|a game by||Activision|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, 3DS|
|Editor Rating:||5/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Hunting Games|
Duck Dynasty is a game designed after the popular television series about a Louisiana family. The game allows you to do all the things Duck Dynasty is known for—frog catching, shooting various animals, and fishing.
Sub par sound and graphics
One of the first things you notice as you open the game is that the sound and graphics were definitely done on a budget. Movement is stiff, and things like the family’s beards look like they were made out of rubber and glued onto their faces. As you move through the games the graphics also often glitch in and out.
Sound isn’t much better, with most of the animals sounding unrealistic, and the music disappointing overall. On the up side, the ducks do sound fairly good, and the original family did the voice acting for the game. Unfortunately, they often sound as if they are reading off a script rather than acting, but at least the original voices are there.
Main games need work
The main features of the game are going out and hunting and fishing. If you’re expecting Cabela’s Big Game Hunter Pro, you’ll need to bring your expectations down several pegs. Final Fantasy XV’s fishing is better than Duck Dynasty’s, and Final Fantasy’s fishing is nothing more than a side game.
There are elements of the fishing game that could have made it fun had it been better developed, but it wasn’t. A mildly interesting feature of the game is that how you cast really matters on deciding whether you catch a fish or not. Unfortunately the rest of the fishing game doesn’t follow through with the idea.
The hunting isn’t much better, with the goal being to blow up as many animals as possible as quickly as possible. Realistically, no one eats 14 ducks for dinner, but that’s what you’re expected to bring down in any one of these games. Killing large swaths of squirrels, beavers, and other animals is also part of the game, but the gun automatically locks onto any target you’re even vaguely nearish, which means a few minor twitches of the control and you’ve completed the task.
One mildly good part of the game is the ability to unlock treasures. When you complete a specific goal in the game you can unlock a prize and get a “redneck approved” badge. This is one of the only bright spots of the game, and makes playing the rest of it a little bit less agonizing.
There are a few minor parts of the game that were worth playing, but otherwise this is a very budget game. It needed a lot more time, money and effort put into it to be made into something good. While the potential was there, it simply wasn’t developed into anything good in this game. If you’re looking for a game that embraces hunting culture, this one isn’t it.
- Some minor aspects of fishing
- Unlockable items
- Stiff graphics
- Weird movement
- Generic sound
- Undeveloped games
- Undeveloped storyline