Charts Genres Community
Charts Genres Community Settings
Login

Hogwarts Legacy

Developer: Avalanche Software Publisher: Warner Bros. Games
10 February 2023
Hogwarts Legacy - cover art
Glitchwave rating
2.96 / 5.0
0.5
5.0
 
 
356 Ratings / 2 Reviews
#2,829 All-time
#89 for 2023
Rate / catalog Rate / catalog another release
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Write review
Title
Impressively bland
The best parts about the Harry Potter world are aesthetic. The entire mythos crumbles if you give it any real thought, it relies on everything seeming cool and interesting. A video game is the perfect medium for this element to be at its best - everything seeming cool turns to everything feeling cool. When you're sitting back and watching a movie it gives you time to think about how magic has absolutely no logic or consistency, or how the world is built on top of slavery. But in a game, if its fun, its fun. But its not! There are technically like, 20 something spells in this game, but really there are maybe four. Damage, stun, and solve puzzle. Its pretty crazy how little juice they put into spells, into unique combos and creative ways of approaching combat. Surely that's the thing you put the most into. No, it actually seems that they put the most into the environment design, which to be fair, is fucking incredible. Sincerely the most fun I had in this game was just walking around, and that isn't nothing and I genuinely applaud the environment designers and artists on their incredible work, but that's about all this game has going for it.
Body
tips
Formatting
[b]text[/b] - bold
[i]text[/i] - italic
[s]strikethrough[/s] - strikethrough
[tt]text[/tt] - fixed-width type
[color red]text[/color] - colored text (full list)
[spoiler]text[/spoiler] - Text hidden with spoiler cover
[https://www.example.com/page/,Link to another site] - Link to another site

Linking
When you mention an album, artist, film, game, label, etc - it's recommended to link to the item the first time you mention it. Doing so will make it easier to search for your post and give it more visibility. To link an item, use the search box above, or find the shortcut that appears on the page that you want to link. You can customize the link name of shortcuts by using the format [Artist12345,Custom Name].
Paste the address (or embed code) below and click "embed".
Supported: YouTube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Vimeo, Dailymotion
Embed
reneuxx 2024-02-10T05:49:14Z
2024-02-10T05:49:14Z
1.5
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Supplement
tips
Formatting
[b]text[/b] - bold
[i]text[/i] - italic
[s]strikethrough[/s] - strikethrough
[tt]text[/tt] - fixed-width type
[color red]text[/color] - colored text (full list)
[spoiler]text[/spoiler] - Text hidden with spoiler cover
[https://www.example.com/page/,Link to another site] - Link to another site

Linking
When you mention an album, artist, film, game, label, etc - it's recommended to link to the item the first time you mention it. Doing so will make it easier to search for your post and give it more visibility. To link an item, use the search box above, or find the shortcut that appears on the page that you want to link. You can customize the link name of shortcuts by using the format [Artist12345,Custom Name].
Paste the address (or embed code) below and click "embed".
Supported: YouTube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Vimeo, Dailymotion
Embed
Attribution
Requested publishing level
Draft
Commentary
Review
review
en
Expand review Hide
Title
System: PlayStation 5
Rating: 77/100
Playtime: ~26 Hours

Hogwarts Legacy is at it's best when it's allowing you just live in the world. It shows that it's shakier however when it comes to the things that the developers had to make their own. The combat system is fine, but at times frustrating. The enemies were both too easy, beating them just by spamming your abilities, but also at times overwhelming, trapping me without letting me block or dodge. The story was also not particularly interesting, with the finale leaving me with little to look back on fondly.
Body
tips
Formatting
[b]text[/b] - bold
[i]text[/i] - italic
[s]strikethrough[/s] - strikethrough
[tt]text[/tt] - fixed-width type
[color red]text[/color] - colored text (full list)
[spoiler]text[/spoiler] - Text hidden with spoiler cover
[https://www.example.com/page/,Link to another site] - Link to another site

