Well, what can I say? It's not amazing, its not terrible. It's meh. I guess the best way to sum it up is that this game sure is... National Geographic-y. I went into Afrika expecting basically the PS3 version of Endless Ocean for the Wii. Essentially a 'go here, interact/photo animals, return to camp' sort of shtick. That is more or less what you get. Again, going off of Endless Ocean, you go to certain locations, interact with area specific animals, while coming across a few new locations and animals. You can get 'attacked' in the game; which basically boils down to a cut scene of a ferocious animal 'chasing' you and you wake up in camp the next day.
I found most of the missions boring, and eventually repetitive. The game touts that you will 'learn real life photography skills!'. Yeah sure. If it revolves around messing around with actual SONY brand camera settings for minimal to no difference in photo outcome then going to the same swamp, taking a picture of the same water buffalo you shot yesterday, but oh wait this time from a different angle!
Gameplay itself is shoddy in my opinion. For example, there is no run per say for your character. Regardless if you're backtracking from a stork or trying to bolt from a lion you're going the same speed. Your Jeep apparently cant even so much as brush up against a bush without having to come to a dead stop so there's that. The Jeep itself handles like a two ton brick on marbles with accelerate and brake being unresponsive at times.
All in all, this is one game I'm glad I got through gamefly as opposed to unknowingly picking up used or having it reluctantly gifted to me.
It is a simplistic game with good graphics just not a whole lot of detail. The animals have specific places they can be found so it is easy to notice them. Though it is boring for more experienced gamers after awhile it is great for children. The simpleness and easy controls make it easy to learn and you get freedom to drive yourself after capturing the cheetah hunting. It is a great learning experience for younger audiences and not close minded adults who have experience playing various games.
I thought this game was great. I love how you play as a photographer in africa. But the cool thing is you get mission to do. Like take a picture of an elephant. And it makes you feel like your in africa. The animals to me are great. But if your into shooters then this game isn't for you. it's for gamers who want a new type of genre. But there is a story. But not a big one. Once again don't let the reviews fool you, and it's not for shooters. Unless you like shooting pictures. It is worth a rent. Have fun!