When 2023 first started, Hogwarts Legacy was one of the most anticipated games for the first half of the year. Hogwarts Legacy was pushed back to 2023 when it was supposed to come out in 2022. Despite all of the delays, Hogwarts Legacy shattered records and sold 15 million copies around the world.
The staggering amount of sales gives pretty good justification for why reviewers loved the game so much. But there was a lot from the game that was apparently missing. In a recent data mine venture, a YouTuber has discovered quite a bit of cut content from Hogwarts Legacy. It looks like there was even a morality system that was cut out of Hogwarts Legacy.
What is The Hogwarts Legacy Morality System?
In Hogwarts Legacy, your path is pretty much set in place. There is not much you can do at all to deviate from the path you will eventually end up on. The end of the game has two endings, and you choose your ending at the end of the game. But there was supposed to be a morality system in Hogwarts Legacy that would have given players a lot more deviation in the game.
YouTuber GrandTheftDiamonds took a peek at the data files for Hogwarts Legacy. From there, they got a lot of information about the morality system that was removed. In Harry Potter, you had the ability to break locks and use Unforgivable Curses quite freely. However, the morality system was supposed to keep players in check.
You would lose morality points in a number of ways. They would include losing House Points or even criminal points that would lead to a game over if you accumulated too many. Players might have gotten a game over if they used too many Unforgivable Curses in public. Not just that, but you would lose points if you got into too many fights or stole from other people.
Does Hogwarts Legacy Need A Morality System?
Although the morality system would have been interesting, it is probably for the best that Hogwarts Legacy did not have one. There was a lot of freedom of choice in Hogwarts Legacy, which reviewers and fans enjoyed. Given how many copies of the game were sold, no, Hogwarts Legacy did not need a morality system.
It does feel a bit silly to cast an unforgivable curse in front of someone with no consequence, but in the end, it did not really detract from the story of the game. However, it would be interesting to see if Avalanche Software applies a morality system in their next game.