Hogwarts Legacy proves once again that an open-world game can actually be entertaining. At the moment I’m even too addicted to the game to get around to a review, maybe it will be published sometime next week. With the game, developer Avalanche Software has taken itself to unprecedented heights in one fell swoop.
Because get on with it, you’ve got a group of fans who want the game Cancel and on top of that, you’re best known for Disney Infinity and Cars 3: Full throttle for the win. Then you come up with one of the most charming games of recent years, with a combat that is constantly fun. And sure, you’re a mass murderer in the game, and a thief, and a freedom robber of the local wildlife, but just about everything in Hogwarts Legacy is fun, and that’s pretty good in an industry that’s totally lost when it comes to open world games.
As if they weren’t doing well enough, the developer has now announced that there are no plans for DLC (via FCC).
“We’ve been really heads down bringing [Hogwarts Legacy] to life, so at the moment, there are no current plans for DLC.”
Of course, it is possible that they are now thinking about extra paid content, but basically DLC was not thought about during development. That would be unthinkable with a Ubisoft, for example; During the first meeting, they already think about how to cut a game like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla into as many small pieces as possible. Not that the game is small; because after dozens of hours of interchangeable gameplay, you’re still not halfway there, only to be “treated” to adventures in Ireland, Paris and a mythological world, something that doesn’t fit into the DNA (haha) of Assassin’s Creed at all. Yes, you use science fiction to put yourself in the shoes of your ancestors, but after that, once in the old days, the intention was to paint a reasonably historically accurate picture of the time you are in.
Anyway, long story long, the result is that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla doesn’t cost sixty or seventy euros at all (yes now 20), but has a complete edition (still) with a “value” of 140 peak. No money really, because then you have the season pass and the premium starter package, no money for a boat and a cool spear. But fear not, the game is so insufferably long that you can speed up the process with the help of Helix points, which are not included in the COMPLETE EDITION, because imagine getting almost a quarter of PSVR2 help to get through that game a little faster than four hundred hours!!!! 1!! 1!
So. Buy Hogwarts Legacy.