A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The game can show some bad sportsmanship. During the game, there are times where the intent is to attempt to knock a fish out of a competitors boat by ramming into them to help you get the upper hand in the tournament. Your opponents are also attempting to do this to you.
Positive Role Models
Competitors are not always shown as good sports.
Ease of Play
The game comes packed with a special Rod & Reel controller for use during the game. The control attachment is well made and looks to be quite durable and should stand up to being used and abused. The game can be played without the attachment, and in some cases is easier to control. While landing a fish, the rod & reel feel very comfortable and really make the game a joy. However attempting to maneuver a boat with the attachment in use is clunky and very counter-intuitive. Unfortunately, it's difficult to swap between using it and not -- making the overall ease of use difficult.
Violence & Scariness
Fish are yanked from their habitat.
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Products & Purchases
While a niche market, the game is named after a manufacturer of fishing lures. Some locations in the game also feature advertisements for Rapala in the form of billboards.
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.
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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