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Hogwarts Legacy's low completion rate has sparked a major debate

Catherine Lewis

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Hogwarts Legacy's low completion rate has sparked a major debate

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Games

How much time needs to have passed after the launch of a game for its main player base to have completed it? And if not many do complete it, does that mean it’s bad? What even counts as completing it in the first place?

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These are all questions that have been raging online since it was revealed that less than 30% of players have finished Hogwarts Legacy. To be exact, that number accounts for the amount of players who have unlocked the achievement or trophy for beating the final boss, which of course you need to do to see the entirety of the main story.

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As PlayStation LifeStyle reports, this data has divided gamers. Many believe that over six weeks on from its launch, the completion rate should be higher if the game is actually any good, whereas others have been defending it and comparing it to other popular titles with similar completion rates.

“Most people who boot up a game don’t continue, let alone finish the campaign. Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2 both have less than 25% player completion,” one Twitter user wrote. “The difference is that RDR2 and Witcher 3 are both like, hundred hour games or more, Hogwarts Legacy is like 25 hours,” another replied. “If what you're saying is ‘a games success isn't tied to it's completion rate’ then true. But I would say it's indicative of how f**ing arduous or boring it is,” tweeted another.

Controversy has surrounded Hogwarts Legacy ever since it was announced - many gamers decided to boycott the game as a result of its association with J.K. Rowling, who continues to face criticism for making harmful comments about the trans community. She wasn’t directly involved with the development of the game, but will profit from its sales. At launch, some of the game’s devs announced that they were boycotting the title, too - one said “it is the least I can do as an ally”.

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It remains to be seen how Hogwarts Legacy’s completion rate will change when it comes to previous-gen consoles and Nintendo Switch - it’ll release on PS4 and Xbox One on 5 May, and Switch on 25 July.

Topics: Hogwarts Legacy, Harry Potter, Warner Bros

Catherine Lewis
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