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Rapala: We Fish
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Rapala We Fish comes with only one Rod & Reel attachment, but the entertaining twist on this fishing game is that it supports local multiplayer action. The game will take players around the globe searching out many types of fish in a very non-realistic take on sport-fishing.
What's it about?
Claiming to be the first game of its kind designed exclusively for the Nintendo Wii, RAPALA: WE FISH attempts to tackle the genre with a well-built accessory as well as a slight change to the standard fishing tournament style. Rather than just try to catch fish within some time constraint, We Fish has the player catching specific numbers of fish or a certain weight within the time limit. But the biggest challenge is that after catching each fish you must return it to a safe zone before being able catch another. The catch here is that during the trip to the safe zone, you are fair game and other players can ram your boat which may cause you to drop the fish back into the water.
Is it any good?
As a fishing game aimed at a younger crowd, We Fish is a fairly enjoyable game, especially when you hook onto a fish. Featuring eight locations around the world with multiple tournaments in each, the game delivers a fair amount of challenge to keep you entertained. The mechanism to cast, hook, and reel in the fish is very satisfying and can easily be mastered by anyone, but unfortunately the included accessory makes for a tough transition back to driving the boat. The mixture of racing title and traditional fishing game is an entertaining twist that adds some excitement to an otherwise potentially lifeless style of game. Thankfully for those not wanting time limits, a free fishing mode is included and is the only place to catch some very rare fish.
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