When I first got the game (about a week ago) I was utterly frustrated with the difficulty I encountered. If catching fish consisted of getting them to follow my lure for 10 meters, I would have been doing great - but, alas, you can't catch what you can't hook.
For the first few hours I caught next to nothing. Then I realized the secret - UPGRADE YOUR LURES! Once I upgraded to the 3000pt lure, I only needed about 2 meters room to hook a fish. Worry about other upgrades after you can catch the fish, heh.
I was disappointed with the casting in the game - point and click. They could have alot better. For example, something simple like varying the cast distance with the weight of the lures. Another aspect I found annoying was that you can't roam a lake or river freely. I don't know about you, but artificial boundaries bug me.
Once you upgrade your equipment and go through the tournaments once or twice, it gets pretty boring.
All-in-all, it's a pretty good game - but more of a renta...
purchased Pro Cast Fishing for Xbox and was looking for a few hints how to play when I found a review on totalgame.net by someone named byron http://www.gametab.com/extview.php?review=8506 . First of all a game like this is supposed to be a little challenging and I admit it took me almost an hour to catch my first fish.
Your reviewer wrote "With no training mode demonstrating how to best persuade a piscine creature into your boat, this game presents a painfully dull exercise in frustration. Unlockables – such as reels and boats – remain unused, any gameplay depth or new technique remains uncovered, and all because the core of this game is simply no fun."
If the idiot would have watched the video intro to the game and copyed what the film showed everyone, he' would be catching fish all day long like my 4 yr old son. I've grown to love this game and would recomend it to anyone for hours of enjoyment.
Byron also wrote "shoddy play mechanics ensure a level of irritation matched onl...