Because of Quidditch: For Hogwarts Legacy 2 you want other things much better
Hogwarts Legacy may be a feast for Harry Potter fans, but it’s far from perfect. Above all, a pale main story and the lack of an opportunity to play Quidditch yourself are among the points of criticism. But there is also room for improvement in other areas, which can either be found in a DLC or in Hogwarts Legacy 2 (or whatever it will be called). Either way, we wanted to know from you which feature you wish for the most for it.
Quidditch was one of the themes that caused a lot of looks around the release with its playful absence. Nevertheless, the magic sport only made it to fourth place. Instead, you want the functions that lead to a better simulated and therefore more authentic everyday school life.
Starting with place 1: You would like to have more opportunities to help shape everyday life at Hogwarts. Be it through more interactive lessons or house points that aren’t tied to the story. The morale system at number 2 also aims at the house points in a way, but would also make for a more realistic handling. So far, we can freely use forbidden curses and give mean answers, but without a morale system, these things will become irrelevant. Romances between students would also help Hogwarts feel more like a school full of teenagers.
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The overall result
What feature does a DLC or successor to Hogwarts Legacy need?
- more everyday school life (earn house points, etc.) – 24% with 426 votes
- Morale System – 21% with 364 votes
- Romance – 15% with 264 votes
- Quidditch – 14% with 244 votes
- more exciting main story – 12% with 202 votes
- new magic school – 6% with 108 votes
- Patronus Charm – 5% with 82 votes
- permanent companions – 3% with 50 votes
Total votes: 1,740 (as of March 26, 2023 around 2:25 p.m.)
JK Rowling’s transphobia: The success of Hogwarts Legacy indirectly benefits Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who participates through existing publishing rights and the associated sale of the books. Rowling continues to be active in anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric and actively supports anti-trans policies in the UK. If you want to find out more about the topic, you will find a summary of the most important controversies surrounding Hogwarts Legacy here.
Of course you not only voted diligently, but also put your opinions in the comments. For example, GamePro user Lockheart would like to see more romance in everyday school life, but also adds new ideas with Diagon Alley and London:
More everyday school life and/or romance, clear thing for me. That’s what keeps Persona interesting for me, or Trails of Cold Steel for that matter. A little “slice of life” doesn’t harm a game in such a setting or age of the character, on the contrary it promotes credibility. My witch was basically a mass murderer who went to little to no school. A detour to Diagon Alley and/or London would of course also be very nice.
Instead of focusing on a better main story, what Mr. Tentacle Guy longs for more and more polished side quests is:
I would now most likely wish for more quest lines like Sebastian, Poppy and Natti, who tell their own stories. Possibly more quest givers specific to each house (head of house, roommates…), or different approaches to tasks […]. That would at least give you good reasons to play through with the other houses as well.
Mr. tentacle guy
But more is not always better for you. Especially with the open world activities you could do without a few things in the future:
The most important is missing from the list. Less Trials of Merlin. Merlin’s beard…..that was a spasm.
What about Hogwarts Legacy 2 or a DLC?
At the moment, neither a successor nor a DLC for the current part has been announced, but the chances are very good that this will change. Hogwarts Legacy is just too successful for that. However, we will probably only be able to expect concrete news about DLCs when Hogwarts Legacy has been released on all platforms (PS4/Xbox One on May 5th and Switch on July 25th). Hogwarts Legacy 2 will be a few years away anyway. That Warner calls it a “long-term franchise” sounds promising.
Did you expect the result?