If you told Harry Potter fans just ten years ago that the future would consist of a game that allowed you to live your wildest dreams as a student at Hogwarts, the reaction would have been overwhelming. Hogwarts Legacy is just such a game, but its release is hampered by controversy due to J.K. Rowling's transphobic actions. Many fans of the Wizarding World chose to boycott the game in order to demonstrate their support for the trans community and reject Rowling's harmful
The reviews for Hogwarts Legacy are mixed, but generally positive, making a boycott more difficult for some avid gamers. Here's a list of ten magical alternatives to play while you're waiting for Hogwarts Legacy.
Fictorum is a fun game for those who want to master challenging spells and become spell casters capable of wielding unfathomable power. Despite these limitations, players begin the game as a powerful magic user, yet there is a lot of fun to be had with the game. Magic is both customizable and destructive in this world, which allows players to wipe out entire towns fairly early on.
Forspoken, a game created by Square Enix, allows you to experience magical powers in a different world. Frey is sent from her Manhattan life into a new one, equipped with newfound abilities and a talking bracelet named Cuff. The battle animations are wonderful, and Frey is a refreshing protagonist who curses just as much as we would if we were suddenly transported into a magical world.
The Elder Scrolls
The Elder Scrolls catalog is a great option for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in a magical world. These games take place in an open-world environment, and players may choose to customize their characters and weapons according to their needs. Like Hogwarts Legacy, the Elder Scrolls program is a great option for those who want to experiment and experiment.
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Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time is a great escape for those who want to get lost in a magical school. The story telling and voice acting are superb, and, despite repetitive gameplay, Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time is a delight.
Three Houses in the Fire Emblem
Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a great alternative to Hogwarts Legacy, which focuses on a tactical turn-based gameplay. The academic setting gives players a similar Hogwarts-like feeling.
Avencast: The Mage's Rise
Avencast: Rise of the Mage is a 2007 action RPG that includes a powerful spell-casting system. To keep battle from becoming too repetitive, players may customize spells with a variety of key combinations.
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Spellcaster University is a great magical option for those who like The Sims and Animal Crossing. Players run their own Hogwarts-adjacent school and choose the subjects, decor, and even who to accept.
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Ikenfell is a fun turn-based RPG that leans on the old setup, posing players as a newly discovered magical ability, and has a diverse cast of LGBTQ+ characters that complements the game's music.
Mages of Mystralia is a fun adventure game that follows a young lady who discovers her unique magic ability. She must embark on a quest to learn how to utilize her newfound powers. Along the way, players will encounter other hidden mages, battle monsters, and delightful puzzles, all of which help reveal Mystralia's hidden secrets.
Witchy Life Story
Witchy Life Story is a wonderful game for experienced wizards who want to get away from monsters and enjoy a quiet time with your crow. In order to improve your reputation, your grandmother assigns you the task of rescuing the town's harvest festival — hopefully proving you're a stand-up witch in the process.