So here it is in a nutshell. The version of Bass Pro Shops: The Strike that doesn't come with a fishing controller? Avoid it like the plague. The one that does? As "gimmicky" as it is, go for it. It may be $40 more and look damn weird, but GamePlayBook assures you it's the best fishing controller they've gotten their hands on since Sega's old-school Dreamcast special. It makes fishing in The Strike way more fun than it deserves to be.