Harry Potter is a world wide phenomenon. A celebrated book series, popular movies, it’s own amusement parks and various video games for different platforms. The numerous adventures of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley inspired millions of kids, young teenagers and adults likewise. And now you can explore Hogwarts and it’s fantastic riddles by yourself. With Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.
Ever since J K Rowling published the first book in the Harry Potter series, I have been absolutely in love with the franchise! I have read every single book several times, watched the movies more times than I could count, and now I'm branching out and taking part in the Harry Potter gaming universe. As soon as I found out I could create my own character that could attend Hogwarts, I knew I wanted to download Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery to try it out.
The graphics remind me very much of what a cartoon version of the Harry Potter movies might be like, but not in such a way that felt too childlike or watered down. I also enjoy that I can attend real Hogwarts classes like spells and potions, and other magical skills.
The very first thing you'll have to do after you download Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is to create your character. You can customize the way they look, choose their gender, and pick which house you want them to represent.
I was anticipating which character I wanted to choose when I started playing so you can imagine my delight when I realized I could truly create my own Hogwarts story! Being able to choose a character of your own and play them any way you choose really helps to immerse you deeper into the game and creates a truly unique experience.
Whether you want to behave like a Malfoy, or you want to master the art of the high road like a Grainger, the decisions you make when interacting with the other players will greatly affect the outcome of your game.
If you choose to play like a Potter and make heroic choices, then you will have a lighter more pleasant experience. However, if you choose the darker path through your actions, then your story will certainly take a much more macabre turn!
I love that the developers created a way to shift your story depending on the interactions you have with other characters. It really makes me stop and think about what I am going to do, which also keeps me hooked into the game!
My only complaint with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is that I can't play the game offline. You must be connected to a network or Wifi in order to play the game, so that means my hopes of progressing my story on any long flights are dashed.
Although it isn't the worst thing in the world to complain about, there are times I like to go off the grid and completely lose myself in a good gaming session without the worry of having people text or call me; because of this, I often look for games that can be played while my phone is in airplane mode.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery truly gives fans the idea of what it must feel like to actually be a student at the infamous academy. My only other wish for the game is that at some point there is a pay to play title that will take out the need for saving up lives so that you can progress. If I could binge-play this game for hours on end I would probably never put it down.
If you are as big a fan of Harry Potter as I am, then you have to download this game and experience life at Hogwarts for yourself.