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  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks Ай бұрын +1946

    The game I dreamed of as a kid is finally here

  • GG256
    GG256 Ай бұрын +186

    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 Ай бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын +1

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

    • GG256
      GG256 Ай бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын +2

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

  • Javi The Platinum Hunter
    Javi The Platinum Hunter Ай бұрын +55

    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!!

    • AztekSupreme
      AztekSupreme 3 күн бұрын

      Ooo I did like the cars game though , I was very little though

    • Nagappan VR
      Nagappan VR 16 күн бұрын +3

      They also worked on Mad Max, which is underrated IMO

  • Tom Bystander
    Tom Bystander Ай бұрын +94

    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 Ай бұрын

      @Diego Vera Such a great detail!

    • Diego Vera
      Diego Vera Ай бұрын +4

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

  • Pars R
    Pars R Ай бұрын +112

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

  • TNTspaz
    TNTspaz Ай бұрын +317

    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 28 күн бұрын +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 28 күн бұрын

      As opposed to figuretively so?

    • tam tri
      tam tri Ай бұрын


    • GG256
      GG256 Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +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

  • unvrknow22
    unvrknow22 Ай бұрын +2131

    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 9 күн бұрын

      @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 9 күн бұрын

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

    • Drunk Husband
      Drunk Husband Ай бұрын

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

    • tartatovsky
      tartatovsky Ай бұрын

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

    • Drunk Husband
      Drunk Husband Ай бұрын

      @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.

  • Spongebob Story
    Spongebob Story Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +3

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

    • Francis OfFilth
      Francis OfFilth Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +2

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

    • Dmac
      Dmac Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +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

  • Maehedrose
    Maehedrose 22 күн бұрын +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.

  • Siegfried Armory
    Siegfried Armory Ай бұрын +61

    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 Ай бұрын

      This is a great idea!

    • prod. joku
      prod. joku Ай бұрын

      Could be dlc down the line

    • Moses Douglas
      Moses Douglas Ай бұрын +1

      @zjoee Garrus 😆

    • Baz B
      Baz B Ай бұрын +3

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

    • zjoee
      zjoee Ай бұрын +24

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

  • R3b_Rook
    R3b_Rook Ай бұрын +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 18 күн бұрын

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

    • endocry
      endocry 19 күн бұрын

      @bruh you mad?

    • bruh
      bruh 22 күн бұрын

      @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 23 күн бұрын

      @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 23 күн бұрын

      @Dean Gregoric lmao ER has a story you either a.) watch KZclipr 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.

  • 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.

  • Martin
    Martin Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын


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      doan tran van Ай бұрын


    • Chris Redfield
      Chris Redfield Ай бұрын

      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 Ай бұрын +1

      Almost like they cared about the game they were making lol

    • Rebelscum264
      Rebelscum264 Ай бұрын

      @Sarahnade you seem very bitter and angry mate

  • MetalOxy
    MetalOxy 24 күн бұрын +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.

  • WhoHasALife
    WhoHasALife Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      ACG is the best reviewer out there.

    • Evil_Befall
      Evil_Befall Ай бұрын

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

    • Jerm
      Jerm Ай бұрын +1

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

    • Jourden Paolini
      Jourden Paolini Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +5

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

  • Svarthol Stjörnuson
    Svarthol Stjörnuson Ай бұрын +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.

  • Tony L
    Tony L Ай бұрын +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

  • Luis Lithgow
    Luis Lithgow Ай бұрын +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.

  • Jake Adams
    Jake Adams Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

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

    • Jack
      Jack Ай бұрын

      These DEVS these ***DEVS***

    • Peautiful Benis
      Peautiful Benis Ай бұрын

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

    • Sholva
      Sholva Ай бұрын

      @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.

  • Big Time Knights
    Big Time Knights Ай бұрын +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.

  • Erik Hendrickson
    Erik Hendrickson Ай бұрын +5

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

  • Stefan Dalton
    Stefan Dalton Ай бұрын +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!!

  • ConjuringFire
    ConjuringFire Ай бұрын +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

  • Shawn McClard
    Shawn McClard Ай бұрын +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

  • Marcus S.
    Marcus S. Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      @AllYourBase it isn’t

    • grandchefauto
      grandchefauto Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

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

  • good vibes
    good vibes Ай бұрын +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!

  • Macro Content
    Macro Content Ай бұрын +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.

  • Emmi
    Emmi Ай бұрын

    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

  • Travis
    Travis Ай бұрын +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!

  • halfawake454
    halfawake454 Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      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!

