When I was a child one of my fondest memories was going to the local pizza place, eating a big piece of greasy pizza, and spending the next couple hours playing in the arcade. More often than not the arcade dictated what pizza joint we would head to, and more often than not, that place had to have the iconic shooting gallery. Even into my early teens my friends and I would spend hours passing that plastic gun around, that is until the arcade finally shut down.
If you are like me then you always came home wishing you could keep on playing, well now you can! Thanks to the all-new Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012 you can setup your favorite game console and enjoy your at-home shooting gallery.
When it comes to easy to pick up gameplay there really isn’t any easier. The simplistic menus make it so that anybody can quickly jump in and play either solo or with a friend. When playing through the campaign it feels as though there is a linear path that one must take, but if you are lucky enough to find those alternative paths it will help drastically when racking up points.
The points you earn will go toward customizing you gear. The gear you have available are a rather generic but essential blend of weapons, you are put into the woods with a semi-automatic rifle, a bolt action rifle, and a compound bow. When looking to customize your guns you will be looking at things like; scopes, stocks, bullets, and magazines. We ended up getting all of the best upgrades about mid-way through the 2 ½ hour campaign, even though most of the time spent in-game I felt most comfortable with the semi-automatic rifle.
If you are on PS3 then look for the shooting gallery DLC, because it’s free! On the Xbox 360 there is a small fee for each of the galleries but you can easily double the amount of time with the game by getting these DLC components. While you are out of game looking for extras, if you have the ability we highly suggest connecting the game to your Facebook account, after all, who doesn’t love bragging!
This is an ideal game for passing time at the lodge before heading out to a hunt.