Afrika Pro Reviews
Average Review Score: /10
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|1UP||B-||Oct 06 '09|
|Games Radar||7/10||Oct 13 '09|
|IGN PS3||3.5/10||Oct 06 '09|
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|GameSpot||Jun 04 '09|
|HookedGamers.com||Oct 21 '08|
|GameZone||Aug 28 '09|
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"As I wrote in an Afrika-related blog more than a year ago, I'm capable of enjoying "real" videogames -- the ones with guns and/or muscly bald guys -- as much as anybody, but my particular tastes drift towards games that are heavy on freedom and relaxing exploration. To me, that's real escapism. Natsume and Sony's Afrika pretty much fits the bill, and though it's a little underwhelming after three years of expectations (it was revealed in a trailer before PlayStation 3's launch in 2006), by itself, it's a rather interesting game that aims for realism while appealing to all ages. The N64 classic Pokémon Snap showed that you can make a game about taking pictures interesting as long as there's a hook -- namely, getting rewards for genuinely good photos, and having various secrets to discover the more you play. Afrika is very similar: you can snap photos all around the surrounding conservation area while your guide, James, drives you around, and you have limited freedom to go off and get close to the wildlife. Well, limited freedom to start with, anyway -- after only a few key missions, you're free to take the jeep wherever you want by yourself, exit the vehicle, and freely explore the scenery."
"You’ll know, if you’ve ever visited Africa, just how captivating a place it can be. It’s exotic - the kind of place not everyone is able or inclined to visit, but it’s a part of Earth that has the power to remind you that you’re alive. ..."
"We're not sure if Afrika will be as revolutionary as claimed, but it is a fun concept and could be a useful learning tool for those who have the patience and the motivation to learn the techniques of becoming a wildlife photographer. Even if you're not into the photography aspect, this could be a virtual zoo where you just scope out big kitties all day."
"Afrika may not be the most original of concepts but it is gloriously realized"