Ian’s Initial Thoughts After Playing Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go has finally been released in the U.S. and I couldn't of been more excited to play it. Now that I had a full weekend to play it, here's what I think of the game.
First off, I feel this was goal when the Gameboy game was released 20 years ago. This will be as close as we'll ever get to catching Pokemon in real life. Now here's some issues:
- These servers are seriously killing me. How did they not know so many people would be reliving their childhood with this game.
- The game can be pretty scary for those who aren't aware of their surroundings (even though it says "please be aware of your surroundings" on the loading screen). Yesterday I was driving home when the call in front of me suddenly stopped in the middle of the road to catch a pokemon. Don't get me wrong, I love the game and haven't stopped taking random walks since I downloaded it, but please be safe while playing this game.
- Thanks for having three new teams tearing friends apart for not all being on the same one. on that note, remember your real life friends still exist. Don't leave them behind for a video game.
On the plus side, I love the music, graphics and the eight year old ginger that's still a part of me could not be happier. I'm very interested to see how all the upcoming updates will play out. Also, it it weird that a lot of the Pokestops are churches? Let me know what you've thought about the game so far in the comments below.