The highly-anticipated mobile game, Pokémon GO, instantly became a global phenomenon overnight when it was released last July 6, 2015 in the USA, Australia, and New Zealand. A month later, the reaction is prevalent among Pokéfans in the Asia-Pacific region. Here are some reasons why I think Pokémon GO is a massive hit.
Niantic has released a realty game called Ingress, but nobody cares about it. When Pokémon GO has come, everyone seems to lose their minds. It is basically because this is Pokémon we are taking about – one of the biggest franchises that penetrated pop culture during the childhood during the 1990s, the decade when most of the world population are born.
As stated above, Pokémon is a part of childhood of most people in the world. Pokémon is already part of our lives for 20 years already and it is probably the only addictive game that can fulfill our childhood dreams.
Every Pokémon gamer dreams of having Pokémons in the real world. Now, this dream is getting real.
Mobile games have been criticized to be an individualistic game good only indoors. Pokémon GO revolutionize all that by requiring players to out to public places, not to mention paying extra cash for mobile data.
Childhood obesity is a major health issue world wide. Pokémon GO offers a “super effective” remedy.
6.Massive Gamer Community
Look at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, your TV channels, and your friends. Everyone is talking about it. More people participating in this game means more fun to play.
Before, only those who has Gameboys can play Pokémon. Now, because the game is accessible in the smartphone platform, almost everyone has the chance to enjoy it.
8.Can meet new friends
Imagine yourself going to a Pokémon Gym and meet someone on the same team helping you topple down the defending gym leader. Who knows you might see your “forever” in Pokémon GO.
I admire the developers here. There is no need for lengthy instructions about the game because it is easily understood. Without a doubt, the game is made for Pokémon fans.
10.A lot of Potentials
The game is still a month old and days for some country. It is even still to be released in some. Imagine how much the game will grow. Features such as trading, battles, breeding, and other events is yet to be added, not to mention other generations of Pokémons.
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