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Hogwarts Legacy Review (Spoiler Free) - It's All You Wanted

  • Опубліковано 25 бер 2023
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    In this Hogwarts Legacy Review we’ll be taking a look at the highly anticipated Open-World RPG developed by Portkey games, and published by Warner Bros. Games. Fans want to know: How is the World? How is the character customization? And does the game lives up to the hype? In this review, we’ll answer all those questions and more.
    0:00 - Hogwarts Legacy Review
    0:53 - The Immersion
    3:09 - World Setting
    6:47 - Graphics and Performance
    9:13 - In-Game Store
    10:00 - Final Thoughts
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    • Fredashay Klavierstein
      Fredashay Klavierstein 24 дні тому

      Thanks for the review.
      I ordered it for the PS5 from Amazon and it should be arriving any day now, though it's delayed by the snow we got yesterday.
      I just wish the game included the Quidditch field and Diagon Alley (a Quiddich mini-game would have been awesome).
      It would have also been nice to have to venture into the normal (Muggle) world to accomplish some tasks.

    • Jordan Wallace
      Jordan Wallace Місяць тому

      @Kyle Lovell Romans 5:6-11
      King James Version
      6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
      7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
      8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
      9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
      10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
      11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
      1 Corinthians 15:1-4
      King James Version
      15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
      2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
      3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
      4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

    • Alexander Leonard
      Alexander Leonard Місяць тому +1

      @Jordan Wallace last thing, before i drop it.
      If you're right, and I do stand naked before judgement, then the only thing I'd care to hear from that judge is "I apologize for the inconvenience".

    • Alexander Leonard
      Alexander Leonard Місяць тому

      @Jordan Wallace yep, that's the whole point of enjoying free will! Disgusted by the idea that somebody would assume any liability on my behalf on pain of eternal damnation. A guy like that isn't my friend. He's my enemy.

  • PastramiKing
    PastramiKing Місяць тому +29

    It's incredible. It's almost like no two pieces of furniture are alike. The level of detail is mind blowing.

    • PastramiKing
      PastramiKing Місяць тому +2

      @MisterHello yeah, that is a bit disappointing. I was hoping for Rdr2 levels of interaction with classmates from my house. At least let me sit down and eat at the Great Hall

    • MisterHello
      MisterHello Місяць тому

      untill you try to interact with an NPC

  • Zahreel
    Zahreel Місяць тому +770

    I'm so pleased this game turned out to be so good. Kudos to the developers for delivering on their promises and gifting us this wonderful title. The future of this franchise is bright

    • NoNameSoloist
      NoNameSoloist 17 днів тому

      This game is horrible. Reevaluate your standards.

    • Psibug
      Psibug Місяць тому

      @coruviel He needs his ‘Moon On Stick’. Feature creep has killed many games development. Plenty of football games out there and they can take as much development time to get right as Hogwarts Legacy. Asking a developer to make two full games together and not get a buggy mess is probably a bit unreasonable. Quidditch can be a separate game or DLC that I don’t have to spend my money on.

    • coruviel
      coruviel Місяць тому +3

      @Random Dude not anywhere was the game announced/marketed with a quidditch minigame in it, you're basically breaking a made up promise or feature nobody said was gonna be there and being upset about it. I do not understand what you're complaining about and I'm honestly trying hard to, I understand tho that you want quidditch to be there but i don't see why you think you felt cheated somehow, nobody told you it was going to be there.
      I would very much like to know how exactly you think you were false advertised, like where did you get that assumption, was it announced anywhere? Where did you hear about it?

    • Heath
      Heath Місяць тому +1

      @TheZelkhan not been my experience at all. A couple of times a cutscene has had weirdly low fps/stuttering but there's been nothing major.

    • A S
      A S Місяць тому +2

      @Ramrod bLDM do you want a tissue?

  • Virtuality Vi
    Virtuality Vi Місяць тому +343

    Thank you so much for the spoiler free review. The only review i watched without skipping to the verdict.

    • Game King
      Game King 23 години тому

      @Austin Paul I respectfully disagree. Angry Joe said that he loved Mortal Kombat X but I played it and I didn’t like it at all. The story made absolutely no sense and it was about three hours long. The multiplier was garbage because of the amount of lag.

    • Austin Paul
      Austin Paul Місяць тому

      Skillup, fextra and ACG are all gold . Angry joe reviews are pretty good as well(only issue being he is a bit more selective than ACG when it comes to selecting games to review)

    • stateyournameplease
      stateyournameplease Місяць тому +2

      Gameranx and Skill Up are great review places too!

    • Tony
      Tony Місяць тому +6

      ACG and Fextra are my two primary sources for good reviews and always great content.

  • Squidward
    Squidward Місяць тому +58

    In the future, if they release DLC, I'd like quests around Halloween and Christmas. To see Hogwarts decorated for Christmas? Magical. Can't wait to get a PS5 and this will probably be the first game I play.

    • Петро Сіхарулідзе
      Петро Сіхарулідзе 14 днів тому

      @inteii well, they(main characters)were celebrating Christmas in Harry Potter films and books, too, as far as I remember. So, yeaa..

