Some players believe that Hogwarts Legacy is lacking in terms of having any real consequences for their actions while students.
Hogwarts Legacy sees you as a 5th-year student transferring into the magical school of witchcraft and wizardry, Hogwarts.
During your tenure as a student, you can explore the lands outside Hogwarts, attend classes, and form friendships with students and professors.
But it seems that players feel that, as a student, they have an incredible amount of freedom.
Players Believe Hogwarts Legacy’s Lack of Consequences Hurts Immersion
In a Reddit post by Dreadpirateflappy, players discussed how the lack of consequences in Hogwarts Legacy hurt their immersion and overall feeling of being a student.
For example, players face no consequences for sneaking around Hogwarts and even entering Professors’ dormitories or offices at any time of day despite being new students.
There is one mission where players must quietly move about a restricted area to help Professor Moon and learn Alohomora.
But as soon as the mission ends, players can head back inside and explore the area without any consequences.
The Unforgivable Curses are the ultimate evil, and any wizard or witch that uses them earns a life sentence in Azkaban.
But in Hogwarts Legacy, players can freely use all three of these curses without fearing too much backlash.
If you use them in front of students, you’ll hear a few gasps from students, but nothing that really affects the player.
A few other comments also noted that one of the biggest aspects of being a student at Hogwarts, House Points, was missing from the game.
There is no real way to represent your house in Hogwarts Legacy, and the Common Rooms also feel like an afterthought. There isn’t much reason to return to them in Hogwarts Legacy.
Strangely, Hogwarts Legacy also offers no morality mechanic despite the developers wanting to allow players to carve their own path as a wizard.
Sure, you can become a Dark Wizard in terms of the spells you use, but in the game, you’ll always be the 5th-year transfer student and treated as such by the NPCs.
You can read the entire conversation in the Reddit post below: