One of the games I played last year, and was really surprised by, was Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai. The game was essentially a survival-style game set in the wilds of Alaska where you had to traverse icy, snowy lands and avoid dangerous creatures like mountain lions and bears.
This year, Cabela’s and Activision are introducing a new controller (for the PS3 and the 360) called the Top Shot Fearmaster for Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013. This new controller, which is improved over previous Top Shot models, will feature an infrared aiming system, but even more interesting is that it will house two heart rate monitors and a motion sensor that will let the game know how stressed you are and how steady your hand is. This will cause your shots to become erratic and controlling your stress levels will determine how successful you are in surviving against lions, bears and many other dangerous creatures.
I’ve played a bunch of these games in the arcade and I like them more when they get away from the semi-realistic hunting simulation and just go crazy with the setting and the things you do on screen. It’s a shame the Wii game will not include this same technology, but I don’t know yet how much it will hinder the game, if at all.
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 will be available with the Top Shot Fearmaster on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 23 for $79.99. The game will also be available for the Wii with the new Top Shot peripheral for $59.99. This game is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB.
Will likes sharks almost as much as he likes Spider-Man. I suppose the ultimate would be a comic book pitting Spidey versus Jaws. When you think about it would be a really weird fight. Anyway, for this week’s Go Round we play Jaws for the NES. I have never really played the game before so I have no idea what’s going on. Both Peter and Will are well versed in 8-bit shark combat so they enjoy giving me a hard time.