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Rapala Fishing Frenzy 2009

Not Rentable
Also on:PS3, Wii, PS2
GF Rating
4.4

1440 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Fair Game with some good points.

posted by DavidW (PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL) Sep 8, 2008

Member since Mar 2008

26 out of 28 gamers (93%) found this review helpful

The good stuff

1. Graphics are nice, reflections from light on the bottom, sun rays at certain times, overall the graphics are very good.

2. At times can provide for some good addicting fun, the small fish are a bore, the bigger fish present a nice challange.

3. You can unlock all 9 Acheivments in under 5 hours of gameplay.

The Bad Stuff

1. Load screen take awhile, approx 20 - 30 secs, liveable but no where near the exagertions by others.

2. Animations at the end of the catch is stupid, I never ever saw anyone, nor have I ever brought a fish in by hand over hand with the string.

3. Way to easy to catch a fish every cast gets a bite, and if you do it right, the objective fish, makes it pretty easy.

4. No multiplayer, why? I dunno seems kind of a gamekiller to not put multiplayer of somekind in this game, it does have leaderboards, but thats it.

5. Lack of customization of your "Fisherman or Fisherwoman"

All in all acheivemnt wh0re$ will love the game for the quick and easy 1k GS, worth a rent, purchase price would be $15.00 bucks if you want to own the game.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Not as bad as the reviews led on

posted by Vertigo (PATCHOGUE, NY) Feb 25, 2009

Member since Nov 2008

15 out of 16 gamers (94%) found this review helpful

The first thing i wanna say is that this IS A FISHING GAME. If your looking for the excitement of a first person shooter or the strategy of an rpg this just isnt the game for you and you WILL be disappointed. That being said, I thought this was a great fishing game, One of the best ive played. I had no problems with it freezing or stuttering as some of the other reviews suggested, but that doesnt mean you wont. As you reel in your catch i thought the different button combos make it a little more interesting. The underwater graphics i also thought were great. sunken cars and flooded houses are some of the things you'll see under the water and makes for some pretty cool fishing. If you like fishing games and dont expect it to be something that its not, I would recommend this game to you.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Not fun enough to be this frustrating

posted by Stugots54 (OMAHA, NE) Feb 6, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful

This is my first review and i have read and understand the Gamefly Guidelines and will follow them as instructed.

The good: hmmm... the scenery was nice and having the trolling motor was a great benefit as well. the graphics underwater were really nice as well.

The Bad: Tournament?? against who? father time? i was very disappointed in that part. but i played through it. i landed a 25 lb large mouth and i didn't see any achievement points for that. (I was shocked) so i looked at what achievement points there were and there are only 9 (i think) and none of them have to do with catching a Lunker.
upon further review of the achievements, i saw that this was going to be a quick way to get some serious points....boy was i wrong.

I played the first 2 lakes with no problem. never lost one fish. but when i got the one where you have to catch 20lbs of spotted bass, i never got one in the boat. no matter what i did, the line either snapped or the fish got off the hook. 45 mins of trying to land ONE spotted bass and never getting anywhere near the boat. so i gave up.

I took the game out and put it right back in the gamefly envelope and back in the mail box, after about an hour and half of play.

and on a side note, i wasn't able to gain any achievement points. that being said, this was just my experience, and MAYBE i was doing something stupid when i was trying to land the spotted bass, because i saw lots of reviews saying it was fun and easy, but not worth buying because it lacked re-play value.

so take this with a grain of salt. again this was just my experience.

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