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I have not yet decided if I’m going to buy the recently announced video game Hogwarts Legacy, based on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I have been looking forward to this game since it leaked a couple years ago, but writer JK Rowling has proven herself to be a horrendous transphobe.
So at the very least, for now, I can speculate on what I’d like to see in a single player Wizarding World RPG.
I don’t have any real excuse to hide behind in wanting to play this game, like supporting the developers or death of the author. I just really love single player RPGs and I love the Harry Potter books/world. So for me, it’s going to be a matter of deciding between how much I want to play this game vs. how little I want to support anything in Rowling’s world, because of her toxic views against trans people. It’s a decision a lot of fans have been grappling with for years, and when Hogwarts Legacy comes out, it’s a decision I will have to make.
So join me after the jump for six things I hope to see in the game…things I may decide to never experience.Read the rest of this entry
Sony held a big Playstation 5 event yesterday and revealed all sorts of information. First up, the actual console will be released in mid-November. The main console will be $500, while a version that ditches the disc drive and is digital only will be $400. Either way, I’m not buying a console at launch, so I’m not worried.
Beyond that news, we got a ton of new video game trailers and peeks!
The biggest news is that the Hogwarts Legacy game has finally been revealed! There was a short, blurry video leaked a couple years ago that alerted people to the game, but now we’ve got a full trailer! With gameplay!
Granted, JK Rowling is a pretty rotten person these days for her anti-trans opinions. She’s bad news. So this will be one of those situations where we have to decide for ourselves how willing we are to separate a work from the author. I don’t think Rowling had anything to do with this game, but she’s definitely going to make royalties off the license. So you’ll have to decide for yourselves.
Personally, I’m probably in. An epic RPG where you create your own wizard and send them through Hogwarts? All this needs to be is Bully from Rockstar set in the Wizarding World and it’ll be a masterpiece.
Next up, how about a gameplay trailer for the Spider-Man: Miles Morales game?!
Looks like an excellent amount of more Spidey gameplay to me! I think they could have found a better villain than the Tinkerer, but who am I to judge? This one should be really fun.
Want to know what’s also fun? Apparently both Hogwarts Legacy and Miles Morales will be available on the PS4, which I currently own. I won’t even need to buy a PS5!
Next up is a teaser for God of War: Ragnarok. The first reboot God of War game was a masterpiece, so I’m sure this sequel will be just as amazing, if not moreso.
Strange that they’re already going with Ragnarok for the second game. What’ll they call the third?
Lastly we have Final Fantasy 16! How exciting. It’s hard to even remember that the Final Fantasy series is still ongoing. I enjoyed FF15, so surely 16 will be fun!
Looks fun, at least. The graphics definitely look amazing. Might I need a PS5 for this one?
Anyway, that’s all the games that were revealed/teased yesterday that I care about! Some are coming to PS4 and that will be good enough for me. I’ll get a PS5 eventually. All of these games have me excited!
I recently became a fan of the YouTubers at Girlfriend Reviews. They are fun, funnier and delightfully musical. Behold, their Fall Guys parody song!
Bonk My Head is a parody of Break My Heart by Dua Lipa, who I’ve never heard of before. I thought this was a Girlfriend Reviews original! Oh well. Parody is just as good! And hopefully I can make you all fans of Girlfriend Reviews.
I’ve been having a ton of fun playing Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout since it came out a couple weeks ago. It’s free on Playstation+ and also available on Steam for some money. It’s just a fun little game. And I like free.
This Honest Game Trailer sums it all up nicely. It’s colorful, it’s silly, it’s frustrating and it’s easy to dive right back in. I’ve won a dozen or so competitions at this point. And my bean is dressed like the Spot from Spider-Man fame.
So I’m having a blast!
The last trailer I have to show from DC FanDome is the trailer for the new Rocksteady video game: Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. It’s not a gameplay trailer, just a really fun cinematic that shows off the characters and scope of the game. It’s pretty cool.
We knew this game was coming in some form or another. I even did a List of Six on the game prior to FanDome, of things I want to see in the game. How many did I get right? A few…it’s set in the Arkhamverse, it’ll probably have the Arkham fighting style, it’s going to feature multiple playable characters, it’s going to target the Justice League and Harley Quinn is one of the stars. So that’s 5 out of 6 things I get!
No word on whether or not the Joker shows up…
Still, the game looks cool and should be pretty awesome. It comes out in 2022, so we’ve got a long wait ahead of us. But long waits are nothing new in video game announcements, so I can be patient.
Honestly, I am now much more excited about Gotham Knights…