This is one of the best fishing games I’ve ever played. At first I was a little skeptical about playing a game like this because it just seemed so weird. Specific anglers with different skills and abilities? How is that going to work? Well, there are a ton of anglers with a lot of different unique abilities. It surprisingly works very well.
Now let’s get to the combat. What do you do? Well, you select a squad of three anglers (later you get 3 sub anglers) that give you different bonuses to help you fish along with their abilities. When you start fishing it takes you to a screen that lets you choose where to toss your fishing hook. If you get it into a particular area then you get a perfect rating, which allows you to get an increased chance in a legendary or a special fish bite. The combat is pretty easy at the start of the game. You want to keep the fish in the whirlpool for massive damage and swipe in the direction the game tells you to when it jumps out of the water to inflict additional damage. If the fishing line snaps while you’re trying to catch it then you’ll fail.
Now that we’ve gone over the combat, let’s talk about fuel and gems. I hate playing games that require some sort of energy system in order for you to be able to play. Wouldn’t you want the most amount of players playing the game as much as possible? Why prevent people from playing your game by restricting them from being able to do stuff because they are out of energy? This game doesn’t have much of a problem with that when you’re first getting started. Pretty much whenever a new day starts, they’ll gift you about 50 fuel. That’s enough to get you some rounds of fishing in. The good thing about the fuel is that it stacks. If you’re at full fuel and get a gift of 50, it’ll just add on to what you have. That is extremely useful for me because lately I haven’t been as adamant about playing the game as often as I did initially. I have over 1,500 fuel just from logging in and collecting for the day. Now, gems is the in game paid currency for the game. It’s not entirely necessary for you to make micro transactions playing this game because you can get a lot of the stuff yourself. To sum it up, gems are pretty easy to come by.
Up next is going to be the quests. I LOVE QUESTS. Quests are amazing because they give you so much gold, do, and gems. You usually finish them just by playing the game and get some free supplies. There are also achievements that give you supplies as well.
There are quite a few different maps as well as well as game modes. I personally don’t care for the multiplayer since it just doesn’t seem balanced to me. I could have full big fish stats and other people would still get bigger fish. They could have their anglers leveled up ridiculously high and there’s no way to tell because it just matches you based off of the rank you are.
There are quite a few things you can upgrade to help you get further into the game and catch tons of awesome fish. There are boats, fishing sets, and anglers that you can upgrade to increase your fishing mastery. It does require a bit of grinding to get the stuff.
That brings me to my next point which is the grinding. I typically don’t mind grinding in games, in fact I think it is actually kind of nice. But in a game where you use energy to do stuff, grinding is your worst enemy because you blow through fuel so fast.
My last point is a pretty negative one. Lately they have just been spamming my phone with notifications about any little thing. I wouldn’t mind one notification to tell me my free platinum box is available or a new tournament is starting. But they have been sending me 5 to 6 notifications per situation within a few minutes of each other.
I really enjoy the game but I’m going to take a break from it for now because of how difficult it is to progress based off of the fuel. I wouldn’t even mind paying five dollars or something near there to pay for infinite fuel.