Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you all are aware about Pokemon Go, thought I’d make a thread discussing this rather addicting game, thoughts, etc.
I’ve loved Pokemon since the Gen 1 days so naturally I had to get this on my phone. Initial thoughts: It’s a battery hog. If you’re going out for a bit to catch some 'mons, bring a battery pack with you. I was out at the local theme park today which seemed to be the perfect place to rack up on items and catching pokemon (many dups, needed for evolution) and a couple rare and uncommon pokemon.
While it’s dangerous to go alone (especially younger players), I think this game is a good idea, gets kids to actually go outside and go on some form of “adventure”, hopefully with some responsible guardian with them. For us adults that play like myself, it’s good exercise, just going out for a walk. When you get eggs, you have to walk 2km, 5km or 10km depending on the egg, to get it to hatch for a pokemon.
What I wish was possible: being able to request battle with nearby players rather than just the gyms. Would be fun to engage battle with a stranger when you’re standing in line at the park or want to battle it out with your friends.
Microtransactions: I know they’re there but it’s easy to actually forget in my case. I live right next to a pokestop, and was in an area full of pokestops today.
Fun with AR - taking photos… 'naff said
(when giant pokémon take over…)
(Mass Effect and pokémon… Good mix )
Game is far from perfect, been getting several glitches but I’m sure that will all get ironed out and look forward to whatever updates they have in the works.