• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2007
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. As a first game this was actually pretty impressive, and although the mechanics could be a bit frustrating at times it was still worth it to put the work in and enjoy fishing.
  2. Fishing Master is a game with quite a few negative points. Mainly the fishing is just horrible. Fishing with the Wii-Remote and the Nun-chuck is simply boring. Once you how to do it, it's all basically the same. The only advantage to the game is that you're able to buy new fishing rods and lures and join tournaments. But it doesn't compensate for the fishing system.
  3. Fishing Master is more akin to Pokemon than it is to a simulation of fishing, and will probably appeal the most to the "gotta catch them all" crowd.
  4. We don't mind cute and simple - but this is often just plain dull. [May 2008, p.82]
  5. Fishing Master neatly captures the drama and thrill of landing a fish, but the fun only holds up for short sessions.
  6. Before this could get too gamey sitting on store shelves, the publisher wisely dropped the price to $20, which is where it should have started.
  7. There aren’t any extra bells or whistles, but true fishing fans don’t need fancy. We are enjoying it, and the price is right at $30. I can truthfully say that we’ve had more fun with this game than with some more detailed and more expensive games.
  8. 55
    Fishing Master isn’t all bad, it’s just too shallow.
  9. This game is worth ten bucks at the most. If you pay any more than that, you're doing a disservice to developers striving to provide above-average experiences to gamers.

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