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GF Rating
5.0

648 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

It's good to be "Dangerous"

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Oct 2, 2008

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Member since Jan 2008

17 out of 19 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

Just like the other Cabela games, you hunt deer, lions, snakes, and other animals.
But this time, some of the animals will strike back and the hunter becomes the hunted. You really have to be careful where you step or it's game over.
The reversal adds some tension to Dangerous Hunts 2009 (which lacked in Cabela's Legendary Adventures.)
But the thing that they haven't fixed from Legendary Adventures is the hunter sight.
When you press the 1 button on the Wiimote, you can spot glowing track and glowing animals through the dense cover. This gives you a chance to follow the tracks, and position yourself in the right spot for the right shot.
But it is still as clunky and slow as it was in Legendary Adventures. With it on, you stumble along at a very slow rate.
It would be better if the sight was instantly activated, and you can move about normally.
Another problem is the bonus missions; it's far too easy to wander off the area of play.
But I had some success in finding and shooting the target animals in Dangerous Hunts 2009.
This is one hunt you should try out (rent) before you invest money in it.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Maybe too true-to-life?

posted by nateamus (LEXINGTON, KY) Oct 21, 2008

Member since Oct 2008

13 out of 15 gamers (87%) found this review helpful

Let me start by saying I have never played a straight-up hunting game in my life. I have hunted. I have not pretended to hunt. So credit or discredit me as you please on that while I continue to say...

CDH starts out kind of cool, and then you get a taste of close quarters combat and it gets really cool, thennnnn... it gets frustrating. There were more times I felt I was being attacked by ghosts of the animals I killed than I felt I had a fair chance of surviving a physical attack. It's something to do with the fact that the animals can be small and vicious, and the grass can be tall and static - not wavering at all with movement. I think they've added some unique elements to the gameplay but the fact that you can't tell something is coming at you by watching your environment is just plain ridiculous. You have to rely on your "hunter instinct" rather than obvious things, like directional indicators.

I didn't enjoy it, but I gave it a 5 for introducing some pretty cool effects and style that I've not seen in a game before.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Too many interruptions

posted by djd1978 (BASKING RIDGE, NJ) Oct 28, 2008

Member since Oct 2008

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

Cabelas Dangerous Hunts is a decent game. The graphics are pretty good and it's smooth enough. What I found irritating about this installment compared to other hunting games I've played is that it's too structured. I'm more of a fan of buying some tags, going out in the woods and hunting at my own pace rather than being coached through each mission. I also didn't like the fact that you can't automatically go into melee mode when animals get too close.

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