Cheats and Walkthroughs
The Discovery Channel and Crave Entertainment announced recently that video game version of popular Discovery channel shows Man Vs. Wild and The Deadliest Catch will be release on "all current video game platforms" beginning in Spring 2010.
Um... there already is a Deadliest Catch video game. Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm came out for the PC and 360 last summer. It earned a single star from X-Play and contained my very favorite video game feature of all time: At one point, your fishing trawler must dock at a crowded port, and the game instructs you to "Press X to wait in line." The game has built-in line-waiting! Talk about fun!
So I guess I can't blame Discovery Channel for pretending the first Deadliest Catch game never happened, fresh start and all that. Here are the official descriptions of the games:
In the Man vs. Wild game, players control their character under the guidance of host and survival expert Bear Grylls as they exercise the necessary survival skills in a wide variety of landscapes and climates. In the Deadliest Catch game, players act as the captain of their own crab boats and navigate through the Bering Sea to cast and harvest pots all the while balancing the dangers against the profits.
I see a lot more possibility with a Man vs. Wild game than a Deadliest Catch game -- I've been fishing, and it's pretty boring -- but I have this feeling both will end up being poorly conceived shovelware. Just call me "psychic."