    • inteii
      inteii 22 дні тому

      Not to be that guy, but is there Christianity in the Harry Potter universe?

    • Psibug
      Psibug Місяць тому +1

      @pmmattos have been blowing up pumpkins in game so not a problem.

    • pmmattos
      pmmattos Місяць тому

      Dude... That kind of stuff is not DLC, it should be in the game! That kind of expectation shows how normalised this has become

    • Chirayu Desai
      Chirayu Desai Місяць тому +1

      Me too! I just bought my PS5 and this game was first! Just started but it looks dope as hell🔥🔥

  • LTNetjak
    LTNetjak Місяць тому +300

    I was confident this would be the result. The way the devs talked about the game indicated real passion. This is a game they dreamed they could have had themselves 20 years ago and set out to make it. Not because it was on the mandatory schedule like Generic UbiSoft Open World.
    24ish more hours and I'll be diving into this work of passion.

    • Geronimo Majin Bro
      Geronimo Majin Bro Місяць тому

      @HorkBork M I have the game and the outside world is amazing!!!!!

    • Mr.MoonMan
      Mr.MoonMan Місяць тому

      @HorkBork M to be fair, building an open world is hard as is. Making one that isn't just a normal generic one, is even harder.

    • Stefan La Terra
      Stefan La Terra Місяць тому

      They were so honest too which was rare. Telling us what is and isn’t in the game. That’s when I became confident

    • Cybercery
      Cybercery Місяць тому

      it still looks like a "ubisoft world"
      i hope its playable without minimap and markers

    • Cybercery
      Cybercery Місяць тому +2

      @Quatro Bajeena because witcher 3 has an amazing plot

  • Hans Carlsson
    Hans Carlsson Місяць тому +6

    As a Harry Potter fan I really love the feeling in this game, I can live my Hogwarts fantasy. I am not that far into the game yet, but so far the story is pretty good too, fits very well into this universe.

  • Luke101
    Luke101 Місяць тому +11

    Been playing exclusively on fidelity mode. I can honestly say it hasn’t taken me out the experience at all, it’s quite the contrary. A huge reason why me and many other people bought this game was to feel like you’re actually in this world. Fidelity mode makes the world look absolutely breathtaking. Flying around on the broom exploring and taking in the scenery at sunset, wandering the castle examining the fine details of the design, the way light bounces off objects and reflects realistically. It’s pure emersion and I’m absolutely loving it

    • Riffer Madness
      Riffer Madness Місяць тому

      I haven't tried fidelity yet, I heard it drops your FPS dramatically. Performance mode is smooth as butter and still looks amazing. I'm mainly a PC player but I'm playing this title on my PS5 because of the optimization. I have an extremely hard time playing even at 60FPS when I'm so used to 120FPS and up.

  • Alex Destouche
    Alex Destouche Місяць тому +113

    As a mild HP fan but a big RPG fan I’m going to have to try this game for myself

    • Psibug
      Psibug Місяць тому

      @Ramrod bLDM It’s more a good light weight RPG based game that happens to be in the Harry Potter universe. As it it is set before any of the movies the tie in is lighter than expected. With some easter eggs to find in game and the Hogwarts location being the biggest connection. Horizon Zero Dawn is still my high watermark but this isn’t bad by a long shot.

    • The X45L
      The X45L Місяць тому

      Stop saying this garbage in every comment section

    • Joshua Rogers
      Joshua Rogers Місяць тому +1

      @JustYouCalmDownSon I can safely say that I had a grin on my face the entire opening, and I still do. There are so many little touches to make this a standout. As for it making me appreciate the more more….yup HL sunk its teeth into me

    • Ramrod bLDM
      Ramrod bLDM Місяць тому +2

      It isn't a good rpg game really though, it's good if you like harry potter but, everything else is like your run of the mill ps2 movie base game.

    • xxScarFaycexx
      xxScarFaycexx Місяць тому +4

      @JustYouCalmDownSonafter book 3 Harry Potter starts to get into the real deal stuff more for ages 16+ and a more mature feel.

  • Fran PC
    Fran PC Місяць тому +49

    We've been asking for this since we were kids. this is truly a dream come true. we've had so many hours of fun that we'll probably be sorry to see it end. a true adversary for TLOZ Tears of the kingdom.

  • Ansh
    Ansh Місяць тому +180

    Thank you for giving a spoiler free review. Kudos to whole avalanche software for giving a game which we needed.

      PRANKLIZER Місяць тому

      @Ansh 😄😄🤝

    • Ansh
      Ansh Місяць тому

      @PRANKLIZER None taken at all my man. It was good of you to point that out. Avalanche Software have worked hard on this game and it is their first major title and credits should be given to the correct studio.

      PRANKLIZER Місяць тому

      @Ansh 😇🤜🤛
      Actually, this is the first time Avalanche Software has developed something big and great, thats why I corrected you. No offence brother.

      PRANKLIZER Місяць тому

      @Juan Garcia Just forwarded the right info and made sure that the appreciation goes to the actual developer. Any problem in that?

