2 weeks in and already this craze has consumed my life. When I first heard about Pokemon Go, I was a bit reserved and unsure what to expect from it. I was always going to download it to see what they hype was about and I am so glad I did. This is incredible, there aren’t many games that have you constantly looking at your phone (at least in my case anyways), but this does. I was a massive fan of the old series and I still have Pokemon Red and Yellow with my old GameBoy Colour, but Pokemon Go certainly goes a step further in terms of putting you in the feet of a Pokemon trainer. You ARE a Pokemon Trainer, you are walking around in your everyday life as you always would, only now with Pokemon Go’s augmented reality, there ARE Pokemon there too! Your phone is now your Pokedex, it is a masterstroke by the app makers, working with Google and GPS to show you where the next PokeStop is. OH and GYMS, Pokemon Gym’s are dotted all around towns and cities, and we can battle each other and defend them with the Pokemon we capture and train. Which is so awesome!!! I always keep trying to get a shopping centre and get my Team #TeamMystic to own it.
After a long and arduous journey I (Red) have made it through all 8 gyms, battled team rocket, defeated the Elite Four and collected all 151 Pokemon including Mewtwo and the elusive Mew. This is something that I have tried to achieve for many years as a child and I am so happy that I can now say I have done it!
So where do I go from here you ask? Well, I still have plenty of games I have yet to complete, for example after Brotherhood I stopped playing the Assassins Creed series despite having Revelations and AC3. The story needs continuing and I need to know what happens to Ezio and Altair.
Not to mention I’ve always got MGS5 TPP to play and I have barely scratched the surface with that one and also I never got round to buying Resident Evil Revelations 2.
So much to do and not enough time in the world…I have definitely got my retirement plan in place!
Not too long ago I got a hold of my old Pokemon gameboy from my brother, which brought back some great memories. Hours and hours I spent on my little Game Boy original, pocket and colour, battling pokemon and surfing on a Rhydon. But i remembered something startling…I NEVER CAUGHT THEM ALL 😦