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Fishing Vacation Switch Review

PlatformNintendo Switch
Release Date6/2/23
PublisherDread Xp
ESRB RatingT

Fishing Vacation is a horror fishing game, where you can fish, or solve a mystery. I chose to fish and got the bad ending. I think there was a lot more i could have done, but it wasn’t entirely clear what to do. But let’s back up a bit. Your friend mails you asking to go on fishing vacation to his uncle’s cabin. You find it in shambles and its eerie. The cellar is locked with three padlocks. You fish for three days, while things get creepier and creepier. And then you leave… or you solve the mystery.

Fishing Vacation is done up like a game boy game, though you can change the color scheme. The fishing game is simple, but it works. Hit the right spot in the meter, press a button at a bite, then reel it in. You get worms via a little digging mini-game. You fish until you run out of worms, then you can go to sleep. Like I said, there’s seems to be a lot more to it, I just didn’t experience it on my play-through. But that might be intentional on the developer’s part to spur additional play throughs. Maybe I’ll give it another run!

My only complaint about Fishing Vacation is I ran into a bug at the start of the game, where the initial fishing sequence repeated until I did what I think the game wanted, then could move on. It was disappointing, but I’m not going to let it ding the verdict too much. Otherwise, Fishing Vaction is a charming little fishing horror game that is worth a play through.

Overall: Fishing Vacation is a short but charming horror game only sullied by an obvious bug.

Verdict: Recommended

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P.S. Looking for another horror game in a similar vein, try Buddy Simulator 1984!

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