Pokemon Go! Review
Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.
Although this technology and game-play had existed previously in the developers games (like Ingress) Pokémon Go had huge success with families and people of all ages. By early 2019, the game had over a billion global downloads, grossing over $3 billion in revenue. The game also had over 147 million monthly active users as of May 2018.
Its unique collecting game-play combined with needing to explore your local area to find creatures was a big hit. The game converted local sites of interest, like Churches, Castles and rivers into elements in the game.
- Ingres (2013)
- Pokemon Go (2016) on iOS and Android
- Ingres Prime (2017) on iOS and Android, updated with a superhero aesthetic and story.
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (2019) on iOS and Android, with a Harry Potter theme.
It has been followed up by Harry Potter: Wizards Unite which offers a similar experienced, themed around the popular wizard rather than Pokemon creatures.
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Release Date: 06/07/2016
Platforms: Android and iOS
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World, Physically Active and Turn-Based
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 20 players online. You can battle one on one when in the same place as other people. You can also compete in “raid” battles with up to 19 other people in the same battle.
Cross-Play: Play with people across iOS and Android.
Rated PEGI 7+ for mild violence against fantasy characters. Users can engage the cartoon, fantasy characters in Gym battles, which involves two of them sending waves and elements between each other. When hit, they flinch and there is a brief flash. When defeated, they disappear and a glowing orb appears. They then evolve into their next character. Characters can be healed by buying potions.
The game contains in-app purchases and users can add friends and send gifts. You also need to take care when playing outside for dangers like traffic.
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
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