The first of Niantic’s Pokemon Go Community Day events starred Pikachu. While this particular Pikachu featured Surf as a new charge attack, as well as a rare shiny variant, the frequency at which we see the electric rodent already kind of deflated the potential hype this event concept could provide. February did not have such a problem. Its featured Pokemon was the seldom seen and highly lucrative Dratini. Hype levels were at an all-time high and Niantic didn’t disappoint.
Steff is the biggest Harry Potter fan I know. She’s read all the books. She owns all of the movies. She’s brought me to platform 9 3/4 in England. She can even claim that the actor that plays Draco Malfoy was totally checking her out when they met for a photo-op a few years back at Fan Expo. I’m still a bit bitter about that last part, but I digress.
When we saw Wonderbook: Book of Spells at Sony’s E3 2012 press conference, she made it clear to me that this was something she needed to play someday. Having been a good girl this year, she received it from Santa for Christmas. Though I didn’t play much of it myself, I did watch her play a bunch of it. Was it as magical of an experience as its source material would imply?