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The new Harry Potter Game Disappoints Fans Everywhere

Fans of Harry Potter have been waiting for a new video game for years. When Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery finally released, fans were instantly turned off by the game’s microtransactions. People are even claiming that these microtransactions are directly targeted at children.

The biggest gripe with the new Harry Potter game is its energy system, a system that mobile gamers are all too familiar with. An energy system is basically a timer that runs out as you play the game. It takes energy to complete tasks and progress in the game. Players can purchase more energy with cash, creating one of the harshest, most common pay-to-win systems in gaming today.

The Devil’s Snare, a plant that should be familiar to all Harry Potter fans, is a random event in the game. When a player is captured by the Devil’s Snare, even if they have full energy, they must either put the game down or be forced to shell out real world cash to be freed. This is an example of a money-hungry game that is abusing the curiosity of children.

Errors concerning canon are also prominent in the game, showing that the developers did little research during the creation of the game. One of the most obvious canonical errors is a particular broom that didn’t exist in the Harry Potter universe in 1984, the time in which the game takes place.

This game has left a sour taste in the mouths of Harry Potter fans everywhere. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was anticipated as a great RPG for mobile devices, but upon release it has been bashed and criticized into notoriety.

With lootboxes and microtransactions coming under scrutiny from governments all over the world, it is interesting to see if government regulation will be sped up due to this world-renowned IP.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery has Cut the Costs in the Real-Cash Shop

Fans of Harry Potter received a new video game for their mobile devices, but they were less than satisfied when they realized it was completely pay-to-win.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery uses an energy system similar to city builder games. The game limits your activity based on the amount of energy you have. If you have no energy, you can’t advance. The only option you have is to put the game down for a few hours ot pay real cash to continue playing.

For example, in the Harry Potter books and movies, the Devil’s Snare is a plant that traps individuals in its vines, but will release a person when they relax. In the video game, it is impossible to escape from the Devil’s Snare unless you have full energy. The Devil’s Snare is a nightmare for gamers. When you are capture by this plant, your only option is to put the phone down and wait or shell out hard-earned cash in order to be released from its grasps.

Taking into consideration the popularity of Harry Potter and the controversy surrounding loot boxes and other microtransactions in some country, it will be interesting to see what comes of video game microtransactions if the new Harry Potter gains mass popularity.

The outrage against Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was so bad that the developers of the games have cut the cost of the real-cash shop.

Not everyone is seeing these price cuts right away. Screenshots show that some people are seeing the lower rates, but others are still seeing the expensive, original prices.

If you would like to try the Harry Potter game for yourself, it is available now for Android and iOS devices.