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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.
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