A clip from Hogwarts Legacy animation is doing the rounds on Reddit, and not for the reasons that make the upcoming fantasy game good. The (very brief) clip shows an NPC student walking a path outside Hogwarts Castle, and it’s, admittedly, pretty tough. The biggest issue commenters have noticed is that the character’s passive leg slides backwards when the other is moving, almost as if they are trying to moonlight.
However this is not the only issue. There is a general sense of heaviness to his movements and a highly deliberate feel to his steps. Unless they’re pretending to be some sort of monster or something, most people barely lift their feet and don’t put them down, and it doesn’t seem like it’s something of a magical creature to care about. Extensive text.
Warner Bros. and Avalanche recently announced that the release date of Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed to February instead of releasing around the holiday season. Likely to be fine, but it was enough to make most commentators agree that the delay was absolutely worth it.
“I thought it sounded a little weird,” said one commenter. “Same here too, but now I’m glad they delayed the game. I’d rather wait 2 months to see this kind of stuff in the game,” said another in response.
Others were willing to see the lighter side of things, rather than take it too seriously as part of an oddly animated game.
“It’s the late 1800s, we don’t know what the normal way is to walk back,” said one.
Whatever has improved between now and launch, we still won’t see Harry Potter in Hogwarts Legacy. The RPG runs for more than a century before Harry moved into the hallowed halls of Hogwarts, but it still leaves plenty of other creative callouts to the series, from common rooms to historical figures, and more.
There are still plenty of upcoming PC games to be excited about in 2022 and some great RPGs to keep you company until then.