Can you be an evil witch or wizard in Hogwarts Legacy?

“There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.”


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When playing an RPG, you want to feel as immersed into your character as possible. You are the one calling the shots, so rightly, you should be the one choosing the path they go down. In Hogwarts Legacy, you would hope you are building the witch or wizard you always dreamed of being when you received your acceptance letter from an owl to the school of witchcraft and wizardry. That being said, if you want, can you be evil in Hogwarts Legacy?

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Can you be a dark witch or wizard in Hogwarts Legacy?

Unfortunately, while Hogwarts Legacy is a good game and a lot of fun, the RPG elements are lackluster. While you do create your own character and can make various choices throughout the game, they don’t really let you stray off from the pre-determined story path. To this point in our playthroughs, we have yet to see an example of your character able to become evil; they can just say snide remarks to other people in conversation. Even with Avada Kedavra being a usable spell in the game, there is no evidence that you can become an earlier version of Voldemort.

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It is disappointing that there is no morality system at play in Hogwarts Legacy. Being able to truly make a path for yourself at this school would be really cool. That being said, being able to freely explore the castle grounds and interact with a lot of the facets of the area is a big improvement on the nothing we have gotten in the franchise for years in video games. Hopefully, someday in the future, we will get a more dedicated roleplaying game that gives even more freedom.