    • Why
      Why Місяць тому

      @Markus Schmidt worked for GOW: Ragnarok

  • Shea J
    Shea J Місяць тому +11

    As much as this game has met and exceeded our expectations I am very much looking forward to the sequels. If this is supposed to be a trilogy then I really think they can make a GOTD.

  • Jazzman
    Jazzman Місяць тому +44

    That's the game I wanted and waited for basically all my childhood. So expectations are big in terms of immersion and that Harry Potter experience. On first glance I don't have to worry about that. Thanks for the video!

    • ChriSaito
      ChriSaito Місяць тому +3

      The HP games were my childhood. Especially the PS1 and PS2 titles. To this day I adore those games, but this is something my inner child can't help but cry out in excitement about! If he knew this game was going to exist I know it would have blown his mind.

  • Jrein B
    Jrein B Місяць тому +5

    What a great review! Just put in 30hrs in the game and they really nailed it!

  • Allen Post
    Allen Post Місяць тому +3

    I never could get into the series, but I love detailed open world rpg's so I'll be giving this a go in a few months once any bugs are patched out and there's a good selection of mods to add in. Looks amazing.

  • Dying Horizon Light2
    Dying Horizon Light2 Місяць тому +2

    I love the mysterious dark vibe it has sometimes with a mix of fable 2 energy when you walkin through the forest I swear I was just on hogwarts all day mane lol I did not expect it to be this good the side quests are fun af too I love the way you can customize your living space

  • نو نيم
    نو نيم Місяць тому +26

    Great review I honestly don’t mind bad itemization as long as the way you get them is fun, to me exploration is it’s own reward so I’m wondering if it’s strong in that regard.

    • Scott Turner
      Scott Turner Місяць тому

      And they cosmetically look cool

    • Eric Fields
      Eric Fields Місяць тому

      I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve explored so far. There seems to be a bunch of outfits cause I have a bunch in only like 8 hours of gameplay. And I like how they did the customization for the outfits. You can change the look of any piece of gear to something you have found or unlocked that you might like the look of better but has bad stats

    • Pazuzu
      Pazuzu Місяць тому

      @witchkid66 Same.

    • witchkid66
      witchkid66 Місяць тому +7

      as long as i have lots of outfit choices I could care less about the stats 😂

    • 602mucca
      602mucca Місяць тому +2

      Itemization/Loot also feels like something a series of patches could easily and steadily improve on. I don't think it makes a huge difference out of the gate if they rest of it is a hit.

  • Sean Markey
    Sean Markey Місяць тому +31

    Since watching the films back to back over the last few days, I just have to have this game. It looks and sounds excellent.

    • Deezy Ankh
      Deezy Ankh Місяць тому +1

      I think we all did that

  • Andrew Sampson
    Andrew Sampson Місяць тому +6

    Thank you for a Spolier Free review, Im so pumped to play it tonight!

  • Mindgame_Hagi
    Mindgame_Hagi Місяць тому +10

    Just a quick clarification portkey is not a studio but a sub title for every project in the wizarding world. The devs are Avalanche Software, they been releasing title since 1996. They were mainly known Disney Infinity and WB pick them up when Disney kill the gaming division.

  • IThe AuthorityI
    IThe AuthorityI Місяць тому

    I think it's great and a good foundation. I'm excited to see how they do the next game if there is one. Perhaps more years at Hogwarts, more enemy types, more varied open world activities.

  • john regalia
    john regalia Місяць тому +9

    What really blew my mind was how the game nails the power fantasy of being a wizard. Whether its exploration finding the right spell to unlock a puzzle or combat and weaving spells together with environmental factors to make you feel like a wizard. The combat isn’t perfect in that the enemy variety isn’t insane but it nails the power fantasy more then any other game I have ever played.

  • Jonathan Marquis
    Jonathan Marquis Місяць тому +6

    played 6 hours so far and loving it! Story is fun, level design is amazing. It is clipping a little on Series X but to me so far it is a 9 out of 10

  • Klumzy Gaming
    Klumzy Gaming Місяць тому +23

    “You just want to take your time and go through it” sounds like my kind of a game ❤❤❤

  • Aneriana
    Aneriana 17 днів тому +1

    I'm roughly at the same amount of hours as this review and what's been bothering me the most so far is that it's a very linear story in an open world. I'm surprised it's not mentioned as a con in this video. I feel like developers focused so much on the castle that they forgot to develop the different aspects of being able to play your own character! It's a school and we're playing a teen character, so I was really hoping to get that option for friend/rival modifiers. It's very streamlined, you get a small pot of companions you can befriend and... that's it. I can't see any opportunities to potentially play as e.g. unlikeable hero.

  • Symye Vollmer
    Symye Vollmer Місяць тому +64

    Great review! The devs stated there will be no micro transactions, the only extra payment so far is for the Deluxe edition items. That’s it they said.

    • Symye Vollmer
      Symye Vollmer Місяць тому +1

      @Lee Everett Yess hopefully so !!

