Game of the Week | Pokémon Go

Pokémon GO

Developer: Niantic

Publisher:  Niantic

Size:  161 MB

Genre:  Augmented Reality

Release Date:  iOS & Android July 6th 2016


It is finally here! Pokémon GO the Augmented Reality mobile game has finally arrived. Yesterday I was bouncing back and forth from Summoners War to the App Store all day to make sure I downloaded the game. I wont lie I've never been a big Pokémon fan but I have always been intrigued by the games and this one with its real world setting has got me all kinds of excited. Here is a bit more information from Pokémon GO's wiki page: 


Pokémon GO is an augmented-reality game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices.[2] The game was released in July 2016.[3][4] The game allows players to capture, battle, train, and trade virtual Pokémon who appear throughout the real world.[4] The game is free-to-play, although it supports in-app purchases.[5] A small wearable device was released alongside the game, called the Pokémon Go Plus. The device uses a Bluetooth connection to notify users when a Pokémon is nearby with an LED and a light rumble, and is sold separately from the app.
Different Pokémon live in different areas of the world; for example, water-type Pokémon live near water. A wristband device called the Pokémon Go Plus will be available for use with the app, enabling a more heads-up gaming experience than Ingress provides.[dubious – discuss] The device uses Bluetooth technology to connect with the players smart device and uses vibration and a flashing light to alert the player of the presence of a nearby Pokémon. The player presses the button in a coded sequence to catch the Pokémon, and can check the app later to discover which Pokémon has been captured.




So as you can see there are a lot of exciting possibility's for this game. As a matter of fact this morning I found a Rattata at my local gas station and while pulling in to work I had to stop because a Pidgeotto was roaming our parking lot!  

The game is pretty neat so far using your location to find Pokémon in your area. You start off by creating your own customer Avatar, the options are kind of slim here but it'll do. 

Here are the one's I've caught so far:




- F2P: yep this is another Free to Play game

- It's Pokémon... The name alone carry's a lot of weight

- Augmented Reality: Get out there and find them in your yard, work or home



- F2P: more games have switched to this platform for a reason, easy money

- Avatar customization is pretty lacking


What do you think? Already download the game? Which Pokémon have you caught?

Let us know in the comments below!







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