The Hunter: Call of the Wild
Day 5—Today I played the Hunter: Call of the wild. I don’t hunt, I have family that do though, so I thought I would give it a try in this game and maybe I could understand them a little better.
I still don’t understand them though. The game is absolutely beautiful, the background is pretty and it’s very detailed. There is also a variety of animals you can hunt for and the animals that I did see looked detailed and it looked like the game was trying to make it realistic.
Now keeping in mind that I’ve never actually hunted…I can’t tell you whether the actual hunting part of the game is realistic. I mean if you have to track an animal without making a noise (tracking by poop, footsteps, and animal calls) and then wait an hour for an animal to come back to its resting place before you shoot…then yup it’s realistic.
The game controls are pretty easy to learn for this game. You also have a range of different items to help you find your next target. Everything from binoculars and compass to some different calls to help those animals come closer to you.
Overall, I left the game feeling very “Eh” I mean it’s not a horrible game, but I just found it boring when I wasn’t looking at the scenery. I ended up only getting one shot on an animal and I didn’t even hit it. My son got a shot on another animal and hit it but could never find it.
This game can be played multiplayer; however, they have made it a pain in the ass to do it. You have to go through so many steps that by the time you are ready to invite someone your to irritated to even play.
Game for kids? Again, like some of the other games I’ve tried it depends on your parenting style.
Will I leave on my Xbox? Most likely not. I just don’t have the patience required for this one.