I am standing on a street corner next to a big inn whose smoking chimney indicates that something is cooking inside. In the distance I see stubby greenhouses and pointed fortresses. Owls and paper planes glide past and over and over again an object appears next to me, including a piece of frog brain and a powered dragon claw. I just started playing the new AR game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and I dive into the world of Harry Potter, Newt Scamander and other well-known wizards ̵
In-game maps can be managed in Pokemon Go.
Based solely on appearance, Harry Potter circles: Wizards Unite for Pokemon Go. The Harry Potter game map is full and alive: owls and colorful paper planes glide over the screen of your phone, clouds pass by, in the evening a moon rises, smoking chimneys to indicate that a guesthouse is filling up its food supplies.
And if you play in the car – do not drive while playing! – They fly across the street with a magic broom. The game looks quaint, like the Burrow, the Weasley's house, and it's wonderful.
The map of Pokemon Go feels less vivid. The map is not static – Pokestops spin as you tap it, Pokemon spins slowly around the tops of gyms, your trainer breathes in and out as he relaxes – but there are fewer items to grab your attention.
On the back, the Pokemon Go card is less disturbing. There are fewer structures and objects to interact with, fewer elements and events that require your attention. And personally, while I dislike the live camera in both games, which by default defaults you on the map, based on which direction you're facing, the one in Harry Potter is particularly confusing and I turned it off as soon as I could , (To do this, tap Settings in the upper-left corner of the case, scroll down and turn off Card Camera Idle.)
Winner: The card in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite feels get rich and immersive. It also feels cinematic, which could be too much. I go with Pokemon Go because it represents a good balance between immersion and ease of use.
Gyms or Greenhouses: Structures in Harry Potter Offer More Possibilities
The Harry Potter: Wizard's Unite card is littered with inns, greenhouses, forts, and even banners warning of the dark arts, and all provide entry points to the game. For example, tap on an inn and you'll be taken to an AR dining room to gather food and recharge your batteries to cast spells.
Plates float in the buildings, potted plants turn in front of you and you feel like in a magical room. And if you place a portkey, you will be taken to the Borgin and Burkes store in Knockturngasse. In this AR room, you can move around, approach and inspect objects, and collect five wreck spurts for rewards.
Pokemon Go – with pokestops and gyms – has fewer structures, and of the two, only gyms feel like they've entered a room to fight Pokemon. I can turn pokestops in my sleep.
Winner: Harry Potter: Wizard's Unite offers a more diverse AR experience and feels more realistic. If the only new piece of AR featuring the Harry Potter game was the room you reach via a portkey, it would be worth it.
Wizard vs Monster: Higher Challenge, Higher Reward
Unlike Pokemon Go, Harry Potter is not about catching them all. It's all about exploring the unexpected magical world around you and interacting with the various characters and creatures you encounter. The way you deal with characters is much more challenging and rewarding, from spells to working with other players to curb dark magic.
In Pokemon Go, the equality of throwing and throwing pokeballs on Pocket Monsters can quickly feel like a chore.
Winner: Harry Potter Receives Again Nodding
The Real Reason Why Harry Potter Wins: Wizards Unite
I'm not surprised that Harry Potter Wizards has better implemented Unite AR It's off Learn to create a rich, refreshing experience for your phone in its Ingress and Pokemon Go games.
But is this a better AR game? Harry Potter has an extensive background story – between the original Harry Potter books and movies and the newer Fantastic Beasts films – and the AR experience of the game is instrumental in further developing the charm and richness of Harry Potter's magical world your phone.
I wonder if Pokemon Go would benefit from such a compelling experience. Pokemon Go is, in a sense, more about throwing pokeballs and fighting gyms, not exploring a new and enchanting magical world, and that's the real power of the game , When Harry Potter: Wizards Unite sees the game as an epic, he weaves the AR tightly into a universe that you want to return to again and again.