    • Lee Everett
      Lee Everett Місяць тому +1

      I'm sure they'll release a DLC expansion, probably won't be for a year though.

      PSYCHO PAT Місяць тому +1

      Key word there “devs” its not entirely up to them if theres mtx or no mtx. If the publisher aka WB sees potential in loads of cash in mtx WB will definitely request them be put in. Lets be honest here, how many people are gonna be playing this game? Millions? You really think WB wont add mtx for that many people playing this big a game you on something. 🤣🤣

  • Mil Min
    Mil Min Місяць тому +1

    @4:29 Even though a lot of the activites are repetitive to me it works, I think they did a good job thinking systems through. Theres enough variety in activities to keep a good rotation and not having level or spells make it so that you have to mix it up. Also complete activites are directly tied to getting more powerful in some way. Completing a single activity also doesn't overstay its welcome so if its something you dont like doing, you can prob get it over with in 1-2 min.

  • targettmark88
    targettmark88 Місяць тому +3

    4 hours in on pc and I'm blown away , we are gifted with an amazing game created with love and passion ❤️
    We should be happy and grateful 🙏
    I can't wait to get back to playing

  • RodimusPrime29
    RodimusPrime29 Місяць тому +4

    Im actually excited to load this onto my PC. The world seems very lived in & the way combat looks has me hooked.

  • Jacob Noble
    Jacob Noble Місяць тому +3

    Very fair-handed review. Thank you for the great work :)

  • Greg C.
    Greg C. Місяць тому +84

    Finally another game worth its price. Looks like I’ll be milking this one for the next 2-3 years at least.

    • Evolutional
      Evolutional Місяць тому

      @Hombre Malo to bad. Inflation.

    • Ramrod bLDM
      Ramrod bLDM Місяць тому

      @Nive Yoga kidboy the game is only good if you like harry potter

    • Ramrod bLDM
      Ramrod bLDM Місяць тому

      @Hombre Malo its not

    • shaba ta
      shaba ta Місяць тому +1

      @sam hammond where the hell are YOU going lol movies are expensive af I stay in Florida

  • Kristijan Petrovic
    Kristijan Petrovic Місяць тому +4

    as a fellow gamer that's never watched any Harry Potter or lord of the rings movies this game is fantastic it's really magical. so don't be afraid of purchasing this one if you've never watched Harry Potter or any of them fantasy titles

    • Kristijan Petrovic
      Kristijan Petrovic Місяць тому

      @nickromero7140 I'm 38 what's your point. what that I don't watch Harry Potter some people like it some people don't I'm the one that didn't like it. would you like to add anything else

    • Nick Romero
      Nick Romero Місяць тому +1

      Never watched Harry Potter or Lord Of The Rings? How old are you? Two?

    • Dragoon
      Dragoon Місяць тому

      Highly recommend playing Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War they are both incredible and amazing Lord of the Rings games

  • RandomStuffnStuff
    RandomStuffnStuff 21 день тому

    I've been loving this game so far. It's so damn good and I wanna spend as much time in the world as possible.

  • Dragoon
    Dragoon Місяць тому +1

    Haven’t gotten my ps5 yet but this looks incredible and definitely will be one of the first games I’ll be getting. The company really took their time making this as great as possible

  • TheWaySheGoes
    TheWaySheGoes Місяць тому

    I hadnt been so excited for a game to come out in a long time. I tempered my expectations because nowadays its pretty rare that a video game is created with so much care. Im shocked to find out that it was everything i wanted and more. i am constantly just in awe of everything im seeing when i play. I keep constantly saying to myself "this game is so fucking good mann". Ive barely scratched the surface too. 11/10 i dont want to stop playing

  • My Care Shop
    My Care Shop Місяць тому +5

    Man your critique was much needed, on point and relevant

  • Red Gaming
    Red Gaming Місяць тому +7

    Don’t know exactly how development went myself but I’m pretty sure all the main development was done by Avalanche so they really deserve the credit.
    I started and love how well designed the world is more than anything. I immediately wished this is the kind of game I could get for Lord of the Rings, at least in attention to detail in the world.

    • Red Gaming
      Red Gaming Місяць тому +1

      @Dragoon Thanks! I’m not excited for the Gollum game but may try out shadow of war whenever I’m interested since it’s probably a lot cheaper now

    • Dragoon
      Dragoon Місяць тому

      @Red GamingIt’s a more bigger Mordor to explore with more areas if I remember. Shadow of Mordor only allowed a small section to explode

    • Dragoon
      Dragoon Місяць тому

      @Red Gaming Ah I see I loved Shadow of War more. Get more of backstory for quite a few Lord of the rings characters. More of a free roam world and new mounts, story is miles better in my opinion too as you get more story of Tailon to experience. Bosses are amazing too. Haven’t played dlc’s for shadow of war they serve as a bit backstory of a few characters too. There’s the Gollum gaming coming out soon if you want to know about his story before events of Lord of the rings too

    • Red Gaming
      Red Gaming Місяць тому +1

      @Dragoon I liked the first one pretty well. Wasn’t interested in the second one because it seemed more loot heavy and I really wasn’t in the mood for that when it came out. Basically have forgotten about it since. I just am bored with Mordor and want the prettier type of locations to be showcased really well in a game.
      I have no idea if the second game has any of that or not.

