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Hogwarts Legacy 2's open world looks set to make some big changes

Kate Harrold

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Hogwarts Legacy 2's open world looks set to make some big changes

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In the lead up to its release, Hogwarts Legacy was plagued by controversy. Namely, many said they’d boycott the title so as not to boost the profits of author JK Rowling who has come under fire repeatedly for her transphobic comments. Despite this, Hogwarts Legacy went on to have one of the biggest launches in recent years.

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To date, Hogwarts Legacy has generated over $1 billion. It was only last week that the title finally launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, plus there’s still the Nintendo Switch release to go on 25 July, so I’d imagine that this figure will only continue to grow. Due to the game’s commercial success, a sequel is surely on the cards. Devs have confirmed that they’re working on their next project, although we don’t necessarily know if this is Hogwarts Legacy 2. Warner Bros Games president David Haddad did previously say that he sees this as a ‘long-term’ franchise. Fans would like to see a sequel, but they’re in agreement that certain changes need to be made.

Enjoy a tour of Hogwarts’ four house common rooms below.

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Over on Reddit, user Auramil argued that Hogwarts Legacy 2 needs to be far more immersive. Let’s be honest, the game’s open world is a little too obsessed with caves and ruins, and not enough with the castle itself. They wrote, “One of my slight issues with the game is it never really feels like we're a Hogwarts student after the first chapter. When we learn a new spell, we get an owl saying, ‘You have to go do … and then go to class.’ What if they took a more Professor Ronin approach?”

“To teach us Accio, he had us do a mini game that gets used in multiple missions afterwards,” they continued. “It was a nice practical way to use the spell and it really endeared me to him. What if instead of giving us a list of things to do, the teachers would actually take us to different locations/dungeons in relation to the subjects they teach for our extra lessons and then we return to class to learn the new spell? Another thing, instead of meeting another student for a quest at Hogsmeade or just somewhere on the castle grounds, why don't we discuss plans in class together while practicing a spell, brewing a potion, or grooming a beast? This would greatly help with the immersion and the feeling that we're a student at Hogwarts.”

Plenty of others agreed. Against-The-Current wrote, “It doesn't really feel like I'm a student at Hogwarts. It feels like I'm becoming the dark lord. You're not immersed in the school, you're given a heavily detailed tour of it,” while Salopian_Abroad added, “I feel like they could very easily have a system like Rockstar's Bully classroom system. Mini games of classes progressively getting harder and on a schedule. I loved the game still, but hope for this in the future.”

Topics: Hogwarts Legacy, Harry Potter, Warner Bros

Kate Harrold
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