Things We Want To See In ‘Hogwarts Legacy’
As we all should know by now, Avalanche Software and Portkey games have finally announced their upcoming game based around the Wizarding World set around Hogwarts in the 1800s. I don’t know about you but I’m really excited for its release being a fan of both the Harry Potter series and open world video games so this is defiantly something I’ll be investing a lot of my time in.
However, the trailer doesn’t really give us much of an insight in what we will be expecting in terms of gameplay features and what we’ll be able to do. So here’s our list of what we would love to see in the final release of the game.
The ability to play Quidditch
Of course, everyone’s favourite sport in the Wizarding World. It was sorta teased in the trailer as we see two students at one point holding their brooms and dressed in what appears to be old fashioned Quidditch uniforms. Personally, I don’t see how they can go through all this game without the sport being mentioned some way or another. Even though it hasn’t been officially confirmed as being apart of the game, its more than likely going to be included as its a major part of the Wizarding World and the life of a student at Hogwarts as well. Just think of how amazing it will be to fly around Hogwarts’ own Quidditch pitch playing a position of your choice for your own house. It would work better if it would be a side activity instead of the main storyline tasks. Something similar to the PS2 game Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup in terms of gameplay but of course shortened down.
Arguably one of the most famous locations in the Wizarding World and the Harry Potter series as a whole. The place where all wizards and witches come to get their supplies for their first term at Hogwarts. This could fit in perfectly as before you even step foot inside Hogwarts you could be taken to purchase all your school supplies, head on over to Ollivander’s to let a wand choose you and maybe grab a bite to eat at the Leaky Cauldron to heal yourself later on. This would certainly create the ultimate immersive experience as a student at Hogwarts. The ability to head on over to Gringotts bank to store some of your valuables or money would also be something fantastic to see.
Student life at Hogwarts
I know part of the games description describes your time here as a student who will experience life at Hogwarts but I want is to actually be able to attend classes in the game where you will pick up new skills and spells to use whenever throughout a normal day at Hogwarts. Similar to what we have seen in Rockstar’s game Bully before but obviously Wizarding World themed.
Mini-Games & Events
So a lot of what I’m going to mention here is better off as side quests or free roam activities outside of any main storyline. Something else which I would love to see added into the game is various mini-games and events which will take place in Hogwarts and around the entire game world as a whole. For example, in your house’s common they may be someone playing wizards chess which you may be able to join in and be able to join the duelling club to battle other players or NPC’s to test one another’s charm skills. The Wizarding World is one of the most perfect places to do these types of things as they can be so much to do and include around different areas of the world.
Friendships & Companions
This may sound like a weird one but could actually work really well if it’s done correctly. If any of you has ever played Fallout 4 then you know that you are able to recruit different characters in the game to be your companion. From there on different things you do will affect how they feel about you and overtime will develop your relationship with them. This is something I think would pit perfectly into this type of game. As you meet different students or characters you should be able to develop a relationship with them and even develop some kind of romance later on.
Taking Care of Magical Creatures
This idea is one of my must haves for the game. It could be tied into free roam activities and events but what I basically want to see is the power to adopt magical creatures either from the games world or a shop in Hogesmeade or possibly Diagon Alley and be able to take care of it by bonding with it, feeding it and taking it alongside you as a companion wherever you go. A good idea to go off from this is the magical creatures feature we have seen in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery but with a little more depth and immersion. It would never get boring as well as they are thousands of magical creatures in the Wizarding World from all different parts of the land.
All in all, there’s still so many features they can take onboard with them for the final version of the game but here’s just some of the best we had in mind. As the Wizarding World is such a vast and unique setting, there’s so many different ideas that could be implemented. But until the next announcement, I guess we will just have to wait and see what’s to come.