For not having an instruction book the game is remarkably easy to play. You are taught, on screen, basically every thing you'll need to know to get out there fishing. The game is somewhat ridiculously in the first tier of Rookie. I managed to grab 24 of the 50 achievements for nearly 400 points in the first hour and a half and do not expect the rest to be that difficult to achieve.
Graphically the game is solid and the sound is fairly solid. The only incredibly annoying thing is the announcer telling you every 2 minutes that the lake is home to a monster nearly 10 feet in length, etc etc. You can turn it off but you miss other tidbits because of it.
Controls are great, especially with casting. I find myself flicking it like a pro without even thinking about it. It's too easy to get the perfect cast every time, however, and nail the bonus attraction rating. But otherwise it's great.
Overall, decent game. Would I be happy paying $30 for it...maybe if I can get at least 5 more hours out of it.
I loved playing these games when i was a kid .. But this one is waaaaay to easy , you can catch a fish each and evey time you cast .. the patterns for getting lure bonus are way to simplistic and you can win a tournament on your very first fish ... The graphics are nice and it is a fun game , but after a few days you will send it back
Great Fishing game, better controls than the last1
posted by southman (WINSTON SALEM, NC) Oct 1, 2010
Member since Sep 2010
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
great fishing game overall with better controls over last years version with improved graphics . and if your also a trophy hunter and love hunting for trophies then this game is very easy to gain a plat off of . but over all great game with exciting fishing game to fish for tons of big fish to fish for couldn't ask for a more realer experience from a game it comes close to the real thing as you can almost get to without actually really fishing .