    • Dragoon
      Dragoon Місяць тому

      Have you not played either of the Middle Earth games? They are absolutely incredible and amazing

  • TB
    TB Місяць тому +49

    Established studios have destroyed franchises while underrated studios are doing an incredible job with AAA titles. History of work is important but not the end all, be all and this proves that.

    • Peruvian Potato
      Peruvian Potato Місяць тому +1

      @Riley Cry FNAF fanboy

    • Riley
      Riley Місяць тому

      its fascist propaganda

      ROFLWAFFLELAWL Місяць тому

      I think it ultimately comes down to the fact that the big AAA devs used to have gamers working to make game for gamers, publishers too, but as gaming became more and more of a mainstream piece of media it's started to become a business than just a passion project, which leads to where we're at now.
      And so the indie devs and smaller dev teams now have the torch passed down to them to make passionate games that not only makes the consumer want to play and enjoy it but to also please the developers who also want to play it.

  • OrigamiKnife
    OrigamiKnife Місяць тому +1

    I've read the books but I wouldn't say I'm a Harry Potter fan, yet this game still looks extremely fun. It seems like it was made by people who both love the source material and love games which I think is a recipe for a great experience so I am looking forward to it.

    • sessy01
      sessy01 Місяць тому +1

      @OrigamiKnife Rowling did indeed strike gold in that audience. How is wheel of time anyway?

    • OrigamiKnife
      OrigamiKnife Місяць тому +1

      @sessy01 not really, I started reading The Wheel of Time in 5th grade. Harry Potter is only extraordinary in that it was far better than what was usually offered for it's intended audience.

    • Devv
      Devv Місяць тому +1

      @sessy01this is me. Was never exactly blown away by the books but I’ve always wanted to go into this world.

    • sessy01
      sessy01 Місяць тому +1

      If not the main story, would you say youre a fan of the lore and the storybuilding from the harry potter "world"?

  • Esther Sillage
    Esther Sillage Місяць тому +3

    It's SO fun, I love it so far! Even the collections are kind of fun, it encourages exploration, and exploration IS also fun!

  • Adam B
    Adam B Місяць тому +12

    I’m stupid excited for this game. I had to pre-order the Deluxe Edition for my PS5 a while back. 🎉

  • StewNWT
    StewNWT Місяць тому +2

    Really well done review! Fair, balanced and interesting - always appreciate your thoughts!

  • Tia Mia
    Tia Mia Місяць тому +3

    The game is perfect! They could improve the sound. There are areas thar are heavily populated, and it would be a lot of chatter in the backgroun, and then it would suddenly be silent. Also, I wish we were able to have companions as an option like natty and Sébastien come with us on explorations if we want them to.

    • Sorin Ch.
      Sorin Ch. Місяць тому

      It isn't prefect if there's room for improvement =_=

  • Ben C.
    Ben C. Місяць тому +3

    Not a fan of Harry Potter but I am enjoying this game for sure.

  • Adar Winter Dror
    Adar Winter Dror Місяць тому

    Great review. There are a few things I wish you had mentioned and I hope you can answer those:
    1. Do you over-level quests and enemies, making combat trivial later on?
    2. Can you customize the HUD? (Like remove the outlines, enemy health, etc)
    3. Are the combat missions open ended? Can you decide how to approach them? (stealth or combat) or does the game force you into combat or only have a few missions where you can stealth them?
    3. Are there random encounters in the open world outside Hogwarts? (I mean roaming enemies in the woods and encounters between different factions) or is every single encounter you get is scripted to appear in one spot and is a one-time affair?
    Thanks for a fantastic review.

    • Fextralife
      Fextralife  Місяць тому +2

      Enemies scale to your level. No you can customize the HUD somewhat. Yes you can decide how to approach most of them. Seem to be random encounters yes.

  • Professor Nuwisha
    Professor Nuwisha Місяць тому +1

    I hope there’s a sequel, I’d love another hogwarts legacy as 6th or 7th year or maybe a Professor where we relive memories in hogwarts.

  • Scott Turner
    Scott Turner Місяць тому +1

    150% more excited to take this for a spin after this video. Thank you!

  • iamlegend68
    iamlegend68 28 днів тому +1

    The only annoyance I have is inventory space. You're only limited to 20 items at the start which is nowhere near enough. Wish they had a chest that stored anything you picked up instead of preventing you from picking up the item. The main story is ok but where the game really shines is the details and overall gameplay. Flying on your broom and seeing Hogwarts just makes me smile all the time. This is a dream for HP fans. Lots of things to do in the game also which is great. For me it's a solid 8/10. Would've gotten higher if the main story was a little more interesting.

