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Do you like fishing mini-games?

ButlerButler 89 episodes or bustRegistered User regular
Personally I'm not a fan, because while other mini-game/collectible stuff can usually be done on your way to the next Zelda Shard or what have you, fishing games always require you to stop and wait for an RNG to put something on the hook and then do what is basically a quick-time event to reel the thing in, and then most of the time oops it's another Poop Carp, better go buy some more bait so you can try again ya dumb bastard.

But video games aren't all about me (yet...) and a ton of them have fishing mini-games in them, so I guess someone must be enjoying them.

Do you like fishing mini-games? 98 votes

hell yeah gimme that digital trout
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if I wanted to fish in a game I would have bought a fishing game
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the playing of a fishing mini game is a lot like eating an orange
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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2021
    the playing of a fishing mini game is a lot like eating an orange
    I'm almost always let down by the execution, but in theory I do, or at least could, like fishing minigames very much

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    discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    edited October 2021
    the playing of a fishing mini game is a lot like eating an orange
    If your hands don't sting afterwards, you're doing it wrong
    https://youtu.be/OEH2picrpIw

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Sometimes it can be done well. Tales of Arise has a fishing game but it also gives you a list of all the fish that can spawn in the pond, the button combo to lure them in, and if you're using the right lures you can guarantee any fish on that list to spawn no matter how rare it is. The actual fishing is still quick time stuff though.

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    knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    the playing of a fishing mini game is a lot like eating an orange
    I am always excited to find a fishing minigame in a non-fishing game, but I want it to be better executed than many are.

    The ones I don’t like are the ones where you need to have perfect timing and/or vision just to start

    Stardew Valley, Nier: Automata, and FFXV are some I recall enjoying. Also RDR2 and Far Cry 5.

    I do not enjoy the ones in Hades (split-second timing required, and watch the bobber animation closely) or Graveyard Keeper (you basically have to ignore the animation and listen for a sound cue instead)

    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
    -Indiana Solo, runner of blades
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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    the playing of a fishing mini game is a lot like eating an orange
    Orange peels are highly combustible and make excellent tinder for a fire.

    Orange peels, nature's leaves.

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    McFodderMcFodder Registered User regular
    the playing of a fishing mini game is a lot like eating an orange
    When I had all the time in the world to play the one game I could afford, hell yeah. I dunno how many hours I spent fishing in Ocarina of Time.

    Now, when I have too many games and not enough time? It better be quick.

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    ElaroElaro Apologetic Registered User regular
    the playing of a fishing mini game is a lot like eating an orange
    I don't understand why fishing minigames are like eating an orange, but I find the prospect alluring

    Children's rights are human rights.
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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    the playing of a fishing mini game is a lot like eating an orange
    If fishing were removed from all games I wouldn't shed a tear

    Why haven't any of these video have protagonists heard of nets

    I make an exception for Stardew Valley because sometimes you fish up treasure chests, and can also use set-and-forget crab pots

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    Whether an RPG has fishing is a big component of my purchasing decision.

    Cooking is another factor.

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    pookapooka Registered User regular
    World of Warcraft, Okami, Breath of the Wild... yeah, I dig on some fishing. I am em-boozed, so I'll try to think of more.

    Is peeling an orange a metaphor in the sense of: this action can be seen as an impediment or necessary tedium on the way to the fish (zomg autocorrect, what a perfect typo for 'goal' !!!), or can be a pleasurable experience in itself (esp if done mindfully)? If so, sure.

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    GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    Optional fishing games.. yes.

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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    I do love fishing games but it depends a LOT on the game and the execution of it.

    WoW's fishing was bad, FFXIV's fishing is good, Genshin Impact's fishing is good.

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    LucedesLucedes might be real Registered User regular
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    i was consistently higher-leveled in fishing than in my main combat class in FFXI and FFXIV.

    i love all fishing minigames and i have no idea why.

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    if I wanted to fish in a game I would have bought a fishing game
    Not to get all "left trigger, right trigger" about it, but waiting for the right moment to tap A, and then maybe tapping A a bunch isn't super appealing to me, although I don't hate the mechanic. Animal Crossing at least has the aquarium and Stardew's isn't bad once you get a grip on it.

    But weirdly a game focused on fishing sounds kinda alright? Haven't made the time for them, I know they're out there though.

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    LucedesLucedes might be real Registered User regular
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    i feel exactly the opposite way.

    if it is the main game, absolutely worthless to me. i would like a miniature game wherein i catch fish and it is not important.
    i would like to wait a bit and then press A, or wiggle a stick or mouse around, or tap only at key times.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    the playing of a fishing mini game is a lot like eating an orange
    Wingo wrote: »
    I'm with you, Jam Warrior.

    Fuck videogame fishing.

    It's a decent idea. But that's the problem: it never was anything else. You stand on some stupid shore, reeling in some stupid fish, which for the most part don't do anything. There's lots of guesswork involved and mechanics nobody bothers to master, except for some trophy shit or something. And all the time, it's DECENT. You're pulling some rainbow trout motherfuckers on the land and marvel at their weight, maybe even ponder your next choice of lure, as their is a delightful choice of five different wiggly creepy-crawlies, and it never matters, and it's so forcedly relaxing! Where's my fantasy fishing? I want to throw lures into the dark abyss and reel in the Leviathan, I want to go fishing among the clouds and murder some vaguely fish-shaped angels by ramming curved hooks into their throats and leaving them to hang, I want to forge the dream rod from the nightmares of fishermen to throw it out from the roofs, and catch people's happiness. I want to ram the fishing rod into granite, run down the fishing line and beat up the fish so that it starts pondering its options, slow, agonizing death on dry land or ME. And someday, I'm gonna summon the Fisher King, best him in a fin/arm wrestling contest, and use his magical prowess to catch a MAELSTROM, all the while shouting: "YOU'RE NEXT, POSEIDON!"

