Hogwarts Legacy Community Manager addresses low difficulty concerns and more

The recent Hogwarts Legacy game demo provided new information about many of the game’s mechanics and systems, but also seemed to point out how combat can be on the easy side. Fortunately, this does not appear to be the case, as the game was played by an expert player.

Speaking on the game’s subreddit, Hogwarts Legacy Community Manager FinchStrife addressed some difficulty concerns, confirming that gameplay demo footage was played on normal difficulty by someone who’s been playing the game for a long time, making everything look easy. Some of the attacks used, such as Unforgivable Curses, had crowd control effects that made the AI ​​look stupid, but that wouldn’t be the case most of the time.

Some feedback on combat was shown in Gameplay Showcase II.

  • The fight was on a normal difficulty level.

  • Andrew is a pro who has been playing this game basically every day for a very long time. Trust me, he makes it look easy.

  • Unforgivable Curses have some crowd control mechanics in their nature (AK causes a sort of “fear” effect, you can see enemies tremble after you cast it; Crucio stuns and knocks enemies out of combat briefly; Imperio turns an enemy on your side, which removes an enemy and now divides the rest group attention) and our use and use of all three in this demonstration has created some perceived “quietness” in the behavior of the AI. Plus, Arresto Momentum stops some enemies as well. Again, part of this is Andrew being very good at controlling his surroundings and managing a combative encounter.

The Hogwarts Legacy Community Manager also spoke about footage from the Dark Arts Battle Arena, highlighting how powerful Curses aren’t just delivered to players, as some time and effort must be put into the game to learn them.

  • Dark Arts Battle Arena gives you all three Curses to sample, but that doesn’t mean these spells are available throughout the game. They are optional, and are not distributed to the player immediately. For example, you can’t go around and learn AK ahead of time. Without saying too much, you should feel empowered and come with the narrative weight to support the choice to learn and use those spells (as we expressed in the trailer for Sebastian Sallow’s Dark Legacy and the option to learn/use Crucio).

Hogwarts Legacy launches on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S on February 10th, 2023. The game will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 4th and finally on Nintendo Switch on July 25th.

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