups". Only thing that feels underdeveloped is looting clothes. Since you are able to upgrade you own stuff finding new clothes is just sell stuff. Also transmog makes new items useless. But overall it's AMAZING, MAGIC and somehow cozy-feeling game.

  • Gary Wood
    Gary Wood Місяць тому +679

    So many other franchises need a game like this. Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones. Those would all be incredible.

    • midget 420
      midget 420 Місяць тому

      Middle earth shadow of mordor and shadow of war are pretty fun lotr games.

      EXALTED REVERSE Місяць тому

      @horse race cockmeat• 39 years ago There are amazing liner games and open world games. Mfs that say liner games are not good clearly haven't played many games. There are liner games that have better gameplay than any open world game. Dead space is a liner only game, same with all the other souls games. Look at dmc5, has one of, if not the best combat system in a video game. It really just depends on the game. Look at bloodborne and beyonetta 3. Liner, but amazing games. Returnal and FF7 remake, Resident evil franchise. Star wars Republic commando, battlefront 2 and last of us part 1. Tenchu and armoured core

    • horse race cockmeat• 39 years ago
      horse race cockmeat• 39 years ago Місяць тому

      @EXALTED REVERSE yes honestly it does at this point…we’ve played too many open worlds to go back to not having them…it’s a downgrade

    • Cade Montalbano
      Cade Montalbano Місяць тому

      @ItsStylun read the second comment I made

    • jesse house
      jesse house Місяць тому

      @Furry Homunculus if we got a more modern take/something like the Hobbit game I'd be honestly all for it, I love lord of the rings but just like with halo, I let the reviews come in I wasn't waisting my time on something I could would be a flop. Let's just pretend neither of those shows ever existed 😂

  • Ellé Victor
    Ellé Victor Місяць тому

    The game looks so relaxing...love it...I love RPG games but never got the urge to stick to the more "realistically" graphic ones. Im actually looking forward to this.

  • John Solo
    John Solo Місяць тому

    So I've been kind of enjoying this quite a bit, just wondering does it ever start to open up? I just got the broom and I'm wondering if it becomes more adventuring and exploring? It's kind of just been school with a mission here or there. Either way, so far; it's the best fable game since Fable 2.

  • Boat Anvils
    Boat Anvils Місяць тому +3

    Thank you for the honest and straight forward review without the nonsense.

  • Nostromo Alien2
    Nostromo Alien2 27 днів тому

    This game has already spotted nicely into my top 5 games ever. I’m around 10 hours in and just want to keep exploring and collecting everything. Yes it’s a little glitchy and hopefully that can be patched. The amount of dlc they could put out too is massive

  • Johnny 94
    Johnny 94 Місяць тому +5

    I would rate it a 7 or 8 max personally. The main problem of the game for me like most open world games is that it if feels too much grindy and bloated of fetch quests, meaningless collectibles and icons, gets repetitive and it's a lifeless world if you count out the astonishing art direction with boring side quests. However I should say that i find side quests to be more rewarding than other games because you unlock so many spells and it's not just an XP or gold rewards system. Overall decent open world game that's just slightly above the generic Ubisoft/open world formula that it's worth playing at least once especially if you are a Harry Potter fan. Chamber of secrets still remains for me the best Harry Potter game adaptation, I played it on PC back in 2002. That game was amazing and underated for it's time

  • Termina 27
    Termina 27 Місяць тому +1222

    I was hoping the House selection would’ve been more impactful to the experience. Would’ve added a good amount of replay value.

    • FateZero
      FateZero Місяць тому

      Atleast they did not market it as such like ahem Cyberpunk. They just market that you can choose your house but never said you would experience things differently

    • Gustavo
      Gustavo Місяць тому

      @FancyKetchup96 you are crazy if you expecting something like that. As of dlc there is 0 chance of that happening. And mod community propably won't be there at all. Not all games are getting mods, and they probably wont allow it in the first place.

    • Natsu
      Natsu Місяць тому

      Think of it this way, if Avalanche make another game, that is something they can add in the next game to make it even more awesome.

    • I Hate TMNT Shredder's Revenge
      I Hate TMNT Shredder's Revenge Місяць тому

      I Hate Hogwarts Legacy
      I Hate Live Action Movies based Games
      I Hate RPG Game
      I Hate Action RPG Game
      I Hate Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
      I Hate Hogwarts Legacy
      I Hate Hogwarts Legacy

    • Issac Mattias
      Issac Mattias Місяць тому

      No kidding, But I think for that to have as big of an impact they would have to create a lot more interactions with stationary NPCs that aren't part of any particular quest. Like the video said the game kind of lacked in that department.

