This Game Is Awesome In Every Way. and the those who say we have to play this walking...But I Got A Solution for that... (To Niantic:This hack doesn't go over the t&c of Niantic, So Everyone can use it) -Just stay in your place And Walk about in your house..You will surely get around 12-15 Pokemon's a day...But that doesn't work on PokeStops or Gyms coz this is not compulsory that a PokeStops is near your house.
The game is brilliant. Pokemon are cute and have fun animations. But it's only good when I'm not in my village. Otherwise I'm unlikely to see more than one pokemon a day and there's no pokemon stop for miles. If pokemon stops were less spread out in rural areas (my village is not rural BTW. It's slap bang between a main city and town and thats only 20 mins by car away. Plus it's on a main bus route) or wild pokemon appear more frequently then I would rate this game a 5
The game is great the features are excellent but the only problem is, is that pokemon only show up in one spot I know you have to out and about to find them but it would be nice to be able to move my character in the pokemon world. And it would be nice to actually update the scenery as well so it's not just a grass land area. You need to add say like pokemon centres and contests and other building and characters you can bump into to talk to. But other than that it's a great game and I do love playing.
The last update from 2 weeks ago is causing the Pokemon collection list to loose it's scroll position after evolving or transferring a Pokemon. I've left bug reports on Niantics site that this makes it a hard user experience for people to play the game if this is not fixed. I'll change my rating if and when they debug this.
A totally rewarding experience from an amazing franchise, however, there's so much untapped potential and some of us are just waiting to see some change. The maps need improvement, and pokestops should be spread all over and not just in the big cities. We also need Battle Towers where trainers can meet and duke it out against each other like in the classical games. Sooner updates of such will ensure player retention. The app takes too much time to restart and load though.
As far as I am concerned, radars and maps (the things that Niantic doesn't want) make the game more fun. The ability to see where Pokémon are gives everyone a chance to raise there animals the best they can. Gym leaders with 3000+ cp Dragonites could have better competition if other people were able to find something worth while. I live in a rural area where Pidgeys and Ratattas are the best I can get. Yes, I can go to a "nearby" city...but it's not like I can use the map to find a Blastoise and drive.