Apparently I just found out earlier today that my freakin’ brother plays Pokemon GO out of all people! This is the same guy who recently just got promoted as a general manager at his workplace and has told me countless times over that he has no time to play any silly games anymore and that his entire new goal in life is to make as much money as possible…but here he is playing Pokemon GO on his phone while we were driving today to the grocery store to get something. He was actually showing me a bit of the ropes about how this game works and all and he even caught a Venonat while we were in the parking lot, lol.
Also, I love what he said when we were driving home: “…F*ck! All this town has are nothing but Pidgeys and Rattata’s,” which is funny because all we have in terms of any real wildlife around here are nothing but real Rats and a f*cking ton of Crows, lol.
Now, I used to play Pokemon YEARS ago back during the original craze, but I haven’t picked up a Pokemon game since Gold and Silver for the Game Boy Color. I’m not really interested in getting back into the series, or downloading this game at all, but I do like the concept of getting people moving around town while walking around, as it is a good exercise and I’ve been doing it for years myself, and getting to meet new people along the way and explore more of your area around the city is also good.
I know there have been some stories posted online and mentioned in the news about people falling off cliffs or invading certain homes and businesses, but I’m guessing that those are all in the minority of cases. The only real negative that I’ve noticed lately about the game myself is that the park that I usually go play Basketball at has become one of those Pokestops things so I’m seeing a lot more people around when I go to play and some of them will even go inside the court and walk around the area getting in the way while they’re looking down on their phones not playing attention – but whatever! I usually just tell them to move.
Anyways, the game sounds and looks pretty cool from what I've seen, and a lot of people are having fun with it. I’d say let them have their fun.