  • Mathieu Rodrigues
    Mathieu Rodrigues Місяць тому +1

    what makes it truly endearing is that it does no wrong. It might not get everything absolutely perfectly right but aside from the quidditch issue( which im 100000% sure is coming as a DLC), the game plays beautifully and my only complains are about things that I wish we got more of. Potion brewing minigames, a bit more involvement in classes, just a bit more impact out of some decisions. But aside from noticing it here and there, none of those things ever made me want to put the controller down. That's this game biggest thing, you just want to keep going

  • Heather Perkins
    Heather Perkins Місяць тому +2

    Even though this isn’t a game I will play myself, I’ve been following the development as it goes along. Seems like a successful game, and I love reading how much players are enjoying it. Thanks for another great video, Gemeranx!

    • Heather Perkins
      Heather Perkins Місяць тому

      @Neyome_TECH I’m into learning about new games, even if they don’t appeal to me. I just like learning about games and following new trends in gaming in general. I’m not a Potter fan, and this game isn’t my style.

    • FateZero
      FateZero Місяць тому

      @Neyome_TECH Skyrim and Witcher 3 are one of the most immersive games I played. It seems Hogwarts Legacy would make me feel that way again

    • Neyome_TECH
      Neyome_TECH Місяць тому

      @Heather Perkins I feel that I liked playing skyrim and games like it but my adhd never let's me finish it and I get overwhelmed by choices so I usually just stop playing after awhile

    • Heather Perkins
      Heather Perkins Місяць тому

      @Neyome_TECH kinda not my thing, franchise-wise, and also it takes me FOREVER to get through the kinds of games I enjoy (open world action adventure RPG). I also tend to play older games. But like I said, I still enjoy news on all kinds of games, and love that we gamers have so many choices.

    • Neyome_TECH
      Neyome_TECH Місяць тому

      If you seem to be into why wouldn't you play it?

  • Kkk Kgt
    Kkk Kgt Місяць тому +2

    im no harry potter fan but im glad hp fans finally got something they can be proud of, can’t wait to play

  • Daniel Gillrup
    Daniel Gillrup Місяць тому

    I’m only about 6 hours in and I am finding this game excellent. I think all the “gear” is far too common with too little impact besides adding some skins to your collection. Lots of busy work though. Combat is fine, but also too rare.

  • Midago 73
    Midago 73 Місяць тому +10

    This is a great game, so much fun to play, can clearly see some Arkham and mad max influences in combat and that’s cool. I’m just a MOR potter fan but as far as the game goes it’s a fab wizard world game.

    • Ranger
      Ranger Місяць тому

      disliked your comment. dont think i need to explain why.

  • Loui Studios
    Loui Studios Місяць тому +917

    I’ve read the books and watched the movies way to many times and I can confirm this game is crazy accurate you can tell the developers really payed attention. I haven’t finished the game yet but love it so far!

    • Loui Studios
      Loui Studios Місяць тому

      @Smart Mouf And Gordon Wiseman is definitely just trolling lol

    • Loui Studios
      Loui Studios Місяць тому

      @Smart Mouf Well I’d say the game is based of the books rather than the films. There are so many things in this game only from the books like the kitchens, the one eyed witch passage, the giant squid and the underground harbor which was only mentioned in one sentence in the entire series and it’s in the game!

    • Smart Mouf
      Smart Mouf Місяць тому

      @Gordon Wiseman You have a lack of understanding. When we say the game is accurate, we are saying that the *CORE PREMISE* is accurate to the franchise; not every aspect of it. You have to keep in mind that the games are *BASED* on the films, and the films are *BASED* on the books. When something is based on something else, it doesn't necessarily have to be a carbon copy of it. That's usually not the case with any franchise.

    • Loui Studios
      Loui Studios Місяць тому

      @Gordon Wiseman Alright. Could you give examples of things this game does wrong according to you?

    • Gordon Wiseman
      Gordon Wiseman Місяць тому

      @Loui Studios exploration is the worst part of the game and combat is the best so you’re rong about that too

  • Aaron
    Aaron Місяць тому

    I personally get Witcher 3 vibes while out roaming around and during dialog. Obviously, wand battles differ from sword combat, but at the same time feels very familiar. Lots of group battles where you need to parry or dodge from multiple directions. Also, protego straight up feels and looks like Quen. I'm loving this game at every turn 😊

  • Porter Shabazz
    Porter Shabazz Місяць тому

    This game was pretty good IMO back in the day. One of the few adventure game that doesn’t make me bored. so I can only imagine what this is like.

