Out here on the lake, it's just you and the vast natural world. In this deceptively still environment, an elemental battle is about to unfold. Beneath the rippling waters swim an array of fish, ripe for the catching. You've armed yourself with lures, rods and reels, and you're ready for the challenge. But will your skills, strength and strategy be enough to hook you the legendary catch you've always dreamed of?
Bass Pro Shops: The Strike brings all the intensity and realism of the lake into your living room. Feel as though you're really out on the water courtesy of the advanced Infernal Engine, which produces incredible water effects, real-time time-of-day light effects, 3D fish models and realistic fish and lure movements. Pit your fishing skills against a wide variety of freshwater fish, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass and walleye, and visit the Bass Pro Shops in-game store to outfit yourself with the lures, rods and reels you need to catch truly legendary fish. Whether demonstrating your expansive knowledge of all things fishing in Career mode or engaging in lively competition with friends in two social arcade games, The Strike promises to let you reel in the fun with every excursion.
Select lures, rods and reels in the in-game Bass Pro Shops store, and win tournaments to earn new boats
Feel the game world come to life around you with intensely realistic detail, including water effects both above and below the water, lifelike fish and lure movements and lake beds strewn with weeds, fallen trees and rocks
Demonstrate your understanding of equipment, lake topography and fish behaviors in Career mode
Challenge yourself to adhere to the rules of real-life tournament bass fishing
View your progress in the game's statistics, which track your number of successful casts, most popular lure, total weight of each fish species caught, individual lake totals, tournaments won and more
Compete with up to three additional players in the social arcade games Boat Racing and Casting Challenge
Test your fishing skills on 10 great North American lakes rendered with precise realism, allowing you to recognize landmarks and even find your favorite fishing spot
Cast your line for any of a variety of freshwater fish, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, Kentucky spotted bass, walleye, northern and more
See if you have what it takes to hook a legendary fish of record proportions that dwells in each of the game's lakes
Shopping for a digital camera involves a lot of choices because the selection is so large. In order to make your shopping trip a little easier, there are some things you can consider beforehand to narrow down your search a bit. These tips for buying a digital camera may come in handy this holiday season.
1. What are you buying it for?
Because they make digital cameras for both experts and novices, it's important to know what you're buying your camera for. Do you have experience with cameras? How professional do your pictures need to be? Will you be taking pictures indoors, outdoors, or both? Thinking about the answers to these questions won't identify the perfect camera for you, but it will make it easier for you to work with a salesperson to narrow down the selection. If the camera isn't going to be used by you, then think about what the eventual owner will want to use it for.
2. Megapixels are important, but they don't tell the whole story
It used to be that a megapixel rating told you most of what you needed to know about a camera. Times have changed, however, and the number isn't as important as it used to be. That's because most new cameras have 5 megapixels or more, so you won't find yourself upset at the size and quality of your photos unless you have a specific purpose in mind. At levels much higher than 5 you might find yourself wishing for a lower megapixel rating as the pictures will take up a lot of space on your hard drive.
3. The camera might not be the only necessity
This is especially true depending on what you want to use the camera for, but any camera purchase may necessitate the purchase of accessories as well. For example, a camera may not come with a memory card, which is essential to store more than a few photos. Spare batteries and a case are two other accessories many people find important. But, depending on your use, you may also want a tripod, external flash, and other accoutrements.
4. Check out the reviews
Before you shop, go online and check out some user reviews. It make some time so sort the wheat from the chaff, but it will give you a good idea of any serious problems should they exist. Reading reviews can really help you to narrow down your list once you've identified several potential cameras.
5. Test the camera
When you have a list of possibilities in mind, got to the store and ask to try them out. It's important to hold the camera and take a few shots with it. Some cameras may be too bulky and may simply feel uncomfortable to you. Weight and size can really play an important part in how happy you are with the product.
6. Find your price
Once you have the camera in mind, it's up to you to find a good price on it. With enough searching, you can generally find a discount on any make or model, you just have to be patient.