While the game does deliver on a lot of the essentials of hunting, it also lacks in certain areas as well. The controls feel unresponsive, and the overall pacing of the game is sluggish. The animal A.I. isnt great, and the graphics are down right ugly.
Compared to "Deer Hunt," the animals in Big Game display a more fluid animation style. The environments suffer from poor textures. More often than not it feels like you're in a bad museum display rather than in the great outdoors.
It would be nice to see a characters skills increase with specific accomplishments like long range kills and clean shots. A more in depth tutorial would make the game more accessible and could easily tie in with the other hunters that populate some of the regions.