Linking
When you mention an album, artist, film, game, label, etc - it's recommended to link to the item the first time you mention it. Doing so will make it easier to search for your post and give it more visibility. To link an item, use the search box above, or find the shortcut that appears on the page that you want to link. You can customize the link name of shortcuts by using the format [Artist12345,Custom Name].
Paste the address (or embed code) below and click "embed".
Supported: YouTube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Vimeo, Dailymotion
Embed
icecale 2023-07-03T04:12:44Z
2023-07-03T04:12:44Z
3.5
1
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Supplement
tips
Formatting
[b]text[/b] - bold
[i]text[/i] - italic
[s]strikethrough[/s] - strikethrough
[tt]text[/tt] - fixed-width type
[color red]text[/color] - colored text (full list)
[spoiler]text[/spoiler] - Text hidden with spoiler cover
[https://www.example.com/page/,Link to another site] - Link to another site

Linking
When you mention an album, artist, film, game, label, etc - it's recommended to link to the item the first time you mention it. Doing so will make it easier to search for your post and give it more visibility. To link an item, use the search box above, or find the shortcut that appears on the page that you want to link. You can customize the link name of shortcuts by using the format [Artist12345,Custom Name].
Paste the address (or embed code) below and click "embed".
Supported: YouTube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Vimeo, Dailymotion
Embed
Attribution
Requested publishing level
Draft
Commentary
Review
draft
en
Expand review Hide
Title
Outstanding as an RPG not just Harry Potter IP
It would be so easy to nitpick all of the cool features that could have been implemented. As a massive fan of the IP, of course I want things like companions and Quidditch. While it doesn't feature some things, this game, as it is currently, is a gorgeous looking game that is very accurate at bringing the world to life. The history is all based on canon stuff. I feel like a wizard walking through Hogwarts trying to find all of the easter eggs. This could be a walking simulator and it would be nearly perfect. As an open world videogame, the storyline does tend to drag a bit in the middle, but has a very strong beginning and ending. I am glad that it was not another 80+ hour open world game. The side quests were varied enough in terms of writing and story that I felt compelled to do some of them, but certainly not all of them. Even with solid storylines, I do think that fetch quests tends to get the best of this game at points. However, the characters for the most part are interesting and I most enjoyed seeing Sebastian's character arc.
When it comes to gameplay, the fighting mechanics are insanely good with high customizability to approach fights, and the flying mechanics can be sometimes janky at first but super fun. Overall, this is basically everything I could ever want as a massive fan. I do hope they add Quidditch though!
Body
tips
Formatting
[b]text[/b] - bold
[i]text[/i] - italic
[s]strikethrough[/s] - strikethrough
[tt]text[/tt] - fixed-width type
[color red]text[/color] - colored text (full list)
[spoiler]text[/spoiler] - Text hidden with spoiler cover
[https://www.example.com/page/,Link to another site] - Link to another site

Linking
When you mention an album, artist, film, game, label, etc - it's recommended to link to the item the first time you mention it. Doing so will make it easier to search for your post and give it more visibility. To link an item, use the search box above, or find the shortcut that appears on the page that you want to link. You can customize the link name of shortcuts by using the format [Artist12345,Custom Name].
Paste the address (or embed code) below and click "embed".
Supported: YouTube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Vimeo, Dailymotion
Embed
TheSurrealist 2023-06-21T00:51:56Z
2023-06-21T00:51:56Z
4.5
1
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Supplement
tips
Formatting
[b]text[/b] - bold
[i]text[/i] - italic
[s]strikethrough[/s] - strikethrough
[tt]text[/tt] - fixed-width type
[color red]text[/color] - colored text (full list)
[spoiler]text[/spoiler] - Text hidden with spoiler cover
[https://www.example.com/page/,Link to another site] - Link to another site

Linking
When you mention an album, artist, film, game, label, etc - it's recommended to link to the item the first time you mention it. Doing so will make it easier to search for your post and give it more visibility. To link an item, use the search box above, or find the shortcut that appears on the page that you want to link. You can customize the link name of shortcuts by using the format [Artist12345,Custom Name].
Paste the address (or embed code) below and click "embed".
Supported: YouTube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Vimeo, Dailymotion
Embed
Attribution
Requested publishing level
Draft
Commentary
Review
review
en
Expand review Hide
Title
Any complaint I may have is far overshadowed by the amount of things love about it, Hogwarts is by far the best starting area of an open world game I have ever come across, the fact there is a vast open world outside of it feels like a bonus more than anything. This is the ultimate piece of Harry Potter fan-service, it genuinely feels like it was built from the ground up by genuine fans of the source material.

