6 Reasons To Play “Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Mystery”

by Megan Hemenway
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It’s no secret that the “Harry Potter” franchise just keeps growing and growing. From the books, movies, merchandise, and spinoffs, there is no lack of HP content. However, now you can have “Harry Potter” right in your back pocket. “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” is an iOS and Android game that allows you to live out your very own “Harry Potter” experience.

Here are six reasons why we love “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery:”

1. It’s Your Own Adventure

While most “Harry Potter” games have you following the plot of the novels as Harry himself, “Hogwarts Mystery” is different. In this game, you create your own character, get sorted into a Hogwarts, and attend Hogwarts in the years before Harry finds out he’s a wizard. Therefore, you really get to live out your own Hogwarts fantasy by creating an avatar, using your own name, and creating the story that you want to create without the restrictions of the novels.

2. There’s Plenty of Story

Along with having your own character, “Hogwarts Mystery” also provides you with an interesting plot. So, don’t be fooled. Your Hogwarts experience won’t be completely trouble-free. As you play the game, new problems and interactions occur which put you into some seriously sticky situations. This is what makes the game so fun because it gets you into the typical “Harry Potter” mischief in a new, exciting way.

3. The Fun Really Lasts

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While many story-type games only last so long, “Hogwarts Mystery” really draws out the story so you can keep coming back. When you play, you’re able to go through all seven years of Hogwarts, but not without learning some spells along the way. The game provides you with a variety of quests and jobs that you must complete in order to move forward. Fortunately, this makes the game last a long time so you can truly enjoy the fun.

4. You’re Truly a Student

Remember when we mentioned learning spells? Well, in “Hogwarts Mystery” the magical classes from “Harry Potter” are exactly how you remember them. As a player, you must attend classes like Charms, Potions, and Transfiguration so that you can gain skills to use throughout the game. Not only that, but you’re also able to use magic in other ways. One especially cool feature is the ability to battle with other players across the world using the spells you’ve learned. You also have your own dorm room where you can keep your pets and achievements. These parts of the game make it truly immersive.

5. Your Character Grows as You Play

Of all the amazing features that make up “Hogwarts Mystery,” one truly special part is the stats the game gives your character. As a choose your own adventure game, all of your choices reflect who you become in the game. Therefore, the app keeps track of your characteristics such as your bravery, intelligence, and kindness levels. Not only is it interesting to see how your actions affect your character, but it also comes into play later in the game.

6. The Old Nostalgia Factor

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Lastly, but certainly not least, games like these always have one common factor; they produce nostalgia that cannot be replicated anywhere else. “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” creates a world in which so many fans want to be a part of. How many young children and adults alike have dreamed of attending Hogwarts? Now, it’s possible to do it with just the click of a few buttons. You’ll also see familiar faces from the series along the way! Being able to experience all of your favorite characters in your own way really makes “Hogwarts Mystery” stand out among other games.

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While marathon-watching the “Harry Potter” movies or rereading all the books can give you a nostalgic thrill, “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” is an easy and fun way to get the same experience. By just downloading it on your phone, you’re able to be a Hogwarts student and have a completely new, mischievous adventure. Once you start, you’ll never want to put it down.

Are you ready to download “Harry Potter: Hogwart’s Mystery?” Let us know what you think!

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