First of all I want to set the baseline, and that’s the fact that to date all fishing games I’ve played on the Switch have been pretty awful. There may be one I haven’t had the pleasure to review that’s good, and if so to that title I’m sorry, but really the mini games in the likes of Zelda games are often more engaging and fun mechanically than the efforts I’ve seen. That being in mind I’ll say that among the fishing titles I’ve played, Fishing Fighters is at least the best of the lot. However, I’d still say it isn’t without its problems beyond the presentation being relatively pleasant. The action as you try to land your catch is OK but honestly a bit of a bore as it can get overly drawn out at times and simply feel dull and a bit aggravating. Still, if you’re hard up for that flavor among the titles I’ve tried out it’s at least the best by a fair margin (and yes, that’s in indictment of how bad most have been).
Justin Nation, Score: