Dubious lure of two fishing video games

"Rapala Pro Fishing" isn't worth casting to, while "In-Fisherman: Freshwater Trophies" is a lot more fun, if not too simple.

Updated: November 17, 2004, 8:37 PM ET
By   | Gene Emery

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — If someone gives you a copy of "Rapala Pro Fishing," throw it back.

Try as I did, I couldn't get hooked on this new Activision simulation, which is available on all kinds of formats.

I tested the PlayStation 2 version and found several unpleasant features that made me want to cast it into the drink.

The trouble starts with the boat, which you're supposed to drive in search of a good fishing spot.

Unfortunately, the game doesn't let you see more ...

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