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  • Summary: YOU have been chosen to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Embark on your own adventure in this all new RPG set in the wizarding world, years before Harry Potter received his Hogwarts letter. Explore never-before-seen rooms of Hogwarts Castle and investigate ancientYOU have been chosen to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Embark on your own adventure in this all new RPG set in the wizarding world, years before Harry Potter received his Hogwarts letter. Explore never-before-seen rooms of Hogwarts Castle and investigate ancient mysteries. Learn powerful magic and knowledge from Professors Dumbledore, Snape, and more. Duel against your rivals and forge alliances with new friends to help you on your adventures. As part of WBIE’s Portkey Games label, this groundbreaking mobile game puts you at the center of an all-new story in the wizarding world.
    When your mettle is tested, what kind of witch or wizard will you be? A heroic Gryffindor? A cunning Slytherin? You decide! After all, this is your Hogwarts story.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 8 out of 14
  1. Apr 26, 2018
    80
    It might not go down as the best Harry Potter video game ever, but it offers some stretches of fun that you won’t find anywhere else, and the guess here is that Jam City will be dreaming up more to throw into its world for some time to come.
  2. Apr 26, 2018
    79
    The visuals are okay, and the sound is great. The on-rails experience means you aren't going to get lost or confused, and always know where to go or what to do next. I like the mini-games for casting spells, making potions, and dueling since they have intuitive controls. Tough choices are going to be made, and I like that it affects the dynamic storyline. I just wish that the timers and energy system weren't the way they are, and that customization options were a bit cheaper.
  3. May 2, 2018
    60
    Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery is very interesting for casual gamers and fans of the series. But the gameplay lacks potential and the game is frustrating when asking you to wait or pay for energy. The game has a lot of content, but it only succeeds in killing time.
  4. May 4, 2018
    40
    Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a dull game with a great concept, made borderline unplayable by its hyper-aggressive monetisation.
  5. May 11, 2018
    40
    Too slow and based on micropayments to be really entertaining.
  6. May 3, 2018
    35
    Despite a magical setting and engaging premise, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’s abhorrent microtransactions drain almost all life out of this mobile RPG.
  7. 20
    Not so much a video game as a shameful attempt to convince children to spend their parents’ money on expensive microtransactions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 30
  2. Negative: 24 out of 30
  1. May 29, 2018
    10
    At first, I thought this game was pretty bad, but after I gave it a chance, it was pretty darn good!
  2. May 15, 2018
    10
    Meru is perfect; She is completely flawless. As I played, I noticed that every time she looked at my character when he wasn't noticing her, IMeru is perfect; She is completely flawless. As I played, I noticed that every time she looked at my character when he wasn't noticing her, I could see her warm and happy smile. I just want to pat her head, hold her hand and stare into those tired purple eyes as I confess my undying love for her.

    I began marking on the back of an envelope every time she stole my heart. I stopped only after I had marked the envelope several million times. I was incredulous. The game is so governed by cliches and dead metaphors that Merula's utter existence is not in line with the style of writing. Later I read a lavish, loving review of Merula by the same Asuka Langley Soryu. She wrote something to the effect of, "If these kids are liking Merula at 11 or 12, then when they get older they will go on to like best girls." And she was quite right. She was not being ironic. When you love Merula you are, in fact, trained to love best girls.
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  3. Apr 26, 2018
    3
    Combining a time limit in which certain events have to be finished with an energy system where you constantly have to wait for it beingCombining a time limit in which certain events have to be finished with an energy system where you constantly have to wait for it being refilled to fulfill any actions, is the most dreadful thing I have ever come across in a "freemium" game.

    And sadly, the rest of the game - while showing some promising nuances and Harry Potter-flair are far from exceptional enough to make up for this.

    Really a wasted opportunity.
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  4. Jun 17, 2018
    0
    Nothing, I repeat nothing about this game is good or even decent. It's boring, ugly, and it forces some of the most egregiousNothing, I repeat nothing about this game is good or even decent. It's boring, ugly, and it forces some of the most egregious micro-transactions ever onto you. The game literally chokes your avatar until you pay up, or you have to wait 20 freaking minutes. And right after that the game makes you wait hours in total to get through the first year alone. Don't give a single bit of attention to this game. Expand
  5. Apr 29, 2018
    0
    very bad and just lives off the harry potter name but it a cash grab. nobody would play if it wasnt for 'harry potter' in the title
  6. May 3, 2018
    0
    I’m a huge HP fan, and habe to say that it is the worst “””game”” I’ve ever seen. Howcome they approve that thing to go out global knowingI’m a huge HP fan, and habe to say that it is the worst “””game”” I’ve ever seen. Howcome they approve that thing to go out global knowing it’s such a garbage? Nothing rescues it, nether the plot, nor the terrible animations, nothing to do but to press the screen, stupid actions when lesrning spells such as “eatch rowan” “daydream” really what?! Not even for an indie this could be at least acceptable. Expand
  7. Apr 27, 2018
    0
    Crap game man dont even bother wasting your time its dog all just rubbish and not good

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