Howarts Legacy is unsurprisingly off to a big start in the gaming community. Despite the continued controversy of both its creator and its story, the game itself is too much of a juggernaut to be stopped completely. But with all the clamor about the game, you may have missed some of the information about what features the game has, or as the case may be doesn’t have.
Most modern games come with a suite of features to allow you to play with your friends in some form or another. Especially games based off of social properties like harry potter. Those common abilities are online multiplayer, where games can be played online, Co-op, where a pair of players can complete the story together, and crossplay, where you can play your same save file no matter which system you pick it up on, as well as the ability to play with friends on other consoles.
Does Crossplay, Multiplayer, or Co-Op exist in Hogwarts legacy?
Hogwarts legacy is set to be one of big games of the year. But you won’t get to do so with your friends around the world as a squad or team. Hogwarts Legacy doesn’t have any multiplayer or any long distance online capabilities to allow you to team up with cohorts of friends. Even the seemingly obvious pick of having communication within the house main rooms between house members is skipped entirely.
If you can’t play with a group of friends to create your own best friend squad and take on the dark lord, can you at least buddy up with a friend or little sibling and fight your way through the story together? Sadly, no opportunity for that either. Despite the continued chants of friendship and the strength of working together, there is no chance for you to work alongside a friend in the main story. There isn’t a Mario odyssey style “Assist” mode for siblings and grandparents to play along with either. No online co-op, and no much missed couch local co-op either. So any plans to play with someone else at all should probably just be gotten rid of.
If you’ve read this far in the article, you probably have given up all hope of this answer being good, and I’m sorry to say that much like the harry potter franchise, no good news has come out for a while about this one. Crossplay is often a huge convenience for games that are released on multiple platforms, allowing players to seamlessly pick up their game across different devices, or play online with players using other devices that wouldn’t normally directly connect, such as a PC and a Console game. Like any of the other common player enhancements on this list, crossplay is missing completely from Hogwarts Legacy. If you want to play a game where everybody plays magical people going on adventures with friends, might I suggest Genshin Impact?
Hogwarts Legacy: How Good Is The Character Creation?
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Hogwarts Legacy is just around the corner, and if you’re one of those people who always expected an owl to crash into your bedroom to give you a letter of invitation to the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry then congratulations, you’re still a child at heart. One of the many things that muggle-borns are keeping a close eye on is the character creation as this always has been a huge selling point for gamers who wish to see themselves in the game their playing. No argument needed there as it simply adds to the immersion. We’ll see just how good the character creation is by giving it a good wangle!
How Good Is The Character Creation In Hogwarts Legacy?
As the game is still said to be a “work in progress” not everything is set in stone just yet. There’s plenty of options to go through however so let’s see if you can either look like a Korean pop idol of some sort or a child that looks like a melting candle.
So the first thing you will notice once you go to the character creation screen is the plethora of Presets offered to you. This is a good start for players who just want to dive right in and explore the second-floor girls’ lavatory.
Once you have chosen your base look you will be taken to the Facewear section where you can choose your facial structure from a set of fifteen portraits. Some players may prefer having sliders when it comes to specific parts of their custom character’s face as they really have every intention to see a carbon copy of themselves in-game.
When you’re satisfied with the shape that you chose you can also go and specify a skin color and some glasses for your character. Hogwarts is known to have a rather diverse community of students so go be yourself and choose which suits you the best!
Moving on to Hairstyles you have two customization choices, your hair color, and the actual style of well, your hair! There can only be so many options for hair in any game as it’s quite difficult to build this from scratch compared to sculpting the bridge of your nose or adjusting the height of your temple.
Hair can be quite a delicate part of customization, especially when not all options are available to you. Nevertheless, you still have enough choices here to either look like Anton Chigur or The Daywalker. Props to you if you got any of that!
Next is the Complexion tab, you have the option to give yourself a slight blush if or some freckles and moles if you have any. We weren’t kidding earlier either when we said that you can look like you aged prematurely. That’s what the scars and markings are for! At the end of the day it’s all about getting your features down to a T!
On the following tab we have Eyebrows. Most options that we went through gave us the impression that everyone back in the 19th century had time to shave, and that’s a good thing! You can tell a lot from a person’s eyebrows after all. Just don’t get caught looking!
After choosing the shape that fits your fancy you can go and apply any color to it, most likely you will choose the same color you chose for your hair but hey, it’s your choice that matters here so go crazy! The same goes for your eyes as well.
For the final touch, you have four more options. You have two choices for your character’s voice which should’ve had more in our opinion. You can also change the pitch of that voice to resemble yours. Lastly you have your difficulty selection which is pretty straightforward, you also have your character name and which dormitory you want to be sent to.
The character creation in our opinion is good enough where it stands. It’s not great but it’s definitely not bad either. Having the option to choose a preset or create your own character completely from scratch (sliders and all) is a recent concept that players have been searching for a lot lately and it’s much appreciated that Avalanche Software gave that to us.
While others are happy with the choices they’ve been given, we can still see some possible complaints that will go after the Facewear section as limiting your features to only fifteen options is a very daring move given that there’s a chance that a player out there might not get the look they’re after.
It all just goes back to the sliders since this gives the player a more precise selection when it comes to making adjustments to their looks, plus there weren’t too many options for body-type either. It’s not a long list of shortcomings but you will have to take these into consideration if you’re the kind of gamer who spends more than an hour in the customization screen. We’re still looking forward to the game however so don’t let any of that bring you down. Thank you, and see you in the world of magic!