Magic is part of the order of the day at Hogwarts Legacy. Where, according to Lore, the whoosh and wagging is just as important as the correct pronunciation, we simply press a button in the game. This is obviously not immersive enough for some fans, who instead use a mod to roar magic into the microphone themselves. And yes, debate is key there too.
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This mod only lets you do magic if you pronounce Leviosa correctly
That’s how it’s done: With the PC mod with the simple name “VoiceSpells” you can bind the execution of certain spells to your voice. The mod uses the voice recognition of Windows itself, but you must have English installed as the language Ready to go.
Now if you want to cast a spell, you just have to say it out loud (of course with a connected microphone.) This sounds pretty simple at first, but you have to pay close attention to your pronunciation. If you speak too slurred or get confused, the program cannot recognize the voice command.
That makes the game a lot harder, but also more realistic – after all, it’s called Wingardium LeviOsa in the movies and not Leviosaaa, as Hermione would probably say.
The only drawback with the mod: How PC gamers reported, you should expect a small delay before your spell is cast in-game. The mod is therefore only partially suitable for combat. But maybe it’s still worth it to hiss Avada Kedavra into your mic and see your on-screen enemies drop dead. In addition, the normal key commands continue to work if you get stuck with Expelliarmus, Arresto Momentum and Co. too often.
How do you like the idea of casting spells with the voice?