Hello, today I bring to you my rant about Pokémon Go.
Before we get into this I need to express I have been a fan of Pokémon since 1998 when I first picked up red and was tossed into the wonderful world of these little pocket monsters.
Shortly there after my daughter was born and I searched long and hard to get every Pokémon show on VHS just so she and I could sit and watch all of them together. Still to this very day I have played every Pokémon game and even have moon preordered. So when Pokémon Go was announced I was eager to play it and even tried to get into the beta and was unable to. So when it was released I jumped on it and started my quest to catch ’em all.My first Pokémon I caught was a Charmander that just so happened to be hiding in my bathroom and my journey began. So I kept catching Pokémon and slowly started to wonder when the game was going to get fun. Then server issues started and the fact I live in an area that doesn’t seem to have many poke stops started to make my experience with the game less enjoyable.
As I look online I start to find more and more trouble with the game as people start to get robbed for their phones, large crowds gathering and being accosted, and Pokémon Go nudes are starting to pop up. But I still don’t seem to enjoy this game like I feel I should. The more I play and talk with others that play it becomes clearer that this game is not a game but a lame excuse for a game.
Let’s look at the problem here all Pokémon games have you start a journey collect Pokémon battle trainers, trade Pokémon and build your team so you can defeat gym leaders and hopefully defeat the elite four. This game has lost all of the joy these games had even the bad Pokémon games that were out for the Gamecube were more fun than this.The battle system is flawed and AR is messy at best not only that it drains your battery worse than any other game I’ve seen so far.
This game has you get outside and find Pokémon and that is a good thing to get lazy players outside to feel the sunshine and get some exercise, yet it hinders the ones who may be physically handicapped or unable to get around easily.
Not only that but churches and strip clubs are becoming places that the game is using as gyms and Poker stops and this is not right. For one no kids should be going to strip clubs and churches whether you share that view should not be abused in this manner. Police stations and fire dept’s, have stop letting this happen and I’m sure churches will soon follow as it can get in the way of normal operations.
I do realize a lot of you are having a good time playing this and going outside for the first time in years but calling this sorry excuse of a money making an app a game is just rude and not something I will be taking part of any longer.
I, on the other hand, see potential in the game to be better and don’t want to discourage you from playing I just can’t play anymore and hope that it doesn’t start to get more people hurt, robbed, or into places that can cause them to be harmed.
What I do want is to hear what you have to say is this “game” the best thing you’ve played in years or just a waste of time? Let us know in the comments and tell us how you feel since it seems there is not going to be an end to this anytime soon.
Thank you for reading and keep doing it for the love of the game.