Curious but repetitive fishing sim
Like an underwater version of Deer Hunter or Bird Hunter, this offers an accurate and fairly exciting recreation of a sport that many gamers will never have experienced for real. As such, it is ideal for those curious to try something different. Would-be game fishers have the opportunity to explore six different diving locations, each with their own species of fish and which all present different challenges in order to catch them. A variety of diving equipment is also available to help you out should you need it. Graphically, Bluewater Hunter is fairly impressive, with some nicely detailed fish which are all animated well enough. Sound is minimal, as you might expect from a game set underwater, but those effects which are present are authentic and well done. Unfortunately however, there a annoyances that prevent the game from being anything more than a brief time waster. The control system is awkward and overly complex, with multiple buttons required for even simple actions, which renders things frustrating, but bigger problems are the game's length and its repetitive nature. Across its six locations, the gameplay never changes and soon becomes tiresome, while the lack of complexity and challenge means that this is only really to be recommended for hardcore fishing fans.