Today is a special day for Pokemon fans, and it's because Pokemon Go is already with us. For those who do not know what it is, it is an augmented reality game in which we will have to move in the real world and go find and capture creatures called Pokémon.
Without a doubt it is a quite special game, both for those who already knew the franchise and for those who want to get started in augmented reality games. Pokémon Go is a game that has tremendous potential to lay the foundation for a new generation of mobile gaming.
We tested Pokmon GO for Android, this was our first game
Pokmon GO for Android is now available to install from the Google Play Store and as an APK. What does it offer? We tried it and we will tell you.
We have already tested Pokémon Go, and our first impressions (if the servers hold up) have been quite positive. We believe that it is a game that as it receives updates will be one of the most famous smartphone games. We want more games like Pokemon Go, but what exactly do we want to do?
A game that makes use of the resources of our smartphone
My feelings with smartphone video games have always been a bit of love-hate. In Android we have excellent games, but if we look at the market in general we see a trend that is not creating a new way of playingInstead, it recreates old styles of play on an unsuitable device, or in other cases new styles appear that do not end up being so much fun.
Except for the puzzle genre, games like Clash Royale or masterpieces like A Blind Legend, most games can be summed up as "touch the screen, touch the screen again, touch the screen again".
The driving games for example if they make an interesting use of the accelerometer to control the steering wheel with the mobile, and there the innovations end. Pokémon Go is a game that takes one step beyond all the lessons Ingress gave us on how to take advantage of GPS and mobile networks to make a different game.
In Pokémon Go we use the GPS to locate ourselves on the world map, the camera and the gyroscope to follow the Pokémon and the touch screen to capture them and control the menus. We want more games like Pokémon Go to experiment with the sensors that make up our phones.
That encourages us to exercise
Both Ingress and Pokémon Go are applications that encourage us to visit a virtual world through our smartphone. With augmented reality games we do not visit a virtual world, but we move in the real world and our smartphone is a link between the two worlds.
Pokémon Go invites us to play in the street, to take a walk, to look for Pokémon in the surroundings, to walk around until we find the Pokémon we are looking for. In short, it encourages us to exercise, in a more attractive way than other applications. Have Nike Training make me run for half an hour It doesn't motivate me as much as going to capture a very rare Pokémon that has appeared in my area, I assure you.