Fishing: Barents Sea
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In summary, if you’re someone who can get lost in a repetitive task, then I will say you may find yourself falling into a trance, an almost zen-like state. But maybe do so on PC if you have one available to you. I could not get into Barents Sea on the tiny screen with its muddy and bare world.
If you're looking to build a fishing industry empire, this is not for you. On the other hand, if you find yourself daydreaming of making your living by farming the oceans, you might enjoy Fishing: Barents Sea. It offers a fairly easy learning curve and an almost completely stress-free playing style that allows you to play the game the way you want to.
I really do not get too excited over tycoon style games, and this fishing simulator is a lot like a tycoon fishing game which is fine and well because it is presented surprisingly well. I love going out on the ship and hunting for a good fishing grounds.
Fishing: Barents Sea is a boating and fishing game set in the Barent's Sea, which is located near Norway and Russia. The Switch version is the complete edition meaning it comes with all boats, net and crab fishing content. Fishing Barents Sea is more of a management game than a fishing game. This might not be a problem if you are into the genre. But the game is let down by poor visuals and performance on the Switch.
If you want to have a casual fishing experience or a game that you can play maybe a couple of hours a day, this can be a good game for you. However, I actually suggest waiting a little bit more before buying the DLC as it has a couple of bugs and the original game should be enough for you for a while.