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  • Published on Feb 5, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Hogwarts legacy is coming out for ps5, xbox and PC, a game by Avalanche and WB you take on the roll of a 5th-year student at Hogwarts learning about the Harry Potter-based wizarding world, and constantly trying to uncover what the secret to Hogwarts is, and why its legacy matters so much.
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Comments • 4 266

  • unvrknow22
    unvrknow22 Month ago +2130

    I was so scared this game would be too ambitious and a complete disaster, but seeing such a trustworthy source like this give an overwhelmingly positive review just made me so incredibly happy. Thank you ACG for your efforts in putting this review together! You provided a ton of relevant information without spoiling anything.

    • Drunk Husband
      Drunk Husband 3 days ago

      @SL4PSH0CK Game is far from a 9/10.....it's a 6/10 at best. The world all looks the same, the merlin quests are idiotic, it's a sub 30 hour game....if this didn't have the wizarding world label on it, this game would get trash reviews

    • SL4PSH0CK
      SL4PSH0CK 4 days ago

      after a month, its a great open world, bad rpg, great HP title. a 9/10*

    • Drunk Husband
      Drunk Husband Month ago

      @tartatovsky I never even liked my own comment, ya'll are crazy.

    • tartatovsky
      tartatovsky Month ago

      @Drunk Husband ok Mr. "I like my own comments in order to make a point"

    • Drunk Husband
      Drunk Husband Month ago

      @King Robotnik Nah I just know good games, this isn't it. Graphics from 2015, and a copy and paste formula from assassin's creed, but in a shorter game.

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks Month ago +1944

    The game I dreamed of as a kid is finally here

  • Javi The Platinum Hunter
    Javi The Platinum Hunter 26 days ago +52

    From a developer that was known for Disney games like Toy Story, Disney’s Cars, and Disney Infinity…. This is a MASSIVE LEAP forward!! Props to Avalanche Studios!!

    • Nagappan VR
      Nagappan VR 11 days ago +2

      They also worked on Mad Max, which is underrated IMO

  • TNTspaz
    TNTspaz Month ago +315

    Definitely the biggest surprise was the combat and it being actually fairly challenging
    I REALLY like that the difficulties aren't just health increases and are literally just better AI with more interesting encounters

    • Dave Davidson
      Dave Davidson 22 days ago +1

      It's actually not, it's REALLY easy, even on hard mode. It IS entertaining. That is why modders have made harder modes.

    • Dynestis
      Dynestis 23 days ago

      As opposed to figuretively so?

    • tam tri
      tam tri Month ago


    • GG256
      GG256 Month ago +1

      This is all good design and programming. For example, check out how enemies aggro towards a player and have a set path in games like soulsborne or Bethesda RPGs. Like the comment above me said, enemies will just lumber aimlessly at you with barely any tactics. The moveset can vary, but that's usually all.

    • ExeErdna
      ExeErdna Month ago +4

      Seeing how mobs that can WILL try to flank and use different approches. Like the armors, some will Leap, others will approach and then some will hang back and throw their weapons. Most games would just have them lumber towards you as you circle strafe them

  • Tom Bystander
    Tom Bystander Month ago +93

    The opening scene/mission with the thestrals showed me the care involved in making the game while simultaneously making me feel like I was on a mission with dumbledore

    • Robert G
      Robert G 28 days ago

      @Diego Vera Such a great detail!

    • Diego Vera
      Diego Vera Month ago +4

      I literally yelled "Oh my god he's dead because I can see them now" I was instantly hooked

  • Spongebob Story
    Spongebob Story Month ago +83

    I love how the classroom thing is not just tacked on. Sounds like an actual part of the world. So excited for this.

    • Blissful DJ
      Blissful DJ 28 days ago +2

      @Francis OfFilth the problem is there's like 6 classes, in a game that spans a full year at Hogwarts

    • Francis OfFilth
      Francis OfFilth 28 days ago +4

      @Blissful DJshouldn’t that be what classes are? Ya know a school where you learn stuff you gotta attend a class to ya know learn stuff? Lol

    • Blissful DJ
      Blissful DJ 28 days ago +1

      I played it, the classroom thing is tacked on, and you only go to classes to unlock spells

    • Dmac
      Dmac Month ago +1

      A bunch of things are locked behind the classes, you have to do them if you want to get other spells and progress the mission and classes are literally just fetch quests

    • Evil_Befall
      Evil_Befall Month ago +3

      Yeah i was afraid you had to do the classroom and could not go walk around until you done the classroom quest But i explored while trying to get to my classroom

  • Martin
    Martin Month ago +2937

    wow this looks FAR better than any of the footage they have released prior to release. how rare that is these days.

      GURPREET SINGH Month ago


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      doan tran van Month ago


    • Chris Redfield
      Chris Redfield Month ago

      It's funny because in sales and business a good tactic that is taught is to undersell then over deliver. But lots of companies seem to think it's good to do the opposite, especially gaming companies.

