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Pokémon GO

Take part in the world sensation that is Pokémon GO and experience a game that has taken the world by storm. Known as the “Best Mobile Game” to many, Pokémon GO put in the game and lets you find and capture different Pokémon from your natural surroundings.

Graphics and Sound 4/5

Niantic, the creators of Pokémon GO put a lot of thought into this game and it clearly shows. Using the augmented reality technology, the game puts your favorite Pokémon characters in the same environment you are in. Each Pokémon is designed exactly like the famous cartoon and produce the very same sounds they do as well. Apart from that, the sound effects are superb and realistic. Blending into the world around you perfectly, the Pokémon GO game really gives you stunning graphics to ensure your playing experience is nothing short of magnificent.

Gameplay 5/5

The mission you face in Pokémon GO is to find and collect as many Pokémon as you can from your surroundings. You get a notification as soon as your device detects a Pokémon near you. Point your phone in the direction of the character and throw a Poké Ball at it to capture it. You will have to battle with your Pokémon with other Trainers from around the world to dominate Gyms. Search for Pokémon such as Charizard, Venusaur, Pikachu, Blastoise, and many others around you. The Pokémon are usually found around their natural habitat, so water based Pokémon will be found around water bodies. This encourages you to get some exercise as you go in search for your new Pokémon. You can even stop at PokéStops and Gyms that appear near historical landmarks, museums, and other intellectual markers. Here you can find helpful items and buy Poké Balls. Help your Pokémon evolve and get stronger by collecting more Pokémon and adding them to your Pokédex. Hatch Pokémon Eggs by walking more and evolving your Pokémon to higher levels to take part in epic Raid Battles.

Controls 4/5

With Pokémon GO, you are in complete control of your progress and growth in the game. The more you walk, the more your Pokémon evolve and get stronger. Finding your way to new Pokémon or PokéStops and Gyms is easy - just locate the closest one in the map and walk to it. Once found, you can quickly capture a Pokémon by swiping a Poké Ball in the direction of the character. You will require a steady hand as the Pokémon can sometimes trick you and evade the Poké Ball. You can even lure them with candy and fruit to make it easier to capture. Buying items from PokéStops and battling in Gyms is also relatively simple with tap and swipe functions available for more actions.

Lasting Appeal 5/5

Given its enormous success, the Pokémon GO game is no doubt, one of the most addictive games available. You will find yourself reaching for your device to see whether there is a Pokémon nearby that you can capture. Even the Gym battles are action packed and bring a certain amount of excitement to the normal environments you find yourself in. In Raid Battles, you play with 20 other Trainers as you try and defeat the Raid Boss and this is where the game truly delivers an unmatched experience.

Difficulty Level 3/5

Although the Pokémon GO game has been created with reference to the children's cartoon, it is designed to offer all age groups a fun and adrenaline filled experience like no other. While it isn't extremely difficult to understand and play the game, it can be quite tedious for younger players.

Summary

All-in-all, the Pokémon GO game is a unique and addictive title that not only ensures that you have a wonderful gaming experience, but also keeps you active and fit by making you walk to find new Pokémon - which is always a plus point. The controls are easy to master and the graphics are brilliantly stunning and merge perfectly into the real-life environment around you. Pokémon has made a name for themselves already and the Pokémon GO game epitomises that popularity across the world.

4
Graphics and Sound
5
Controls
4
Gameplay
5
Lasting Appeal
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