Reviews and Problems with Rapala Tournament Fishing
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Harvest Moon Tree of Tranquility
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: As everyone knows, I'm a big Harvest Moon fan. It goes without saying I was very, very excited to finally get my hands on Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility for the Nintendo Wii. A few things before we get started. Harvest Moon games and Natsume games in general have a history of their games using a "Goddess" like character in their titles. Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility continues the trend.
Conclusion: Concept: Throw motion control and minigames at the tired farm sim formula
Graphics: Cute design, but the animations are basic and repetitive
Sound: A single guitar riff makes up most of the soundtrack, and the scant voicework sounds like it was recorded in a closet
Playability: Motion controlled farming can, and should, be ignored
Entertainment: The addictive formula's here, but it's getting old
Replay: Moderately High
Summary: Nothing comes easily or quickly in Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility. The introductory hours can be grueling as you save up for basic conveniences like cutting boards and calendars, but once your farm gets off the ground, the initial time investment begins to pay off big time. As I watched my plot of land prosper, I became addicted to the routine of tending crops, maintaining relationships with townsfolk, and upgrading my equipment.
Excerpt: One of the big complaints with fishing games of the past was the need to purchase a separate controller to accurately simulate the mechanics that are such a big part of the sport. The Nintendo Wii's unique control doesn't have that problem because the Wii Remote is a natural substitute for the traditional rod-and-reel controller.
Pros: Lots of different lures and gear should please fishing nerds, minimal load times, music is pleasant
Cons: All those lures quickly run together after a while, unresponsive controls, fish don't really put up that much of a fight, Wii's force feedback feels silly in big fights, lots of graphical quirks
Excerpt: When Nintendo revealed the Wii’s unique Remote & Nunchuk controller, several genres immediately stood out as natural fits for it. Along with swinging it like a sword and using it as a gun, fishing is a sport that instantly seemed like a natural fit as well.
Excerpt: Rapala Fishing voudrait bien s'imposer comme une série de jeux de pêche dont la renommée vaudrait celle de son sponsor, las, ses efforts demeurent vains même en se déclinant sur Wii dont le contrôleur est pourtant tout désigné pour jouer les cannes à pêche virtuelles.