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Hook, line, and stinker
By Peter Willington 18 January 2013
Nemo's Reef | Developer:
Disney Mobile Studios | Publisher:
Disney Mobile Studios | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Casual, Simulation, Virtual Pet/
Toy | Players:
1 | Networking:
wireless (network) | Version:
This is a freemium game review, in which we give our impressions immediately after booting a game up, again after three days, and finally after seven days. That's what the strange sub-headings are all about.
Nemo's Reef is, of course, based on Disney and Pixar's Finding Nemo franchise. Which, if you haven't seen it, is about fish.
Fish haven't traditionally made for strong subject matter in video games: Seaman was a commercial flop, the fishing bits in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D are dullsville, and the moist ones rarely have the personality necessary to become a household name.
Like watching fish in a tank, Nemo's Reef can be a relaxing and even pretty experience, but there's so little to do that you'll quickly flush it from your home screen