  • Mathieu Rodrigues
    Mathieu Rodrigues Місяць тому +5

    The itemization point is valid. My personnal grip so far is things they dumbed down and shouldnt have. You craft one potion during the potion class and the rest is auto. Id like the OPTION to do minigames for potions, then turn it into auto when ive done 50 and I'm sick of it. A bit more involvement in the classes in general would have felt better. But aside from that, no issues. Ive been playing it in fidelity mode and as long as you are doing hogwarts or onfoot exploration, its amazing. No bug so far personnally. 13 hours in 75% field guide pages done ~ around level 20

    • Morgoth
      Morgoth Місяць тому

      I have had the odd floating person glitch here and there (and you can tell the difference between an actual floating npc to a glitched floating npc), but apart from that it's been a great game so far.

  • Prathik Prasanth
    Prathik Prasanth Місяць тому +4

    I was a little skeptical at first but the reviews so far have been good. I may actually end up buying it. Thank you for the hands on review BTW.

  • Amyas80s
    Amyas80s Місяць тому +2

    I got my wife this, and she is so excited, I can't wait to watch her make her character tonight.

    • Silvervein98
      Silvervein98 Місяць тому

      Hope she’s enjoying it! I definitely am

  • Phillipssteven45
    Phillipssteven45 Місяць тому

    The only thing I wish is that it was more mature, and we could have a nemesis and relationships in this. I know they want this sold to kids, but in the movies relationships were a thing.

  • George Prentice
    George Prentice Місяць тому +1

    Love the review, made me happy to hear they didn’t mess it up. Also love that outro music!

  • Axan436
    Axan436 Місяць тому +1

    Excited to play and glad to hear that even the skeptics and non HP fans are enjoying this game.

  • Sam Lee
    Sam Lee Місяць тому

    It's so nice to play a game that you can tell people enjoyed making!

  • StillWeRide
    StillWeRide Місяць тому +3

    I'm just glad this game turned out to be good after all the skepticism.

  • Paul Bowler
    Paul Bowler Місяць тому +1

    I've only ever seen a couple of the films, but I'm tempted to give this game a try, it looks great!

    • Paul Bowler
      Paul Bowler Місяць тому

      @Bush Monster I know, not read the books, just seen a couple of the films.

    • Bush Monster
      Bush Monster Місяць тому +1

      they are books.

  • Pas De MD
    Pas De MD Місяць тому +1

    Judging by the cosmetics shown, I'm guessing the in-game store will be the source of fits that actually look cool/not goofy.

  • ThundeRZ Lundorff
    ThundeRZ Lundorff Місяць тому

    i havent watched this yet, only liked it, but i got a question, how good is the haptic feedback and dual sense ? is it truly magical!

  • Griffin Keiser
    Griffin Keiser Місяць тому +2

    So hyped to play this tonight I’m glad it’s doing well

  • Immortalslime
    Immortalslime Місяць тому

    Runs super well on my rig, some drops from 120 down to high 90’s but that’s it. I do wonder how the 60 series cards are handling it since most PC gamers have that series.

  • Latromi
    Latromi Місяць тому +33

    Minor correction. Portkey Games is not a studio, it is a publishing label. Avalanche Software (not Studios!) Is the developer in this instance. It is not their first game, but it is certainly their first game as ambitious as this one. (They were responsible for Disney Infinity and many Disney licensed video games for many years prior.)

  • Dan Ladell
    Dan Ladell Місяць тому

    Glad you give real reviews not sell out ones saying how amazing the game is. You actually break down things like activities being the same and gear.

  • True Knight
    True Knight Місяць тому +1

    I bought 4 of them and gave them to my nieces and nephews. I'm waiting for the collector's edition to come in the mail. Best money I've spent in a long time.

  • Cheetah
    Cheetah Місяць тому

    I literally can't put this game down. It is amazing. Really loving it so far. Playing on PC, during the early access period performance wasn't great. Lots of frame drops and stuttering during cut scenes etc. But since launch and a big 30gb patch later its working amazing. It's a fantastic looking game.

  • henriqueacabral
    henriqueacabral Місяць тому +4

    getting my physical PS5 deluxe version this afternoon! this review and ACG's were the ones I was waiting for.

  • Simon Barré-Brisebois
    Simon Barré-Brisebois Місяць тому +3

    Superb review. It details really well the strengths and flaws in this game. Everywhere people are wowed by this new chapter of the Wizarding World. Thank you for your excellent review.

  • Damion Duffy
    Damion Duffy Місяць тому +23

    The good thing is that better loot stats can be easily implemented in a patch

    • tremor230
      tremor230 Місяць тому

      @Damion Duffy 👍🙂👍

    • Damion Duffy
      Damion Duffy Місяць тому

      @tremor230 that's exactly what I meant 👍🏻

    • FrozenSpark12
      FrozenSpark12 Місяць тому

      @x Cams I think something like that would be possible only if they release the Development Tools which I don't think they'll do. Would be awesome, tho.