  • FaT - Caught On Camera
    FaT - Caught On Camera Ай бұрын +4

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

  • SimplyDed
    SimplyDed Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

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

    • RogThePirate
      RogThePirate Ай бұрын +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.

  • It's Just Jess
    It's Just Jess Ай бұрын +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. 😍

  • Shadow Weaver
    Shadow Weaver Ай бұрын

    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.

  • Cheezy
    Cheezy Ай бұрын

    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!!

  • Rory Rubymace
    Rory Rubymace Ай бұрын +339

    Comparing the open world to a mullet was absolute poetry.

    • Moe Lestin
      Moe Lestin Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +9

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

    • ACG
      ACG  Ай бұрын +56

      It really is too

  • cat nap
    cat nap 29 күн бұрын

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

  • The Stowaway
    The Stowaway Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      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

  • BlackTiger001
    BlackTiger001 Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +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.

  • pressrepeat2000
    pressrepeat2000 Ай бұрын +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.

  • Mpbattista
    Mpbattista Ай бұрын

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

  • Alyx Oj
    Alyx Oj Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын +1

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

    • Incurable Romantic
      Incurable Romantic Ай бұрын

      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 Ай бұрын

      @Jonathan S. Cry about it.

    • Jonathan S.
      Jonathan S. Ай бұрын +3

      @Will Bearheart cringe

  • KiLLHawKK
    KiLLHawKK Ай бұрын

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

  • Christopher Michael Duncan
    Christopher Michael Duncan Ай бұрын +1

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

  • Marion Lang
    Marion Lang Ай бұрын

    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

  • a sock puppet
    a sock puppet Ай бұрын +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.

  • chris williamson
    chris williamson Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      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 Ай бұрын

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

    • Benjamin Perez
      Benjamin Perez Ай бұрын +1

      Soo... worth it?

  • paintsplatta99
    paintsplatta99 Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын


    • Jonny- B
      Jonny- B Ай бұрын

      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.

  • Brandon Heisler
    Brandon Heisler Ай бұрын +3

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

  • Damackism
    Damackism Ай бұрын

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

  • Graham Gault
    Graham Gault Ай бұрын

    I'm not sure if he mentioned it but I think what would make this game fun is if you had your own sorcery room where you create your own spells and armor and collectibles and trophies hanging up.

    • OneMoreWin
      OneMoreWin Ай бұрын +2

      They actually do give you your own room (room of requirement) that you can customize and add earned items, brew potions etc.

  • 3therSpark
    3therSpark Ай бұрын +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 28 күн бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын

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

    • Mike
      Mike Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +5

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

  • Joseph Croutcher
    Joseph Croutcher Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +1

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

    • SL4PSH0CK
      SL4PSH0CK Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

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

    • J. Cassette
      J. Cassette Ай бұрын +1

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

    • Richard Rocha
      Richard Rocha Ай бұрын +6

      A game review made your year?

  • Zachary Town
    Zachary Town Ай бұрын

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

  • Sigvulcanas
    Sigvulcanas Ай бұрын +1

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

  • Eiad Tarabulsi
    Eiad Tarabulsi Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      Y’all still hype modern day video games? 😂

  • Ml33tninja
    Ml33tninja Ай бұрын

    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

  • tiotito31
    tiotito31 Ай бұрын +2

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

  • Brassmonkey4416
    Brassmonkey4416 Ай бұрын +200

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

    • L
      L Ай бұрын

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

    • Luke Skywalker
      Luke Skywalker Ай бұрын


    • S H
      S H Ай бұрын +1

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

    • creaminthebank
      creaminthebank Ай бұрын +3

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

  • Swat7334
    Swat7334 Ай бұрын

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

  • Chokyo
    Chokyo Ай бұрын +176

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

  • Vetisu _
    Vetisu _ Ай бұрын

    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.

  • James Wasdin
    James Wasdin Ай бұрын +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!

  • Luk
    Luk Ай бұрын

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

  • Dox
    Dox Ай бұрын +2413

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

  • Jose Santiago
    Jose Santiago Ай бұрын +29

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

    • Mike Rob
      Mike Rob Ай бұрын

      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.

  • BCrx
    BCrx Ай бұрын

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

  • tyree brown
    tyree brown Ай бұрын

    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!

  • Adam Lawrence
    Adam Lawrence Ай бұрын

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

  • GhostFusion27
    GhostFusion27 Ай бұрын

    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.

  • Ares
    Ares Ай бұрын +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

  • Gamer Tagged Media
    Gamer Tagged Media Ай бұрын +1

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

  • Joshua Minke
    Joshua Minke Ай бұрын

    Its crazy to think that a development studio who's last game was Cars 3. Was able to achieve something like this.