    • QbertTehKiller
      QbertTehKiller Month ago +1

      Almost like they cared about the game they were making lol

    • Rebelscum264
      Rebelscum264 Month ago

      @Sarahnade you seem very bitter and angry mate

  • GG256
    GG256 Month ago +184

    The game is incredible. They truly made the wizarding game that fans of the series dreamt of as they experienced it as a kid. I'm not the biggest hp fan, but this game is truly special

    • GG256
      GG256 27 days ago

      @Devitofan 000 Yeah, but imo Okumora was poorly designed. I think P3 and 4 are way more balanced and consistent, but smt is just plain rough. I like them all though. I don't agree with the easy equals bad statement at all

    • Devitofan 000
      Devitofan 000 28 days ago +1

      @GG256 idk,persona 5 can be pretty frustrating sometimes,freakijg okamaru ☠️

    • GG256
      GG256 Month ago

      @Homelander idk. I mainly play fighting games, some at a high level, so I understand the love for challenges. Take smt games vs persona games for instance. I love smt, but p5 is still one of the best games ever made and it's very easy.

    • Dienekes n93
      Dienekes n93 Month ago +2

      @Homelander just admit that what you said is cap, and now you feel like you wasted your money lmao

  • Pars R
    Pars R Month ago +111

    ACG dropping consistent quality reviews. The game I dreamed of as a kid is finally here. Happy week for many, I’m sure

  • MetalOxy
    MetalOxy 18 days ago +3

    So glad this game turned out great. The devs did an excellent job with this and it's fantastic to see JK Rowling's world envisioned like this. Thanks as always for the thorough review.

  • R3b_Rook
    R3b_Rook Month ago +85

    About 18 hours in, and im absolutely loving it. As someone who has always enjoyed Harry Potter, the little touches/easter eggs are really good.

    • bruh
      bruh 13 days ago

      @endocry nope I'm not playing this dorky game.

    • endocry
      endocry 13 days ago

      @bruh you mad?

    • bruh
      bruh 16 days ago

      @Dean Gregoric game has tons of content even though alot of it is copy and paste bosses -burial watchdogs- in copy and paste dungeons -catacombs-

    • Dean Gregoric
      Dean Gregoric 17 days ago

      @bruh ER doesn't have a direct storyline in the game thats what I mean. Is only what you can fabricate yourself or watch others interpretation but comparing that to HL is just poor comparison. For example since you mentioned story if you play ER 100h, 95h is just running around fighting pointless npc that have nothing valuable to the story yup that's $ well invested👍

    • bruh
      bruh 17 days ago

      @Dean Gregoric lmao ER has a story you either a.) watch Clip-Sharer that covers Elden Ring lore or b.) play the game yourself and piece together the lore by reading the item descriptions and dialogue from npcs.

  • Siegfried Armory
    Siegfried Armory Month ago +60

    I think a great idea for a sequel would be adding a sort of mass effect style party system where you can have two of your homies following you around, who have different strengths and weaknesses, and you choose who to bring along based on what you're expecting to run into, or just who you would like to have along because they're a fun/interesting character.

    • UndeniedReal
      UndeniedReal Month ago

      This is a great idea!

    • prod. joku
      prod. joku Month ago

      Could be dlc down the line

    • Moses Douglas
      Moses Douglas Month ago +1

      @zjoee Garrus 😆

    • Baz B
      Baz B Month ago +2

      This would allow so many options for character stories.
      Like a proper game. O_O
      What the heck.

    • zjoee
      zjoee Month ago +24

      "Can we talk later? I have to do some calibrations on my broom."

  • Jake Adams
    Jake Adams Month ago +964

    These DEVS and creators deserve so much credit for actually delivering on what so many of us have wanted. Such a small name too!!

    • Jordan McMinn
      Jordan McMinn Month ago

      @Vagrant Ender I'm well aware. Disney infinity was not a small game by a small indie company

    • Jack
      Jack Month ago

      These DEVS these ***DEVS***

    • Peautiful Benis
      Peautiful Benis Month ago

      They had big shoes to fill with this release and they nailed it

    • Sholva
      Sholva Month ago

      @Obvious Troll That Baited You Yeah i'll agree with you on that one. Most publishers push for their dev teams to monetise or cut parts from the game to sell as DLC or skins.

  • 3therSpark
    3therSpark Month ago +160

    Never was a Potter fan, but this just seems like a pinnacle of gaming, wizard sim, world building and exploration a cool huge castle. Cant wait to play it tomorrow!

    • Logan White
      Logan White 23 days ago

      @Wasp are hereNot everyone has to agree that a man saying they are woman should be able to use a bathroom near a little girl and vice versa is ok

    • Ian C
      Ian C Month ago

      @Allister, The Eldritch Meme God as long as your not a trans woman sure..

    • Mike
      Mike Month ago +4

      @Wasp are here it's comments like yours that make me want to buy the game even if I don't ever play it

    • Daniel
      Daniel Month ago +5

      @Wasp are here You're why I bought this game. Thanks, I wouldn't have played this great game otherwise.

