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Review: Fishing Resort (Wii Retail)

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Fishtastic?

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Two words are usually enough to describe most fishing games, casual, and bad.

Luckily this isn't the case with Fishing Resort!

Gameplay/Story:

You start off by creating your own avatar afterwards you are shown a nice little cutscene showing you arriving at the first resort followed by a quick tutorial on bait fishing. You'll start off catching only small fish, but after a few tackle upgrades, and helping a few fellow fishermen you will soon be landing fish well over a meter long!



This game has very functional controls, and a huge selection of tackle available at the shops around the island. The game also features many massive fishing environments to explore by foot, boat, bicycle, and other forms of transportation!

The island also features many types of locations ranging from sandy ocean beaches, deep sea trolling, boat fishing at lakes, river fishing, and even ice fishing!

The rod/reel bundle version includes a easy to use attachment for your Wiimote, and Nunchuk, but I think the Wiimote, and Nunchuk alone are a little more responsive.



Fishing Resort also features an online tournament leaderboard where you can compete against other fishermen around the world, and try earn points to show how good you really are!

You can also have friends join you for some local multiplayer while shore fishing by having them grab a Wiimote and pressing A while you are in cast mode to drop in, and give you a hand!

You also will obtain an aquarium to keep all of your catches, and can upgrade the decorations using your hard earned fishing points to make your aquarium look awesome!



Graphics/Sound

The graphics in Fishing Resort are stunning, and truly showcase the power of the Wii console! The water glistens in the sun, the fish look like the real thing, and even the environment looks better than most fishing games from the other current generation consoles!

The only thing I can complain about is the fact that the only weather in this game is varying levels of cloudcover, and sunny, but this is only a very minor complaint.

The music in this game is only played in the hotel areas, and while fighting fish, but each area has a different fish battle music, and most set the tone for the action you experience while reeling in the larger fish in the area! The sound effects such as waves, fish jumping, reeling in your line etc. all add to the experience.



Difficulty/Controls

The game is easy to pick up, but hard to master since some fish especially the legendary ones can be hard to find, and catching some of those huge or strong fish can be very challenging until you learn how each fish behaves. The controls are very solid, and the motion controls actually feel like they belong in this game instead of feeling like some sort of gimmick!

Bottom line

With amazing gameplay, intuitive controls, and a huge amount of content you will be hooked almost immediately to this gem of a game, and the beautiful graphics, excellent music, and gameplay that can prove challenging will keep you coming back for more!

Score 9.5/10 ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

9- Awesome This game has little in the way of flaws, and is a highly enjoyable experience.


This review can also be read here


Last edited by Reanfan on October 16th 2017, 8:02 pm; edited 5 times in total

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on June 22nd 2012, 4:36 pmGuest
I can't find Fishing Resort anywhere. Is this game rare or something?
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This sounds like a whale of a fishing game. Smile
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@Punnyguy wrote:This sounds like a whale of a fishing game. Smile

Well played sir
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Fishing Resort is my favorite game of all-time! Your review is the best one I have seen for Fishing Resort. Wink
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This review should be reformatted and the broken image in the review should be replaced. Wink

Thank you all for supporting this great game. Wink
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on July 14th 2012, 12:27 pmGuest
Fishing Resort is such a beautiful and relaxing game. I love you
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Um....I still play Fishing Resort every week it is just so fun Smile
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This is the most positive Fishing Resort review on the internet and the one I agree with the most!
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Wow nice review. I somehow missed this game when it came out but I have been seeing everyone talking about this game on the forums so I had to check out the review to see if its worth getting. Looks like I will be picking it up a new game.

Just one question my son really likes to play the fishing hut in OoT and I too find myself spending some time on that when I play OoT. Would this game appeal to someone who loves the fishing pond in OoT?

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