An adult gamer’s take on the global mobile sensation While Nintendo’s second ever mobile effort, the absurdly popular Pokmon Go, has already won a legion of fans and sent the company’s shares coque iphone xs kawaii through coque iphone xs max gamer the roof, a lot of people out there will be scratching their heads and thinking “What on Earth is this Pokmon Go thing all about” Dive in as a long time gamer takes the plunge and boots up the hottest mobile game of the year. The premise here is simple. Using your smartphone’s camera, the game projects animated critters into your immediate surroundings, letting you capture and battle them. You can also visit real world locations to gather items, as well as team coque iphone 4 licorne liquide up with and compete with other players. On paper, it’s a clear attempt to take the coque disney huawei p9 lite core Pokmon concept capturing and fighting little monsters and take it into the real world with a touch of augmented reality. 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Having bagged our first Pokmon, the next thing we did was wander down the road to the nearest Pokstop, which are useful locations tied to real world landmarks, in this case a local sculpture. When you get close enough, you can spin an icon that pops up on the screen, and are rewarded with a selection of new items, free of charge. While I hadn’t encountered any wild Pokmon during my walk to the Pokstop, I had a little more luck on the return journey. Strolling along, a vibration alert told me a creature was coque iphone 6 dembo close by. After a tap on the screen, the Pokmon a Pidgey sat there coque huawei p8 lite call of duty in front of me, ready for catching. After a first missed attempt at flicking the pokball towards the little guy, my second shot hit its target, and within moments another pokemon was mine. Tapping around the UI and then closing the app with nothing left to do, my opinion of the experience sat somewhere between enthusiasm and apathy. Catching the Pokmon was in no way a challenge, and the whole thing is over in a matter of moments, but the novelty of seeing it right there in my world, like I’d actually happened upon it in the wild, was undeniably satisfying. Spending more time with the app, the mechanics take a little getting used to. Unlike other Pokmon games, your coque verre samsung j3 2016 on screen avatar has an experience level, which you increase by completing various tasks, such as capturing new creatures, evolving Pokmon, or visiting locations. Each Pokmon also has its own stats, which you can level up, but the Pokmon itself doesn’t have a level like in other franchise entries. It’s a little confusing when you first jump in, and the game doesn’t do a good job of explaining what coque iphone 6 christian lacroix the different stats mean. https://www.aquawood.fr/products/coque-silicone-gel-samsung-s8-709pascher12935 With the game having only just landed here in the UK, and combined with the fact that I don’t live in a particularly built up area, it’s fair to say that these early experiences of Go are lacking one big element that’s helping to make the app such a runaway success across the globe. As the Pokstop and Gyms are located in the same spot for everyone, there’s a big social element in going out and seeing other people playing the game at the same time as you. That social coque iphone xs max rock element also goes deeper than a shared individual experience. Once you’re at a high enough level, you can assign your Pokmon to a local Gym, and you can even battle enemy controlled Gyms to level up your pokemon. https://www.alpesprobois.fr/products/coque-iphone-7-tumblr-714pascher160 Battles’ controls are about what you’d expect from a casual smartphone game, with the whole thing handled via a coque samsung j3 oreille de mickey series coque de samsung galaxy a6 2018 of timed taps and swipes. The overall experience of the game isn’t exhilarating (at least for an adult), or even particularly revolutionary we’ve seen a similar concept before in Ingress, an earlier title by the same company, made back when it was under the Google umbrella. On the other hand, the way that it at least attempts to take the classic game into the real world makes it extremely likeable, even if it’s not all that exciting to play. https://www.aquawood.fr/products/coque-iphone-7-monster-energie-715pascher2034 It’s fair to say that the title’s appeal would be a whole lot lower for people who have never picked up a Pokmon game, and it’s likely that the novelty factor will wear off pretty quickly for a lot of players. That said, the game is extremely accessible, and that novelty factor alone makes it worth downloading and taking for a stroll. A brighter future for AR gaming What’s more interesting than the game itself is where it might lead, and what it means for gaming as a whole. As an adult gamer, I’m not gripped by Pokmon Go, but I’m excited about what it’s doing for augmented reality gaming. All of that player popularity and press coverage coque le roi lion iphone 5 that the game is receiving won’t have gone unnoticed by rival game developers. Pokmon Go straight up proves that augmented reality and gaming are a good match and can tickle the collective funny bone of the masses. 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Nintendo’s upcoming NX console is still shrouded in secrecy. Who knows, maybe the company is providing a glimpse at the future here, with the new system providing something in the way of augmented reality functionality. That one’s certainly a long shot . but we can dream. So, in short: Yes, Pokmon Go is a novelty game, it’s possibly something of a short term fad, and yes, that novelty will likely wear off pretty quickly for most of us.