  • Maehedrose
    Maehedrose 16 days ago +4

    This review helped tip my decision to buy the game and I am glad I did because it is a fabulous time. The setting feels so magical and the combat is a lot more fun than I had feared. I'm not an HP fan but I do enjoy adventure RPGs (ala AC: Origins or Odyssey) and this was very reminiscent of that kind of game - but with a genuine Hogwarts world to do it in. Nothing feels tacked on, here, and I have spent hours just exploring the school and its grounds - a very rewarding experience.

  • 雪鷹魚 | 英語培訓的領航者

    I'm so happy to hear the actual gameplay mechanics are considered top notch by all reviewers.

  • Chokyo
    Chokyo Month ago +176

    This game is such a breath of fresh air in an era of games that overpromise and underdeliver.

  • WhoHasALife
    WhoHasALife Month ago +39

    Wow. I had to sub to you. This is one of the best reviews I have seen for a game. Thank you for being so thorough and detailed. I can tell that this was authentic and well thought out. I had already bought the game, just because I couldn't resist. But, your review definitely makes me feel more confident in my purchase.

    • Big Z
      Big Z Month ago

      ACG is the best reviewer out there.

    • Evil_Befall
      Evil_Befall Month ago

      ACG is always one of the reviews i trust
      Same with worth a buy Mack does some great reviews to

    • Jerm
      Jerm Month ago +1

      Been subbed for years, quality has been consistently among the best for reviews of new releases.

    • Jourden Paolini
      Jourden Paolini Month ago +3

      One of the only content creators I will actually base my decisions off of if I'm on the fence about a game.
      So much hard work goes into these videos that he releases.

    • Fern
      Fern Month ago +5

      You won't be disappointed with his reviews, been subbed for a while and ACG never lets down with his review

  • Dox
    Dox Month ago +2413

    Im so happy this game seems well made and get favorable reviews. Just for the sanity of devs.

  • Tony L
    Tony L Month ago +5

    My main concern was combat, glad to see that's not terrible or even bad here. A close second was content, I would've really felt let down by a 15-20 hour experience, so glad there's content in the game too

  • Big Time Knights
    Big Time Knights Month ago +6

    This might be one of the few games that I play in 4K mode rather than performance. I just really want to be immersed and catch the beauty of it.

  • Svarthol Stjörnuson
    Svarthol Stjörnuson Month ago +5

    There is FINALLY another game for me to pour hours into! I am so relieved after being let down so much by recent titles. It looks gorgeous! I just hope my PC can run it well. Thanks, Jeremy.

  • Luis Lithgow
    Luis Lithgow Month ago +4

    Thanks for this video review. You went into detail, without just giving the standard 5 minute video review. Thank you for all that you do. Very much appreciated.

  • Marcus S.
    Marcus S. Month ago +984

    Feeling very relieved that this game seems to be getting great reviews. One of those games that I was hesitant about getting excited over until people actually got their hands on the finished product

    • L
      L Month ago

      @AllYourBase it isn’t

    • grandchefauto
      grandchefauto Month ago +1

      @DrSquatch so they just expect others to give them an idea of what they should play and what they will enjoy? That’s not enjoying things, that’s just being happy doing what everyone else is doing. If you truly wanted to wait, a person would watch a straight play through of the game and determine it that way. But just waiting for reviews is truly for the lowest common denominator of a person.

    • DrSquatch
      DrSquatch Month ago

      @grandchefauto that isn't necessarily true. Many people don't want to waste their money on a game that they won't enjoy.

  • Erik Hendrickson
    Erik Hendrickson Month ago +5

    All of the animations look absolutely stunning. Can't wait to play this title!

  • ConjuringFire
    ConjuringFire Month ago +1

    I think you're one of the best reviewers out there! This game looks stunning and I can't wait to pick it up later today

  • djedaaa
    djedaaa Month ago +137

    I'm a developer and i know how hard it is to make a game like this.. So happy for the team, congrats !

    • Traversal
      Traversal 24 days ago

      @Netanel Aker Yeah, it's better not to do it.

    • Netanel Aker
      Netanel Aker Month ago

      Why did you put a token trans? Either do it right or don't do it

    • Abbe
      Abbe Month ago +3

      Iam a family member of a janitor for a developers office and this really hit home, congrats 🥳

    • Super Trendy Money Maker
      Super Trendy Money Maker Month ago

      Yea definitely can see how hard it is to develop an awesome game like this! There is an incredible amount of animations from even the tiniest details! This game looks 👀 CPU intensive, and I am shocked that this game is cross Gen! Can’t imagine how the PS4 and Xbox One version performance runs.
      When I get my PS5 I will get God of War and This game nuff said👍

    • Estelle
      Estelle Month ago

      what do you think about the empty open world trend?
      basically, make copy paste of same quest
      Make map showing task list of what to do-> player are doing trask , no longer immersion of enjoying exploring game
      copy paste npc, content and quest-? how do you feel ?

