The days until the Hogwarts Legacy debut are presumably already being counted down by fans of the Harry Potter books. However, before we delve into the universe and secrets that Avalanche Software has prepared, let’s take a look at a contrast that places a brand-new, fantastical adventure against the backdrop of the role that Electronic Arts has developed. Even though the games are many years apart, they both take place at the renowned School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince made its premiere in 2009 courtesy of programmers working at Electronic Arts. The production garnered scores of 60–66%, and the reviewers focused particularly on the poor and condensed plot (we could learn about the events in just 3–4 hours, and completing all side quests extended gameplay to around 8 hours), among other things.
While the plot of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince did not particularly amaze, fans of the universe were given the chance to see a number of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry classrooms, which were cleverly contrasted with the most recent Hogwarts Legacy. Because Avalanche Software and Electronic Arts heavily took inspiration from the descriptions in the novels to faithfully recreate the ambience of the old facility, we will frequently encounter scenes that are strikingly similar to one another or even identical.
Although the names are 14 years apart, we immediately conclude that the teams used the same source materials after exploring the many hallways, classrooms at the school, and facilities grounds. Please note that the action of the future role-playing game occurs many years prior to the events of Harry Potter and his friends’ stories.
Because it appears that we don’t need to worry about the length of the journey, we can only hope that Hogwarts Legacy will have an engaging tale and varied gameplay.