    • x Cams
      x Cams Місяць тому

      @FrozenSpark12 as a PC player I wonder if the modding community will do something about adding stats to the items... don't know if that's possible or hard it could be. Would be cool too see

    • tremor230
      tremor230 Місяць тому +2

      @FrozenSpark12 ah, okay.
      I understand what you mean now.
      Sorry, I am not a native English speaker, so sometimes I misunderstand, thank you for explaining 🙂

  • Firdaush Bhadha
    Firdaush Bhadha Місяць тому +4

    Many reviews are talking about the character progression and level system. Personally, I would have loved to grow up and have gone to the School. I feel like that could have been an interesting way to "level up" and progress your character. Then once you are in your final year (maybe like 1/4 into the game) then the game opens up and starts to give you really powerful magic.

  • MrTakealookaround
    MrTakealookaround Місяць тому

    I love this game. The only complaint I have is the lack of interaction you can have with the npc’s. And you can’t interact with the environment such as sitting down on benches and such. But thats me nitpicking :)

  • AJ KJ
    AJ KJ Місяць тому +17

    I was waiting patiently for your review. Off to preorder the deluxe

  • draakjuhnl
    draakjuhnl Місяць тому +1

    It's so much fun! it really takes me to the Harry Potter Universe I love it

  • Christopher Harte
    Christopher Harte Місяць тому +1

    Usually I hate games that are made like movies, where you end up watching more than playing at times, but, gotta say I am highly impressed with this game, quidditch season being canceled was a big bummer

    • Aj King
      Aj King 28 днів тому

      I like games like that .. I hate having to read what’s going on instead of seeing it

    • Morgoth
      Morgoth Місяць тому

      That could potentially come in a dlc or even in the next installment of the franchise as the devs have said they want to make a trilogy.

  • AfroCullen
    AfroCullen Місяць тому +3

    the fact that its not as complex and hardcore as witcher or elden ring is exactly what i need. great review, thanks for the video.

  • Matheus Souza
    Matheus Souza Місяць тому +2

    Thank you for the review, in my opinion Fextralife is best RPG focused channel in the internet nowadays and the way can be understood in this review, spoiler free, still very useful. Thanks.

  • Mitchell Turner
    Mitchell Turner Місяць тому +1

    It’s looking pretty good to me! A have a month off soon from my job and I’m fairly certain this will be 1 of the games I play on my break also Dead Space Remake. On a side note this game looks really really nice, I know a Bloodborne sequel is very unlikely from Fromsoft… maybe this company could tackle another BB game? Ha thanks for the video

  • RFFB
    RFFB Місяць тому

    I truly truly hope they fix the stats, bring in quidditch and think about pvp or online competitions between house with spells and potions that's kind of what I was hoping for when I first saw this game on steam.

  • reedofwater
    reedofwater Місяць тому

    @Fextralife Very excited! I am however wondering how/when mounts come into play? Are they a complete replacement for the broom? You also didn't mention any of the story/RPG mechanics in the game. Are there any? What about the companions? I'm disappointed you mostly talked about their world building and loot.

  • Dave Willson
    Dave Willson Місяць тому

    I myself know nothing substantial about HP, beyond the obvious that is, never read any of the books, seen or been interested in the movies, yet this game has actually convinced me to grab a Deluxe copy, it looks gorgeous, attention to detail in every, and any aspect looks to be a labor of love on the part of the devs. I doubt ill ever remember a characters name, but just have to delve into this exciting world. Also, the performance and optimization on PC looks solid and balanced, and remarkably bug free. it's going to be a blast i'm sure

  • Scott Newton
    Scott Newton Місяць тому +5

    Will start playing in half an hour. Thanks for the excellent summary.
    The fact that Fex liked this almost amazes me more than the positive reviews across the board 🤗

    • Scott Newton
      Scott Newton Місяць тому

      @Simon Tye I live in Australia and the deluxe version drops at midnight AEST.

    • Garrett Osterhoudt
      Garrett Osterhoudt Місяць тому

      @Simon Tye probably switching regions.

    • Simon Tye
      Simon Tye Місяць тому +1


  • Dorian Anreiter
    Dorian Anreiter Місяць тому +1

    thank you for posting a review with no spoilers. for the first time in my life I have pre-ordered a game (mainly so I can play it at just after midnight on the 7th of Feb (which is a mere 8 hours away!)). I have made sure that I need do naught for the next 4 days, other than play Legacy and smoke Jazz cigarettes. Can't wait.

  • 10 O'Swords
    10 O'Swords Місяць тому

    I honestly think the magic in Forspoken looks to have far more variety, which I've played the demo for-haven't played this. This looks mostly just like projectiles whereas in Forspoken you have magic weapons, short & long range, things you can summon, giant AOE. The combat in this looks mostly just shoot a spell at your enemy or maybe throw an item & try to parry. And your mostly just standing in place, obviously in Forspoken it's far more dynamic. Plus I heard most of the enemies are human, I'd rather fight giant creatures. This seems like nostalgia bait that will get old pretty quick where Forspoken seems to be trying new things. Although this seems like you have more spells mapped at once which is a plus. Just not sure about this one.

  • Tim V
    Tim V Місяць тому +2

    This might sound weird but I feel like I'd almost prefer if the items didn't have any stats at all? Like, it doesn't fit with the world super well, it makes the game feel more like the dozens of other loot collectathons out there, and considering it's a game about a student attending school I think them being purely cosmetic would make a lot of sense.

