Summary: I have only played this game for a few short sessions. So far, it seems like a game that's enjoyable and could be quite addictive. A few things I don't like (all related to when you're reeling a fish in) - You need to only reel in when the fish is in the center of the screen. So when the fish goes to the left, you twist the pole to the right. It's not intuitive, and in no way resembles a "real" fishing experience.
Summary: Purchased this game for my son and husband who both love to fish. They enjoy the game and competing against one another. However, the fishing rod was broken right out of the box. They didn't even get to use it. Definitely needs to be improved!
Summary: The Rapal pro Bass Fishing game is a lot of fun; however, don't waste your extra money buying the combo that comes with the Rod Peripheral. Poor product construction causes the rod to break within the first 30 minutes of playing the game. We bought one in a store and found it broken when we unpackaged it. We took it back. Now we know why it was broken.
Summary: I have several of the other Wii fishing games, but I think this one is more challenging. There are many different kinds of fish to catch and the game makes it so that you actually have to work to bring them in which makes it more like "real" fishing. I like the fact that you have access to drive the boat around the entire lake as some of the other games really limit where you can go.
Summary: My husband loves this game! It was purchased as a Christmas gift, and after reading the reviews, I decided to buy it despite poor reviews on the equipment. The game is great!! However, when the rod broke within 20 mins of using it, he tossed the rod and reel and plays without it. Save yourself the couple dollars and buy the stand alone game. You'll love it.