I had a lot of fun playing this game....my boyfriend buys each one of the series and I never liked them but this game kept my interest and was challenging. I kind of got addicted and neglected a lot of my responsibilities for a while. I just didn't realize how much time was going by. The graphics are sick you can tell they got someone else to do this game the old games art looked horrible I really like the animals they look more lifelike than the other games in the series. If you haven't picked this up you should yes it isn't like the others in the series but that is the reason why you should get it.
i just received this game and it's o.k.- i don't like the way the hunters hands shake- i don't like the defend the tower modes( you have to keep your tower from falling) there is no free hunting mode -only missions( this is what sucks the most). the graphics are great though, i wish they would have made this more like the other games in this series. see for yourself and you decide - i would wait to see if the price goes down alittle. i'm giving this game 4 stars because i can't give it 3.5 stars and the graphics are really that great also it loaded very easily and started right up - no problems at all. no booklet with the game as well.