Rated 10 out of 10 by deadeye15 LOVE IT BUT THE ONLY THINGS THAT ARE WRONG WITH TH
This game is the greatest game ever made BUT the only things it lacks is: NOTHING! Just imagine: You have just passed the captains' test.You buy your own boat, in this review let's just say you bought the Northwestern, you buy the gas for it hire your crew then you go crabbin' ! So you go out there and you have a pot sittin' on the launcher just waitin' for the season to start. This is known as "Shotgun Starting". So as soon as the person says on the VHF Radio "The season has officially started." You tell your crew to send it on over. Then you set the rest of your pots and let 'em soak for around 2-days. Now you pull 'em up and THEY'RE LOADED WITH CRAB! So you put your crew to work for 24/7 until the whole string is picked clean. Now you have the tough decision o go to port for more Bait and while you're there you decide to offload your catch of crab. Now you go back to your string and let 'em soak for at least 24 hours. Then after the crab pots have soaked for 24 hours you pull 'em all and you have landed on the crab!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Keg74 Lets hope this game is on the crab
I was really skeptical about this game when I fist heard of it. I really a game where you go Alaska King crab fishing. However I am such a huge fan of the show, quick shout-out out to Sig and the Boys "GO NORTHWESTERN!!" Then I saw some footage of the game and a couple of screen shots. It looks great, it looks like you'll really get immersed in the world of those brave lads who scour the bottom of the Bearing sea for orange gold. I love how you'll be able to use some of the boats from the show, namely the Northwestern, Cornila Marie, Time Bandit, and I think The Wizard. You'll also be able to customize your own boat as well as hire a tough sea worthy crew. Don't forget your Greenhorn bait boy. The game is supposed to have a bunch of mission based levels as well as a plethora of mini-games that you'll hopefully use to hone your crabbing skills. I really hope this game comes out well, I know this isn't going to be the greatest game to ever hit the 360 but man it sure does look like fun.
Rated 10 out of 10 by bshive3 Excellent Simulation
This is an excellent simulation of the show, as close to reality as the good make it. The game allows you to hire your staff( a list of 10 are given ) for each season. Each staff is rated on multiple attributes where speed/stamina are great for sorting and handling pots. You need two crew members who can operate the crane and throw the hook. You want someone to cook and someone to bait fish. Each crew member has "special" assignments of either medic, cook, or engineer. These folks would be out of normal action while they perform these tasks. Be careful not to make your core staff your medic, as they will be out of action while the treat wounded. The boat graphics are great and allow you to zoom in and out and around. A few downsides are its a bit tricky to learn as the documentation is very light. How and when to space out your line, how much fuel should you take, etc. The fun part is playing it over and over to learn the best way to do. I've started season 1 over 5 times already!
Rated 7 out of 10 by Rampagec9 This game is ok
I bought this game about a week ago. I think that it is pretty fun to play, it does somewhat get tedious since you're basically just setting pots and then picking them up again but there are some others things to be done. Like for one, you can hire your own crew, check weather, check where the most crab might be and etc...there is 5 or 6 ships I think that you can choose from which I know there are some that were left out(atleast from the show). The only things that I didn't like was that for one, the writing was way too small on everything, I don't know how you could read the writing on there. Secondly, I was playing one day and my ship wasnt even moving but one of the ships controlled by the computer ran into me, which obviously shows that the computers arent aware of anything else but what they're doing. Other than that, I would recommend this game if you liked the show, but if you like simple games where you don't have to think then you won't like this one.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Kyle82894 Very good... Slightly Repetitive
I had recently purchased this game and was sort of "going out on a limb", since so many reviews came out poorly on this game. Overall, I believe this is a accurate display of what it is like to be a crab fisherman in Alaska. The only problem you will have with this game is: unless you have xbox live, your interface will be impossible to read. The letters will be very blurred and pixeled. You need the update on live to fix that, but after that, it's an awesome game. There are numerous boats and deckhands to use .You can customize your boat, number of pots to bring, and bait. After you go through the training, the controls become simple and you can go out and fish for yourself. A small bad quality is that it really has no story, but I don't think that's necessary; and it is a somewhat slow paced game. The minutes do go bye every few seconds, but the time it takes to set and collect pots is pretty long. So some may get tired of doing the same thing over and over, but I still enjoy it. (note: do not buy this game for online play whatsoever)
Rated 10 out of 10 by deadeye15 Great Game!
Just imagine: You are gearing up for the New season of King-Crab on the Bering Sea you have just gotten your Captain's license and you are going to be fishing your own crab vessel. You go to the local pub and talk to some old' crabbers and you find your crew you hire 'em and give them their positions and you go back to your vessel(I.E. Cornelia Marie, Northwestern, Sea Star, Bering Star, Shellfish) then from there you buy gasoline for your vessel and put the pots on board that you'll fish. then you but the bait for the pots. Now you go to your plotter menu and plot where you are going to set your string of pots. Then you wait in Dutch Harbor for the start of the King-Crab season. Then once it opens you race to your spot and start to set your pots. Then you see on the horizon the fleet closing in on you so you set another string as a defensive string so that the rest of the fleet doesn't go into your territory. Now you have let them soak and you come on by to pick up the pots for the loads of crabs you are going to get in them pots you are picking up. One of the pots in this string is filled-to-the-brim with crab the sorting table is full of 'em. So it's now up to you to decide what you are going to do it's either: Set 'em back; store 'em; or stack 'em. So you decide to set 'em back. So you set 'em back and go to your next string and the same thing happens. So you are in the HONEY HOLE! Before you know it your hold is full with King-Crab and your season is complete!
