Published on November 11th, 2017 | by Edwin Millheim

Fishing Master VR Review (PS4)

Fishing Master VR Review (PS4) Edwin Millheim
Game Play

Summary: Fishing Master VR is a relaxing and fun fishing experience.


Virtual Fishing in your front room!

Diving right into Fishing Master VR, it is actually a fun VR game and it make good use of the single move controller that is used. At first, it is a little confusing because you expect to use both hands for the game, one for the rod and one for reeling things in. But no, the game keeps it a bit simple by using only one move controller and having you press and hold the trigger button at the appropriate times to reel in a fish.

It is a solid game playing on the PS4 and Fishing Master VR does make you feel like your battling the fish to bring it in.

As the player progresses in the game and catches more fish, they earn coins, which they can then use in the virtual store accessed on a tablet computer on board the boat. Upgrades include new rods, reels, lures and fishing lines.

You do not get any sensation feedback on the cast nor on the initial fish striking the lure. However you do get a good sensation/vibration in the controller as you are fighting to reel the fish in.

Successfully landing a fish requires some technique and the game thankfully walks you through with a tutorial. Angling the rod in the opposite direction that the fish is pulling, this wears the fish’s stamina down. A visual queue or power meter shows the tension on the line. As long it is in the green, you are all good. When it flashes red, you let the trigger go or risk breaking the line.

When the fish runs out of energy or in other words is tired down, you can reel your catch in and see what you have.

Visually the game looks good, with seven different sites to fish, each with slight variations. From the San Francisco, Bay Bridge to places like Lake Geneva in the Alps.

Fishing Master VR turned out to be an extremely fun experience. I would say just be aware of what is over head in real life for when your casting in the virtual world. The lights attached to our overhead fan thankfully did not get broken… no thanks to some overzealous casting on my part.

Final Thoughts?

If you are not sold on how awesome fishing in Virtual Reality is, then check out the Playstation store for the DEMO version first before you buy it. In the end however, I would say for a relaxing fishing trip without having to do it for real….Fishing Master VR is a must have for a fun , relaxing experience.

Have fun, play games.

Edwin Millheim

Game Details

Title: Fishing Master VR
Format: PS4 VR

About the Author'

Edwin Millheim is a freelance writer since the 1980's has worked in comic book scripting and story writing, for such magazines as Shadis magazine, Anime A2. and also has worked on role playing game creation and adventure creation in the role playing industry as a freelancer (For such companies as Hero Games ,Palladium Books Rifts Index and Adventures Vol 1 hook line and sinker story contributor) working over the years with his editor and co writer for many projects, Donna Millheim, his wife, together... wrote the "electronic games" article for Funk And Wagnalls Encyclopedia Edwin has also worked as writer on comic adaptations to some of his writer/created role-playing games such as Bright Future (Sci Fi) and Unknown Eagles (Based in World War II), and Moonsfar: Warrior's Creed.(Sword and Sorcery) Has also worked as an actor for various live action stunt shows and worked as action fight coordinator and action coordinator for film, and tv and live shows. He is also the Lead singer and Lyric writer for the band Dragon and Berr, who he works with his Drummer wife. Other than the albums they have released over the years, he has also started producing and mixing and mastering for other artists from his wife and his label Loose Bolt Records. All in all likes to keep busy, his first love will always be gaming though.

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