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Cabela's Monster Bass


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Engaging, and yet...

posted by TwoHawks (HAMILTON, NY) Jan 29, 2008

Member since Feb 2005

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Let's face it, fishing for monster-sized fish is just plain fun! Having said that, there are a few things I would have done to improve this game. First of all, when your lure is in the water, you can see HUGE fish swimming near the bottom of certain lakes. Unfortunately, the game never offers you lures that will drop below 25 feet, down to where the big boys are! Now, to be fair, I did manage to land a largemouth that topped out at just over 50 pounds, which in real life would have been both exhilarating and a little scary! But I never even got to SEE a channel catfish, which there are lures for, but they just never seem to show up! I was a little irritated by the "during-the-reel-in" challenges, such as the "Smash Hit", the "Fish Hero", the "Time Warp", and the "Old Sage". While it was fun at first to try to match the sequence of button pushes within the set time limit, after awhile, it just became monotonous. Especially, for some reason, while trying to reel in spotted bass, which aren't even the toughest fighters in the game. While trying to reel them in, the button-push sequences seemed to pop up one after another, and if you waded through them all, the fish would escape at the side of the boat about 3 times out of 5! This seemed strange to me, coming from a game called "Monster Bass", and not "Spotted Bass Challenge". Tounaments could have been much more challenging, I completed the Easy, Normal, and Hard trophies all in the first day of play! How to improve? Each lure should have to be presented differently to attract the fish you're after. You should need different lures for different species of fish, not just different sizes and colors of the same lures. Get rid of the button sequence bit, and concentrate on fishing. Offer us lures that go to all depths, so we can go after the lunkers! More tournaments, more trophies, more challenges. Finally, our fishermen(and women) should react differently to each fish they catch. After all, fishing is supposed to be fun!

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Cabela's Monster bass

posted by envensio (MILWAUKEE, WI) May 10, 2008

Member since Apr 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I am going to keep it frank and honest about this game. Being that I am a gamer and I love trying new games this one well it is a 5 in my book the graphics are great and the sound is cool but you would have thought whomever created this game would have added a little more excitement to it. who are you competing with and where are the other fishers, it is just you and a boat and the fish and wow that is really exciting. My kids threw the game back at me and told me to play and when I did I was very disappointed in this one and I love fishing games.

All I can say is try it again and come back with a better one.

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Really Bad

Monster Bass in Monster Bad

posted by Hhippolw (SUNNYVALE, CA) Dec 5, 2007

Member since Dec 2007

1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

This game is awful. The concept is nothing new, pick a character, pick a lure, fish. The worst part of this game is it's "God of War" button combination pressing to do supermoves with the lures. Just bad, just plain bad.

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