(SNAPP Reviews aren’t really a full fledged game review as much as they are just a way for us to give you a quick “heads-up” on whether a certain game is good or not. It usually means that we haven’t finished the game yet, but have played a good enough chunk to know whether it’s worth your time/money or not.)
With the “App Store Freeze” and how busy things have been lately at SNAPPZILLA, there were a few games that got overlooked (even by me!) last week. One of those games was The FisherCat (by LoadComplete).
The FisherCat is a fun little harpoon shooting game where you play as a…….you guessed it, a fisher cat. There isn’t much story explaining exactly why you are a cat that likes to fish. My guess is that cats like fish, so what better character to make than a cat. Plus, there’s some weird phenomenon with cats and gamers. I don’t know why. I’m more of a dog person myself, but whatever. I’m rambling….
Anyway, the game goes like this. You (the cat) dive underwater to catch/shoot fish. While underwater, you have a depleting amount of air in your suit. Every shot from your harpoon depletes your air a little bit faster. You can’t go underwater and start shooting all willy-nilly as you can see in my gameplay video.
The object is to basically collect every species of fish. The frustrating thing is that the ocean is full of “Icy Fish” and every so often a new fish will pop up (usually right before you run out of air). So, the game is a total grindfest. You spend most of your time catching the same fish over and over and over.
That doesn’t mean the game is bad. I found the visuals cute and the harpooning itself pretty fun. I liked the fact that you can upgrade and buy new air tanks and harpoons. You can also buy bait to help out. It’s just a LOT of grinding. I also like that each day the ocean was different. Sometimes calm, sometimes stormy. And that of course affects the fish.
I’m still messing around with The FisherCat. There’s something that keeps me playing that I can’t put my finger on. It feels like there’s more to the game that I haven’t figured out yet. Regardless, I’d say you can’t go wrong either way. It’s not going to hurt downloading the game and it’s not going to hurt leaving it alone. Wow! Great review huh?? “Yea, do whatever you want with this game. I can’t figure out if I like it or not.”
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