On Switch, the open world of Hogwarts Legacy is no longer seamless

The Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy no longer has a seamless open world, according to a new comparison video.

After numerous delays, the game was finally released on Switch today, and on Mark Walker’s YouTube channel Fill He posted a video showing how it compares to other versions.

While the Switch version is distinctly less visually detailed than other, more powerful platforms, Walker says the game “could have been a lot worse” and that the game on mobile devices in particular “runs reasonably well.”

However, Walker goes on to point out what he calls a “major flaw” in the Switch version, which is the loss of a seamless open world.

In the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series

However, Walker explains that on Switch, when a player enters Hogsmeade, they have to sit through a loading screen that lasts between 30 and 50 seconds.

He then points out that while other versions let you enter stores directly from the street in Hogsmeade, another loading screen appears on Switch.

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“One of the most attractive things to me when I first played the game [on PC] “It was just being able to look at the stores and walk in the door,” Walker says. “Unfortunately this is no longer the case.

“When you get to the door, you’ll feel greedy with the option to load [via button prompt]”And then you’ll have to wait — you guessed it — 30 to 50 seconds for that internal part to load.”

“None of these things are deal-breakers for most people, but in terms of gameplay, having to load between each store in a town of about 10 to 15 buildings, it definitely affects the flow,” Walker points out.

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He also notes that players who have never experienced the game on other formats may be more forgiving of loading screens, because “they won’t know anything different,” and that “generally being able to play the game on Nintendo Switch in first place is kind of amazing.” .

Hogwarts Legacy was comfortably the best-selling game in Europe in the first half of 2023, selling over 12 million copies in the first two weeks after the PS5, Xbox Series

It was released for PS4 and Xbox One on May 5, with Warner announcing that the game had surpassed $1 billion in retail sales and sold over 15 million copies.

The release of Hogwarts Legacy came amid significant controversy over book author JK Rowling’s publicly stated views on transgender rights.

Despite the good performance, some Harry Potter fans boycotted the match due to… General comments from Rowling He is viewed by many as transphobic (for full details on the situation, we recommend This article is from Sahar).