  • Shawn McClard
    Shawn McClard Month ago +1

    look whoever either wrote the script or adlibbed for this video, you did a fantastic job. ignoring the actual game you dialogue was simply wonderful, the words used and the analogies were fantastic, great job, from the bottom of my druken heart

  • BlackTiger001
    BlackTiger001 Month ago +36

    This is a great example of why your reviews are my go to when it comes to deciding on a game. No bs, just the game and how it is presented

    • Taylor
      Taylor Month ago +2

      It's the opposite for me. This game was dry af. The first few hours were decent and then it just stagnates and lacks any bit of an rpg mechanic with like 5 bland enemy types and a filler episode story.

  • Alyx Oj
    Alyx Oj Month ago +565

    I just can't express how great it is that you cover sound. So many reviewers don't even consider tackling it. Not everyone has an ear for sound, but its such an important part of a game.

    • Will Bearheart
      Will Bearheart Month ago

      @Wintermute Not at all. That's just how the overly sensitive people took it. You, on the other hand, seem up in arms about it.

    • Wintermute
      Wintermute Month ago +1

      @Will Bearheart No dude, you were just being weirdly aggro for no reason. Chill a bit.

    • Incurable Romantic
      Incurable Romantic Month ago

      Agreed. Sound is often not given the credit it deserves, but what Skyrim or Witcher veteran doesn't instantly feel transported when they hear the theme music?

    • Will Bearheart
      Will Bearheart Month ago

      @Jonathan S. Cry about it.

    • Jonathan S.
      Jonathan S. Month ago +3

      @Will Bearheart cringe

  • HandsomeAlex25
    HandsomeAlex25 6 days ago

    Re-viewed this review after beating the game, and it's absolutely spot on. There's so much to this game, and it hits both the references to the Harry Potter films & books, but also is just a really solid game. As ACG points out, the combat is interesting and at times difficult. The exploration isn't in-your-face with fetch quests sending you all over the map, it's subtle by making you want to find something you haven't found yet. It's worth noting that parts of my map are still dark after having beat the game!

  • Sigvulcanas
    Sigvulcanas 27 days ago +1

    I hope that this game serves as a foundation for later games for the franchise.

  • Stefan Dalton
    Stefan Dalton Month ago +2

    This game looked like one of those games that looks amazing but, once it finally gets released just fails miserably. I'm really happy it's getting great reviews and my mind is made up. It's now in my basket. :) Thanks ACG for giving me another well informed review!!

  • good vibes
    good vibes Month ago +1

    I haven’t been this excited for a game in YEARS😂 I can’t wait for the 10th! I’ll be playing as an evil ravenclaw first and then a good slytherin after.
    Hopefully there’s a mp quidditch mode added later!

  • It's Just Jess
    It's Just Jess Month ago +3

    Thank you for this! This game is definitely getting a platinum for me at least on the PS5 physical disc deluxe edition! Excited to get into Hogwarts. 😍

  • Travis
    Travis Month ago +12

    You're #6 on trending right now, and with the hard work that has gone into every review I have seen on your channel. I can see why. Congratulations!

  • FaT - Caught On Camera

    I love that things in class are not just add-ons. Sounds like a real part of the world. Excited about this.

  • Emmi
    Emmi Month ago

    Thank you so much for this in-depth review! I completely forgot about the release of this game but this made me so happy! Also I love your character's name lmao

  • The Stowaway
    The Stowaway Month ago +3

    I would've really liked to hear about PC controls specifically, how the default mapping is, can you re-bind keys, and does it feel okay or is it basically built around a controller? Anyway thanks for the review.

    • Akhil
      Akhil Month ago

      You can rebind keys freely. PC controls are a bit clunky but okay once you get used to them. You'll need to play around a bit to figure out what works best for you though

  • cat nap
    cat nap 23 days ago

    Fantastic, thorough review. I've heard they're making a sequel and possibly a TV show too. Very cool.

  • Joseph Croutcher
    Joseph Croutcher Month ago +581

    This review alone just made my year. The only review I need to know that I won't be disappointed in the game I've always wanted.

    • Star Scream
      Star Scream Month ago +1

      Congrats man. Just hope Homeworld 3 and starfield also knock it out of the park.

    • SL4PSH0CK
      SL4PSH0CK Month ago +1

      The game was never in my attention after delays, and just let it since I'm busy w/ other games. It's always a welcome and worth the wait

    • Sebastián Urzúa
      Sebastián Urzúa Month ago

      @Thor Shumate Yeah, it's not as good as Battlefield V, but it is good now

    • J. Cassette
      J. Cassette Month ago +1

      Your whole life has been leading up to this huh? Looking forward to your "post" years.

    • Richard Rocha
      Richard Rocha Month ago +6

      A game review made your year?

