“Why do you want to play?”

file previews Harry Potter The game has fallen and all anyone can take away from it is players not being prosecuted or punished for crimes.

Hogwarts Legacy February 10 drops, lead designer Kelly Murphy said GamesRadar that it was necessary for the team to give players the option to play as a “dark witch or wizard”.

“This is the ultimate embodiment of role-playing: allowing the player to be evil,” she said. “Plus, this was important because it comes from a place of non-judgment by the game makers. If you want to be evil, be evil.”

The “if you want to be evil, be evil” mentality is the antithesis of the original books And Moviesthat emphasize morality, justice and love. In the game, players are allowed to use “Unforgivable Curses”, which are discussed at length in Harry Potter The series is used primarily by “evil” characters.

As a refresher, there are three unforgivable curses in this universe: Open Kedavra (killing curse), I am single (Cruciatus curse for torturing people) f empire (The curse of the imperious to control people).

Spells can be used on any character in the game – including fellow students – allegedly without penalty.

to TikTokersThe moral conflict may not be that deep. For the most part, social media seems excited about the idea of ​​wreaking havoc on the game, with some even joking that it’s like intersection between Harry Potter And grand theft auto.

One commenter “This game will have the Geneva Convention” books. amount of war crimes [and] The atrocities that will happen in the first week.”

“All of us… will Avada kedavra someone at least 5 times,” another He said. “If you say no to that, you’re lying.”

It’s hard not to relate to the game’s “non-judgmental” attitude surrounding controversy Harry Potter Author JK Rowling. discussions inside the games on whether buying and playing the game indirectly supports Rowling’s anti-trans comments. Rowling still Earn royalties from everyone Harry Potter Quotations.

Conflict between viewing Harry Potter In light of the nostalgia and long critical acknowledgment of the series comes in again Hogwarts Legacy When players are expected to stop a goblin rebellion. Pictures of elves and orcs at home in book The chain was It is called racist and antisemiticbut now the players will actively crush the population from … the struggle for rights.

“Why do you want to play a video game about putting down the rebellion of the oppressed?” One Twitter the user asked.

Alan Tew, the director of the game, was A.S About to address Rowling’s differences as directly as he could without actually naming it.

“I think for us there were challenges in every game we worked on,” Teo said. “We know our fans fell in love with the Wizarding World, and we think they fell in love with it for the right reasons.”

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