  • Metrack
    Metrack Ай бұрын +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.

  • RealGamer
    RealGamer Ай бұрын

    This is the first game I've bought day one since Fallout 4. It's downloading now, and I actually feel excited for a game. Haven't felt that joy in years, and I don't even like Harry Potter that much but this game just looks beautiful and fun.

  • Skreamies
    Skreamies Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      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. :)

  • Color of Grey
    Color of Grey Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын

      Diablo 3 damage numbers.....

    • Mike Buonfiglio
      Mike Buonfiglio Ай бұрын +3

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

  • The Most Average Man
    The Most Average Man Ай бұрын +2

    As a person who's grown up reading the books and playing the games, I'm so happy to see how well this game was made. It's complex with it's dueling system, you get freedom of exploration but also the fun experience of going to school with adolescent witches and wizards. It isn't perfect (no Quidditch?) but it's a damn great game and makes you feel like you're apart of the world.

    • RogThePirate
      RogThePirate Ай бұрын

      No Quidditch really hurts tbh, especially since the broom flying is SO damn on point. It feels exactly like you'd think it should feel.
      I really do hope they will eventually patch it in or make it an expansion or whatever.

  • Michael Johnson
    Michael Johnson Ай бұрын

    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!

  • Xavier
    Xavier Ай бұрын

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

  • Nerd Nerd
    Nerd Nerd Ай бұрын

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

  • john wall
    john wall Ай бұрын +2

    These reviews are the best man, not too spoilery and give the info I need. I genuinely thought this would be another boring Ubisoft style open world with millions of icons and dead world, but this review convinced me to buy it.

  • Pete Oliva
    Pete Oliva Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      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 Ай бұрын +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.

  • Brian Pierce
    Brian Pierce Ай бұрын +3

    I was never a Harry Potter fan, but this game looks like tons of fun! I may look into getting it for PS5 when it's cheaper. Thank you, as always, for the fantastic review!

  • Melissa B
    Melissa B Ай бұрын

    This looks pretty good, wondering how it will do on my pc. Might be worth trying on Steam thanks for the review.

  • Just
    Just Ай бұрын +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

  • notyetdead
    notyetdead Ай бұрын

    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!

  • Anthony
    Anthony Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      @Thomas Jefferson Thanks Tom

    • Thomas Jefferson
      Thomas Jefferson Ай бұрын +1


    • Anthony
      Anthony Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +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

  • JJScrotus
    JJScrotus Ай бұрын +27

    I'm shocked by how good this looks. I really thought I was going to hold it against them leaving Quidditch out.

  • Leonardo Legacillius
    Leonardo Legacillius Ай бұрын +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

  • Hazzmatt Plays
    Hazzmatt Plays Ай бұрын +1

    The game is brilliant but I do have a few complaints:
    The map is really confusing and hard to use for me
    A lot of the game feels very confusing
    Having to redo your appearance and manually equip every new item is really annoying
    The game feels quite slow (I’m only 8 hours in so this might change)
    These are not at all deal breakers and I am loving the game but these are just the main issues I am finding

  • RatedRaven
    RatedRaven Ай бұрын

    My only concern when i saw the PR stuff was the combat feeling "modernized", but seeing this review really put those concerns to rest.

  • Invis
    Invis Ай бұрын

    I was excited for this game pretty much since it was announced, but with all the controversy surrounding it I’ve been questioning whether or not I should get it. But I’m a sucker for a good fantasy world and this game does look pretty damn fun

  • saramations
    saramations Ай бұрын +2

    I'm glad you said something about how the avatar always looks same-ish. I know videogames always use pretty much a similar character base, especially if they use digital face scanning, but in legacy they seem very "Gooback"-ish. 😅
    It's like, the characters aren't diverse at all, you can just change how long you've been tanning. 🙄
    Oh well.

  • ¡T2FarLOP3zzz !
    ¡T2FarLOP3zzz ! Ай бұрын +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.

  • 210gremlin
    210gremlin Ай бұрын +5

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

  • Clover
    Clover Ай бұрын +1

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

  • Graham Wellington
    Graham Wellington Ай бұрын

    Yeah, I’ve been waiting for this “review” for a long time. I don’t trust anyone more than ACG when it comes to honesty and depth.
    I’m not even a big Potter fan but goddamn it looks incredible, glad to know it lives up more or less.

  • Brapcast Podcast
    Brapcast Podcast Ай бұрын +1

    The Incredible depth and absolute humor in this has won you a subscriber!

  • Tero Lehikoinen
    Tero Lehikoinen Ай бұрын

    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).