  • Macro Content
    Macro Content Month ago +3

    I’m glad this game turned out to be better than I originally thought. The first couple of trailers for the game made me nervous. Technical issues as far as lag and pop-in. It looked completely unfinished when it was shown off. One of the rare cases where a game looks, feels, and plays better than originally shown off. Generally, the case is often the opposite. Very excited for this game.

  • Lenaitasi Biaukula
    Lenaitasi Biaukula Month ago

    Just bought this game, and man are you on point with this review. I had to come back and comment. Having a blast so far! 👌

  • Mpbattista
    Mpbattista Month ago

    Always a great review from you. My #1 source for trusted reviews, period. Very excited for this game.

  • Nerd Nerd
    Nerd Nerd 24 days ago

    50hrs into the game and I love it. I think this may be my new favorite game.

  • Eiad Tarabulsi
    Eiad Tarabulsi Month ago +6

    With so many disappointing titles having released over the past few months or so, it's refreshing to see a game that actually manages to live up to its hype. Despite being a smaller company, Avalanche Software has a lot of heart and passion for what they do. Hogwarts Legacy is proof of that. I can easily overlook the lack of facial customization options and texture pop in when everything is so well made. The game is gorgeous, and it's nicely detailed. Combat is challenging and varied. There is a lot of content and a lot of things to do. Voice acting is solid. I'm glad that audio was covered in the review because there are reviewers out there who simply don't discuss it for some reason. Voice acting, music, sound effects, and ambient sounds are all vital when it comes to sound design, and I really appreciate the fact that you covered them in the review. I definitely look forward to picking Howarts Legacy, even though I'm not really a fan of Harry Potter, which says something about the quality of the game and the hard work that Avalanche Software put into it. Thanks once again, Karak, for another honest, unbiased, and detailed review! I really appreciate the continued hard work! Keep it up! God bless and stay safe!

    • NoBody
      NoBody Month ago

      Y’all still hype modern day video games? 😂

  • Rory Rubymace
    Rory Rubymace Month ago +339

    Comparing the open world to a mullet was absolute poetry.

    • Moe Lestin
      Moe Lestin Month ago +1

      @ACG How you come up with the metaphors and similes that you do is masterful use of imagination and the English language.

    • Michael
      Michael Month ago +9

      @ACG crap like this is why you are my favorite reviewer. Ever

    • ACG
      ACG  Month ago +56

      It really is too

  • Brandon Heisler
    Brandon Heisler Month ago +3

    I have never been so happy to hear your verdict. Thank God we got a decent, completed game for once.

  • SimplyDed
    SimplyDed Month ago +4

    ACG is one of THE best reviewers on the platform without a doubt, especially when you're skeptical about buying games because you either have a budget or have to save up in order to buy new releases

    • Mike Rob
      Mike Rob Month ago

      Generally I go to ACG when I’m not sure about a game because the reviews are really well rounded.

    • RogThePirate
      RogThePirate Month ago +1

      True. I mostly rely on him and SkillUp to gauge whether or not a game is worth my time and money. Honest, no bullshit, to the point, and no inane numeric rating system but a clear-cut, simple recommendation.

  • Cheezy
    Cheezy Month ago

    I was so worried about this game being another over hyped mess but I'm so happy to see that the game seems to be favorable work most people!!

  • KiLLHawKK
    KiLLHawKK Month ago

    As always, just amazing content. Thank ACG for this review.

  • Christopher Michael Duncan

    Honestly it looks A LOT better than I expected, and likely a lot of people expected.

  • Brassmonkey4416
    Brassmonkey4416 Month ago +200

    Blurring potential spoilers is always such an appreciated move. Great review!

    • L
      L Month ago

      @Luke Skywalker nah it’s actually true i bet the the game trust me bro

    • Luke Skywalker
      Luke Skywalker Month ago


    • S H
      S H Month ago +1

      Professor fig ends up being the wamping willow in disguise and professor black is an animagus and turns into aragogs wife

    • creaminthebank
      creaminthebank Month ago +3

      @Luke Skywalker …and your father is Darth Vader. Back at you right there brother!!!!

  • Damackism
    Damackism Month ago

    Thanks for a well thought out,honest, and thorough review.

  • Shadow Weaver
    Shadow Weaver Month ago

    I actually pre-ordered this because I was excited to play it I'm glad I did and definitely seems worth the money which sadly is not always the case anymore.

  • Marion Lang
    Marion Lang Month ago

    I'm so surprised that this game is actually challengeable and enjoyable. I pre-ordered it but now I'm so happy that it's so good

  • BCrx
    BCrx Month ago

    Thank you for your reviews. One of the few reviewers that can be still trusted imo. Now I feel more comfortable buying this game. 👌👌👌👌

  • Skreamies
    Skreamies Month ago +2

    Thank you for giving us such great and honest reviews!
    One question is can we venture around the entire castle and rooms?

