Review: Cat Goes Fishing
At a Glance
|This game is recommended!
This game is not just good fun, it also stays fairly true to Christian moral values, making it a great addition to anyone's library!
|ESRB Rating:||NR - Not Rated|
|Review Published On:||May 20th, 2016|
Every action is quietly recorded, so you'll never lose progress. On the other hand, there's no way to pause the game; the best you can do is wait with your line uncast.
Big fish will eat smaller fish, and it's possible for something to come by and eat a portion of the fish you're reeling in. There is a small puff of blood in the water when this happens.
But, for a game with such a simple concept, there's a lot of things going on underwater. All of the marine life in this game is alive and behaves more or less realistically. Predators hunt and eat their prey, while many species avoid hanging around the shoreline. Depending on what game mode you've chosen, caught fish can even snap your fishing line if you're not careful when you reel them in.
Whenever you manage to catch something, you're given the option of either selling it or tossing your catch back into the water as bait. There are three sizes of bait, and you'll need to catch progressively larger fish in order to move to the next bait size. This makes catching the largest fish considerably more difficult, as you'll need to have successfully caught several smaller fish in a row first.
While you're fishing, you can accept quests. These act like bounties or challenges that test your skill as a fisherkitty. Most of them require you to catch a specific species a fixed number of times, but you may also be tasked with casting the line a certain length or sinking the hook to a given depth. Completing the quest is optional, but I'd recommend it. The money is usually worth it, and they give an indication of how well you should be doing.
Once you've earned enough cash, you can buy a number of things from the game's shop. These items include better rods, accessories that change the way your line behaves, boats that let you explore out into the ocean, and even tools like radar or a minimap.
Overall, this is a good game for playing on a coffee break or for people that want something different.
Points of Interest
Occasionally you'll find hats floating in the water. If you can snag them with your hook, your kitty will be able to wear them for several benefits. Later on, you'll be able to access the Hat-alogue to repurchase any hat you've found and discarded.