Becoming a Dark Wizard in Hogwarts Legacy

in Hive Gaming7 months ago

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I'm a Wizard Harry


Hogwarts Legacy is a game that I have been looking forward to since I heard about it a couple years ago. It released the day before my wife and I went to Oregon for a few days, but I made sure to try it out before we left.

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The first thing I noticed about the game is that the graphics are amazing. Every now and then when casting spells, there is a bit of frame dropping, but it runs really smoothly on my PS5. There are a few different graphics modes you can play it on, but there is a significant reduction in FPS in any mode other than performance mode.

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The game starts off pretty slowly and you spend a lot of time running around Hogwarts Castle and some of the surrounding areas. It is pretty cool to go to the different classes and act like you are a student, but that part of the game gets pretty old considering you are attending classes inbetween fighting goblins and other wizards.

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Hogwarts is a huge castle and there is a lot to explore. There are plenty of hidden things all over the world if you are one of those players that likes to find everything. You will be very busy trying to find all the secrets in the game if you are into that stuff.

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I am a pretty big Harry Potter fan and it was cool to go to Hogsmead and get all the different supplies needed to begin my adventure. You even get to pick out your wand, or shall I say, you get to let a wand pick you.

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The detail in all of the shops are pretty cool. Some of them are pretty pointless, like this candy shop, but it does look really cool.

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Another cool thing about the game is that there are several different seasons as you progress through the story. With the changing of the season, decorations are added throughout the different little villages. It helps to make it seem like you are in a living world, even though there doesn't seem to be much activity with the NPCs or anything.

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Right now, I am a little over 30 hours into the game. It did start off pretty slow and there were a lot of mundane quests, but it has gotten a lot better in the past 10 hours or so. Once you get past a lot of the classes and running around fetching stuff, it gets a lot better.

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I am not sure how long the game is. I have been trying to do most of the side quests alongside the story quests, but there are some quests where you have to run around finding secrets that I have pretty much given up on. I am not a fan of doing these types of quests just to fill time.

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One thing I really like about the game is that you can choose to become a Dark Wizard and learn the different Unforgivable Curses. I have heard that you can choose to not learn these curses and that it does change the game if you do. I have decided that I am going to do all the quests needed to become a dark wizard. I was threatened with expulsion from Hogwarts if I continue to go down the path of a dark wizard, so it will be interesting to see what happens.

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As a Harry Potter fan, I am enjoying this game. The first 15-20 hours weren't the most fun I have had in gaming, but the game has been growing on me and I am excited to see where the story goes from here. I think one of the issues I was having with the game in the early stages was that there was just SO MUCH that you can do and the world is so full of stuff and having your broom or flying mount, made it really easy to skip a lot of the stuff on the ground and just head for your quest objective. So I have been making a more conscious effort to explore more of the world instead of just going straight for the quest objectives.

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I'm not sure how much longer I have for the game, but it is a lot of fun now. I know there was a lot of negativity surrounding this game and JK Rowling, but I don't care about any of that. It is weird having a game like this with so many gay wizards and witches and even a trans person in the game, but none of it detracts from the story or gameplay for me, so I don't care. I do think it is funny that there are so many people that will not even give this game a chance because of it. Oh well, it is their loss because it is a very well made game.

I am excited to see where my path to becoming a dark wizard takes me. I wonder if I will end up getting kicked out of Hogwarts or not. Only time will tell.


Looking forward to giving this game a go at some point. I'm still playing Ghost of Tsushima and will probably be stuck in that world for a while still.

Ghost of Tsushima is such a cool game. Have fun with it man. I think it's better than this one to be honest.

I will be getting this game soon and I also plan to go down the dark wizard path. I want to experience how much things change by being someone evil and learning all those curses. I didn't know there were gay and trans wizards in this game, I think it's kind of weird, but it's like you mention, that doesn't have to detract from the game's potential, anyone who doesn't play it because of that is missing out. I hope soon to walk around Hogwarts with my Slytherin uniform.


Hufflepuff for life



this game is the best !WEED

It's pretty fun so far. The combat is a lot of fun, but I hate that you only have four spells active at a time and have to switch between different sets.

there is so mutch to explore

Bro~ your like a total early adapter with new game experiences. Ultra~

I'm just lucky enough to be at a point in my life where I can play these games when they release.

having seen Kaelci's screenshot showcase and now this as well, all I can think about is how immersive this game is. such a lovely looking game.

It really is great looking. They did a really good job at creating this world.

I need to get back to playing this game! I'm not to far into it but other things have been grabbing my attention!

I was threatened with expulsion from Hogwarts if I continue to go down the path of a dark wizard,

There's two words you should be able to say to the one who threatened to expel you!

Pulls out wand

I thought for sure you would have beaten this one already. Hopefully you are past the more boring parts and are getting to the good stuff.

I actually just started playing it again after seeing this post! I was pretty busy with RDR2, so that took up about a week or so of my time!

This is the way lol You can't play a game like this and not choose the dark side


Lulz, they can kick you out for being an evil wizard on the game? That last line took me by surprise.

It's like they don't like kids attending Hogwarts to get involved in the dark arts or something.

asjahjshajshajsh good one xD


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I am playing this too. I might be at the halfway point soon, don't know yet. The game could use some better optimization. This is the first game that my pc struggles to play in smooth 60fps in some places. Otherwise, Im maxed out with raytracing in 4K.

Yeah, the people diversity thing is a bit forced I feel like, not a big fan of this. Fortunately, this is not enough to ruin the game for me and I sill like it.

I've never been that familiar with the Harry Potter world, but I have to admit that Hogwarts Legacy looks like it was made to be considered one of the best games of this year, although it remains to be seen what they surprise us with.

Enjoy the game man:)

Man, this game sure looks beautiful, I've been waiting for it to come out for a while just to see how cool it is, I'm glad you're a fan of this world.

It was such a fun game.

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