This game to me was super addicting but i was dissapointed when i couldnt buy some of the stuff because i was not on the bored website. If your gonnah put a teaser game on here at least let us start where we left off when we go to play the regular version. I spent a lot of time thinking i could just go to the website and resume my fish massacre but i had to start over.
Don't sweat the bonus content
I played the game again at Bored.com, but it wasn't all that much different. All that's down at the bottom is chalk outlines of shrimp and amoeba and the occasional angler silhouette. It didn't even make a record of the boredfish (you may have seen one if you boosted past your line length). The minigun was nice, but only because the rocket launcher was terrible. The game was actually better when the extra content was a tease, which was a bad thing to do anyway. Just pretend those extra things aren't really there.
Fun enough game, addictive, but...
Well, let me start out by saying this,
+ When I first started playing this game, the control scheme seemed awkward, but it actually fit the game quite well
+ This game has an incredible addictive factor, as Globex said in his review, it gives you that "Ok, only one more time" feeling, over, and over...
+ I really liked the pixel artwork for the fish, I wasn't big on it at first, but as I looked through the Fishopedia, a lot of the artwork was really nicely done
+ And as for the Fishopedia, it really added to the game, reading the witty comments on some fish, the tips on others
+ The upgrades were way out there, and they did make me want to keep playing
BUT, and this is why I'm reviewing this as a 6...
- When the game starts up, theres a 20 second delay for the ad, 20 seconds is about 5-10 times the amount of time it took the game to load for me, had this not been front-paged, I would have left at the sight of the ad timer. Purposely adding a delay for the ad does not make anyone want to click it...
- I felt like a large portion of this game, probably upwards of 30% of it, was just an advertisement for the sponsor website, like the button with the site watermark in the actual play area, the restricted highscores, and the restricted content, restricting parts of the game that make it fun to play is just low... Even if there was restricted content, don't show it in the shop with the regular stuff, the same shop littered with links to the sponsor site
Really, this game, which could have been a 9 or 10 based solely on how fun it actually became, has lost almost all respect from me because of the blatant advertisement being flaunted around. All this game says to me is "Give us some cash, come visit our site", and that's just not right. As a developer myself, I believe game development should always be because of the enjoyment games can bring an audience, and because they're fun to make. As far as I'm concerned, I don't believe advertisements of any kind should ever, ever, EVER, be forced on a player, it just disgusts them and ruins the fun of the game.
So now I have to say Boredcom, I'm not going to play any games sponsored by you anymore, and I certainly will not visit your site.
ITS OK FOR A WHILE untill you buy half the staff
Okay, the gun is glitchy. Very glitchy. How come we have to go to bored.com in order to get the deeper fishing line? I like fishing games, but honey, you missed the mark in this one.