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Just to promote some discussion for the fun of it, I thought I'd do a series of forum posts based on the 53 genres listed in VGG.* Here's a GeekList of all 53 threads. And a POLL.

This thread's genre: Augmented Reality

Listed below are the top-ranked games in this genre. How does the list fit with your experience?


Have you played any of these games? Which ones? Do you agree or disagree with the ranking? How would you rank the games listed? Are there other games in the genre that you think should be in the top ranks?

And by the way, what do you think of this genre in general?

Pokémon GO
Ingress
The Eye Of Judgment
AR Games
AR Monster
Crystal Rift
Draconius GO
EyePet & Friends
HoloGrid: Monster Battle
Invizimals: Shadow Zone

*In case you don't know how to find the VGG genres and rankings, hover over Browse at the top of the screen, then click Genres. Click a genre, and scroll down to Linked Items. Click the Sort window, and sort by Rank.
 
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This is something I haven't tried. A friend in his seventies plays Pokémon GO, and it surprised me that it would interest him. So far it hasn't interested me enough.
 
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I play Pokemon GO a little most days when I go out, but mostly just enough to catch a Pokemon and get a Pokestop. It gets very samey when there's no new Pokemon around to catch (like most mobile games it seems).

Never really played any other AR games.
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I've only had the pleasure of experiencing AR through the Nintendo 3DS. In fact there were 2 AR games that came with the handheld. One was that you had to use a special card that came with the handheld. You had to use the built in camera aimed at the card to activate the game. It was really neat and wowed my friends when I showed them. The other was a game where you could use your friends faces as objects that came at you from all directions through walls and such. I have over 10 friends' faces as targets heh.

I have not tried any of the games listed. However, on the 3DS, there was a game called Denpa Men which became so popular that it spawned 2 more in the series. In a nutshell, there are Denpa Men that appear anywhere there is WiFi and which differ by name, rarity, color, appearance, and abilities. You use the camera to spot them (they are invisible otherwise...) and capture them using the shoot button. You then use your captured Denpa Men to form a party and explore dungeons. Like rpgs, they gain experience, fight monsters, and gain items as they explore the various dungeons.

I got in trouble in quite a few places due to employees thinking I was taking pictures of items or kids using my 3DS when in fact I was chasing after rare Denpa Men.
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I find augmented reality to be more of a gimmick or productivity type of thing rather than for gaming. I haven't played a serious game that used it well.

Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir was one game I tried to play a decent amount because I like Fatal Frame, but it wouldn't work properly. The idea is ghost characters show up in your house and walk around. You have to have the lights on full blast for the AR to work, and even then, it still took me probably a dozen tries before it would ever read the AR pictures in the instruction book. It got to the point where it was more of a chore than a game, so I stopped.

Once AR gets to the point where it works like it does in Blade Runner 2049, then I'll be interested.
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All the AR aspects that I've seen in games so far have just been gimmicks that didn't really add anything to the game. I was very unimpressed with Pokémon Go, and the few other AR things I've seen were simple gimmicks and nothing more.

The technology has a lot of potential, though. I know there is a lightsaber dueling game that uses AR that sounds like a great idea.
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My whole family plays Pokémon GO and I am quite enjoying it, not as an always want to play thing but an interesting challenge to share and enjoy. I have heard others who have tried it early and became bored, but I started late and they now vary the pokemon quite a bit adding new challenges and opportunities all the time so probably better than it used to be. As far as the AR aspect goes, I use the location and walking part (which you have to of course) but never use the AR part to catch the Pokemon, just the graphic display.
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