So, I'm in Canada and we are not allowed Pokemon GO! Justin Trudeau really hates Pikachu, or something. They're trying to win him over by marathoning the cartoon on Netflix. He'll crack.
Until the Pokemon embargo comes down I will continue to play the U.S. app store release of the game.
After a couple days I have to say I'm having a lot of fun with a game that's pretty crap.
There isn't a ton to do and it's got a whole slew of problems, but if you've read anything about the game recently you probably know this and I won't go into it.
What is amazing is the strength of the Pokemon world can make something so broken still so fun. I was the perfect age to get sucked into the Pokemon vortex 20 years ago and the nostalgia is strong with this one. Getting to choose a Charmander, MY Charmander (best Pokemon!) and take off outside and stumble across Pidgeys and Ratatas is so freaking rad! I started out by going for a jog and was quickly derailed from my planned route to chase down patches of rustling grass.
Unfortunately I'm from a small town so there's not a ton to explore, but my job takes me all over the place so I'm hoping there will be interesting rural Pokemon finds out there!