  • Gary Nieves
    Gary Nieves Місяць тому

    About 12 hours in on Series X, and so far, it has been really smooth, with no bugs or glitches. Loving the game. 👍

  • David Haas
    David Haas Місяць тому

    I used to really love this universe, and I used to know every little bit of lore, but it was always easy to get excited about the Harry Potter universe because I felt like I was the target audience. Then with fantastic beasts and cursed child I didn’t feel like the target audience anymore so I became interested in other franchises. This feels like it is targeting me and people like me as the audience again, but it might be too late. I’m not sure. If I somehow find myself with a current gen console I’ll probably buy the game, but I was planning on skipping this gen console since we are like 3 years into a console cycle that typically lasts 5 years and last gen still plays most new games.

  • Leeds93
    Leeds93 Місяць тому +10

    It would have been really cool if there was a proper day & night cycle and more of a school simulation. Things like a curfew and have to attend classes or get done for truancy/chased by prefects. Sort of like how Rockstar done it with the Bully game. More NPC interactions would of been cool too. Still looks great though!

    • Zerospacedude
      Zerospacedude Місяць тому +1

      Sounds like Bully, I like that game a lot; but Legacy does it right too, both are different but both fun and work imo

    • Gustavo
      Gustavo Місяць тому

      @Leeds93 of course I didn't mean those little things like day and night cycle m8. And I also didn't mean it that it can't be done, but realistically it was never gonna happen.

    • Leeds93
      Leeds93 Місяць тому +1

      @Gustavo who said anything about expected ? I said it would have been cool. Granted the full on school simulation mechanics would have been tricky but a realistic night & day cycle? More interactions with NPCs and maybe a sleep to save system ?. I don’t think any of those things are unrealistic. Delusional if you think that’s unrealistic for a game of this calibre.

    • Gustavo
      Gustavo Місяць тому +1

      Anybody who expected more than generic rpg are delusional. It is obvious they would focus on exploration and adventure than school simulator.

  • Riich.
    Riich. Місяць тому +929

    Its amazing how they manage to make the hogwarts castle itself they also have a massive map that you can go anywhere you want outside the castle. Ive never been a huge Harry potter fan but damn playing this game put a smile on my face just walking around the castle admiring the attention to detail. Recommend this game to literally anyone.. its been a minute since we had a game like this

    • Niromanti
      Niromanti Місяць тому

      Dude that's what I was saying to my friends earlier! The castle itself is a feat of design and engineering! The attention to detail is so great and we could spend hours exploring just the castle itself.

    • BillyConnorson
      BillyConnorson Місяць тому +1

      @kukarin “cheers and enjoy the game”- “I want an argument”

    • sarthak jain
      sarthak jain Місяць тому

      Wow. Only if I had a ps5 😢😢

    • Pajeet Singh
      Pajeet Singh Місяць тому +1

      Did you play Elden Ring?
      Once you eat a better food the lower food doesn't taste as good.

    • Gustavo
      Gustavo Місяць тому +2

      Last time I was that exited was for elden ring. I don't want to compare those 2, elden ring is masterpiece to me, but they are really different and also Miazaki is just god. But this original game, that actually respect and love lore, and is also full game with no bs.

  • Floyd made conor eat his words
    Floyd made conor eat his words Місяць тому +11

    Not even a harry Potter fan, I think your underselling it. This game is a masterpiece

  • Madds
    Madds Місяць тому +3

    One of the best games I’ve played in a while, combat reminds me somewhat of spiderman ps4 and exploring reminds me of guardians of the galaxy and last of us. Definitely a really fun game. About 16 hours in as a hufflepuff and I can’t wait to replay it as a different house

  • Elijah Costello
    Elijah Costello Місяць тому +1

    My excitement for this game finally got me to read Harry Potter! I've wanted to for a while but finally got started and I'm loving it! By the time I finish the books it'll be on sale.👌 I know this game really won't spoil anything, but I know I'll enjoy it more if I've read the source material!

    • Jay Burden
      Jay Burden Місяць тому

      You'll enjoy them both! It was great when i saw that they included peeves the ghost from the books

  • Shadows Within
    Shadows Within Місяць тому +2

    Nice review free of drama, wish more reviews were like it.

