Review Rapala Fishing - Daily Catch
A semi-realistic fishing simulator
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 15 Jul 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Really good looking water effects, interesting gameplay mechanics, semi-realistic
Some mechanics seem luck based, uses a money system to limit your play
I’ve done a bit of fishing in my time but I wouldn’t call myself a fisher. In most cases, games like Rapala Fishing - Daily Catch for Android are as close to fish as I ever really want to be. This is a semi-realistic fishing game that cuts straight to the point. No need to wait hours for a fish to bite. Instead, cast your lure and see immediate results!
So there are things I like about this game and things I don’t like about it. Here’s what I don’t like about it: everything is limited out out of the gate. You have to purchase fishing passes with currency and it isn’t a one-time thing either. Different lures, lakes, and other supplies are also locked behind reaching certain levels. The currency part is what really bugs me, but I’m also not really a fan of wading through the boring stuff before getting to the good stuff.
What I really enjoy about the game are the mechanics. First off, the water in this game looks absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, it’s mostly the water that looks that good. The game makes catching fish fun, though. Where you cast your lure and how you do it play into how long it will take you to find a fish and decide what type of fish you’ll find. Then there is the battle to reel the fish in.
I haven’t played many fishing games on Android, but Rapala Fishing was a fun game to play. It wasn’t too realistic, but it lets you pick out lures and do a number of other things that make the game aspect shine.