There are some elements that could definitely use some tweaking, I'd have liked a more classic approach to side quests with more focus on writing and unique objectives. I also feel like "companions" should have been more involved and interconnected; with a more in depth dialogue and relationship building systen as well as a certain level of a group dynamic, I feel like this aspect would have been greatly improved. They should have also been able to function as a tag along for less lonely open world exploration (there also should have been more than just the three "companions" in general). I'd have liked more variety in the dialogue options and even player choice in general, I want to build my character's personality and story, not just move the story along from A to B.. There are some trivial gameplay elements and limitations that definitely could have been handled better as well but I feel like it's hard to complain when this is the first in what I hope is many more entries in a series by a team that has never quite handled a game of this caliber before, and it came out as great as it did.

I do hope this team continues thriving and chooses to continue this series in some kind a way, they deserve to be able to prove themselves in the realm of taking feedback into account and improving upon what they did here. I really do think a sequel has the potential to be even better. Hopefully we get a lot more from these guys before things inevitably change at the studio and drain all the passion from it as we've seen so many times before.

It's not a perfect game, but if you are one who's imagination has ever been captured by the world of Harry Potter I doubt you'll really care about it's shortcomings all that much. It lives in the perfect middle of being a vast improvement on any of the existing Harry Potter games and being a surprisingly solid entry in the world of AAA RPGs, and I sincerely hope there's a follow up that not only blows this one out of the water but solidifies the series' place among some classic open world RPGs, I will be very sad if I live in the timeline where this doesn't open the path for something like that.
Body
tips
Formatting
[b]text[/b] - bold
[i]text[/i] - italic
[s]strikethrough[/s] - strikethrough
[tt]text[/tt] - fixed-width type
[color red]text[/color] - colored text (full list)
[spoiler]text[/spoiler] - Text hidden with spoiler cover
[https://www.example.com/page/,Link to another site] - Link to another site

Linking
When you mention an album, artist, film, game, label, etc - it's recommended to link to the item the first time you mention it. Doing so will make it easier to search for your post and give it more visibility. To link an item, use the search box above, or find the shortcut that appears on the page that you want to link. You can customize the link name of shortcuts by using the format [Artist12345,Custom Name].
Paste the address (or embed code) below and click "embed".
Supported: YouTube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Vimeo, Dailymotion
Embed
Nofuture10 2022-06-24T03:04:28Z
2022-06-24T03:04:28Z
4.0
1
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Supplement
tips
Formatting
[b]text[/b] - bold
[i]text[/i] - italic
[s]strikethrough[/s] - strikethrough
[tt]text[/tt] - fixed-width type
[color red]text[/color] - colored text (full list)
[spoiler]text[/spoiler] - Text hidden with spoiler cover
[https://www.example.com/page/,Link to another site] - Link to another site

Linking
When you mention an album, artist, film, game, label, etc - it's recommended to link to the item the first time you mention it. Doing so will make it easier to search for your post and give it more visibility. To link an item, use the search box above, or find the shortcut that appears on the page that you want to link. You can customize the link name of shortcuts by using the format [Artist12345,Custom Name].
Paste the address (or embed code) below and click "embed".
Supported: YouTube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Vimeo, Dailymotion
Embed
Attribution
Requested publishing level
Draft
Commentary
Review
draft
en
Expand review Hide
Title
An incredibly boring, lackluster, and ugly game made by a team of terrible people in service of a terrible IP owned by an even more terrible person. I see literally no upsides to this game, and I do not say that lightly. The worst release of 2023 and likely to stand among the worst of the decade.
Body
tips
Formatting
[b]text[/b] - bold
[i]text[/i] - italic
[s]strikethrough[/s] - strikethrough
[tt]text[/tt] - fixed-width type
[color red]text[/color] - colored text (full list)
[spoiler]text[/spoiler] - Text hidden with spoiler cover
[https://www.example.com/page/,Link to another site] - Link to another site

