GiN Review - Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm

Matt Jones Writes:

"There seems to be no end to the madness when it comes to reality television. Everything from stranding people on a deserted island to watching truck drivers navigate the frozen Arctic Ocean has been used as a back drop for these engrossing shows. One of the most popular reality TV shows, Deadliest Catch, has captured the attention of countless viewers. Unfortunately, a successful show means nothing in the world of video games.

The most important feature of any game is its gameplay. If a game isn't fun to play, then everything else about it may as well be irrelevant. However, Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm is somehow able to break this seemingly unbreakable rule in one, horrible way: graphics. This game has, without a doubt, the worst graphics I have ever seen. In an age where developers are constantly trying to push systems to their limits by creating works of art with their games, it amazes me that the game actually has frame-rate issues.

Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm looks, at its best, like a bad PC game from five years ago, and at its worst, like a drawing from a 10-year old. Frame-rate slow down is bad enough for an Xbox game, but the game takes it a step beyond that. There is absolutely no imagination to the graphics. For example, the developers included a flock of seagulls that follow your ship around. But instead of enhancing the atmosphere to the game, you may find yourself developing a hatred of white birds."

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