A wonderful app. So life-like, it looked as though it were real, and worked perfectly. Highly recommend it! Just one thing, though, a LOT of humpback whales, and you could add in seals and manatees too. Also more info about species and more whale and dolphin species, and more places to go would be nice. You could even add all of the land animals! Did you know that humpbacks have the longest flippers of any animal?
Edit October 4, 2017: I just discovered a new behavior - dolphins will sometimes spawn in pods! Not just pairs, or two sets of pairs crossing paths. I had seven false killer whales moving together in Hawaii! Breathtaking! This game is one of the most beautiful photography Sims I've ever found, and the fact that it is centered on whales and dolphins only adds to its appeal. There are precious few things I could suggest that would make this a better experience, it is already great fun and fulfilling for this cetacean enthusiast! I would recommend adjusting the splash physics, and the collision detection around the boat is slightly immersion breaking; perhaps contacting the boat could become a cue for the animal to dive, despawn, and appear elsewhere?
I LOVE the sounds while whale watching and in the 3D gallery. I like the idea of the game more than actually playing it. I found it difficult to zoom to an area so I could wait to click on whale when it next appeared so I could get a photo. Often when trying to zoom on subject a photo was taken instead. Frustrating. And it is limited what you can do so didnt hold my friend's interest who also installed it. I am motivated to keep playing because it seems easy enough to earn the points needed so I can unlock new locations. New locations mean new species and activities. I love seeing the different whales and listening to the noise they make and sound of waves. I do not like that if I am waiting to take photo I get booted out of the zoomed frame when the whale disappears for a moment. Would be more fun if I had more control of setting up photos.
Great fun! Could you add things like a mode where you must drive your boat around and look for whales? it would be fun! Also, the game is a bit to easy. BTW could you add some rare, prehistoric whales and dolphins like leviathan, dorodon and basilosaurus, also maybe some random events like orca attacks on whales! or baby whales! Maybe even albinos!
Fun/Educational Downloaded this for my 2yr son, because he loves whales. He absolutely loves it and it's saved me quite a few times with potential meltdowns. It's also very educational! He's 2 and can name most of them by site.
Actually quite fun I actually am a whale watching guide most of the year and, while certainly the spotting conditions and abundance are much better than in real life, it is oddly an accurate experience... Running all over the boat with the skipper yelling directions at you, getting frustrated when your camera doesn't focus in time and getting shots of splashes instead of the whales that made them... Anyhiw, it's my off season and i'm having a good time with this
Minor bug fixed.
If you catch the ball in the pool with the whale returned many times do you get so much applause