Rated 8 out of 10 by Some Gamer Dude Awesome, bad in some spots
This game is what I expected it to be. It is not the best game in the world. It gives you a taste of what things are like in real life. I got this game over the weekend and I opened it up put in and I really didnt like how they automatically put you into the tutorials. It is great unless you cant see small letters and numbers(they are really small). It is a game that takes a whole lot of patience. If you like strategy or action games this game is made for you. If you dont know or watch the TV show, you willl have absolutely no idea what you are doing. It takes a whole lot of control memorization and time. The tutorials are the first 4 missions, so you can unlock Career mode, the main feature of the game. I would recommend this to somebody that has some expierience on the 360, not somebody who just got one. If you like the sounds on the show, it is like exactly the same sounds, the birds, the waves hitting the boat, everything.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Hunter1000 GREAT GAME!
Just imagine. You have just passed your Captains' License test. So you go out to Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska. You buy your first crabbing vessel.(Just for this review we'll say you bought the Northwestern) You go into a local pub and find some people who would like to go crabbing with you out on the Bering Sea. So you just hired: Edgar Hansen; Matt Bradley; Jake Anderson; Nick Mybar; Norm Hansen. You go back to your vessel and start to load on pots; gas; and bait. You are done eventually and you get geared up to go fishing. BUT REMEMBER THAT THIS TYPE OF FISHING IS CALLED 'SHOTGUN STARTING' SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO HAVE YOUR FIRST POT UP ON THE LAUNCHER AND READY TO GO! So when the AFGS(Alaskan Fish and Game Service) says "The season now has officially started" you set the 1st pot of the season from your vessel. Now you go on to set your whole string and you want to go put down a 'defensive string, which is, When you have a string already in the water then you go and drop another string around the first one.' So you drop the whole other string of pots into the water to defend your area and now it's time to let your crew rest MAYBE even have the cook make a full course meal for you and your crew members. NOTE: THAT YOU CAN'T GO DOWN THERE FOR THE MEAL YOU HAVE TO STAY UP IN THE WHEELHOUSE! So after your crew ate and slept for a while you are now ready to pull up your first pot of the string you are on! Your crew pulls it up and THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF CRAB IN THAT THERE POT! FULL POT!!!!! So you decide if you would like to either: 1) Set it back; 2) Stack it; or 3) Store it. So you pick answer choice #1! So your Bait guy puts another piece of Bait in the pot you're going to set back. So you send it over the rail into the water! Your string all looks like this! So you move on to your next string of pots same thing happens! So in no time you are forced to go back to port and offload! Then you get ready to go back out there and catch some more. So instead of setting 'em back, you stack 'em all! So you do the same with your next string of pots! Now you are ready to head back in AGAIN but this time you're offloading one last time for this particular season! You earn about $12,455 just for the captain!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Nyghtprowler Long lost genre
I think the deal with this game is either your a simple minded gamer that enjoys a cheap thrill - quick gratification and reward, and games like Halo 3 are just wonderful creations to you or your the type of gamer that enjoys a deeper game that requires thought. DCAS is more of a sim imo - setting and pulling pots could almost be viewed as work and the least entertaining aspect of game BUT it isn't meant to be the highlight of the game it's in there for authenticity. It might not be fast paced or full of reward at every exciting turn but for the effort and thought you put into the game you are rewarded. I think this is a niche game that will appeal to the older crowd of gamers that enjoy a good sim and are fans of the series. It's a little slow moving so it requires someone with some patience to learn it fully and enjoy it for what it is - not for what you "thought" it should have been. I was a HUGE fan of the Mechwarrior Sims and they are LONG dead :( maybe this will hold me for while :) The WOW and Halo nuts can stay in thier boring games - I will enjoy this one
Rated 9 out of 10 by BavarianBaker !!THIS IS AS CLOSE AS IT GETS PEOPLE!!
If you love the tv show like I do and wish you were out there on the Bering Sea fishing with the Northwestern or the Cornelia Marie and other great boats than this is the game for you. This game gives you the chance to go from being a greenhorn tv watcher to being the captain of the boat and making sure everything is taken care of from buying fuel and bait to getting your pots and selling your catch at the end of the each season even doing maintenance on your boat. This game even lets you customize your own boat and hire all your favorite deckhands from the show. The graphics are great and pretty life like with the ocean waves to the sea gulls flying over your boat and even the ice pack looks dangerous. The controls of the game are easy to learn from controlling the boat to zooming in and out the boat, and talking with your crew or even radio fishing with other captains. If you love watching the show and wish you were fishing with the guys on the show than this is the game for you! So good luck and hope to see you guys on the Great Bering Sea in the worlds deadliest job