The eagerly awaited Harry Potter game, Hogwarts Legacy, created by Avalanche Software, will debut on February 10. It will be accessible on PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox Series X/S. It is set in the immensely popular wizarding world of the Harry Potter books.
Hogwarts Legacy is said to have received several favorable reviews before its release. Additionally, because of the rise in pre-orders, it has made onto the best-selling lists on online retailer websites like Amazon and Epic Store.
Hogwarts Legacy and transphobia
The author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, has faced widespread criticism for comments she made about transgender folks. It should be emphasized that despite not having contributed to the game’s development, the author will receive royalties from its sales.
I will not begrudge anyone their love of past works or thing they already own that they take comfort in. I own the first 9 movies and all 7 books myself. But any support of something like Hogwarts Legacy is harmful. – Jessie Earl on Twitter
Despite the embargo being lifted, a few well-known gaming review websites like Kotaku, Eurogamer, and Polygon have not yet posted a review of Hogwarts Legacy. Others are still criticizing JK Rowling for her remarks about the trans community.
The Hogwarts Legacy commercials on Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, have also drawn criticism from some streamers. Nikatine has also demanded a boycott of Twitch for hosting advertisements for the game.
Problems in the gameplay of Hogwarts legacy
There are many different kinds of magic in the Harry Potter universe. Fans are worried that it might not be as inventive as they thought when trailers appeared to confine combat to magically raising enemies and then shooting the same beam of light at them repeatedly. Video of higher-level gameplay with new crowd-control spells and the entertaining transfiguration ability have already addressed some of these worries. However, the combat is still dividing fans.
Hogwarts Legacy had such high expectations that it was never going to be able to satisfy everyone. Avalanche Software presumably anticipated some resistance to whatever kind of Harry Potter game it chose to create. It’s vital to keep in mind that there is more to the game than just combat for those who are concerned about it. The opportunity to tour the exquisitely detailed castle and its surroundings is a huge deal to a lot of people. Players who are worried about what they have seen so far are putting off purchasing the game until reviews are published. Also, it’s very important to keep in mind that purchasing the game will further promote the transphobic agenda of J.K. Rowling