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  • Summary: In AFRIKA, players step into the role of a freelance photographer exploring a brand new conservation area. They'll document the wildlife and photograph incredible sights such as a titanic clash between hippopotamuses, a pride of lions watching over its playful cubs, and a cheetah's lightning-fast chase as it runs down its prey! All of the game's animals and environments are rendered in photorealistic detail
    with animals that move, behave, and interact with each other just like their real-world counterparts. The photography in the game is as meticulously modeled as the animals themselves; players will need to learn from the game's innovative photo-grading system and compose their photographs with the eye of a professional photographer if they want to earn top dollar. The money they earn can be used to purchase new licensed lenses, cameras, and safari equipment. If players are good enough, they just might find their photograph on the cover of National Geographic. [Natsume]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. If you like the setting, then you will not be disappointed by Afrika. Relaxing as it is, we could watch the savannah‘s inhabitants for hours, so Afrika scores extra points for its atmosphere.
  2. Worth a look for something unique but hippo-watching slower missions can frustrate. [Feb 2009, p.79]
  3. It's beautiful and soothing. [Nov 2009, p.76]
  4. An intriguing game, dedicated to nature lovers and photographer would-be. Unfortunately, some graphical issues spoil the atmosphere.
  5. 70
    Hakuna Matata is a unique title and as such will no doubt attract a cult following. There is a lot to offer those who can find the required time and patience required to gain the best from it.
  6. 67
    Originally, the biggest problem I had with Afrika was that there wasn't more of a narrative. I like having the freedom to explore beautiful virtual worlds, but I also appreciate some story to bring it together. But as the game progressed, I felt that maybe a game like this doesn't need a bunch of drama attached -- a picture is worth a thousand words.
  7. 35
    Afrika is a mess. It's not a broken game, but it definitely isn't a fully functioning one. It's limited in its scope, it doesn't look good, it's not fun to play, and I could go on. This one is a miss that America probably could've done without.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Dec 31, 2010
    9
    It's a really great game for people, who love animals. I want a second part of it :) I love photographing but I cant go to Afrika. Why dont you like it? :< Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2012
    6
    Ok, we meet Viva Piñata of Xbox 360, and the game is funny, pretty, and colorful, now SONY intent repeat the succesful of Microsoft with Afrika, but what happen? The game is BORING. Afrika have great graphics, really cool, the animals look awesome, but the problem comes with the gameplay, is very repetitive, and boring. Sony (or best say Natsume) can do a better thing, but with this regular intent the game fail. Expand
  3. Jan 18, 2012
    5
    I like the game in theory and the graphics are nice, especially the animals, of course, but to be honest, everything takes MUCH too long and is MUCH to cumbersome to enjoy it. Couldn't bring myself to finish it yet. Controls are kind of amateurish, it feels like no actual game designer was involved, but ''only'' a bunch of people who love animals. On top of it, the photos you shoot look kind of unclear and low-res. If you have the patience for this game and like the idea - shooting pictures of wildlife - this is pretty good, but personally, I ended up not liking the actual final product. Expand
  4. Jul 2, 2011
    2
    This game looks phenomenal and the core concept is great, but the final product is just incredibly boring. You need to have large amounts of patience while waiting for the animals to get into the position you need. Expand
  5. May 24, 2012
    1
    I'm not sure what made me want to play this game but I played it. It really is incredibly boring. It's a game more so about visuals I think and they are average at best. Basically the concept of the game is to take pictures for money the better your picture quality the more money you make. You can use that money to buy other stuff or upgrade your camera. This is sadly the only part of this game I enjoyed. I don't know who I'd recommend Afrika to. A parent buying a non violent game for their kid maybe but that's about it. It is somewhat educational. However theres no real reason to play this game at all. I think Cabela's would be more fun for me. Expand
  6. Oct 19, 2010
    0
    Une belle arnaque, un dvd documentaire sans interet. On s'ennuie, c'est absolument infecte. A éviter si vous ne voulez pas avoir le pire jeu de la ps3 Expand

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