Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is finally out on Android and iOS, and we've been plugging ourselves into the new adventure to find out what we can. And, oh, surprise surprise, it has a fair few similarities to Pokémon GO.
That's no bad thing, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite actually feels far more polished than Pokémon GO did at release. Or, even now, to be frank.
If you're a Pokémon GO player, you will be able to sink right into this new game, especially since these primary mechanics will be very familiar to you…
A whole new world
It's a whole new world we live in, a whole new way to see, it's a whole new place, with a brand new attitude, but you've still got to catch them all.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a very different game to Pokémon GO, although is works very similarly. Namely, you've still got to catch them all. Yeah, the Pokémon Johto theme is pretty fitting here.
If you're used to Pokémon GO and want to know how similar Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is, you're in the right place. Niantic like their own style of AR game, and this is much more similar to Pokémon GO than Niantic's other GPS smash, Ingress.
Here you'll be visiting inns (PokéStops) to get items and spell power (Pokéballs) so you can take down all manner of magical creatures that are appearing in the world. And there's a bunch of other mechanics that Pokémon GO fans will find familiar, too.
But there's so much to do here. So many quests, achievements, creatures, and items to get used to. While you'll be playing a very similar game to Pokémon GO, you won't be able to immediately jump in, there's be an adjustment period.
But that adjustment should hopefully be pretty easy, as we're going to go over the main mechanics, and their counterparts from Pokémon GO.