Everyone plays Pokemon Go

The classic cartoon series Pokemon surprised the world on July 6 with the release of their new gaming app called Pokemon Go. This reality, location-based game instantly went viral, intriguing audiences of all ages. Pokemon Go has everyone's phone glued to their hands more than ever! Literally I'm seeing several different people walking around in random places looking down at their phone, and when I ask them "what are you doing?" Most of their responses are, "playing Pokemon Go."

Recently I downloaded the game to see what the craze is all about, and after carefully reviewing the game, I'm mad that I didn't think of this idea first.

Growing up during the early 2000s as a kid everyone loved Pokemon, but I have always been more of a Yugioh person, so it's no surprise to me that I don't enjoy the game as much as others. Hopefully Yugioh will develop a similar app because I will be sure to download it. 

Improvements needed

Although I think the idea of basically creating a virtual reality with a relatable TV show is genius, I think there are some things that could be more developed. 

  • The concept of the game: Yes, I understand the purpose is to catch the Pokemon, but what's the reason for the search in the first place is what I wonder. For example with Yugioh and Dragon Ball Z you collected items in order to save the world and to obtain more power. What do the users gain from having these important Pokemon?
  • Interaction: Although I just began playing the game, I would love to interact with the players around me, like shown on the show. I want to be able to walk up and battle the other players on the spot. The only way you can interact with other users is by meeting the qualifications to join a Pokemon gym
  • Challenges: I'm the type of person who likes a challenge, and just throwing a Pokemon ball is not a challenge. I would like there to be some type of obstacle that users have to overcome in order to get the Pokemon, not just by spending their money on the balls. The lack of challenges and interaction causes me to lose interest in the app easily.
Don't miss our page on Facebook!
Click to read more