Reviews and Problems with Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm
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Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm (Xbox 360) Review
7 November 2008
Summary: Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm exists – and for that I’ve got to take my hat off to Greenwave and developer Liquid Dragon. I like that they took a chance, and I like that they spent so much time getting the feel for what it takes to run a crab boat. Unfortunately none of the depth in simulation options can cover up the poor graphics, long load times, terrible voice acting, sub par sound, and overall bad game play.
Excerpt: There seems to be no end to the madness when it comes to reality television. Everything from stranding people on a deserted island to watching truck drivers navigate the frozen Arctic Ocean has been used as a back drop for these engrossing shows. One of the most popular reality TV shows, Deadliest Catch, has captured the attention of countless viewers. Unfortunately, a successful show means nothing in the world of video games.
Conclusion: I will give this to Liquid Dragon, when emailed about the post launch issues, the CEO himself emailed me back to apologize. Bottom Line: I played Deadliest Catch to it's fullest, got all the achies, and put the game away. I do still pull it out to 'Hit The High Seas' but I am realistic enough to know few players will. I liked and still like this game. If you like sim games, this may be for you.
Xbox 360/PC Review - 'Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm'
14 July 2008
Summary: Battle 40-foot waves, storms, ice and a nearly 100-percent crewmember injury rate in the dangerous hunt for undersea riches on the Bering Sea with the new video game Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm.
Excerpt: I will freely admit that I am ‘hooked’ on Discovery Channel’s ‘Deadliest Catch’ reality show. Ok, now that we’re all done laughing at my witty pun we can get on with the review. If you’re not acquainted with this riveting television drama I will summarize.
Summary: Deadliest Catch , the fourth season of which is currently airing on the Discovery Channel, is an exciting documentary-style reality show in which crews fishing for crab in the Bering Sea do battle with nature and risk their lives on an almost-daily basis to get their jobs done. By contrast, Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm is a slow-paced strategy game of sorts, in which you captain one of the aforementioned crews and do battle with choppy frame rates, console-freezing...
Pros: Skiff slalom missions are fun for a little while, Planning your season and adapting your strategy on the fly can be engaging
Cons: Crashes with alarming regularity, Frame rate is appalling, You don't get to do any of the fun stuff that your crew does, Water aside, the visuals are horrible, Multiplayer game is even worse than the single-player