- Harry Potter has been insanely successful since its release.
- The HP mobile games have been mostly panned for their gameplay or lack thereof.
- A new HP mobile game has been announced, proving another chance for fans to lose faith in the brand.
Harry Potter has been insanely popular since it first appeared on the scene back in the late 90s. From a few books about a boy wizard to a global media franchise worth billions of dollars, J.K. Rowling’s creation seems to have taken on a life of its own. When it comes to movies and books, almost everything Potter-related has been of high quality. Video games? Not so much.
Most of the Harry Potter games were rushed out alongside the movies. They usually take on an action-adventure style, putting players in the shoes of the main character(s) at their school. Even though they aren’t the best, most Harry Potter video games are actually pretty passable. While many fans enjoyed these games, the same cannot be said for the mobile offerings.
Hogwarts Mystery was such a cash grab that it literally shows up when you google Cash Grab. (image edited for clarity) | Source: Google
A Mobile Games Cash Grab
It’s really sort of hard to blame either J.K. Rowling or Warner Bros. The mobile gaming market is like a siren call to many companies because it has the potential to draw in so much money. From YouTube ‘celebrities’ to brands, everyone has got a mobile app of some sort these days. It’s just such as shame that Harry Potter ones keep sucking so much.
Anyone who spent time online at all last year probably heard about Hogwarts Mystery. The new Harry Potter app was much anticipated,