Hufflepuff is a home not a house.
Over on the official YouTube account for Hogwarts Legacy, the team behind the title delighted us with four videos showcasing all of the Hogwarts common rooms — Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Today, we're taking a look at the mysterious and ever-elusive Hufflepuff common room!
As one that heavily associates with the Hufflepuff house, I was ecstatic upon finding out that it had finally been revealed! Especially as I've been so smitten by everything showcased from Hogwarts Legacy thus far. Did it live up to my expectation? Let's find out.
Hufflepuff Common Room — How Does It Look?
The first image that greeted me was a top-down shot of a cosy, almost elvish room. The beautiful synergy of earthy colours and arched shapes brought a sense of peace and tranquillity, only enhanced further by numerous plants. The more shots panned throughout the common room, the more excited I got about it — it was evident that nature had inspired the design for this room, and I was all for it.
My favourite shot is when the camera positions itself behind the character, showcasing the room around them; the overall design and structure of the common room felt a lot like a house. It made me think of one of my favourite Hufflepuff traits — that we are welcoming. Our Hogwarts house is more like a home to all who need it.
There are no words to describe how happy and satisfied I am with what the developer has done with it! Perhaps the room isn't what I imagined, as I had pictured it might be similar to the Gryffindor one, except more yellow. But, scarily enough, everything about it — the soft colours, the gentle curves, and the elvish touch — resemble what my style of decor is.
Does It Represent Hufflepuff?
I believe so. I think it's no coincidence I felt at home whilst watching the video — not because I identify with the house, but because the room itself invited me in. I believe many others who see themselves reflected in the Hufflepuff values will be happy to see a common room that inspires happiness and tranquillity. I mean, we need somewhere to go after all that hard work and loyalty!
Delve into a magical story and live the unwritten with Hogwarts Legacy! Finally, explore the never-before-seen common rooms, and live your magical fantasy of attending Hogwarts — your letter is written, and your owl arrives on the 10th of February, 2023!