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Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2008


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not so great

posted by coleman (NEW HOPE, PA) Feb 24, 2008

Member since Feb 2008

i have played most of the other cabelas games and this one is probably the worst one that i have played the graphics are kind of weird and messed up in some parts

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Is it really hunting?

posted by GODSMAK (PHOENIX, AZ) Feb 20, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

For one thing, it has very bad graphics, but that's part of the fun of Wii.When I rented the game though, I thought it would be you see an animal, you kill it, because isn't that what hunting is? Instead I got a mission where I cant shoot duck, and I have to shoot a Elk to get some fat southern hick guy take me across a river to then hunt some trophy deer. Ya, I know that that's how things work in the real world, but I'm renting FAKE REALITY. I dont want to have a bunch of guidelines holding me back. All in all, the game is alright, but it could be a whole lot better than it is.

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Very Good

Must be Better if You're a Hunter.

posted by DocWMB (NEWBERG, OR) Feb 16, 2008

Member since Jan 2008

Being a big-game hunter myself (although only a few of these species) I found the higher levels of this game, especially with the Wii-Zapper, to be quite authentic. At the beginner level, I must agree that there's a bit too much action, as game whizzes by you right and left. I thought the mini-games and puzzles were straight-forward and fun, and the tracking and stalking necessary at the higher levels.

It's tough to verbalize, but when you're out hunting, there is a "Hunter's Sense" or knowledge that allows you feel where the animals are going to be, and they've captured that in the game, to some degree. "Adrenaline Mode" however was a bit more simplistic (ie, too much of a cheat) than I'd have liked.

Getting around the terrain is a bit simplistic. I, too would have liked to be able to jump over rocks and logs, and climb over ridges, rather than have to find the exact trail that is programmed in to take you to where you want to be on the map. That or make the map better, with indications of what is "out-of-bounds."

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