Pokemon Go is Out of This World

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Pokemon Go Screens

 

Many of you know that Pokemon Go has gained traction like no other game out there in a very long time. In fact, it is probably one of the most played mobile games out there, and it has only been out for less than 2 weeks. So what makes Pokemon Go such a fun and addicting game that makes teens, kids, and even adults want to come back to it?

 

There are two points I would like to point out that is very unique to the game itself.

  • GPS
  • Augmented reality/Virtual reality (VR)

 

So why are those two points attracting so many people to play it? Besides the fact that Pokemon has been around for a very long time on older video game systems, GPS has a huge role in traction and desire to play it. Not many video games have you walking around your neighborhood, city, state, or even country just to find a virtual creature. You walk around in real life to different shops while you have the game on your phone in front of you. While you’re walking, your in-game character is also walking with you. The streets you go on are the streets that show up in the game. Players can go to different places in real life, like gas stations or churches, to find extra items they can use in-game or to train their Pokemon.

 

Another feature that has gained the attention of many people is the VR aspect of it. VR stands for virtual reality for those of you who don’t know and it’s designed to make you feel like you’re actually in the game; thus the name virtual reality. Well you see, in Pokemon Go, you are able to feel like you’re the actual player in the game, such as Ash or whoever you may be in-game. It makes you more engaged with the game and allows you to play with other people in real life. It gives many people challenge and it’s to beat their friend’s Pokemon.

 

Although Pokemon has gained so much traction and attention, have I played it? Nope. Have I even downloaded it? Nope. Am I going to? No. Why? Because I have many things to work on and I’m already busy enough. Maybe one day or maybe never. Who knows?

 

Here are a few links about Pokemon Go:

http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-go/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pokemon-go/id1094591345?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.pokemongo&hl=en

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