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Since we’ve just finished The Game Awards, which have drawn attention to many games while destroying the notion of gameplay, last night was once again the presentation of the game that makes the public more and more salivating, Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy.
And if there’s one thing we’re going to praise from the Avalanche Software name, it’s its desire to show itself in depth and breadth. Because by chance, after the first demonstration of 45 minutes, the role-playing game in the world of Harry Potter is back with 35 new minutes. 35 minutes that were expressed outside the walls of Hogwarts and finally showed what we can expect from the open world interspersed with the famous school.
The Witcher 3 / Assassin’s Creed next generation in the background, Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy thus envisioned a universe to be explored on foot, on a broom or even on the back of a hippogriff, not without filling your eye. Not necessarily because the title uses a confusing technique capable of ruining the most beautiful games of the moment, but above all because its universe is truly shaken by the magic of the world created by J.K. Rowling. And without a doubt, most fans will enjoy walking the earth, as shown in the show, in search of all kinds of activities scattered around this world, which will also be subjected to the yoke of the seasons with visualization, again, very nice: meetings, puzzles, side quests … all this indicated on the map for a very Ubisoft rendering, it must be admitted. Evil? Not necessarily, even if we hope there won’t be too much repetitiveness and “giant” to avoid a boring effect like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. But one thing is certain: the program will be completely free as soon as we can leave Hogwarts. Good news.
Outdoors, Hogwarts Legacy also took advantage of their presentation to get back to fighting. Leaving much of the strategy and freedom of creating his build, magic fights can be different depending on his play style. And it will spread further with potions that will change his hero’s resistance, restore his focus faster and many other benefits to better handle and use the most powerful spells, obviously with a long cooldown, such as Avada Kedavara, a spell that obviously kills enemies . immediately. Everyone decides for himself whether he wants to go there.
Finally, as such was the promise when this second demonstration was announced, the “Hogwarts Legacy” expanded into the Room of Requirement, a place that would serve as a lair for the wizard and in which he would have many opportunities, from deliveries to lodgings to which the Avalanche, seems proud. Housing that even most architects and Animal Crossing fans can take very seriously as it offers opportunities. The interior decoration, as well as the exterior decoration of the vivarium, is obviously a tribute to the Fantastic Beasts with creatures that need to be cared for and entertained, the Hogwarts Legacy cannot but take. And besides “cosmetics”, it will also include other more important data, such as equipment upgrades or important furniture (and used to create plants and potions, for example).
All in all, Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy was chatty. And if there are still a lot of questions left in the game (how big will the open world be? How big can you get as a dark wizard? Will the crafting cooldown be too, too long, contributing to fatigue?), one can’t help but think that the journey promises a lot.
And sadly, that’s where we end. the bad news. Indeed, if the title is still expected on February 10, 2023 on PC, Xbox Series X|S and PS5We learned that the Xbox One/PS4 and Switch versions will release on April 4 and July 25, 2023, respectively, so those not equipped with the latest machines will need a little more patience.