Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery: Do we really need romance?

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The latest news is that a future update of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will include romance. Is this something we really need in a game?

When we heard that we’d get to go to Hogwarts, Potterheads around the world cheered. We didn’t have to return to the time we were 11 and wait for that highly anticipated letter by owl. This was our chance to make new friends and learn all about witchcraft and wizardry on our terms. And many of us jumped right in as soon as Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was released.

While there have been a few bumps along the way, it’s a fun experience for many. It’s only going to take us through the first couple of years of the school, but that’s all we need right now. Future updates will see us through future years of the school and that’s going to bring romance.

Photo Credit: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery/Jam City Image Acquired from ONE PR Studio.

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But do we really need romance in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery? Is this really necessary for a game that we initially joined purely for the fun of delving into the school’s lessons and getting the meet the professors? It seems a little too much like SIMs, which was always marketed as the chance to go through life so romance was expected.

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Harry Potter didn’t focus too much on romance

Let’s be honest; when you read “Harry Potter” you don’t see a lot of romance. There’s the odd inclusion for our main heroes and the odd other character, but the main focus remains on the actual magic and the wizarding war that’s brewing. The focus is on this Boy Wizard, who learns about his destiny but also learns that his destiny isn’t to fight alone; that it’s perfectly okay to rely on your friends for backup and turn to them when you’re struggling.

Photo Credit: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery/Jam City Image Acquired from ONE PR Studio.

The little bit of romance kept it somewhat believable for a boarding school that would see students reach the age of 18, but there was far more focus on the magical elements.

This is the way the game should be, too.

Of course, we have no idea how the romance will play out. Maybe it will be just a side story, keeping most of the focus on the magic. Maybe there’ll even be options to bypass the romance side of things if you don’t want to do it. But my gut instinct is that a game doesn’t need the romance. Can we just have fun in the magical world of Hogwarts?

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Do you want to see the romance in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery? Why did you sign up to play the game? Share in the comments below.

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