In the end, I’m probably gonna buy and play Hogwarts Legacy. I love open world RPGs, I love create-a-character stuff and I still love the Wizarding World. It may have all been created by a terrible TERF, but being able to create my own wizard and send them wandering around a fully realized Hogwarts? This is gonna be too good to pass up.
Playstation and the game developers released this huge look at the game yesterday and every single thing in this video is exactly what I want to hear.
Create-a-character looks great. We’ve got a ton of outfit choices as well. I’m shocked that the game will diverge on which house you get to join, that’s insane. Are there going to be four different games? Surely the game changes depending on your House, right?! The wand fighting looks cool and fluid. The world looks huge and open worldy. The classroom stuff looks straight out of Bully, which is exactly what I want.
This game looks great and now I’m very excited to play. This is gonna be a helluva year for video games! Hogwarts Legacy is due out at the end of the year, but there’s a good chance it’ll get delayed — which I have no problem with! We’ve waited this long, I’m more than willing to keep waiting if they need to make the game more perfect.
We’ve got a big Batman movie coming out this weekend, so big studios are putting out big trailers for their next big movies. That’s how this system works. The problem is that I don’t particularly care about Morbius or Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.
I have as much interest in the upcoming Morbius movie as I do in the character of Morbius himself, which is very little. I think this movie is going to flop hard.
I just don’t find anything about this movie appealing. I don’t like Jared Leto in the lead role. I don’t like the CGI vampire facepaint. I don’t like the weak attempt to cast him as an anti-hero. I don’t like all the cringy references to Venom. I don’t like shoehorning Adrian Toomes into this movie to try and leech off the MCU. None of it looks good!
Then we’ve got The Secrets of Dumbledore, a seemingly sad and pathetic attempt to keep this franchise alive.
Don’t get me wrong, Harry Potter is still a strong franchise. I’m probably gonna play that Harry Potter video game when it comes out, but mostly because I love create-a-character open world games. But surely the franchise has taken a lot of hits lately, what with J.K. Rowling coming out as a huge bigot and the last Fantastic Beasts movie just being pretty bad.
But they’re trying again, so I guess more power to them?
Both Morbius and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore come out in April.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is coming! And proof that nobody originally intended this to be a 5-movie epic is that “Fantastic Beasts” umbrella. It just doesn’t work anymore. But who am I to judge? I’m not making movies. I’m just sitting here amazed that somebody in power feels this franchise has legs.
I did not like the last Fantastic Beasts movie. I have zero interest in Dumbledore’s secret brother. This franchise has one job: just tell more stories in the Harry Potter Universe. And yet two films in, it’s already upturned the table and is just gonna go hog wild doing whatever it wants. More power to it, I suppose.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore arrives in theaters on April 15.
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!