One of the best fishing games to date!
Okay, I'd like to start off by stating that I have played many fishing games in the past, but have been drawn to the Rapala games because of their gameplay, controls and variety of fish to catch. Rapala Trophies is the latest installment of the series and Activision has done a fantastic job. The player begins the game by selecting from a nice variety of anglers to use, whether your preference be male of female. After you select your angler, you can begin Free Fishing, Arcade Mode, or Tournaments. I started off with the Arcade mode to get a feel for the game and practice catching fish before entering the tournaments. In the Arcade mode, the idea is to surpass a points challenge by fishing 3 locations in each lake. The great thing about Arcade mode is that you get a nice review of each lake in the game and the fish that the lake offers. Once playing a few rounds in Arcade mode, I decided to jump right into the tournaments to begin unlocking items to further enhance your fishing experience. The ability to unlock new rods, line, lures and even boats is a great way of giving depth to the game. There are so many combination's to put together that even the most detailed angler will be happy. Combining rod, line and lures will keep you busy as it is necessary to have the right tackle for the right fish, especially when going for that trophy lunker! Overall, this game is highly addicting and will keep the player busy for hours upon hours of fishing. My only wish is to one day see this version enhanced with more detail on the PS3!