Hogwarts Legacy is currently one of the most popular and talked-about games. Developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros., it is an action role-playing game where players take on the role of a student of magic, attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. However, many people may wonder how the game's atmosphere differs from the movies they have watched, or if someone is a fan of the movies but not good at playing games, don't worry because today we'll be your guide and take you on a tour to explore the interesting atmosphere within the game, comparing it to the movies at the same time.
**The content may contain some spoilers.
1. Hogwarts Express scene
It's considered the first scene that many people will never forget from the first installment, Harry Potter and the Sercerer's Stone. That is the Hogwarts Express train scene, where Harry Potter boards at platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station, England, and travels to his destination, Hogwarts Station. It's the scene where the character enters the world of magic officially, and in this scene, the game has designed the train to be just like in the movies that we are familiar with.
2. Hogwarts castle scene
After the children have safely disembarked from the Hogwarts Express, all new students must travel to the magical school by boat to reach the castle. In the Harry Potter movies show the towering grandeur of the castle is revealed, and the game has done a great job of replicating it. However, we think that the movie version of the light display in the castle is better. What do you think?
3. Great Hall scene
This scene is still from the first movie, where Professor McGonagall takes the first year students to the Great Hall to be sorted into their houses. The Sorting Hat determines which house the character will belong to while they attend school here. One thing we might expect from this place is the candles that add interest and magic to the hall. However, in the game, the students sitting at the desks may seem a bit lacking.
4. Hagrid Hut
In the game Hogwarts Legacy, the story takes place around 100 years before the events of Harry Potter. Despite the story being set so long ago, the developers have done a great job of capturing the essence of the movies, and have not forgotten to include this iconic location - Hagrid's hut. This scene is particularly touching, as in the Harry Potter films, Hagrid is portrayed as a warm and kind-hearted person. Even though the actor who played Hagrid, Robbie Coltrane, passed away in 2565, he will always hold a special place in the hearts of Harry Potter fans. When playing the game and encountering this location, it's impossible not to think of him.
5. Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom
The scene of first-year students practicing magic at Hogwarts School, where in the movie they are taught by Professor Quirinus Quirrell. In this scene, students are practicing the Disarming Spell (Expelliarmus), including the main character Harry Potter and Draco Lucius Malfoy. However, Draco is lack of pure heart leads to a confrontation using magic, which in the game, we have to learn this subject in order to obtain the spell. It's a really fun mini-game.
6. Herbology Classroom
The piercing screams that make your ears ring belong to a certain plant, and yes, it's the mandrake! The most colorful dome in this school is the Herbology classroom. In this mini-game, we'll have to move the mandrakes' pots, just like the second-year students in the movie. For anyone who's a wizard or witch with a green thumb, this scene is sure to be a favorite.
7. Potions classroom
This place appears in almost every part of the movie, but the easiest to remember is probably in Part 6, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It's the part where Harry discovers the spell Sectumsempra, which was invented by Professor Severus Snape when he was still a student. This spell causes the victim to be injured and slashed by something sharp. However, it's important to emphasize that in the game, the story takes place 100 years before the movie, so this spell doesn't exist. When comparing the scenes from the game and the movie, they almost look the same.
How about comparing the 7 highlighted scenes between the movie and the game? For us, we think that if anyone dreams of being a Hogwarts student all the time, when it's your time, this game is worth the price compared to the effect and story. It's definitely worth it, and you can even create 4 saves. Buy it to play with your girlfriend, friends, or family, it's a 100/10 points. Get ready, and let's meet at Hogwarts, everyone.
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