posted by Catfish25 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Mar 10, 2010
Member since Feb 2009
Im sure there are worse games available than this but I would say The Strike is one of the worst games ive ever played. More like a way for Bass Pro Shop to advertise through a video game.
The beginning of the game starts out alright. You're in the Bass Pro Shop looking at equipment. You start out with $100, enough to buy a few lures and maybe some better line and a reel. Then the garbage begins. You go out in your boat to the first lake. Driving and casting are pretty self explanatory and easy to understand. The actual fishing part is terrible. The camera angle on the bait, once in the water, is so bad that you cannot tell what you are doing. I caught a fish after about 10 minutes of trying but then didnt catch another for a half hour before I finally quit.
1. I had a terrible time finding fish, probably my inexperience at fishing 2. When I did find fish they didnt want any of the bait I had available. Also a possibility this was related to my inexperience with fishing. 3. How much actual fishing experience does one need to learn how to fish in a video game?
Overall im sure the game might have gotten better once you go through the introduction. You need about 50 experience points to unlock tournament mode. The more experience you earn the more lakes and boats and equipment you can unlock. However, it seems as though it would take many hours, much more than one is willing to endure, to even unlock the tournament mode. I caught 1 fish and it earned me 5 experience points. Thats 10 of the same fish I would have to have caught to move onward.
Unless you are truly dedicated to fishing games you should probably pass on this one. Out of previous fishing games I have played this had the best graphics. Although those other games were on Super Nintendo and they dont really compare graphic wise anyway. There are better things to waste your time on.
The one and only reason that I wanted to check this game out was because I read someones review and it said that it came with the fishing rod controller. It did not. And fishing with an xbox 360 controller is just not my idea of a great time. If it had the rod it had potential to be kind of fun. Dont waste a rental on this game.