    • Broc
      Broc Month ago

      I have been playing for about 4 hours in total since last night, and you most certainly can. Almost every room is open (with the exception of locked doors that have level locks and other common rooms). I have been exploring the castle alone 75% of that time...which should tell you a lot. :)

  • paintsplatta99
    paintsplatta99 Month ago +220

    I love that you include your time played in these reviews. That’s a big help - especially for an open world game. Hearing that it still felt fresh after that amount of time is a huge Pro on my list.

    • cheo a
      cheo a Month ago


    • Jonny- B
      Jonny- B Month ago

      That's one of best features on Xbox Game Pass on PC. It shows you the average completion time, the average longplay completion time and the average 100% playtime.

  • a sock puppet
    a sock puppet Month ago +1

    Really love your style of writing reviews. I got a good chuckle out of comments like "a Ron-Weasley type broom" and the MC's parents spending too long at a free love festival lol.

  • Michael Benjamin
    Michael Benjamin 25 days ago

    I noticed what you said about the soundtrack as well before I saw this video. I appreciated that about the game as well. I would hear a familiar chord arrangement, but it's actually an original score. When you said that I felt understood lml.

  • halfawake454
    halfawake454 Month ago +3

    Been eagerly awaiting the reviews for this game to drop. It's been my most anticipated game since it was announced but have been trying to temper my excitement so that I wouldnt get too disappointed if it turned out poorly. So glad to hear it's getting good reviews. Feels like a sigh of relief as much as excitement.

    • ViolinChick5
      ViolinChick5 Month ago

      You described how I’ve been feeling too. I was scared to get my hopes up so I didn’t. Love the Potter universe too much to have my heart crushed. I’m beyond thrilled the devs have delivered on their promises and then some!

  • pressrepeat2000
    pressrepeat2000 Month ago +8

    Interesting that the game looks so amazing, and much better than what we saw in trailers and previews. Normally it goes the other way! Worth buying for the ability to visit the Hogwarts world alone. Glad they made the game and story great too.

  • Blindsyde
    Blindsyde Month ago +1

    Glad to hear this seems to have turned out well. Can't imagine the pressure Devs must have felt trying to deliver

  • Pete Oliva
    Pete Oliva Month ago +276

    You and SkillUp are my most trusted opinions online and If at least one of you is really into a game, I'm pretty sure I'm going to enjoy it. If you're both really into it, even better! But just hearing your reaction alone lets me know that this is the game I hope it would be and looking forward to diving in.

    • Βασίλης Γαζέπης
      Βασίλης Γαζέπης Month ago

      @JZ He was more diplomatic. That's all. Not like John from digital foundry that he shamed his self very badly with what he said on twitter. Truth is there is some kind of war on the internet about this game. Very weird behaviours. I myself got the game and think is very very good. There is no way someone can find big flaws other than technical issues.

    • D V
      D V Month ago

      @Pete Oliva FH5 is definitely a good game, I still play it...but the reviews overall paint FH5 as the best FH ever and it just isn't.

    • Skai
      Skai Month ago +2

      @Pete Oliva It wasn't a terrible game, but he failed to mention the broken promises that CD Project Red made for the game. There was supposed to be all these different mechanics such as wall-running, vehicle combat, etc.. and the open world was supposed to be truly alive with NPC's having schedules. The decisions that you make throughout the game had very little impact on the world as well. I dunno, I get how some people enjoyed the game, but when I played it, all I could think was "Is this all there is?." Glad you enjoyed it tho :)

    • Matt Richard
      Matt Richard Month ago

      Skillup tends a bit left on politics so I'm not surprised at all that he's dodging a review on this so he doesn't incense the mob if he likes it.

    • Pete Oliva
      Pete Oliva Month ago +1

      @D V He adored Rollerdrome and so do I. I hated Deathloop after not believing it could be that bad and bought it anyway and I should have listened to him. FH5 is an amazing racing game despite having no soul.

  • Ml33tninja
    Ml33tninja Month ago

    Sounds amazing! I'll grab it in the summer. I have too many other open-world games to start first. Can't wait to see this game first hand

  • chris williamson
    chris williamson Month ago +3

    I don't normally pre-order games in fear that they will fall flat for my hard earned money, but this game was a different story. So excited to play early with the Delux edition! Thanks for the great review and further settling my head that I made the right choice in pre-ordering.

    • Mandroid45
      Mandroid45 Month ago

      Just to point out, don't preorder, separate from the controversy. Preordering enables companies to fund development studios less and create time constraints in the future. Also emphasis on company, as they are the ones publishing the game not making the game there's a difference

    • Joker
      Joker Month ago

      @Benjamin Perez very much so worth it, the game is amazing

    • Benjamin Perez
      Benjamin Perez Month ago +1

      Soo... worth it?

  • Jose Santiago
    Jose Santiago Month ago +29

    I love that this game is being so well received and is estimated to be an absolute smash hit

    • Mike Rob
      Mike Rob Month ago

      Wouldn’t say it been completely well received. Watch out for random spoilers. People have been posting them in protest. I accidentally stumbled on some via random memes. What can I say? Memes are my crutch.

