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GameOver Game Reviews - Redneck Deer Huntin' (c) Interplay, Reviewed by - Yamantaka

Game & Publisher Redneck Deer Huntin' (c) Interplay
System Requirements P166, 32MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM
Overall Rating 27%
Date Published Sunday, August 2nd, 1998 at 10:32 AM

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Redneck Deer Huntin' is a product by the same people who brought us the previous "Redneck" titles, such as Redneck Rampage and its sequel. Though these games had an original and entertaining quality when they were born, Redneck Deer Huntin' does not meet up to this integrity.

The game features the same graphics engine as used previously. Interplay seems to believe that if you remove the ugly, insipid, inbred "hicks" and replace them with wild animals you have a sufficient "hunting" game. This is a terrible misjudgment. Moreover, I have played the others such as Deer Hunter and Rocky Mountain Trophy Hunter and found Redneck Deer Huntin' to be of the worst kind. There was no extent to how much I wished to cease this game, as it did not interest me in any way after about five minutes of game play.

The level design periodically consists of a hallway feel, as the hunting grounds are narrow and long. The graphics are nothing at all even standard as compared to other games today and you may notice this by the bleak and pixilated images viewed in the screenshots. The gameplay is another unsatisfactory area. You are placed in small areas camouflaged by trees, which are all identical in arrangement, and you are then expected to undergo the search for a trophy-sized animal in a very uninteresting method. Furthermore, throughout this process you are manipulated to have a sense of realism by repeating sounds of the wild. You also hear the odd statement by your inborn character, mostly complaining about his surroundings.

If you do not wish to hunt you can experience the invariability of shooting at moving targets at the shooting ranges. Of the two methods, you have the option of choosing which weapon you desire to hunt with. This includes a revolver, a rifle with or without a mounted scope, a shotgun, and a crossbow. Experimenting with which weapon you prefer is most probably the only interesting area of the game. Moreover, when you finally set out to chase down an animal, enjoy listening to your own footsteps for quite a period, as the "hunting" process is either quite difficult or just simply stupidly designed. If you actually get an animal in your site, even from a vast distance, it will often run away without the chance of landing a shot.

I understand that hunting games are quite popular, and if you are fanatic "digital" hunter, you may wish to go for Redneck Deer Huntin', however I do strongly recommend you do not waste your time. There are other more pleasing hunting titles to pick up. In contrast, if you are just a gamer looking for a title which will satisfy your gaming needs, this product should not even appeal to you. Likewise, if you are just a "Redneck" wantin' to pick yurself up a gun like back home on the farm and getch ya' some chiken skin, go for this one ya'll.


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