Pokemon Go Review
Hi everyone, this is Vukex reviewing Pokemon Go for mobile phones. Now i don't normally review or play mobile games but since its becoming more and more popular, and i am a big fan of Pokemon, i will make an exception. So Pokemon Go is a game on the Android or IOS operating system. It is currently free to download on either app store.
Pokemon Go is a fun game but has its flaws. Now remember i am a big fan of Pokemon but i will try to do this review as objectively as i can. The point of Pokemon Go, like in most of te Pokemon games out there is to catch all the Pokemon you can and fill up your Pokedex and become the best Pokemon trainer in the world. This game uses google maps to make an accurate map of the area you live in, and will put Pokemon all around the area you are in, in the real world.
Pokemon Go will make you walk ( or drive) all over your city or area in search for Pokemon. The Pokemon are placed how they should be around the map. Like for example if you want to find water Pokemon you have to go to an area that has a lake or to the beach, same goes for all the other types of your favourite Pokemon. To catch a Pokemon you need to find a Pokemon, aim your smartphone at it and then swipe towards it to throw a Pokeball at it, the closer you throw it to the Pokemon the bigger chance you have catching it. The mechanic works but sometimes it will take you multiple shots to get the Pokeball near enough to the Pokemon to actually catch it.
One of the big differences it has from the other Pokemon games is that you don't get to battle the Pokemon you want to catch, in fact there is not much battling in this game at all, and even when there is, it is a lot different from the other games, you have to swipe left or right to dodge the enemy Pokemon's attack and then attack the Pokemon.
There are Pokemarts in the game and you will find them near the landmarks of your city or area, that is also were you will find Pokemon Gyms. When you find a Pokemart all you have to to is tap the icon and make it spin, and collect the rewards from it. Now the Gym is a system i really like, when you find a Gym you enter it and choose a faction ( Yellow, Red, Blue ) and then fight for the control of the Gym. If the leader of the Gym is in your faction then you add points to the Gym and strengthen it by training your Pokemon there. But if the Gym is controlled by another faction you can fight it for control, it can really be satisfying to take over a Gym!
At the start of the game there is a very simple character creation which i personally think they could have done better or at least add updates later, adding more depth to it. and also in the start its like most of the Pokemon games, you get greeted by a Professor ( Professor Willow, not Oak this time ) and get to choose your'e first Pokemon ( Charmander, Squirtle or Bulbasaur ) and from there you start your adventure and start catching Pokemon.
My final thoughts on Pokemon Go are that it is a game that everyone who likes Pokemon will love. There are a few mechanics that i don't like,and the stories are true it really drains your phones battery life quick, and i wish the combat was more implemented, but still it is a game i am currently enjoying very much and i think you all will too. It is free in the app store so go on and download it and play it, you have nothing to loose!
I give Pokemon Go a 7.7/10 !
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