  • Almaek Company
    Almaek Company  Місяць тому +1

    I haven't noticed the visual glitches on PC. Other than that, I agree with everything here. Great game so far.
    Edit: For the record, I am a diehard HP fan and gamer. This game exceeded my expectations as far as lore and feeling like it could really be a story from the HP world.

  • lunaluvya
    lunaluvya Місяць тому +690

    I’m actually surprised at the amount of deep Wizarding World lore that they inserted into this game. There’s a lot of details that you really have to search for in the canon of other potter video games, books, and media that they have seamlessly added into this. You can def tell the dev team really took their time with things like that.

    • Aarush Kumar
      Aarush Kumar Місяць тому +1

      @KNIGHT NXK Brother..EVERY game could be better.

      KNIGHT NXK Місяць тому

      @Aarush Kumar true, but it could be better, let's see if they put out any meaningful updates that are QOL updates

    • Aarush Kumar
      Aarush Kumar Місяць тому +1

      @KNIGHT NXK Yeah I can agree with you on that.. If I expected anything from this game, it was that we could fight any student at any time. Since we already had that in the Harry potter: Order of pheonix game. Just the ability of simply getting in a duel anywhere would have helped so much. Still a great game and a pinnacle of games based on movies and open-world games in general

      KNIGHT NXK Місяць тому

      @Aarush Kumar No no no. I know what you are talking about that's all good and fine. But you cannot interact with them like per say in GTA V. It's like Black Desert Online, you also have NPCs in town.
      Take Elder Scrolls for example, you can kick anyone's ass. The game is like Lost Ark in terms of the world. But the key difference here being you can take your broom and fly basically anywhere without loading screens.

    • Aarush Kumar
      Aarush Kumar Місяць тому +1

      @KNIGHT NXK That's what I am saying. Its not lifeless. Every single thing..and I mean EVERY SINGLE THING has somethin g to do. Even f*cking books fly around. Paintings move. F*cking stairways move. Even the non-interactive NPCS have something to do. People fly over your head having conversations. students prank each other and surrounding students react to the prank etc. Once the game is out, there are going to ne hundreds of videos just on what NPCs do. And all this is applied to everything on the vast map. Not just the castle. This is the most lively game ever. I am just barely scratching the surface.

  • Bozhidar Dimov
    Bozhidar Dimov 22 дні тому +6

    One of the best games I have ever played. Magnificent touch to details. It really shows how much time the devs have invested in this.

    • Jenxao
      Jenxao 10 днів тому +1

      If this is one of the best games you've ever played, you need to play better games. Try RDR2, GOW, TLOU, The Forest, Terraria to name a few

    • gameranx
      gameranx  22 дні тому +1


  • Arcidus Flint
    Arcidus Flint Місяць тому

    I’ve less than a handful of glitches or bugs. The worst was when I got shoved under the map when I opened a really out of the way chest. But I was able to fly out with my broom. Loving this game so far. On pc btw.

  • unsilent_ninja
    unsilent_ninja Місяць тому +3

    Really hoping they do add quidditch as DLC. They show too much about it in the world for it to be completely omitted.

  • Strapped
    Strapped Місяць тому +14

    This game looks so good, I literally had to Google if it was running on UE5 or not. Unbelievable for UE4.

    • Gork
      Gork Місяць тому

      Its ur4? I thought it was 5

    • No name Man
      No name Man Місяць тому +2

      Reminds me of when I learned Arkham Knight was created in UE3

  • Ben Robinson
    Ben Robinson Місяць тому +1

    This game looks pretty sick, it has everything I would envision for a Harry Potter game. Often games based on books or movies end up being over produced and dumbed down nonsense.

  • Rory Barnett
    Rory Barnett Місяць тому +426

    I trust Jake Baldino so much when it comes to his before you buys. He’s just so genuine and honest when it comes to reviews

    • BzotsOutOfIllinois3500
      BzotsOutOfIllinois3500 Місяць тому


    • AQW andrew
      AQW andrew Місяць тому

      isnt he just the host? it would be nice if he has his own yt channel

    • Army of One
      Army of One Місяць тому

      Yeah, but I can’t stand the way he talks. There’s something weird about it.

    • MaTtRoSiTy
      MaTtRoSiTy Місяць тому

      They are definitely the most credible of the big game reviewers imo, I don't bother with any of the other big names (we all know who).

