Couldn´t resist my curiousity bought it for 23 euro. I am now in the honeymoon where there is first for everything. Time just flies away. Must eat so I can hunt my first moose. No crashes I did encounter one session where I somehow warped back to my starting position but that´s it.
Visuals are good but there is to much popin on the vegetation. My only big issue. It looks cleaner mainly due to less dense vegetation then in cotw. More reminiscent of the Hunter classic. Animal models is way more realistic then in classic. A fox actually look like a fox. May even be better then COTW in the animations sometimes.
Have not unlocked much in rifles but the .22 and .243 and .270 just about feels the same. Some reviewer suggest there is no bullet drop this is false like crazy currently. It´s amazing how many bad youtubers there is out there. I am not in a position to say weither the bullet drop is realistic but over 100 metre I surely have to compensate a bit with the .243.
As for sound I am testing out my new bass shaker and here Hunting simulator really shines over classic and cotw. In classic hardly ever get to work when releasing a bow or a gun shot of course but not much more. Stronger thud in Hunting simulator and the best is the heart beat sound when you hit the hold breath button. That together with the slomo bullet cam. Very pedagogical help in learning to aim correctly for vitals though not quite as well developed as in cabelas pro hunter. You can disable it including all huds if you want to go all in for realism.
Only able to hunt in two areas at the moment. Quite restricted in size but there is no wrong in them besides the limited size. Not sure I am hunting the entire map though but maybe I am. That will be a big con if so when I am done with the unlockings.
Missions seem sadly to not be that much developed over COTW. No cheesy and charmy story line as in cabelas pro hunter but the lone wolf thingie suits me
I will for sure get the money worth out of this. I don´t think it´s expensive at 35 euro.