  • Anthony
    Anthony Month ago +27

    I've come full circle. Harry Potter had a huge hand in developing my tastes, and to see it flourish into something like this is a childhood dream come true. I can't speak for everyone of course, but personally, this game came at the tail end of an integral shift in my train of thought. I'm 27 now and life is nothing what I thought it would be, for better and worse (in some cases). The Wizarding World has stayed alive in my head through all of it. As for gaming, I've had an ear to the ground for decades at this point and this feels like a good time to slow down and reevaluate my relationship with it, especially considering my backlog of games I've yet to touch or really give the time they deserve. I'm incredibly thankful to have the experiences I've had, and for the opportunity to play this work of love. That said, Hogwarts Legacy will spark my exodus.

    • Anthony
      Anthony Month ago

      @Thomas Jefferson Thanks Tom

    • Thomas Jefferson
      Thomas Jefferson Month ago +1


    • Anthony
      Anthony Month ago +1

      @NoBody From what I can tell, life's full of things we deem real or important but are in actuality bread and circuses.
      I like bread and circuses lol.

    • NoBody
      NoBody Month ago +1

      Imagine if your identity had been built on something real lol or your own hidden esoteric history…. Nah bread and circuses instead
      I get what you’re saying tho. The wizard world speaks to our collective consciousness for a reason

  • Ares
    Ares Month ago +47

    Imagine if combat worked this way in Harry Potter movies, people getting juggled and thrown around (or smashed multiple times on the ground) and Harry knowing more than 3 spells throughout all his education

  • Zachary Town
    Zachary Town Month ago

    ACG reviews are a game changer, no pun intended! Just bought Hogwarts Legacy. Tons of fun!

  • Michael Johnson
    Michael Johnson Month ago

    So....I can't believe that the games to help facilitate us from these dark gaming days are Dead Space and Hogwarts. I love the fact that Dead Space has been absolutely stunning of a remake and Hogwarts looks to be a banger of a game. Thanks for the review!

  • Luk
    Luk Month ago

    fantastic review, glad you and skillup still roll these out like its no effort.

  • Swat7334
    Swat7334 Month ago

    Finally a game that was always going to be hyped might actually deliver. A rare occasion these days.

  • tiotito31
    tiotito31 Month ago +2

    I really hope they didn't buy him off for this good review, because this has me excited.

  • Color of Grey
    Color of Grey Month ago +176

    I have to say, I really like the number values for damage are digestible, so to speak. I get the Vegas-style glam for every one-hit skeleton in Vampire Survivors being worth 3 billion points, but just seeing the number "6" pop up for a direct wand hit in this video honestly hit just right; when another hit shows "30," it does feel that much more clear how significant it is.

    • RYO-kai
      RYO-kai Month ago +1

      I appreciate smaller numbers. I also like when they start small and grow appropriately. (When you get to 100k and 1m it starts to feel pretty silly.) In a lot of JRPGs, the general size of your damage numbers grew throughout the game naturally, offering a sort of global reference for how powerful you were. Like Final Fantasy, going from small 2-digit numbers through 3-digit and up to 9999 as you progress. On the flipside, ARPGs like Horizon Zero Dawn might see 2-digit normal attacks and 3-digit hard hits with a much smaller increase from beginning to endgame, and it also works. Hogwarts Legacy seems more in line with the latter. We'll know from experience soon enough!

    • Leaf
      Leaf Month ago

      @Purvdragon-sensei yeah the numbers mean nothing then. Oh I'm able to do a more difficult greater rift while having no idea what the numbers popping up on screen mean

    • Leaf
      Leaf Month ago

      Diablo 3 damage numbers.....

    • Mike Buonfiglio
      Mike Buonfiglio Month ago +3

      This is how the Dragon Quest series has always approached damage values, and it's appreciated.

  • mistergianpaulo
    mistergianpaulo Month ago +2

    Thank goodness theres a review that isn't bogged down by the issues surrounding the IP. Great review of the game.

    • William McLeod
      William McLeod 26 days ago +1

      Yeah the whole Rowling being a transphobe and the goblins being incredibly antisemitic is a real drag. Personally I'm waiting til Rowling takes her organized mind on the next great adventure to play it because I can't personally justify letting her have a single red cent of my money, what with the racist tropes about native americans not having wands and needing to be civilized by European wizards and the fact she gave the Tories a million pounds to help defeat Scottish Independence because she didn't want her castles taxed, but if you just want to live out a childhood fantasy, I'm not gonna judge you too harshly for it. I just personally need to wait.

  • James Wasdin
    James Wasdin Month ago +1

    This looks really, really promising. Been a while since I last touched a Harry Potter game, last one being the Quiddich game on PS2. Thanks again Karak for your helpful review!

  • tyree brown
    tyree brown Month ago

    I was waiting for you. I don't use "trust" for youtube, but I swear you earn it with every video. All the thanks man. Always consistent with the information and delivery! I AM READY to go down this rabbit hole!