  • Luis Munoz
    Luis Munoz Місяць тому +2

    Great Game!
    I’m not a Harry Potter fan, but I still love this game. Now, I’m more interested in the Harry Potter world.
    I bought it for $80 dollars (deluxe edition).
    I think you should get the deluxe edition because the extra content is worth it.
    I sold it for $130 dollars since the deluxe edition for PS5 is sold out.
    Not bad!💰.

  • mobious01
    mobious01 Місяць тому +1

    interesting, clearly this is a great first game that i hope will have a sequel at some point adding interactions with npcs and stuff now that the "base" of the game already exist they can add on to it and make it even better

  • BryanRobson021
    BryanRobson021 Місяць тому

    Thank you so much for this wonderful and thoughtful review. I've been interested in this game since I heard about it, but the news and reviews are all so political that it's hard to get an objective opinion on the actual game without someone's personal politics being involved. As a die hard Harry Potter fan, I'm planning on buying an Xbox Series S just so that I can play this game. This review definitely helped me solidify my choice. Thank you once again and keep up the great work.

  • twitch6260
    twitch6260 Місяць тому

    Older fan here, only watched the first 7 movies, but read the books every now and again, and I have to say this will definitely get me back into the series and the lore, I'm a sucker for an open world game and lots of lore, especially if I already know some of the lore.

    • SgCy
      SgCy Місяць тому

      Theres literally only 7 or 8 movies

  • Brocoloco
    Brocoloco Місяць тому +23

    The lightning-shaped scar on Harry Potter's forehead was originally intended to be a crescent moon shape, but the artist working on the cover of the first book accidentally made it a lightning bolt instead. J.K. Rowling liked the mistake so much that she decided to keep it in the design.

  • Philip Sparks
    Philip Sparks Місяць тому +2297

    It does suck that the NPCs dont react all that much. I feel like that would bring a lot of life to the school. At least to spells you may do or even in specific interactions
    Edit: thank you for the likes! Ive played the game and the NPCs standing around the school will actually dodge out the way of an incoming spell. They may not look at you or be fully interactive, but at least this adds some immersion.

    • Mav Vynne
      Mav Vynne Місяць тому

      @Will O' Wisp Gaming Like in The Witcher 3, Spiderman, Prototype, Batman, Assassin's Creed... All of those NPCs react to whatever shenanigans you been doing

    • eoozy
      eoozy Місяць тому

      @Gabriel, GM Having a co-op mode wouldn't ruin the game lmfao, it would just make it more fun to play if implemented properly.

    • Luna Kirisame
      Luna Kirisame Місяць тому

      all of hogwarts is more lively than the npc's in forspoken

    • Lapse Dilationdrive
      Lapse Dilationdrive Місяць тому

      @egg you want realistc npcs in an open world game? We already have that in RDR2 and look how long it took for the developers to make the game? 8 freaking years.

    • Guzio
      Guzio Місяць тому

      It is interactive at least one thing in every single passage in the school which is crazy, students also many times say something based on your progress and when you shoot at them too, but not always of course. That mindsetting that you want to them to interact with everything is... interesting. In rdr2 you can say only hello to random npcs, which maybe gives you a little illusion of "interaction"

  • Yuh it's me
    Yuh it's me Місяць тому +2

    I'm in my 20s so I grew up with Harry potter. I had a traumatic childhood and harry potter was huge for me and a gigantic part of my young life. This game is fantastic. Maybe for people who don't care about Harry potter it's ok for them. But if you're a Harry potter fan you will love the crap out of this game!

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      gameranx  Місяць тому


  • Criller
    Criller Місяць тому +6

    Not sure if they fixed one of your concerns, but I noticed npcs reacting if you cast a "damaging" spell close to them. I was in the wrong cast tree and let out a bombarda next to a student which said "you should be more careful with that spell"

  • Jorge V
    Jorge V Місяць тому

    Looking forward to this game! Never really been the biggest fan of this series but this game might change how I look at this universe 😬

  • Dark Soulaire
    Dark Soulaire Місяць тому +1

    I just discovered the cosmetics (transmog) 10 minutes ago after missing then somehow. I thought I'd pop in and get to choose the couple i unlocked, and boy was i pleasantly surprised... You can choose anything you've gotten before. I was wearing 10 lvl lower stuff just because it looked 100x better, now i can have my perfect outfit and i love it. Wish that was standard in every game with outfits/armor.

