Hogwarts Legacy fan discovers hidden mechanics, hints bigger full-release plans
Fans of the recently released Harry Potter RPG, Hogwarts Legacy, have discovered some interesting details about the game's mechanics that were not implemented
A fan of the recently released Harry Potter RPG, Hogwarts Legacy, have discovered some interesting details about the game's mechanics that were not implemented. These hidden mechanics suggest that the developers had bigger plans for the game's design than what was eventually released. It is highly anticipated that these details might appear in the full release of the game.
One such detail is the game's "sneaking" mechanic. During a particular quest, players are trained on how to turn invisible at night to avoid getting in trouble. However, in the actual game, there is no penalty for being out at night. Fans speculate that the developers may have removed detection mechanics for being out at night due to it being unfun.
Another notable aspect is the game's potential morality system. The dialogue options to be mean for no reason during several quests hint at a more robust morality system that was never implemented. The existence of optional curses that lead to two different endings further suggests that the developers may have planned to include a more complex morality system that allowed players to shape their character's personality and actions.
Finally, there is the issue of Ancient Magic sites. In the game's south, there is at least one Ancient Magic site that did not initially allow players to use flight. This design choice is peculiar, given that players are allowed to use their brooms throughout the rest of the game. Fans speculate that the Ancient Magic quests may have initially been designed to be completed on foot, and the ability to use brooms was added later in development.
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While these hidden mechanics are fascinating, it's unclear why they were removed from the final game. Some speculate that it was due to time constraints, while others believe it was a conscious decision by the developers. Regardless, these hidden details have sparked a discussion among fans, and many are left wondering what other secrets are still waiting to be discovered in Hogwarts Legacy.
Hogwarts Legacy is available now on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X.