Fishing Sim World is impressive when it comes to gameplay, but less so in regards to presentation.
Unlike most sports, fishing is passive. Fishermen will spend hours sitting by a lake or on a boat, waiting in silence in the hopes that a big catch will grace their fishing line with its presence. This creates a unique problem for game developers to solve: how can this activity be translated into an enjoyable video game experience, without compromising the passive nature of fishing?
Fishing Sim World is the gaming industry’s latest attempt to answer that question, and in many ways, it does so excellently. However, it’s not very impressive on the graphics front, and in a game where you spend time doing nothing but staring at things, that’s a problem.