Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt Screens & Info
Date April 1, 2010
Do you find yourself watching the calendar, eagerly anticipating the next hunting game for your console?
Really? You do?
Get off of this site.
Bass Pro Shops is looking to capitalize on the "success" of recent hunting games for the Wii and 360. Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt takes you on a cross-country trek on a quest to take down trophy animals to hang on that lovely Wall of Death in your game room. You'll travel through various hunting hotspots across the United States and even to a magical, exotic land called Canada. Your domestic stops include Georgia, Missouri, Washington, Minnesota, Florida and any other state where trucker hats never went out (or in, really) fashion. Maine is also included for some reason. Really, Maine? What, do you have to take out Steven King? THE Red Lobster? That nasty nor'easter coming down from Nova Scotia?
No hunting game would be complete without animals. The Hunt claims to offer quite a few. Erase that girl you had a creepy crush on, all those conformists and poseurs from high school who made fun of you for listening to Marilyn Manson from your kill list. Moose, coyote, wolves, deer, all kinds of bears, a few birds, and alligators are all lining up to catch your bullets. A veritable Noah's ark is waiting for you this summer. Each location includes 2 unique animals- one providing a dangerous encounter and the other being a nicknamed, high-scoring "Legendary Animal" because it's more fun to kill something when you know it's name. Is 2 of any animal too many? I think so, that's why you can also track down polar bears! There is probably one of those left- for now. Do your part for the animals and get the polar bear off the endangered species list, they'll let anyone in. Get that thing VIP bottle service at Club Extinction.
Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt promises to be the ultimate video game hunting experience, and it hits shelves this summer for Wii and 360. A in-no-way-gimmicky peripheral named the "Hunting Controller" rests against your shoulder like a rifle- so you know it's good. As far as hunting games go, it actually looks promising. Usually an included peripheral is an advertising gimmick to sell a shitty game, but Bass Pro has done it succesfully in the past so maybe they have some magic left in their hat. We'll see this summer.