Top critical review
Boring and frustrating
on September 6, 2011
Disappointing game. Each map, which represents hunting in a different state, is basically the same. A boring flat rectangle with a few trees. In which a few of just two types of game animal may wander randomly around. If you are hunting for Mule Deer and Whitetail Deer for example, that is all that will be there, and just the bucks. Rarely you might see a non game animal such as a goose. But just one. Not realistic at all. You can't tell the size of the animal, they all look the same. Though when you kill it and approach it it will tell you how many points and $$ it is worth. However, I can never tell the difference. The animals do spook easily which is realistic, and they are few and far between, requiring lots of endless trudging through the boring map in hopes of seeing something. Now this is also pretty realistic to real hunting, but let's face it. We are playing a video game because we want action, not endless boring virtual trudging through an ugly boring environment. The game does allow you to choose from a variety of weapons (not that it makes any difference) and you have a few calls and scents to use though I can't really tell if they help, but really very few features to this game. My biggest annoyance is the health meter. You are constantly having to worry about having food and water. Have to make sure you stay close enough to the lodge that you can go back for supplies, or else you'll get sick and have to be air lifted out and that's the end of that. It's extremely annoying to have to be slave to the health system. Slows the game play even more, doesn't add anything worthwhile to the experience.
Overall this game is a waste of time. There are far better hunting sims on the market.