Linking
When you mention an album, artist, film, game, label, etc - it's recommended to link to the item the first time you mention it. Doing so will make it easier to search for your post and give it more visibility. To link an item, use the search box above, or find the shortcut that appears on the page that you want to link. You can customize the link name of shortcuts by using the format [Artist12345,Custom Name].
Paste the address (or embed code) below and click "embed".
Supported: YouTube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Vimeo, Dailymotion
Embed
pearl_justice 2023-02-24T14:03:46Z
2023-02-24T14:03:46Z
0.5
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Supplement
tips
Formatting
[b]text[/b] - bold
[i]text[/i] - italic
[s]strikethrough[/s] - strikethrough
[tt]text[/tt] - fixed-width type
[color red]text[/color] - colored text (full list)
[spoiler]text[/spoiler] - Text hidden with spoiler cover
[https://www.example.com/page/,Link to another site] - Link to another site

Linking
When you mention an album, artist, film, game, label, etc - it's recommended to link to the item the first time you mention it. Doing so will make it easier to search for your post and give it more visibility. To link an item, use the search box above, or find the shortcut that appears on the page that you want to link. You can customize the link name of shortcuts by using the format [Artist12345,Custom Name].
Paste the address (or embed code) below and click "embed".
Supported: YouTube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Vimeo, Dailymotion
Embed
Attribution
Requested publishing level
Draft
Commentary
Review
draft
en
Expand review Hide

Catalog

Sepahb Hogwarts Legacy 2024-02-20T01:25:54Z
2024-02-20T01:25:54Z
3.5
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
hyperhaxorus Hogwarts Legacy 2024-02-18T16:42:43Z
2024-02-18T16:42:43Z
39
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Ausie Hogwarts Legacy 2024-02-15T03:44:26Z
2024-02-15T03:44:26Z
4.5
1
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Xbox
Finnegan1441 Hogwarts Legacy 2024-02-15T00:52:15Z
2024-02-15T00:52:15Z
3.5
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Red7Avalanche Hogwarts Legacy 2024-02-14T22:42:50Z
2024-02-14T22:42:50Z
3.0
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
PeachPlumPear Hogwarts Legacy 2024-02-13T23:37:45Z
2024-02-13T23:37:45Z
2.0
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Darifsw Hogwarts Legacy 2024-02-13T16:10:42Z
2024-02-13T16:10:42Z
3.5
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
tester1000 Hogwarts Legacy 2024-02-12T20:37:18Z
2024-02-12T20:37:18Z
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
dietmango Hogwarts Legacy 2024-02-11T00:26:37Z
Windows
2024-02-11T00:26:37Z
3.5
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
reneuxx Hogwarts Legacy 2024-02-10T05:49:14Z
2024-02-10T05:49:14Z
1.5
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
fatkraker Hogwarts Legacy 2024-02-09T04:18:01Z
Switch
2024-02-09T04:18:01Z
4.5
1
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
switch
Fiddlesticks Hogwarts Legacy 2024-02-08T23:32:04Z
2024-02-08T23:32:04Z
4.0
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Player modes
Single-player
Media
Download
Franchises
Also known as
  • تراث هوغورتس
  • Hogwarts Legacy : L'Héritage de Poudlard
  • ホグワーツ・レガシー
  • 호그와트 레거시
  • Dziedzictwo Hogwartu
  • Хогвартс. Наследие
  • 霍格沃茨之遗
  • 霍格華茲的傳承
  • View all [8] Hide

