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Fishing: Barents Sea

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Take the helm of your very own fishing boat in Fishing: Barents Sea and explore the vastness of the Norwegian sea in search for the best fishing zones. Start with the little boat inherited from your grandfather, catch fish and earn money for upgrades as well as bigger and better boats. Enjoy the beautiful Barents Sea and make your fishing industry dreams come true. Learn how to catch different kinds of fish with various fishing equipment on several different boats. Every method is easy to learn, but hard to master – time to show what you are made of! Use officially licensed Scanmar equipment like door sensors and the TrawlEye to have complete control over your trawl. Upgrade it to make sure you get the biggest catch! But be sure to stay under your yearly fishing quotas, every step and every fishing run needs to be planned. 20 years of weather data recreate a realistic environment for the schools of fish in the Barents Sea, which move according to season and water temperature. It's up to you to keep track of everything. Visit the harbor pub to hire crew members or accept missions. At the port you are also able to repair or upgrade your ships, get a loan from the bank or buy supplies and bait at the shop. Freely explore an open world environment which recreates the stunning landscapes of northern Norway. Look for the best fishing zones with the help of your sonar, radar and GPS and catch yourself the biggest profit.Features: Unreal™ 4 Engine for a beautiful open world environment A huge map based on real landscapes in Norway Dynamic day, night and moon cycles Seasonal time effects and shifting weather Six playable ships Semi-realistic fishing methods - easy to learn, hard to master Advanced fish AI that influences your prey’s behavior Includes licensed Catch Control Systems by Scanmar and officially licensed Hermes trawler
Release date
Feb 1, 2018
Misc Games
astragon Entertainment GmbH, Astragon Entertainment
Age rating
Not rated

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  • OS: tba
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Last Modified: Sep 3, 2019

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Discovered Snefjord
Certificate for Hermes
Certificate for Vibeke Cathrin
Discovered Akkarfjord
100 tons Pollack
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Fishing: Barents Sea reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
No, I am not interested in Fishing or Hunting, and certainly not in professional Fishing. However, I like Boats and Ships and love the Sea. In the Absence of beautiful Ship Simulators and also a bit out of sheer Curiosity, I am now quite addicted as a Fisherman-and for reasons inexplicable Myself. The Game Principle is at least as repetive and monotonous as with The Truck Simulator: Drive out, throw Leashes or Nets, wait, catch up, make small, simple mini-game, back to the Port. The usual Grind stop, more Money = better Equipment and bigger Boats. After All, the Level of crew management and Automation also changes with the Boats, so that there is a bit of Variety here. But If the Gameplay is so modest, why do I play like an obsessed one? Maybe it's the relaxed Gameplay, you can also let your Cutter drive on the Side while cleaning up the Bude or working at the Desk. The Graphics are not only very beautiful, but really convey the Feeling of Being on a Fishing Cutter: The first Boat is scarred by wind and weather, and If you look at the shiny Textures on the Cutting boards and net Catching-up Systems, you will be looking for a Moment Have a photorealistic Impression. The Landscape is varied, but wind, weather, Clouds and Fog ensure New and sometimes surprisingly beautiful Atmospheres. Even after Hours you can find a little different weather and sea Conditions again and Again. Some of the Ships steer themselves a little too fast, but in themselves coherent and predominantly credible. Since I have already driven Kajütmotorboats, I would say that despite the lack of Subtleties such as a wheel effect and a very simplified Reverse control (Ships do NOT behave like cars on Return Journey), the Feeling is relatively authentic. It's largely thanks to the wonderful Egoper Perspective that you feel like a little Captain. The overcoming Sound does its rest and is better than some AAA Games. Those who like can play reasonably realistic movers and Downings, although this is not necessary. After all, you can also move freely on Board, even while Driving. Unfortunately, however, many Doors and Ladders are without Function. Some write here that the Game is "totally bugsed" or "Early Access," so unfinished. This may have applied for release time, I bought the Game in Mid-March and after over 20 Hours I didn't have a single Crash, the only Bug was that a Crew Member was placed a bit next to the Ship for a While. That it's unfinished, I can't claim, because everything in it works. But you can blame the Game for not being too much into it. If you understand the Game as a beautiful deceleration and Feel-good Activity from the point of view of Gameplay, such as Puzzles, Crosswords or Knitting, then it's worth buying. If you want a lot of Variety and need Action, you should leave your Fingers off it or wait for new Content. If you love Boats and just want to tuck around a bit, you can also consider buying, because the Game leaves you the Freedom to do and leave whatever you want. And I want to continue fishing now, because I'm saving on the next Engine Upgrade right now. Plus, there's soon winter in The Game and I'm excited for the first Snow ride!
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