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.
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. Most of that fresh crab you put onto your salad [...
Summary: This disappointing strategy game isn't nearly as engaging as the Discovery Channel show it's based on.
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
Excerpt: Product Description 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. The game was inspired by Sig, Edgar and Norman Hansen - three brothers who have made their living crab fishing on the Bering Sea aboard their family's fishing vessel, the Northwestern.