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GF Rating
4.2

973 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Good Game

posted by jonnyred (BYRON, NY) Dec 29, 2006

Member since Aug 2006

9 out of 12 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

I really enjoyed this game. Not very hard though and thats a little dissapointing. Its worth the rent and I actually find the game a little relaxing just turn the sound off. Your wii mote gives you the real in sound so in that regard its alot more like real fishing. NO SOUND. I had fun playing this game and I am glad I rented it. But its spent and Im sending it back. ITS WORTH CHECKING IT OUT. some of the reviews on this site and others are way to harsh.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Not as bad...dont use the nunchuck controller.

posted by coconut196 (HONOLULU, HI) Dec 12, 2006

Member since Dec 2006

10 out of 17 gamers (59%) found this review helpful

I played this a few times with the nunchuck controller and it was very clumsy and very disappointing. But I removed the nunchuck and played with the remote only. WOW! what a great difference does it make. Its more playable and the remote is more responsive. Just reel it in with the A button. Dont press it continuously, just press it intermittently (click it) a few times to reel in the lures. When you are fighting the fish press the A button down and pump the rod (move the remote up and down) to speed up the reeling. Each lure acts differently. The key is slow reeling, for example press the A button a few times, wait a second or so press again, press twice, wait a second and so on. My advice is to play it only with the remote controller with smooth slow action on the remote(rod) and reel it in slow by clicking the reel(A button). Remember its just a game. You Can not compare it to the excitement of landing a real fish. But again you can have fun with this game by making a few adjustment of your own. Let us know if you have more tips. Merry Christmas to you all.

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Too many flaws for me to recommend.

posted by jfisher446 (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Apr 10, 2007

Member since Dec 2006

3 out of 6 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

I like fishing games. I love some fishing games. I find them exciting, fun, and replayable.

I would not even call this a fishing game. It is more of a sad promotional item for a company trying to boost it's sales by slapping a game all over the shelves.

I don't say that because I'm bitter at all. I am a little bit of course because I wait 9 days to receive this thing, TRY to play it for about 6 hours of so before finally deciding that it is a %100 worthless waste of my time and probably burning up my precious Wii.

So yes, 6 hours of struggled gameplay has taught me so much more about how not to make a fishing game than I would ever want to know.
-Horrible camera angles
-Lakes/rivers that you can navigate, but you don't get a map of any kind.
-Fish graphics that relate in no way to the size/weight of the catch.
-Motion sensing that is some of the slowest to react in history. Generally takes me 15 seconds to push A, pull my arm over my head, wait for the game to realize it, then throw forward, only to do it again because I was too fast for it.
-Nearly uncustomizable. You can pick from 26,000 different lures with very little explanation or actual benefit between them however.
-Voice acting stutters and gets confused.
-Do not use loading quiz questions that ask what color the box of your bait products are. Also do not ask how far a Size 9 Stinger bait can dive on a 64 ft cast at the average reel rate. WTH?!

The game DID have some pros however, though not enough to even pull the scales somewhat even. They are only some tips that another company can use as suggestions in their release of a fishing game that is hopefully worth more production time than a couple weeks.
-Great rod/reel sounds.
-Variety of fish
-Many different types of tournaments, though I threw my Wiimote on my 8th tourny.

All in all, I don't care how nice the lures are.I would never buy Rapala anything because they slapped their name on a piece of worthless game like this thing.

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