  • Jeffrey S. Green - Dynamic Photography

    I always have to multiply the estimated time in hours on these games by like 5. Because I'll literally sit in the castle looking at every single piece of artwork and piece of furniture, and pet every single cat. And I'll do that for hours before I go on one side quest then come back.
    I did the same thing in Cyberpunk 2077 and Red Dead Redemption 2.

  • X-Isle The Wanderer
    X-Isle The Wanderer Місяць тому

    It IS fabulous- I'd probably give it a solid 8 or 9 out of 10.
    I think I'm just slightly bummed that it's not the FULL Hogwarts experience.

    • X-Isle The Wanderer
      X-Isle The Wanderer Місяць тому +2

      @kFusion Umm, maybe starting from year 1?
      Actually going through all 7 years?
      Taking the OWLs? Careers? Quidditch?
      There's plenty more - I'm hopeful they add them in DLCs, but this is not what I was led to believe it was.
      Again, though, once I can get past my preconceived idea of what I thought it was going to be, it's an 8 or 9 out of 10. What's your issue?

    • kFusion
      kFusion Місяць тому

      How is it not? What more could you possibly want?

  • tony ug
    tony ug Місяць тому +5

    Its nice - not every game has to be dark souls like, or battle royal , whcih seems to be the majority nowadays. Having a triple A game thats Fable like is kinda nice -- i dont expect anything profoundly new, just something done well - whcih for some reason is a reaaally difficult ask nowadays - havent felt this buzz since elder scrolls online came out (uuhh we ignore the NMS fiasco , cough cough)

  • D
    D Місяць тому

    they did mention in some way there would be a store, as they mentioned if you didn't pre-order the deluxe edition you could purchase the Dark Arts Arena separately so was clearly suggested that there would be a store.

    • D
      D Місяць тому

      @deadlyydude yup lol

    • deadlyydude
      deadlyydude Місяць тому +1

      @D I don’t know what to tell you man, there’s no store

    • D
      D Місяць тому

      @Enzelon Most games I play anyway have their own store these days. Especially on console. Easier way to get it working with your game, you give people the same experience on different formats and most importantly to the company it gets them their money faster. Tbf I took them saying no microtransactions more like loot boxes/pay to win type stuff like buying XP boosters that sort of thing. I always thought there would be a cosmetic type store. Which the Dark Arts pack kind of confirmed.

    • Enzelon
      Enzelon Місяць тому

      @D through psn or steam dlc's like most games.... dont need a in game store for that

    • D
      D Місяць тому

      @A1dan- So how would you buy it later without a store to buy it from?

  • Dragon's River
    Dragon's River Місяць тому +8

    Can we just talk about how dorky great the outfits are in this game 💖

  • phrozac
    phrozac Місяць тому

    Been playing on a 3080 Ti PC. Game looks and runs great. RT on ultra, everything ultra. 3440 x 1440. I do see some fps drops below 60 but that's max settings + RT for ya. A gsync display will smooth those dips out.
    I'm not a huge Potter fan and never read the books but I like the world and I'm really enjoying this game. For a game that wasn't even on my radar until a month or so ago, I'm impressed.

  • onizorimura
    onizorimura Місяць тому +4

    Im not a fan of the series but I do like wizards, so cant wait to give this a try

  • DiaSenpai
    DiaSenpai Місяць тому

    Now for a company where this is their first game, I think it’s impressive

  • Rogue Jedi
    Rogue Jedi Місяць тому +4

    Amazing. Now a LoTR game like this would be a dream come true. (Shadow of Mordor was fun)

  • okane0ginkou
    okane0ginkou Місяць тому +1

    Im excited for the castle exploration.

  • The KingTragic
    The KingTragic Місяць тому

    I played on pc the only issues I had were the water graphical glitch’s it’s either just black invisible or it’s start tearing and going up in the air but other than that the game’s running perfectly well

  • Hank Norris
    Hank Norris Місяць тому

    I'm loving the game and finding it hard ro put it down. I want to keep playing the game well into the future and hope they add DLCs where we can continue with more adventure and retain our spells and possessions. I'd gladly pay for quality DLCs.

  • Artractive
    Artractive Місяць тому +1

    Im picking up my copy this Friday 😊 cannot wait!!

  • Dizzle Dizzle
    Dizzle Dizzle Місяць тому +1

    Imagine hogwarts world + red dead 2 world. Engine wise, if those were combined. I fangasm'd.

  • KingRyan 1995
    KingRyan 1995 Місяць тому +16

    Just a reminder to everybody, get your workouts in while you can because as soon as this game drops, some people are just gonna be on it for weeks at a time

  • B W
    B W Місяць тому

    @Fextralife when you talk about itemization being poor, do you mean statswise? Or does this include cosmetic options?

  • Mugen
    Mugen Місяць тому

    I really love the player character in this game. Very likeable and intelligent, and not quippy and sarcastic like whats-her-face from Forspoken. I like that this character doesn't talk like an MCU character. It's unbelievably refreshing.