This game has one or two plus to it and that is the stupidly easy achievements, (I got 500+ gamerscore in an hour) and that you can play it on PS3 Move (I rented it for ps3 and then lost my wand). But this is when any sort of positive remark ends. I rented it for 360 and I instantly hated it. First of all when you make your character you can pick 2 hats 4 shirts and 3 pants. Thats it. Also, the moment I started free fishing I hated how the controls were completely mundane. "You cast by holding down RT and flicking RS forward. You reel the fish in (Which you have an 85% chance of catching a record breaker) by holding in RT and moving RS." There is NOTHING that slightly phases me about retrieving the lure. You, hold in RS (Repetitive, huh?) and follow the coach which shows you which direction to move the RS. (Hopefully your getting that you use like 5 buttons total in the entire game) And then this annoying pep music comes on and two voices say stuff like (Bullseeeyyyyeeeeeeee) and oh, look at that you caught a 280 lb monster fish. I dont even think the people who made this game knew how to fish. The gameplay is just so distracting from the actual object of the game, the graphics, unlike what the others say, are horrid. The fish act NOTING like what they really do. Fish are extremely cautious about anything they do, and in this game, 3 seconds after you make a perfect cast (which if you don't get you probably have no hands, and if you miss it you can press B and start over less than a second later) a fish pops out of nowhere and grabs on. Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if shamu popped up and bit it. Its just so simple. I hate the fact that you cant even use a simple worm and floater. To make it simple, don't get this game. Actually, get the game so you know how horrible it is.
This is the best they can do? This isn't a new concept. They've added new things to fool you into thinking this should be a fun game. But the graphics are about as good as the old Sega games (which were much more addicting). I give it two stars only because they actually made a game...period. And those two go to Gamefly for letting me rent it instead of waste money on buying it. The other poor reviews were right. There's no setting drag and every fish feels the same no matter the size. I don't think I can even tell if the fish is worth reeling in by the fight scene. There's no meters or feedback or anyway to tell what you're fighting. I do like the new star system telling you if your set up will attract the fish you're looking for but that's the only improvement in the last 20 years I've seen. It's a sad day for fishing games if this is all they can do. There has got to be enough anglers out there that would love for the devs to build a fishing game as good as any of the FSP's out there but they just keep making it worse. Nascar skipped a year...maybe fish devs should too and at least make one as fun as Sega did 20 years ago. Or at least make us feel like we're fighting a small fish or big fish and let us set drag. That's basic fishing and all we really wanted from a game...just better as years go by.