Review DEER HUNTER 2017
A slightly new and improved deer hunter game
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 18 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Realistic graphics, no real animals are injured, tons of guns
No real shooting physics, uses an energy system
I’m not a proponent for killing animals, but I can’t really complain much about Deer Hunter 2016 for Android since we’re not hunting real animals here. This is more of the same from Deer Hunter 2014, but it does have a few improvements from the previous game.
If you’ve ever seen any of these games in arcade cabinets in bars then you’ve seen more or less what this game has to offer. The game is broken up into different regions where you have to go on to complete hunting missions in order to progress to the next. This marks your progression and the game does become more difficult as you progress, but not overtly so.
The shooting mechanics in this game are hit and miss. Aiming down the sites can sometimes be difficult when your weapon has poor stats on it. There is no bullet fall either. Apparently, there is no such thing as gravity in this world.
The progression of this game is really grindy, however. Missions often involve doing the same thing over and over again. You’re also limited by the fact that you have to adhere to an energy system, and the energy system is crippling.
Deer Hunter 2016 is a fun hunting game that is severely limited by its free-to-play nature. You can definitely tell it took cues from its arcade counterpart in the way that the game tries to nickel and dime you along every path.