posted by SuiSyche (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Jan 6, 2007
Member since Dec 2006
I was truly looking forward to this game and almost bought it when I first saw it, but I'm glad I didn't. The game has a great concept, hunting dangerous creatures in the plains of Africa and the graphics are sweet even for the 360 but that's about all the praise I can give. Timing in the hunts really takes away from the game play, not allowing you to actually track or draw out animals like in real hunting, but instead forcing you to use the map to run to the creatures as quickly as possible so you can kill them within the time allowed. Also, it seems some of the mechanics with shooting the animals are a little off. When attempting to take down a dik dik or springbok and other small antelopes with the .270 I was told to use on them, I had multiple occasions in which a shot that should have been a perfect heart shot or head shot would simply make the animal run off, in which I could chase behind it shooting it many, many times before it finally fell. I know this could be explained just by me being a bad shot...maybe, but on other occasions, when attempting to take down a Wildebeest (a much larger animal) I could shoot it pretty much anywhere on its body including the chest, hindquarters and even on it's leg and it would fall dead from a perfect shot every time (except a couple times I missed completely). This game can be fun, and is about as beautiful as a hunting game can be, but the game play is lacking and is really only worth playing for some extremely easy gamerscore points.
posted by eguev79 (GRAND PRAIRIE, TX) Dec 22, 2006
Member since Dec 2006
I should've listen to some of you and not bothered renting this. This game has to be the worst game I have ever played. The graphics are pretty bad, and the load time is horribly slow. The game controls are bad too. I can honestly say this game is not even worth renting. Don't waste your time.
posted by snakebag (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Dec 15, 2006
Member since Mar 2006
The real problem with African Safari is the over the shoulder camera, which makes it more like a shooter, and less like a hunting game. You also can't hunt the bigger animals right off the bat. You have to start off small, and work your way up which sucks. But even at all of that the visuals are nice, even on my regular def tv.