The action RPG for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X / S transports us to the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and beyond to live an adventure of more than 20 hours.
Hogwarts Legacy, the action RPG for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S set in the Harry Potter universe, hits stores globally on February 10. However, the Deluxe Edition allows you to play from Tuesday, February 7. The open-world adventure developed by Avalanche follows similar types of games in the genre, such as modern Assassin’s Creed and the Horizon series. The duration will depend significantly on each player if you focus on the main story or want to do all the secondary content.
The campaign can be completed in about 20 hours. But that number does not include only the main missions. This is because, as usual in games of this type, progress in the story is slowed down by mandatory tasks, such as learning spells by completing tasks for the teachers and reaching a certain level to access the next main quest.
Those 20 hours can be more than doubled, to around 50 hours, if all the optional content is done. On one hand, there are the friendship missions, focused on the relationship with specific Hogwarts students and at the level of the best main missions. Then there are a lot of side quests that we can get by talking to Hogwarts students and teachers and the inhabitants of Hogsmeade and other towns that fill the massive map of the Scottish Highlands where the adventure takes place.
But to those secondary missions, we must add many more things. The map is full of activities: Trials of Merlin (a kind of environment puzzle), wells of ancient magic, enemy camps, treasure caves, broom speed trials, small dungeons and much more. Not to mention the many puzzles and secrets that are in Hogwarts. In addition, there is the field guide, an encyclopedia completed as we discover pages in the environments.
“This is the game many fans of the Harry Potter universe have been waiting for a lifetime. For as many players, it will be another open-world action RPG with a structure that is beginning to tire and whose flaws are more than enough”. “But what separates Hogwarts Legacy from others of its kind is being Hogwarts Legacy: the stunning recreation of the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and all the world around it”.