Summary: This is a pretty good title. It's no Fishing resort (my favorite) but far better than the follow up title (fishing master world tour) The casting takes some getting used, and there is WAY too much talking. But all in all the game is fun and a nice change of pace from the shoot em up games that are so popular.
Summary: After 40 tries trying to figure out how to reel a fish in (admittedly, no fisherwoman, here lol) I was pleased to say I finally caught something, and after that rarely lost a catch. My kids razzed me for buying it (i researched and bought it for them, ingrates!) but, now, as I knew they would be, they are loving it. And I'm pleased. The fun part is trying to cast by the fish you want to hook and going nuts when you can't get him...lol.
Summary: We bought this game on a whim out of a gold box deal having no idea what we were getting. I figured if we got a few hours of play out of it, then it wasn't money completely wasted. Turns out, we have got more than a few hours out of it! We love it. It's one of our family night choices. We play it until we get wii-bow (like tennis elbow, but from wii) from jerking the line to keep from losing the big fish.
Summary: GENERAL: This is by far the most played game in my household. As other folks have mentioned, the graphics are basic (except for the fish, which are pretty real) but look nice. The controllers are easy to use once you get used to them. You can use your thumb on the knob on the nunchuck or just shake or wind your nunchuck hand to reel in the fish. The nunchuck is pretty motion sensitive.
Summary: First off - im in the older generation - my fiance and I picked this game up and have to say it is a total blast to play - granted the graphics are not top of the line - but the excitement of fighting a fish on your line is amazing- I was thinking of getting sega fishing or hooked but took this to try it out and am glad i did- yes its arcady and yes cartoony but still the most fun i have had on the wii to date- it really gets intense when you hook a fish - i hope they...
Summary: As a fan of the Old Black Bass, I ahve to say i was hooked after playing. I have been known to play for up to 3 hours at a time - until my arms hurt. It is fun, and you actually catch a lot fish. My 6 year old has trouble with the controls but also likes it.
Summary: This budget title is surprisingly entertaining. Despite N64-era graphics and generic anime characters, the gameplay is fun and addictive. Mastering casting and reeling took only a couple tries, and doesn't require a lot of finesse or remote-waggling. The game makes no attempt to be a hardcore realistic fishing sim, and that's the fun. There's plenty of variables like seasons, bait, and location to affect your catch, but not so much that it's overwhelming.
Summary: Got this for my 5 year old son because he really likes fishing. We are both having a great time playing this game. He was able to pick up the controls in about 15 minutes. It is pretty cool that you can hook a fish right away instead of having to wait around for a bite like on some other fishing games. The graphics are not very good but who cares when the game is so much fun to play. Using the Numchuck to reel in a fish feels very realistic.
Summary: This is an outstanding family game. The graphics are "cute" enough to appeal to everyone in the family, particularly younger ones. The controls are very realistic, just like real fishing. Your timing on your casts can make or break a good cast just like real fishing. Using the Nunchuck to reel in the catch adds to the realism. Each fish is unique in their "struggle" to land them. Pull too hard and your line breaks. Not enough tension and you loose your fish.