  • Metrack
    Metrack Month ago +2

    Even if I have very little relationship with the IP, aside of the movies, I am happy the HP fans finally have a good triple A game, I even want to try myself later on.

  • Tero Lehikoinen
    Tero Lehikoinen Month ago

    The only review I need to see! Thanks man great review as always, can't wait to play the game. I hope there's not bad performance issues (on PC).

  • ¡T2FarLOP3zzz !
    ¡T2FarLOP3zzz ! Month ago +83

    Ahh, how refreshing to hear this in this age of video games! Thank you, sir.
    It's hard to keep excitement for games going when the expectations devs present us with never come to fruition. This video was a great way to start my day.

  • Adam Lawrence
    Adam Lawrence Month ago

    The only review I was waiting for and as always worth it! Thank you 👍🇦🇺🌟

  • GhostFusion27
    GhostFusion27 Month ago

    The game seems very happy for a lack of a better word. I'm really hoping there's horror elements here. I want it to feel eerie, creepy, dark and so on.

  • Lone Wolf
    Lone Wolf Month ago +3

    Been with you a long time; never disappoint. *Great review* once again. Thanks

  • N D
    N D 19 days ago +3

    Strange times we are living in, Gamespot is giving honest reviews and independent youtubers are the one's ignoring and barely mentioning glaring issues.

    • Grimoire Weiss
      Grimoire Weiss 14 days ago +3

      Strange times indeed. It feels like the game is stuck between angry woke mob and fanboys who ignore many obvious problems. Many people somehow struggle to do a review where they objectively analyze the game. I am sure I know how people felt playing this game. I felt that "magic" too in the first hours. Devs certainly did a solid job but this is not pinnacle of gaming. Maybe because it's very popular IP it attracted a lot of normies who haven't seen a good game in their whole life.

  • Cooper
    Cooper Month ago +219

    Man it looks amazing. The detail in this game is really impressive.

    • Bush Monster
      Bush Monster Month ago

      @Beaconing fully blind lol

    • Maru
      Maru Month ago +2

      @Samiul Islam the footage is very compressed and over sharpened, watch a different video of it maxed out on PC and say that BS again...

    • _Ellibre_
      _Ellibre_ Month ago

      @Beaconing nah, probably missing some brain.

    • Beaconing
      Beaconing Month ago +7

      @Samiul Islam
      Are you half blind?

    • Blart Boy
      Blart Boy Month ago +5

      @Samiul Islam cringe

  • Mystere13
    Mystere13 Month ago

    What a great game. The music was Amazing, the traversal through the game was on point and i loved the Skyrim style exploration aspect.

  • Vetisu _
    Vetisu _ Month ago

    this is the review i was waiting for. i had my doubts about how good the game was actually going to be behind te hype and your reviews are the only ones i trust.

  • Konuvis
    Konuvis Month ago

    Fantastic review Karak! I'm definitely going to get this.

  • Thom Curry
    Thom Curry 26 days ago +1

    Got 50 hours myself now. Think you're review is spot on. Cheers.

  • Leonardo Legacillius
    Leonardo Legacillius Month ago +1

    Im actually surprised... how "complete" this game looks, to be honest I thought it was just going to be a cash grab for just having the Harry Potter IP, I might give this game a try, and as far as customization goes, Im sure the modding community on PC is gonna take care of that haha

  • Walker Best
    Walker Best Month ago +109

    Thanks ACG, I really appreciate having a reviewer that I trust. You’ve never done me wrong!

  • Just
    Just Month ago +1

    Would you recommend playing on hard? Or is normal good enough? I like a challenge but don't like dying in the same area more than like 3 or 4 times lol

  • 210gremlin
    210gremlin Month ago +5

    Thank you for providing an in-depth review that doesn’t spoil specific moments of the game. This is very rare these days

  • Nizizumi
    Nizizumi 29 days ago +1

    I have one massive complaint about this game though. Why can't I sit in benches or change the day by sleeping in the house common room? Those small details would help so much.

  • Gamer Tagged Media
    Gamer Tagged Media Month ago +1

    Can we just take a moment to applaud the quality of this 4k capture. Good lord, it's pristine!

  • notyetdead
    notyetdead Month ago

    Awesome review, always the first place to come for a decent review, thanks. Game does look good, I'll need to see if I want to start another open world game though, I never get round to finishing them!

  • votequian
    votequian Month ago +57

    I'm so glad this is good. We've been desperately grasping for a fantastic Harry Potter gaming experience for 2 decades now and it seems to have finally arrived.

    • Moe Lester
      Moe Lester Month ago +1

      @cyberharleysamurairealiti ❄️❄️❄️

    • TheAlmightyJ
      TheAlmightyJ Month ago +1

      @Bodacious117 She does hold some pretty terrible opinions that have no basis in reality, yes.

  • Clover
    Clover Month ago +1

    I bought the game based on this review and it's so amazing, one of my favorite games ever.