Fish are boring. The pursuit of fish is boring, and often, futile. So what brainiac thought it’d be a good idea to faithfully replicate this experience and put it in a videogame? TNNBTC literally consists of taking your boat out onto the water, picking out a spot, watching, waiting, and catching nothing. It is terrifyingly realistic.
I would be curious to know the statistics surrounding fishing-related deaths each year – just how many people fall asleep, capsize, and drown when participating in this “sport”? How many people are literally bored to death? All I can say is THANK GOD THIS GAME ISN’T PORTABLE. This is 16-Bit Lemsip – DO NOT OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY DURING OR AFTER PLAY – if you played this while driving a wheat thresher you would flat out die.
What kills me most is the central conceit behind the two most boring ‘games’ on the planet: golf, and fishing. Both are so-called “gentlemen’s sports” – constructs devised by bored husbands to escape from their wives and families. Which brings me to my (threefold) scariest question of all: what sort of terrifyingly boring family would drive a man to do this, what sort of terrifying boredom would drive a man to make a game about it, and what sort of terrifying boredom would it take to drive a man to play that game?