  • The Enlightened Ones
    The Enlightened Ones Місяць тому

    I have never watched nor read any of the Harry Potter series however, I absolutely am enjoying this game. It screams the same energy that Elden Ring and I would recommend it!

  • Mathieu B
    Mathieu B Місяць тому +483

    I'm basically just really excited for a new open-world exploration game, and the Harry Potter universe allows the developers to get really creative with level design. Can't wait to play it

    • Lawrence Talbot
      Lawrence Talbot Місяць тому +4

      First game I preorder in YEARS. Got it simply because of the controversy, but so glad it looks like it’ll actually be worth the buy. Which will only just further piss off the Twitter mob lol. Good for HP

    • Rias Gremory
      Rias Gremory Місяць тому

      Imagine being into Harry Potter in 2023.

    • docmars
      docmars Місяць тому

      @Caolán James I admit, I never played that one, only watched gameplay footage a long time ago, so my memory of the past titles is vague. I just remember the sentiment overall.

    • John
      John Місяць тому +1

      Think of DBZ kakarot but Harry Potter

    • Caolán James
      Caolán James Місяць тому +3

      @docmars hey don't diss half blood Prince man. Best ps3 game

  • ChessJaguar
    ChessJaguar 20 днів тому +1

    As a die hard Harry Potter fan, I'm excited abt it! And the only reason I haven't gotten it yet is that I know once I get it, I'll neglect all my other games 🤣🤣 I might neglect the outdoors even

  • Jin
    Jin Місяць тому

    This is an amazing game, have not had this much fun and immersion since witcher 3.

  • Edward Harrison
    Edward Harrison Місяць тому +1

    Shame it doesn’t have those powerful fire spells, the most powerful spells are the unforgivable ones. Maybe one day they will update the bigger spells.
    I wonder if I can dress as Depps Grindelwald.

  • Slim Charles
    Slim Charles Місяць тому

    Honestly, this video sold me on the idea of buying this game. I don’t know much about Harry Potter, saw first two movies and never read the books. But the gameplay here looked like a legit RPG. I’m all for that!

  • hdsie3883
    hdsie3883 Місяць тому

    The map is huge and the combat system is sooo good

  • Stephen Lambertson
    Stephen Lambertson Місяць тому +922

    I wanted to see how the story would be as a Slytherin. So far I've played roughly 20 hours and I'm just about halfway through the main story. Been doin loads of side quests. This game is the best game I've played in a long time. I don't tend to stay with a game after completing the story but I will probably go for 100% compete. Highly recommend this game

    • Bob Newton
      Bob Newton Місяць тому

      @Zombie and sir, this is Wendy’s

    • Zombie
      Zombie Місяць тому +1

      @Jubei Gore elden ring is dark souls this is Harry Potter

    • Aim
      Aim Місяць тому +5

      @Jubei Gore Not the same kind of game, although similar elements.

    • Jubei Gore
      Jubei Gore Місяць тому +2

      You guys should play elden ring if you think this game is great. I like it too but never was into Harry Potter so there is no nostalgia for me.

    • His Dudeness
      His Dudeness Місяць тому +3

      @andernew the azkaban section is literally just walking through one hallway and talking to one person. That's it.

  • Jeremy King
    Jeremy King Місяць тому

    I'm loving the game so far, but I'm having an insane amount of seemingly random framedrops. Even if I drop all the settings to medium they still pop up for no reason, my CPU and GPU are hardly being worked according to HwINFO so I think it's just some driver issues or something. But aside from the occasional choppy framerate, the game is really fun and exciting to explore. And this is coming from someone who was not a Harry Potter fan at all - never watched the films or read the books. I can definitely see the appeal after playing.

  • Sean Harris
    Sean Harris Місяць тому

    Gotta say so far been loving the game the graphical bugs aren’t a bother because it lets you see they made sure the story and mechanics were all working before the made the game pretty

  • Fapple
    Fapple Місяць тому

    I don’t think I’m the biggest fan of the fight mechanics, I find that after I cast my spells in a battle I’m always walking closer to the target after each one, so it makes it really difficult to have control over my positioning. Other than that the game so far is very solid. I’m only an hour in

  • Mulcam
    Mulcam Місяць тому +1

    This is one of the few games I've seen you be happy with. It's a good change of pace.

  • vreka9
    vreka9 Місяць тому +2

    Great review as always. Now i just cant wait to get my hands on Flipendo, even if there are no snails or turtles around this time :D