For many people this week has been filled with Pokemon GO. The smash hit game which has been lifted to the heights of the most popular game in American history has been out for just about a week here in the U.S. and it's massively popular to the point where many cities and towns with a larger population are constantly seeing hordes of people walking around outside, smartphone in hand, searching for and trying to capture all the Pokemon they possibly can. While the game is surely popular with adults and kids alike, not everyone is fond of it and would rather have nothing to do with the game if they could avoid it all costs. To each their own.
For those that have played the first Augmented Reality game from Niantic, called Ingress, Pokemon GO will feel all too familiar as there are plenty of similarities and the two games are not that different. Having said that, there is something to be said for having the capability to walk around in the real world and catch Pokemon, as it may feel like a childhood dream realized for many individuals who grew up with the original game on Nintendo's Game Boy handheld. As fun as the game might be though, Pokemon GO still has its limitations, and could prove to be much more exciting for many players if it ends up carrying some of the core elements that you can find in console-based Pokemon games, such as battling, trading, and more. Have you joined the Pokemon GO craze yet?