- Hogwarts Legacy 2 needs better endgame content than just collectibles to sustain long-term interest and engagement.
- The lack of post-game content in Hogwarts Legacy leaves players seeking more, especially those who have completed all optional activities.
- Implementing a New Game Plus mode in Hogwarts Legacy 2, with new quests, gear, and cosmetic items, could enhance replayability and offer a fresh experience for players.
Hogwarts Legacy is chock-full of activities for players to complete, and among those activities are a nearly overwhelming number of collectibles for them to find, including 33 peculiar Demiguise statues. Although these Demiguise statues (and the game’s other collectibles) can be obtained before the story ends, many players have found themselves still seeking the statues out, even after the credits roll.
Given the massive success of Hogwarts Legacy, a sequel is bound to happen. However, packing the game full of collectibles to provide the illusion of endgame content may not be enough to sustain the game long-term. Avalanche will need to seriously consider the longevity of Hogwarts Legacy 2, and the content it places at the end of its main story will ultimately determine that.
What to Expect From Hogwarts Legacy in 2024
Hogwarts Legacy continues to captivate players with its original interpretation of the wizarding world, but not much might be in store for it in 2024.
Hogwarts Legacy 2 Will Need a Better Endgame Than Collectibles
Hogwarts Legacy 2 Should Have More Post-Game Content
One of Hogwarts Legacy‘s most glaring issues when it comes to its endgame is that players only receive two additional quests upon completing the game, with one of them being tied to the game’s most prevalent collectible — Field Guide Pages. This also means that players can technically complete one of those quests before the credits roll, as every Field Guide Page is obtainable prior to the main story’s conclusion. This makes for an unfortunate lack of post-game content for Hogwarts Legacy players, especially for those who ensure they’ve completed every optional activity the game has to offer before moving on to the end of the story.
In light of this, it would do well for Hogwarts Legacy 2 to have more post-game content. As Hogwarts Legacy ended with a major decision, perhaps Hogwarts Legacy 2‘s post-game world could be influenced in some way by a choice of similar impact and offer new quests to players that are unique to the decision made. Another option for Hogwarts Legacy 2‘s endgame would be to include an endless dungeon mode where players can continue strengthening their witches and wizards by obtaining increasingly powerful gear. Something similar to Diablo‘s endless progression mechanics would certainly go a long way in the world of Hogwarts Legacy.
Hogwarts Legacy 2 Could Feature a New Game Plus Mode
One feature that Hogwarts Legacy lacked that has become common to similar games is a New Game Plus mode. Traditionally, New Game Plus has allowed players to begin a second playthrough with the skills and armor they obtained in their previous playthrough of a game, but many developers have begun evolving that traditional formula into something more long-term. Starfield‘s New Game Plus, for instance, not only allows players to utilize a second playthrough, but the universe changes each time they begin anew. While Bethesda wasn’t the first developer to attempt a New Game Plus of this nature, it’s surely a sign of things to come in the world of gaming.
Hogwarts Legacy 2 could implement a New Game Plus mode similar to those currently being developed in games. Perhaps new quests not featured in an initial playthrough could become available during New Game Plus. In addition, new gear, cosmetic items, and collectibles could also become attainable, either in the world itself or through new quests. Finally, as Hogwarts Legacy dropped players into its world as a fifth-year student, perhaps a New Game Plus playthrough of the game would allow them to start with even more experience, thus changing the way other characters interact with them.
It will be interesting to see what Avalanche does with Hogwarts Legacy 2, especially when it comes to the sequel’s endgame. While many players have found themselves periodically returning to the developer’s beautifully crafted open world, there are still a great portion of them who desire more from its endgame. Hopefully, Hogwarts Legacy 2 manages to be just as wondrous as its predecessor, if not more so, especially in the endgame.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy
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- Harry Potter
- February 10, 2023
- T For Teen Due To Blood, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Use of Alcohol
- How Long To Beat
- 26 Hours
- PS Plus Availability