Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is amping things up by introducing the patronus charm spell for players to take advantage of, adding a powerful and exciting new element to the Harry Potter game which takes a focus on you, the player, as a new student entering the Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry to forge your own path in the famous magic-filled world that fans know and love.
The game itself has been out for a while now but the patronus charm which is now available for players is part of a new adventure that is being added to the game. The adventure sees players coming up against an unknown evil that they will need to confront and eventually defeat, but not before learning the patronus charm from Tonks and her jackrabbit named after the spell.
In addition to this sidequest event going on players will also get to call their newly-learned patronus their own in more ways than one, and that's because each player's patronus will be unique. Hogwarts Mystery will give players the ability to make certain choices during this quest which will help shape the patronus charm that they learn, meaning it will be different than the one learned by other players. The charm will also be shaped by attribute levels.
If this is your first introduction to the game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery lets you start off as a new student attending the school in the first year, which includes being sorted to a particular house, and then continues through each year at the school all the way up to a fifth year student, so there's plenty of gameplay to chew through.
There's also a level of customization to your experience as you can alter different aspects of your character avatar upon starting the game, including hair style and hair color, gender, skin color and more so you can make a character that's just as unique as the patronus charm you'll learn during this new sidequest adventure, which will be imperative to saving Hogwarts so future generations can continue to attend and learn.
Though Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is listed as an adventure game there are plenty of RPG elements included like leveling up your character as well as the character customization that allows you to create a unique avatar. This gives the game a nice level of depth and more robust gameplay experience that should help players stay engaged.
Players will also be able to utilize social features like bonding with other students of the same house and competing against rival houses. You can even go on other sidequests with those friends which will help build those relationships even further and unlock other game content.
Naturally, if you're a big fan of the books and the films and have always dreamed of being a Hogwarts student yourself, this will be your best bet to achieving that goal, at least until Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game is released. The game also promises to continue expanding on content by adding in new adventures and sidequests to look forward to which is great if you're considering playing this game for quite some time.