The topic of sexism in games is one that has actually raged for years and will continue to do so long after Ace Angling has faded from presence, but for the moment it is the only video game in recent memory that compelled me to stop playing it given that I really felt too gross to proceed.

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Ace Angling is, as the name would recommend, an angling video game, and as a fishing video game it is extremely solid.

The actual technicians of casting your line, drawing in your catch, and placing your fish based on rarity, size, and total awesome factor are remarkably pleasing. What isn’t satisfying is the reality that, for at the very least the first hour of the video game, you can’t go 5 minutes without a chick with cut-off daisy dukes and a bare tummy telling you exactly how great you’re doing.

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Atop the scummy choice to suit up the player’s “guide” as a sex object, there’s additionally a good little sexual innuendo tossed in permanently action. I don’t need a questionably-dressed female matching my “Yanking Skill” in what is expected to be a game regarding apprehendeding fish. Even the filling screen functions a pair of babes that apparently got up and clothed as though they didn’t understand they would be fishing that day.

I’m uncertain who this sort of style choice is supposed to attract. I believe also 17-year-old me would have viewed via the thinly concealed try to titillate me when all I’m attempting to do is play a respectable angling game. This isn’t a video game arrived a dream world where the lore offers a practical, if unsteady, validation for sexed-up personalities; It’s a fishing video game. Provide me a break.

After regarding an hour, I surrendered on attempting to appear the unneeded sex-related appeal and removed the application. It’s an embarassment that this type of crap has to destroy what would certainly otherwise be a nice (if microtransaction-dependent) experience.

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