Ingress Prime

App review by Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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age 12+

Changes to augmented reality game aren't fully for the best.

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age 10+

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age 18+

If you value your safety stay far away from this game

They let rapists with homicidal tendencies play so be careful. FBI and local authorities were involved when the player put death threats in comms. No problems get resolved when reported. It's a really fun game but it would be better if they took care of the spoofers, dual accounters and dangerous individuals. Some people take the game too seriously and target players creating major safety issues; they will harass not only verbally but even sometimes physically. After playing when this game was in beta, they lost me as a player.

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Too much violence
age 5+

When I was 5 years old as a little boy I wished there was Ingress Prime

Playing outdoors with my other friend named Daniel in Sweden when I was a 5-year old boy we talked about a game we would want to play where we run around with our Gameboys and can control areas of the forest, or of our small town from an enemy. There would be two teams. We could set up turrets or cannons to kill any enemy that comes there to defend the control area. Sadly, Gameboy wasn't online, and we satisfied ourselves with Gameboy Link to play Tetris in 2-player on an original Gameboy on black and white screen while sitting on the bench outdoors when our parents wanted us to catch some sun. This is what Ingress is on your smartphone today! Players choose one of two teams. Blue or Green. Blue is the resistance, fighting for no tech expansion, and a continued lifestyle that we have today without the realm of AI - control in this world. Green is the Enlightened whom want to bring the human race into a new world of high tech living and happiness. The Resistance will do anything to stop them, because they believe if we become Enlightened we will be made into slaves by AI and robots. Playing Ingress, you need to go outside, which keeps you healthy and fit and keeps your heart rate up by walking. You can walk, bike, or drive your car, but I am honestly putting my car in the parking spot for the majority of one month of each month of the game, as I noticed I get more excitement from biking/running + it's healthier. The portals are real-life areas of interest. Here are some examples in my small forest town in Sweden: Large playground, Small playground, Beautiful metal sculpture, Statue on the large golf course, Town library, Old 300-year runestone rock, Nature Walk Path in the forest, a nearby-walk from my door. Why is Ingress for 5 years or older? Most 4-year olds will have trouble understanding the logic. However, at 5-6 boys and girls will understand how the logic works as this is similar to 1st and 2nd grade Math Class. A second reason I recommend 5 years old is all parents want their child to learn to stay away from cars so they don't get hit. I recommend walking with your 5 year-old to teach them to stay away from cars for the first few days, then let them go out on their own, with parent supervision not far away. The reason why it's safe to let your boy or girl walk alone is because it will teach them how to apply logic, mathematics, and friendship with other players to build portals. With the fundamental learning of logic, math, and social your child will become more intelligent, as will all adults playing this game. When they see a portal of the other faction, war begins! War in Ingress is not physical violence. It is violence in the fictional world on the phone. No person is killed, rather, the portal is attacked and killed. Think of Capture the Flag + Risk + Monopoly meets Warhammer 40.000 = Ingress Prime. You gain 3 important things from Ingress: 1. Your real body health improves (that's my favorite) 2. You gain AP. I think that's Advanced Points. They help you upgrade technology. 3. You discover glyphs and other important runes / diamonds. These items help you mod your portals to become 10x more powerful. Wow. I think this game should be required in all schools as it is 100% free to play, non-discriminating, non-hateful, and filled with mostly love and respect. We need more videogames like this, as they help us expand our mind, while keeping fit / or loosing weight.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

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