1. AC Question's Avatar
    I don't understand the hype. Isn't Pokemon Go just like Ingress but with Pokemon or is it different somehow?
    07-10-2016 02:42 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Yes. It's the same thing as Ingress.
    07-10-2016 02:48 PM
  3. synplex's Avatar
    If you willing to walk or drive to pokeStops. But yes you can play without buying anything.
    07-10-2016 03:19 PM
  4. LeoRex's Avatar
    Well, it has very similar game play as Ingress and the dev obviously used everything they learned on Ingress to develop the game. But it has one thing that Ingress couldn't hope to have... the name. Pokemon has cred... There's tons of adults out there that played as kids and tons of kids out there now that play (my 6 and 9 year olds lost their minds when they heard Go was released). So you combine that with being able to live out a real-life version of the game? Ingress was a lot more esoteric in that respect.... it was abstract... Pokemon is easy.. go catch cute little goofy monsters by chucking balls at them.

    I mean... some are busting on it, but I was at a local beach yesterday and the majority of people walking around were playing. But they were out walking around, in groups, interacting and having fun.
    07-11-2016 12:37 PM
  5. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    Realistically, the only thing Pokemon Go and Ingress have in common are the locations. They both use the same source for the locations. The portals of Ingress and the Pokestops/Gyms of Pokemon Go are the same. (so if you've played Ingress, you can use that game's intel/map website to find where all the locations are in Pokemon Go, except that you won't know which locations are Pokestops and which are Gyms).

    Beyond that, the game play is a lot different. With Ingress you're pretty much limited to playing only at portal locations, whereas Pokemon Go gives you some game play even when you're not close to one (you can capture Pokemons anywhere). As well Pokemon Go has a Twitch element to its gameplay when flicking balls at the pokemon you're trying to capture, or when in combat at a gym.
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    07-11-2016 01:04 PM
  6. LeoRex's Avatar
    Right... basically they took the Ingress concept, improved upon some of the features and put a heavy-hitting name on the product.

    And caught lightning in a digital bottle. Crazy.
    07-11-2016 01:10 PM
  7. Don Serrot's Avatar
    The whole game only really works at portals thing is what killed Ingress for me. Just not enough to do. I've been having a blast with Pokemon Go and I haven't even gone out to a single Pokestop or gym yet. Stuck waiting on a new sim card. With Pokemon Go apparently you can still fight a gym even if you team controls it and doing so actually helps buff it up so that sounds like a vast improvement to me.
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    07-11-2016 01:32 PM
  8. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    The whole game only really works at portals thing is what killed Ingress for me. Just not enough to do. I've been having a blast with Pokemon Go and I haven't even gone out to a single Pokestop or gym yet. Stuck waiting on a new sim card. With Pokemon Go apparently you can still fight a gym even if you team controls it and doing so actually helps buff it up so that sounds like a vast improvement to me.
    Yup, that's what killed Ingress for me. Often I'd find myself nowhere near a portal, and wasn't about to waste a 30 minute lunch hour chasing one down. At least with Pokemon Go, you have something do to while killing time eating a sammich.
    07-11-2016 07:59 PM
  9. Ry's Avatar
    Gameplay mechanics are way different than Ingress though.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    07-11-2016 10:54 PM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    Yup, that's what killed Ingress for me. Often I'd find myself nowhere near a portal, and wasn't about to waste a 30 minute lunch hour chasing one down. At least with Pokemon Go, you have something do to while killing time eating a sammich.
    You needed more art in your area.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    07-11-2016 10:54 PM

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