posted by sturgill90 (PENNINGTON GAP, VA) Dec 26, 2010
Member since Feb 2008
gamers (40%) found this review helpful
What has happened to fishing games??? This game is called Rapala Pro Bass Fishing, which would lead you to believe the game is going to be centered around bass fishing, right? Wrong, it is you in a boat, with horrible controls catching random fish, nothing having to do with bass fishing. Get this, to cast with the controller, you have to hold down R2 and pull back L stick and swing and release at the perfect time. What??? Stupid!! I haven't played a good fishing game since Super Nintendo and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. What makes it worse is that I have been trying to get this game in through Gamefly since it came out and being unsuccessful, I went out and bought this thing today and now I am stuck with it!!
My only hope is that the Kevin Van Dam fishing game that is supposed to be released sometime soon will redeem fishing video games. Surely if he put his input in this game, he won't let them screw it up this badly. If anyone is listening, when you make a bass fishing game, number 1, make the game about catching bass. Number 2, tournament mode shouldn't be trying to complete ridiculous challenges in ridiculous time frames, they should be a real bass tournament with fishermen trying to catch the most weight in BASS!! Finally, make it old school, allow the player to win money in these tournaments that they can use to upgrade equipment as the play goes on. If you need help, go and find a Nintendo or Super Nintendo and play Black Bass, please!!!!