After a long wait, Hogwarts Legacy is coming out. The thing is, not everyone’s excited about the release. J. K. Rowling’s TERF controversies have overshadowed the reputation of the game already, even to the point where some streamers and those who have pre-ordered the game are being harassed and publicly shamed on social media for even purchasing it. Here’s the thing — J. K. Rowling is still going to be rich no matter how many people buy the game, and hating on everyone who purchases it seems rather unreasonable.
Another source of controversy for today’s release is the belief that the game will be unfinished, as well as frustration with the high cost of the game. However, many Harry Potter fans think the game looks incredible, and they’re looking forward to living out their wizard-themed fantasies through the game. But with all the discourse about the game online, it’s hard to enjoy things on the day of the big release. Here are some memes about the whole mess.
A Game Is a Game
I honestly hope this SpongeBob format catches on, because it’s perfect. That’s my only opinion on this whole issue.
Harry’s New Wand
Still Better Than “Cho Chang”
The way J. K. Rowling names characters has also been a source of jokes and controversies because, well, “Cho Chang,” for example.
Finished? On Time?
I Just Want to Be a Wizard
Just a PSA: if you don’t want to buy Hogwarts Legacy, that’s a valid choice. But that doesn’t mean you should harass the people who do. It’s just common decency to mind your business