Pokemon GO is the new free-to-play mobile game developed by Niantic. Any person born in the 90’s will see Pokemon GO and immediately be drawn into it. Simply put, Pokemon GO has a genius hook: use your cell phone to examine the world around you to find and capture Pokemon (Here is the Pokedex). For long time fans of the game series, this idea is something that we dreamed about as kids. The fantasy of becoming a real life “Pokemon Master” is a day dream that almost every 90’s kid has had. Fortunately, Pokemon GO also excels for newcomers to the series, or even people who have no gaming experience. That is because (at its very base ideal), Pokemon GO is more of a social experience than a game.
Before we get into the actual review, let me tell you a short story that captures the essence of Pokemon GO. Nearby where I live, there’s a strip of bars and restaurants that is always busy on the weekends. When Pokemon GO released, there was more people roaming the strip playing Pokemon GO than there was patrons in the bars. This was also on a weeknight. When college students are more interested in playing a game on their phones than drinking, you know it’s something special. More details are here: https://www.mmogah.com/news/title/worldwide-popular-mobile-game-is-now-known-to-every-household