Why Pokemon Go is So Happening?
Nintendo and Niantic brought out an augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go. Released first for US, Australia, and New Zealand, the game now available on several countries in Europe. Rumor says it won’t take long to approach Asia, to be precise Indonesia. And then Pokémon will take over the world once again.
Pokémon Go offers fundamental features of finding, catching, evolving, training, and battling monsters with other players around us so we need to go out literally instead of stay in a game world. As you move around, different and more types of Pokémon will appear based on where you are and what time it is. For example you’ll find a grass or bug-type Pokémon nearby an open space in the park or backyard. Water type Pokémons can be found near ocean, lake, river, or even sewer.
With the idea of bringing Pokémon into “real life” and the franchise turns 20 years old recently, nostalgic aspect made Nintendo’s effort easier to claimed a huge chunk of users. Pokémon Go currently only includes the first generation of 150 Pokémon; there are still another hundreds remaining.
Pokémon Go hasn’t even launched globally but the hype seems equally impact all around the countries. Facebook and Twitter feed overwhelmed with posts about it, remarkable group of people from different range of age flocking in places, and the game itself is #1 in both Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. The fans demands a more powerful multiplayer and battle features, as well as reliable version of the app since they were often technically troubled.