Players are free to fish wherever there is water, and a variety of locales are available, from tropical ocean fishing on the high sea to ice fishing atop the islandï¿½s mountains. With over 20 fish-related mini games and over 200 varieties of fish available ï¿½ not to mention four-player competitive modes and online leaderboards, which show players how they stack up against other anglers around the world ï¿½ thereï¿½s plenty of content for both casual players and completionists alike.
Players start out in Fishing Resort by customizing their own unique character, and can choose to make a cartoon-style character of themselves, or someone entirely different. Add in over 200 items such as shoes, clothes, sunglasses, backpacks, hats and much more, and each player is given the tools to create an entirely unique character with which to explore the island. Fishing is accomplished by mimicking real-life fishing motions using the Wii Remoteï¿½ to cast and moving the Nunchukï¿½ in a circular motion to reel in fish, which range from pond guppies to massive marlins over 10-feet in length!… Expand
10I'm new to Wii and bought 3 games. This is the only one I've finished and have started all over again. I'm a 56 year old grandmother and I LOVE THIS GAME! I saw the screenshots of the game and was afraid it was going to be cartoonish or childish. I couldn't be more wrong. The only cartoonish thing are the characters and they're so cute. You can customize them 100's of ways throughout the game. I'd like more clothes but that's the woman in me. I loved being able to shop in their Fishing Store. The game play is great mini quests you can do. Now, I cant say enough about the graphics. I felt like I was fishing in high dollar fishing resorts from around the world. The scenes are breathtaking. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I've never played a game that made me actually feel like I was inside the scenery. This game deserves so many awards. If you love fishing or want to learn to fish buy this game and save your money on the gas it would take to really fish in destinations like this game has. Relax at home and feel the vibration of a fish biting from your favorite chair. No more worries about your fishing line getting tangled with someone elses. This game is better than the real thing except that you cant eat what you catch.… Expand
9My score will be a little high for many people. As a father of 2 under 8 this game is great. The next door kids were over and that made 4 kids under 12. The 5 of us spent hours on a rainy day, just playing, laughing and having fun. Let's be honest here people... If you want a serious gaming machine, the Wii is not going to be you first choice! So don't expect mind blowing games from a machine that simply cannot deliver them... As a family machine, the Wii is excellent. Unfortunately, most of the games are utter garbage. There are even fewer that are capable of grabbing a child's attention without being too complicated in the controls. This game is excellent for kids and fun for adults too.
Okay, Wii Fishing Resort. 4 players can go head to head in some fishing situations. Graphics are bold, vibrant and well put together. Action is alright and was more than enough to hold the attention of the youngest in our little group at 5 years old. Controls were easily handled be even the 5 year old. Casting does seem a little glitchy but not bad.
You are given a large selection of bait, lures, rods, reels, clothing to purchase. The aquarium you become the manager of is very neat in that all your catches go into here for viewing pleasure and you get to reap the rewards of visitors paying to view the aquariums. Boat trips, bicycles, kayaks, etc. Are all little things that add to the adventure.
If you are expecting Zelda like quests and adventure, you will be disappointed. If you want a game you can easily play with the kids or just while some time away, pick this game up. You will enjoy it. I also have the Fishing Master World Tour... I really hate that game. Wii Fishing Resort is miles ahead of that game in graphics, game play and all around fun.
I really hope they make a sequel with better side activities and the addition of fishing lines in the store would be excellent.… Expand
1For the love of god and all things holy, WHEN is somebody going to make a half-decent fishing game? The optional fishing games in Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess were TEN TIMES better than this ridiculous, half-baked, rushed crap. It is appalling that someone would actually release a game this broken and aggressively un-fun.… Expand