Comments

Rules for comments
  • Be respectful! All the community rules apply here.
  • Keep your comments focused on the game. Don't post randomness/off-topic comments. Jokes are fine, but don't post tactless/inappropriate ones.
  • Don't get in arguments with people here, or start long discussions. Use the boards for extended discussion.
  • Don't use this space to complain about the average rating, chart position, genre voting, others' reviews or ratings, or errors on the page.
  • Don't comment just to troll/provoke. Likewise, don't respond to trollish comments; just report them and ignore them.
  • Any spoilers should be placed in spoiler tags as such: [spoiler](spoiler goes here)[/spoiler]
Note: Unlike reviews, comments are considered temporary and may be deleted/purged without notice.
  • Previous comments (330) Loading...
  • thm_yrk12 2023-06-15 16:09:47.843553+00
    came and went
    reply
    • TheRealJimMorrison 2023-07-21 09:25:01.618104+00
      hide Removed by mod
      This post was removed by a site moderator.
    • DomMazzetti 2023-08-15 04:36:19.239769+00
      hide Removed by mod
      This post was removed by a site moderator.
    • More replies New replies ) Loading...
  • philtharp 2023-07-03 03:34:35.519375+00
    All absolutely hilarious drama aside, this game was definitely a solid 2.5 out of 5. Worth playing on sale for a few hours of good Hogwarts fun.
    reply
    • Hvlk 2023-07-18 22:40:40.716542+00
      "worth playing on sale" my brother in christ even on sale it's still like 50 euros
    • More replies New replies ) Loading...
  • its_stultus 2023-11-15 11:20:49.737305+00
    hide Flagged by users
    not a single nomination, people staked their reputation on this game being successful and it just died cause it was a nothing burger
    This post was flagged by users for potentially violating community rules. It will be reviewed by a community moderator soon.
    • Lamneth 2023-12-14 14:51:26.399259+00
      hide Flagged by users
      It was the best selling game of the year you crazy person
      This post was flagged by users for potentially violating community rules. It will be reviewed by a community moderator soon.
    • More replies New replies ) Loading...
  • ... 2023-11-24 17:38:24.965974+00
    hide Flagged by users
    The game was a great success and a wonderful experience, delivering more than fans ever hoped for. Deal with it.
    This post was flagged by users for potentially violating community rules. It will be reviewed by a community moderator soon.
    • Previous replies (1) Loading...
    • packtsardines 2023-12-12 05:37:17.639629+00
      "deal with it"
      bro I stopped thinking about this game months ago lol
    • NastyHero 2023-12-21 14:35:45.345697+00
      ^ why would you open its glitchwave page then?
    • packtsardines 2023-12-24 00:21:52.86167+00
      Someone mentioned to me that it didn’t get nominated for anything at the game awards so I decided to check the average for the game here
    • packtsardines 2023-12-24 00:23:15.441669+00
      Wanted to see public opinion and all that
    • More replies New replies ) Loading...
  • renegadexavier06 2023-12-07 08:26:38.314816+00
    On the bright side, the moderation team handled all of those flagged comments. Shoutouts to the moderation team!
    reply
    • Previous replies (1) Loading...
    • Fowlawneeshafow 2023-12-23 14:40:51.44078+00
      there were so many flagged comments idk where to start, but basically JK Rowling is transphobic and therefore there was a large online boycott for this game. So that attracted transphobes who think they're pushing some sort of agenda by supporting the game, angry netizens guilt tripping others for playing the game, and then not-as-online netizens who just grew up with Harry Potter and dreamed of playing a big Hogwarts simulator as a kid and are upset nobody is actually talking about the game.

      so that attracted a lot of comments that deserved to be deleted for either transphobia or a complete lack of civility, and a lot of reasonable comments flagged just because people are angry they don't agree with them.
    • Fowlawneeshafow 2023-12-23 14:45:07.070575+00
      also a lot of comments were simply deleted for being "off topic"
    • Xydako 2024-02-06 00:35:20.74421+00
      Mods cannot delete comments, only admin's can.

      The flag functionally currently does not notify anyone, all it does is shut down the comment string. Only reason comments are actually getting deleted here is they have had to babysit this for about a year now...
    • renegadexavier06 2024-02-13 12:22:43.986995+00
      @Xydako Oh, wow. That explains it all
    • More replies New replies ) Loading...
  • Lamneth 2023-12-14 14:46:47.513277+00
    31 0.5s

    lol
    reply
    • More replies New replies ) Loading...
  • suddenlywolf 2023-12-21 20:43:06.526219+00
    funny to see this nominated for steam goty when no one's thought about it in months
    reply
    • Fowlawneeshafow 2023-12-23 14:33:15.249451+00
      I mean it came out like 11 months ago in an incredibly stacked and crowded year, nobody talks about Pikmin 4, Jedi Survivor or Hi-Fi Rush either
    • suddenlywolf 2023-12-31 19:32:37.948741+00
      i most definitely see people talk about pikmin 4 and hi-fi rush still. also jedi survivor but that's because i'm a joseph anderson watcher
    • renegadexavier06 2024-02-12 14:40:23.004697+00
      Object permanence
    • More replies New replies ) Loading...
  • More comments New comments (0) Loading...
Please login or sign up to comment.

Suggestions

ADVERTISEMENT

Contribute to this page

Contributors to this page: diction iarwain Rakitox nmkolp okayfrog BlindNoldor
Examples
1980s-1996
23 mar 2015
8 apr - 12 may 2015
1998-05
Report
Download
Image 1 of 2