Wild Earth: African Safari
A different kind of hunting game
I have to admit, I have a hankering for hunting games. They always disappoint, however, so I tried this one out after observing my young daughter play a wildlife photography game on the Internet, and thinking the idea looked fun. Thankfully, this game is similar to what she had been playing, and it is a very rewarding and educational foray into Africa. Basically the storyline involves you taking photos of different African wildlife doing wildlife-type things, and getting points based upon your achieving the tasks as well as taking good photos. There isn't a whole lot of variety possible with gameplay this basic, but if you think the game would be boring as a consequence you'd be wrong: there are a LOT of animals here, which offers some diversity to the process. While out in the field taking photos, your guides will give you pertinent information and some rather interesting wildlife facts, so there is enough education inside the gameplay to hold kids' attention and make you think they (or you!) aren't just wasting time playing video games. The sound isn't too remarkable, but accomplishes setting the tone pretty well, but the graphics are horribly outdated. Of course, this being a Wii game that is pretty much par (and, truth be told, MOST video games have great difficulty animating wildlife in a realistic and responsive way - I'm looking specifically at you CABELA) and it really doesn't detract from the immersion and setting. There may not be a whole lot of lasting appeal to the game, but it is still a rewarding experience, especially if you want to take a break from the violence of many other games, or just expose yourself to something different. For the price it is a more than entertaining diversion, and shows there is a lot of unrealized potential to wildlife games other than shooting things up.
The game was alright at first but after the first hour i was bored to death. I love animals and i love the graphics on this game, but it gets very very boring. Something I thought was cool though was the realistic nature of the animals they actually attack you. But it bored me after just a few pictures. and that's all you do you take pictures.
Depends on the gameplay
I believe this game is already out for the pc. You can read a reviews on the PC version if you google the game name with the word review. Apparently it's not that bad, but nothing amazing. I'm HOPING that it'll have the same exploration feel as Endless Ocean. So obviously this game will be a niche market, but it has potential, depending how long and fun it is. I'm sure replay ability will suck hard though.
It actually sounds like a fun game. Funny thing, I just got done beating Pokemon Snap on my wii that i downloaded and this seems like it just with real animals. IDK maybe I should become a photographer instead of a writer for animated shows and comics....
If you can't get animal planet through your cable provider, then this might be the game for you. Or if you OC about animal documenteries and have nothing better to do with your life. Personally I love animal shows, but I don't wanna play a game about it.