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Weekly Time Waster - ‘Fishing Planet’

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Fishing season is upon us, but there might be some rainy days when you don’t want to venture out. So why not fish from the comfort of your couch?

“Fishing Planet” is a solo/multiplayer fishing experience that blends video gaming with simulation. The simulation aspect comes from the fact that the fish in the game use artificial intelligence that program them to act, fight and feed realistically based on the species. Certain tackles won’t work on certain fish. Fishing at certain times of day or weather patterns won’t yield good results.

“Fishing Planet” is a good simulator of fishing, and it has a steep learning curve, but it’s great fun. You might be an avid fisherman or you might not have gone fishing for years. Heck, if you’re the latter, this game might rekindle that love of fishing for you.

With over 170 species of fish to catch, and over a few dozen fishing locations, there are many different ways to experience the joy of fishing in “Fishing Planet.” You can fish offshore on docks or land; you can even venture out in a boat to try your luck in deeper waters. The game also lets you experiment with different types of fishing, like using bobbers on the surface, lure fishing, or bottom fishing/jigging. “Fishing Planet” has an incredible graphics engine as well; the water acts and ripples in a realistic manner and the fish themselves look pretty close to their true-to-life counterparts.

“Fishing Planet” is free to play, so of course there are many things locked behind a paywall; you’ll have to cough up if you want to get the most out of the game, but as far as what it offers for free, it’s a great way to virtually fish on a rainy day. In addition, you can play this game with friends and fish together, as well as compete in online tournaments with people from around the world. There is something for everyone in “Fishing Planet.”

“Fishing Planet” is free to download on the Xbox, PlayStation and Stream stores. Grab your rod, cast your line and feel the enjoyment of virtual fishing to its fullest.

Last modified on Wednesday, 04 May 2022 07:22


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