Cabela's African Adventures
Far from great, but not a bad game at all
Honestly, I read these reviews and almost didn't get this game for my nephew. He's really into animals and, in spite of the fact that he's shooting most of them, he was really attracted to the game. A lot of gamers are really down on Cabela's because of their love of animals, but if you can play games all day in which you mow down human beings and say "that doesn't mean I want to kill people" then you can apply the same logic to a game in which you kill animals. But most of the reviews here aren't giving the game credit where credit is due. Sure you're not going to get an amazing action/adventure masterpiece, but you're not going to be bored either. There really isn't much to do on the maps, so the open world doesn't mean much and the gameplay is still pretty linear. That being said, while some of the hunts are ridiculously tedious, they aren't too hard either and once you start fighting bigger game then you'll find yourself enjoying the game a lot more. You can't help but laugh when your guy gets rofl-stomped by an elephant and you run and roll for your life trying to avoid a butthurt rhino. So there is at least a level of fun and amusement to be had. Also, some guy said the vehicle controls were broken. Seriously, someone needs to play Mass Effect before talking about bad controls. The vehicles handled well for me. I had no problems and neither did my four year old nephew. The story feels like something out of a straight-to-DVD B-movie and I kinda like how cheesy it is. I guess that's what makes me forgive this game's flaws so much. It's not pretentious or trying to be something it isn't. I had very low expectations for this game and I wound up enjoying it almost as much as my nephew did. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants something to do for their afternoon and anyone who wants an easy 1,000 points added to their Gamer Score.
Yet another disgrace
Terrible, on-rail, repetitive gameplay, cartoonish graphics, animals behave like mindless bots,unrealistic skill system and utterly broken driving system along with a small, poorly designed map makes another terrible add-on to the long dead cabela's series which should have been killed three years ago.
Open world isn't always better
Yes this 'hunting' game is open world but once you've spent some time in it you'll realize that it doesn't add to the experience much.Almost every aspect of an actual hunt has been removed from this title, you simply drive around until you find a hunt. Then its a linear experience with ZERO tracking, or hunting required. Hunt a lion, and you'll face 6-7 of them running at you. You'l dodge and jump around like an idiot while trying to shoot them.The stealth missions require you to sneak by some the dumbest animals ever. Its amazing they're not all extinct. Finding and viewing the vistas are pretty nice but the rest is kinda dull. Take my advice and SKIP the cut scenes, they border between insulting and idiotic. Sorry Cabela's, please try harder next time.
This game is awesome
Hey everyone you should get this game there is a open world to explore and there is a lot you can do.