As 2023 draws to a close, Pokemon Go players have summarized their experiences during this eventful year and it seems most fans aren’t too happy with the mobile game’s new additions and features.
With Pokemon Go introducing many features in 2023, players had plenty of things to do throughout the year. Whether it was catching the new Pokémon in Generation 9, exploring routes, or participating in raids through Party Play, there was never a dull moment.
But it seems many in the community have a radically different opinion of everything 2023 has to offer, with coaches blaming Niantic for adding “absolutely hot garbage” to the game.
A user named “KylJak” posted a message on Reddit captioned: “Actions will speak louder than words,” referencing excerpts from an interview between Dot Esports and Niantic, when asked by the developers to break their silence on the viral #HearUsNiantic movement.
In the interview, Pokemon Go Director Michael Steranka said, “For us, for the rest of this year, we really feel like actions will speak louder than words. » Additionally, Pokemon Go Senior Producer John Funtanilla added, “We really want our actions to speak louder than words. »
The OP then asked what players thought of Pokemon Go in 2023, whether Niantic had kept its word, and whether the community was looking forward to 2024, and the post sparked a flurry of comments from frustrated trainers.
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Users commented: “They haven’t changed the prices of remote raid passes, it’s quite a loud action” and: “Almost everything they tried to add in the last half of this year is just rubbish. Like the “no redeeming qualities” level of bad.
Despite the many additions to Pokemon Go, it seems they haven’t struck a chord with players, as one said: “The game has become so boring and tedious, it doesn’t It’s just more fun. »
Others felt that many things could be added to make the game more exciting. “The game still DESPERATELY needs limited versions of the base games features. Long distance trade, surprise/wonder trade, a way to improve IVs, something comparable to a battle tower, a complete gym overhaul/overhaul that incentivizes striking, type-based NPC gym badges to win, etc.
Another player said they were unhappy with “countless broken updates of generally uninteresting content and features, overly aggressive monetization, and nerfs to remote raid passes.”
Fans are hoping that 2024 will be a bigger and better year than 2023, as Pokemon Go gradually brings new species to capture and locations to explore.
As you begin 2024 in Pokemon Go, take a look at Ditto’s latest disguises and how to catch the rare and elusive Frigibax.
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