Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
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Developer: Jam City, Inc.
Content Rating: Everyone
YOU have been chosen to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Embark on your own adventure in this all new RPG set in the wizarding world, years before Harry Potter received his Hogwarts letter. Explore never-before-seen rooms of Hogwarts Castle and investigate ancient mysteries. Learn powerful magic and knowledge from Professors Dumbledore, Snape, and more. Duel against your rivals and forge alliances with new friends to help you on your adventures. As part of WBIE’s Portkey Games label, this groundbreaking mobile game puts you at the center of an all-new story in the wizarding world. When your mettle is tested, what kind of witch or wizard will you be? A heroic Gryffindor? A cunning Slytherin? You decide! After all, this is your Hogwarts story.
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I have a Marauder’s Map plaque in pristine condition, I’ve gotten a wand from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, and I even own a replica of Lucius Malfoy’s cane wand. I am the target market, but even I couldn’t look past the gratuitous microtransactions that actively prevented me from enjoying Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. It’s a shame, because otherwise it has a charming world with a fun story to tell.
It might not go down as the best Harry Potter video game ever, but it offers some stretches of fun that you won’t find anywhere else, and the guess here is that Jam City will be dreaming up more to throw into its world for some time to come.
In its current form, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a complete and utter disappointment, and not a good start for the Portkey Games label. The game fails to take player choice into account in any meaningful way, the gameplay is shallow, and its free-to-play model is designed to frustrate and bore players into buying microtransactions.