"Pokemon Go" has once again cracked the charts in the iTunes store, months after fighting off criticism it was merely a fad. Developer Niantic just dropped 80 new Pokemon and several new items in the hopes of recapturing a dwindling user base. And while people are psyched for all-new Pokemon, it appears most of the changes are aesthetic -- and critics question whether or not it'll be enough to recapture fans. You can't slap lipstick on a pig. What do you think?
Pokemon is cool again! Trainers and gamers are pumped after Niantic dropped a bunch of new Pokemon, including Gen 2 wish list monsters like Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile. Gameplay mechanics have been updated. This is a big deal for fans.
Could this update mark the beginning of a Pokemon revival, bringing Americans back to the good 'ole days before the entire world was consumed by Donald Trump and the "Cash Me Ousside" girl?The update appears to have sparked fresh interest in the game, which morphed into a phenomenon when it first launched last summer. According to App Annie, Pokemon Go jumped from the 77th most popular app on Google Play on Friday to third as of Tuesday.
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No, "Pokemon Go" is not cool again. It's the same tired game, now with some new, totally unrecognizable Pokemon that no one cares about it. The game is lacking so much functionality that the update is just another missed opportunity for Nintendo and Niantic. If you were bored before, you will still be bored now.But I think there's another crowd who will look at the game, see a bunch of new Pokemon (most of which they've never heard of) and no other real changes. This update has not brought with it a much-needed update of the gym/battling system, which is not terribly engaging or in-depth. This update has not introduced some major new addition to the game like NPC enemies, which would be something from the handheld that would work well in GO and give players something new to do. Instead, the endgame is still the same. Catch 'em all. Good enough for some, not enough for others, it seems.
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Hey, now. The fans are loving it. We've got to be the very best, that no one ever was!
ALSO POKEMON GO IS COOL AGAIN!-- Davis Sears (@davissears) February 18, 2017
Nope, this fad still stinks.
Hey I redownladed Pokemon GO. Guess what. Still sucks.-- Ryan Gentry (@RanScoot) February 20, 2017
Don't be a downer. The masses are psyched. This is exactly the kind of pick-me-up "Pokemon Go" needed.
Pokemon Go's new update rocks. I'm addicted again-- lucky lutes (@emilylutes) February 18, 2017
This new update has got me playing Pokemon Go again. The game is still good fun. Sucks Nitanic didnt do this when the game was still popular-- SSM | SBF (@Sabrofra) February 9, 2017
Pokemon GO can add the remaining like 500 Pokemon and I still won't play it cuz the game sucks-- Christian Janik (@yeezusintheATL) February 16, 2017
Tried opening pokemon go for the first time in months.
Can't get on. Server is down.
Welp, game still sucks. Cool.-- Winter PhotoLion (@Siberia_Copper) February 16, 2017
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