Hogwarts Legacy is certainly one of the most anticipated games of recent times given the size of the Harry Potter franchise. It includes the novels by JK Rowling, but also musicals, plays and the films by Warner Bros. Everyone around the world seems to love Harry Potter. All people? No! A doughy editor at PC Games has defied this weird magic nerd with Gandhi glasses for ages. Until now. Because when my fellow editors were using all of the teams group chats to discuss their affiliation with some house (I always thought Hogwarts is a school in an old castle or something) and I understood about as much as when ex- Colleague Matti (greetings!) was on the phone with his family in Finland, I decided to take a look at Hogwarts Legacy.
A kind of test of whether this game, which relies so much on fan service, also works if you have no idea about the whole Wizarding bum. Is it enough if you just fancy a fantasy action RPG, or is it only sparked by being able to quote from Rowling’s writings like one of those crazy American televangelists from the Bible? I got to the bottom of the matter and played Hogwarts Legacy (buy now €59.99 / €53.99) to give you this personal experience report. So here comes the Passion Chrissi.
Hogwarts Legacy | Do non-fans also get their money’s worth?
I know next to nothing about Harry Potter. When the first book came out, I was apparently a tad too old to get caught up in the hype. If I wanted to learn about a bespectacled oddball, all I had to do was look in the mirror. When the first movie came out, as a pseudo-cool 13-year-old wannabe skater, I didn’t feel like watching a “kids movie”. It stayed that way. The only time I had to deal with Harry Potter at university was when we had to read excerpts in a seminar on fantasy literature, all of which I found pretty awful. My knowledge is limited to the following points:
Hogwarts Legacy from a muggle point of view: is the game fun even without fan glasses? (2) Source: Warner Bros. Games
– There are several Harry Potter novels, all written by JK Rowling
– All the novels were made into films and Daniel Radcliffe played the leading role
– Harry Potter always hangs out with two friends (Emma Watson and that redhead)
– Hogwarts is the name of the magic school
– There’s a sport called Quidditch
– There’s a big, hairy guy whose name sounds something like Haggis
– There’s a villain who doesn’t have a nose.