bro show me your pokédex RIGHT NOW. on god, if you don’t show me your bulbasaur right now… the wall is going to get it.
hey gang, welcome back to the blog. in today’s episode we’re going to be reaching out the the fellow gamers… some hype in the chat fellow gamers? (i am so sorry). if you didn’t know nitanic released a game called Wizards Unite. it’s a game for everyone and is available in over 100 countries. the game is in fact harry potter themed and its quite fun. if you know you read harry potter or watched any of the movies.
if you don’t know what nitanic is and probably asked yourself “like the titanic?”… it is a game company. however, it may sound familiar to some of you because nitanic is known for releasing the pop culture sensation of 2016: Pokémon Go. if you lived under a whole rock and you somehow don’t know what Pokémon Go is… its a game about catching pokémon in the real world. if you went to the park or the mall and you opened up the pokémon go app you would see a bunch of pokémon and other things alike all around you in the game/app. with the help of google maps and turning your location on in the app.
Pokémon go on the map:
Wizards Unite on the map:
Wizards Unite evokes the same idea.
nitanic thought that pokémon was such a big hit for everyone, everywhere, that they could get the same hype back because its the same idea just for a different, but ginormous franchise like harry potter.
now in 2016, the idea of going out and catching fictional characters and magical animals is quite brilliant and amazing. people were active and wanting to go walking! they had their heads in their phones but everyone wanted to play something so genius because we had never seen something like this.
however, in today’s time of 2019… where is that same hype? don’t get me wrong A LOT of people are playing Wizards Unite. it just hasn’t hit that full blown i’m going to go nuts and get everything and ooh my gosh look its a magical creature! type vibe yet. maybe this will be more of a longevity game. 2016 was definitely the peak for Pokémon Go. nothing is wrong with that because the game is worth almost 3 billion dollars and still has over 150 million monthly users, but the hype has long been gone.
Wizards Unite and Pokémon Go are the exact same concept however, after playing both games for enjoyment and research purposes, Wizards Unite has a lot more going on.
In Wizards Unite, you can not only go and help harry potter and friends return people of hogwarts and monsters of the storyline, but you can brew potions, have battles with monsters and teaming up with your friends, you can pick your house, you wand, your title, your profession, and much more. for the opening week for the game with no major installment updates just yet, that’s pretty big and much more bigger than Pokémon had going on for the first few months. it’s exciting! instead of throwing pokéballs, you cast spells in a variety of shapes and movements that your finger would trace on the screen. that’s pretty smart because it gets people more excited to be better at a certain spell.
However, in Pokémon Go, it’s much more simpler. you have to leave your house… and catch the pokémon. that’s it. you can interact with other players just like Wizards Unite and you can enjoy the easy parts of the games. there is no real storyline per say, you just gotta catch em all! i think a lot of people liked the easiness of it. you can walk your dog and play easily without any problems, no tracing out spells, just flicking a ball at an oddly shaped animal that is so cute you might cry.
they both have the same thing going on, but i think the craze and fad of Pokémon Go was just… insane. when i played it back in 2016, it was crazy! i would talk to strangers while waiting to catch a pokémon or waiting for a pokéstop. you would as them how many they have in their pokédex or if they caught pikachu yet. everyone was friendly and cordial. that was an amazing summer.
so why hasn’t Wizards Unite evoked and recieved the same amount of hype?
i think there’s a few reasons. one of them being that if you haven’t read or watched harry potter, the game doesn’t really make any sense. for pokémon, you could have never even known what that was, but it was quick to figure out what you’re doing. harry potter is following a storyline in present time 2019, pokémon was whenever and wherever you just gotta catch em all. you didn’t really have to be a pokémon fan at all to enjoy the game and the hype.
another reason maybe, people got over the fad of leaving your house to play a game. some people either don’t want to be on their phones when they’re out with friends or strolling through the park. they want to enjoy their time. or they don’t want to go outside.
either way, both games are fun in their own respective way while maintaining the go outside and walk to catch me! i think if you liked Pokémon Go and you miss the game, redownload it because why should you let the internet dictate what you hate and love in pop culture. of you watched or read harry potter, Wizards Unite is fun and you should at least give it a try. down below are my friendship code for Wizards Unite and my code for Pokémon Go. you might as well add me if you decide to either download or redowload the games.
WIZARDS UNITE FRIEND CODE: 9115 6106 1471
POKÉMON GO USERNAME: 5028 3993 3520
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