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Back in my day, we didn't have fancy open-world Harry Potter RPGs like Hogwarts Legacy. We had to make do with slightly janky, lovingly made action platformers on the original PlayStation to get our simulated wizarding world fix instead.
Not that I'm complaining. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone was a pretty wonderful experience on the OG PlayStation, giving Potter fans everywhere their first taste of what it might be like to explore Hogwarts. Its sequel, Chamber Of Secrets, was even better. It helped that it had far superior versions on the PlayStation 2 and GameCube that made the iconic school and its surrounding areas look better than ever before.
Take a look at Hogwarts Legacy in action below:
Back then it was hard to imagine a Harry Potter game looking much better. Of course now we have Hogwarts Legacy to look forward to, but anyone who wants to bathe in nostalgia while keeping one foot in the modern world will no doubt be delighted to learn that somebody is working to remaster Chamber Of Secrets in Unreal Engine 5.
As you can see below, the wonderfully named FakeFace has borrowed assets from the original game. But they've also used the power of Unreal Engine 5 to include things like improved animations, greatly enhanced textures, and even a dynamic new weather system. It's pretty slick, and doubly impressive when we consider this is pretty much the work of one dedicated fan.
It's worth noting that it's still early days for the project, and it's highly unlikely to ever see an official release. Heck, I'd be amazed if Warner Bros doesn't step in to cancel it before the remaster is finished, but let's hope not, eh? We need something to play while we wait for Hogwarts Legacy, after all.
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