    Instead, I get fishing in Nier.

    Yeah.

    Fuck videogame fishing.

    @Wingo had the right idea

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    TayaTaya Registered User regular
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    I miss River King. Has there been a decent fishing RPG in the last 20 years?

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    Breath of Fire III and IV both had excellent fishing

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    if I wanted to fish in a game I would have bought a fishing game
    The only video game fishing I care about involves sending the hook as deep as possible without hitting anything, hooking as many fish as I can on the way back up, launching them into the air, and then shooting them with a shotgun

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    if I wanted to fish in a game I would have bought a fishing game
    I don't really mind if the fishing is just a timed button press, but anything more involved than that I'll probably ignore.

    I played Final Fantasy 15 and only ever tried the fishing once.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    I love fishing mini games but I also all of the extra shit in JRPG’s

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    Dr. FlamingoDr. Flamingo 49 Gilded Disc Perceives the Sun Registered User regular
    if I wanted to fish in a game I would have bought a fishing game
    I strongly dislike fishing mini games. Sometimes I'll force myself into it and find the fun (Stardew Valley), but most times I'll avoid them like the plague.

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    durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    A bad fishing mini-game is a kinda fun little loot machine thing that I generally like but I can also put down because hey it's just a fishing mini-game, a good fishing mini-game is fun times.

    I like them because at their worst they're some of what's compelling about Videogames Loot RNG but without the whole surrounding skinner box to make me feel uncomfortably motivated to do it 10,000 times. Then when it's pretty alright, I do play it a bunch.

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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    if I wanted to fish in a game I would have bought a fishing game
    P.S. the oranges thing was from this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR6z-gm5_cY

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    Butler wrote: »
    P.S. the oranges thing was from this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR6z-gm5_cY

    What show is this? I’ve never seen it before

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    edited October 2021
    if I wanted to fish in a game I would have bought a fishing game
    Elaro wrote: »
    I don't understand why fishing minigames are like eating an orange, but I find the prospect alluring

    Uh huh

    But seriously is there a reason there’s so many fishing mini games?

    Also fuck the epic, bored-tears-inducing “fishing quests” to get like 1 ingredient/material to forge the ultimate weapon in the game, I hate that shit

    Captain Inertia on
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    DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    Give me all the mini-games.

    And you better give me real rewards for them.

    If it's a fishing game and the only rewards are more items specifically for fishing then I'm out.

    I want meaningful rewards for all my mini-games!

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    I'm almost always let down by the execution, but in theory I do, or at least could, like fishing minigames very much

    Yeah this

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    ChallChall Registered User regular
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    In college, my roommate had a WoW account but I didn't. He let me play on his account sometimes when he was at work, which was usually in the evening. For some reason, all I wanted to do was fish. I just kept to the streams and ponds near Stormwind and the music was kind of quiet and I mainly just heard the ambient noise in the background while I quietly fished in the twilight. It was really relaxing.

    So yeah, gimme those digital fish.

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    H0b0manH0b0man Registered User regular
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    FFXIV has big boat fishing and I got a flying shark mount and it's one of my favorite mounts in the game.

    Fishing is good.

    FFXIV: Agran Trask
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    Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
    if I wanted to fish in a game I would have bought a fishing game
    Hades has the best fishing minigame, it takes up maybe 30 seconds per hour of actual gameplay, which is about the limit to how much fishing minigame I can tolerate.

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    HeadCreepsHeadCreeps NOW IS THE TIME FOR DRINKING! Registered User regular
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    I like stopping in the middle of my adventure or whatever and just chill for a bit to catch some fish

    WoW, Hades, Zelda, Pokemon (sort of?), some are done better than others but it's something I dig

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    the playing of a fishing mini game is a lot like eating an orange
    Butler wrote: »
    P.S. the oranges thing was from this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR6z-gm5_cY

    What show is this? I’ve never seen it before

    Is this by the guys that did Family Guy?

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    the playing of a fishing mini game is a lot like eating an orange
    Do any of the games focused on fishing have combat minigames?

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Butler wrote: »
    P.S. the oranges thing was from this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR6z-gm5_cY

    What show is this? I’ve never seen it before

    Is this by the guys that did Family Guy?

    Family what? Are these some ancient boomer shows or something?

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    if I wanted to fish in a game I would have bought a fishing game
    Madican wrote: »
    Butler wrote: »
    P.S. the oranges thing was from this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR6z-gm5_cY

    What show is this? I’ve never seen it before

    Is this by the guys that did Family Guy?

    Family what? Are these some ancient boomer shows or something?

    Jesus Christ

    Yes

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2021
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    Oh wait! I recognize that show!

    The Thompsons!

    Those lovable scamps who live in a house boat on Terror Lake.

    Raijin Quickfoot on
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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    edited October 2021
    the playing of a fishing mini game is a lot like eating an orange
    I generally like fishing minigames but I'm allergic to pretty much all seafood which puts me in a weird position with them sometimes.

    Like, I enjoy the activity but I don't really want a lot of fish around, that's gross. And I've no like, frame of reference for what fish are, for the most part.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    hell yeah gimme that digital trout
    Fishing mini games are beat when they're part of a whole progression side quest, preferably as part of a fishing guild which can rank your fishing prowess and reward you with a cool hat.

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