No preambles or embroideries, they’re not needed: that’s it TGM’s first impressions of Hogwarts Legacy after an hour in his company, sensations written with an imaginary pen that vibrates with passion as if it were a still smoking magic wand.
Developer / Publisher: Avalanche Software / Warner Bros. Games Prezzo: 59,99 € Location: complete Multiplayer: Absent GO: 12 Available on: PC (Steam, Epic Games Store), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch Launch date: February 10, 2023
From Milan in 2023 to Hogwarts in 1800 it was a journey of a momentthe same amount of time needed to mentally isolate myself from colleagues, insiders and company – indeed beautiful – and dive into the long-awaited action RPG of Avalanche e Warner Bros inspired by Harry Potter.
LUMOS, DEFENDING FROM THE SLIGHT WINGARDIUM
Unfortunately not everything can be said and even less can be shown, but fortunately the publication of Hogwarts Legacy it is imminent so keeping curiosity at bay is a matter of little. Moreover the trial was shortlimited in content as well as fragmented by the intervention of the devs, but what little I tested – editor, intro-tutorial, mini tour at Hogwarts and some fights – was enough to make me think that those who have already placed their trust in the work of Avalance could be repaid with interest (we are talking about one of the most pre-sold games on Steam and Amazon, ed).
those who have already placed their trust in Avalance’s work could be repaid with interest
The elements to be explored are more or less an infinity and there is a need to thoroughly test every single game system, yet the first approach with Hogwarts Legacy was convincing to the point of inducing me to unbalance myself without restraint: If the game keeps the bar high from start to finish, we could find ourselves facing each other a must have for fans of the universe created by JK Rowlingas well as a fantasy ARPG capable of kidnapping big and small.
Little ones who have to expect all of this seen in the movies, I am referring to the flying broom, the Quidditch field (the sport will not be practicable, ed) and the bizarre antics of which the famous school of magic is full. For their part, the grown-ups, on the other hand, should know that this is not the case to be deceiveddespite the fact that there is an imaginary adored by countless young people involved: Hogwarts Legacy is intense fights, clashes with the latest magic and a string of spells that is good let our little ones not try at homelike one who grabs an enemy by the foot and slams him à la Obelix.
The combat system, that’s what hit me the hardest during the hands-on
He fights system, here’s what struck me the hardest during the hands-on. Much more dynamic than I imagined between rolls, surrounding environment and assorted special effects, the sensation was just the one described by the developers during the presentation: that to experience a duel in which the two contenders are armed with magic wands.
The few fights I faced left me a pleasant aftertaste in the mouthI confess that throwing a barrel at a Dark wizard and then sending him flying off a cliff with the Accio spell was very satisfying.
Four spells can be set per set/key and there are four sets available
The spells are divided by color as well as the shields with which you protect your enemies, ergo use the Levious levitation spell (Control/Yellow spell) against a yellow barrier allows you to break it leaving your opponent at your mercy. They can be set four spells per set/key and there are four sets available, all of which can be alternate quickly during a magical tussle by holding down R2 and the corresponding directional pad keys (tested on PS5).
CLASH TO THE ULTIMATE MAGIC IN HOGWARTS LEGACY
Before the combat system I got to try too the full-bodied editor, the prologue-tutorial e a mission to be completed in the Hogwarts atrium using a specific spell, in addition to exploring a handful of locations: the backyard where I lost a mini game challenge Summoner’s Camp (making giant bowls roll with magic by regulating the force so as to make them stop precisely and get more points than my opponent), the library where I think I missed a quest and the greenhouse where I lost just time. From here I was “magically” transported later in the game, at the beginning of a quest that ended with a brawl with several participants under the gaze of a…. well, I can’t go on any further: let’s say it will be interesting to find out what kind of story the writers have created.
Another aspect on which rivers of words could be spent is Hogwarts. Admiring it from the inside gave me the distinct feeling that the school of magic is not just a building. Harry Potter fans will certainly know what I’m talking about, its changing interiors or animated paintings are not easily forgotten, but the point and another:
Another aspect on which rivers of words could be spent is Hogwarts
the fidelity and passion with which it was digitally recreated the bubbling atmosphere of magic and fantasy of Hogwarts they surprised me. It really feels like a place where everything and its opposite is happening right beyond every door, I can’t help but wonder who knows what secrets to discover hidden insidehow many ravines it hides and what follies populate its numerous corridors.
Hogwarts Legacy will be available at PC, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 on February 10then it will come up Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on April 4th and finally on Switch from July 25th. It probably needs more time to allow older hardware to run decently, in fact it doesn’t seem like an easy client to manage despite the PC requirements are not prohibitive.
Positive technical impressions, even in the face of excellent fluidity
Technically the impressions they are goodthe fluidity, among other things, has not gone into crisis even in the most chaotic moments, but it may also be that, taken as I was to analyze each element on the screen, not losing sight of the guidelines of the event, confronting myself with the PR and look after my blond wizard, something I missed. I really think it’s time to get on the flying broom e return to Hogwarts as soon as possible to learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of Hogwarts Legacy, one of the games most anticipated of the year.
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