Deer Hunter 2014: Klondike Yukon and the Zambezi River
February 19, 2014
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This is the greatest deer hunting of all time.
Regions eight and nine have been released for a few weeks and few days now, respectively, introducing a new set of trophy hunts and missions in the frigid Klondike River region and the lush Zambezi River. While I found the Yukon to be disappointing as far as aesthetics go, the Zambezi River, on the other hand, is beautiful and a thrilling place to start lighting up rhinos, elephants, leopards and hippos. Between region seven and now, I had also accumulated 1.2 million dollars in-game, allowing me to purchase the region nine rifle and upgrade it fully, as well as pick up the region nine shotgun.
- For the rare hunts and holiday hunts, it is sufficient to have a qualifying weapon to enter the event: other than that, players may use their preferred weapons for these hunts, making them easier or more interesting depending on their preferences. The later pistols eclipse some of the earlier assault rifles in terms of damage, so players can go back and use a pistol to complete the contract missions if they so chose.
- The fastest way to earn money in Deer Hunter is to do contract hunts in the highest level region available. I noted earlier that the Klondike Yukon region was somewhat disappointing because most of the maps were re-purposed from the British Columbia region.
- The purchasable region nine rifle is called the Rohmann KR. I was able to purchase and upgrade all of its components immediately, since I had nearly 1.2 million dollars at the ready. The one unique map in the Klondike region are cliff sheers and waterfalls, seen above.
- With a fully-upgraded rifle, the trophy hunts for regions eight and nine took a total time of about six minutes to complete, excluding the waiting time for the energy to recharge.
- It appears that the difficulty of contract hunts alternate every second region: the Klondike Yukon hunts were largely straightforward and could be completed with region seven weapons, while the hunts in region nine are rather challenging, even with fully upgraded weapons.
- The Zambezi River features some of the coolest maps in Deer Hunter 2014 since Mount St. Helens. In the background, there is a railway bridge, and occasionally, a train will pass over it. Touches like these add details to Deer Hunter 2014, giving the environments a much more life-like feeling, even if the game is very repetitive in nature.
- The Plisskin Mamba is the best shotgun available to those who don’t wish to spend the premium currency. I’ve found that with shotguns, the default iron sights are more than enough to get the job done, and that the reflex sights actually complicate things in Deer Hunter 2014.
- I do read all the comments that appear in my Dear Hunter posts and try to answer them the best I can.
- Besides the missions, trophy hunts and contract hunts, the newer updates add rare hunts and special missions for sport assault rifles and pistols. The latter can be purchased for roughly 160 000 dollars in game, while the latter requires 160 of the premium currency.
- I would try and complete a trophy hunt with a weapon lacking an infrared scope, but since the trophy hunt missions cost two energy units per attempt, it’s best to complete them in one try. Lockjaw is the final animal in the trophy hunt challenges. Once that’s complete, the wait for region ten begins. It will be released, given that the top-of-the-line premium rifle is a multi-region rifle that accommodates up to region ten.
Because my Deer Hunter posts seem to be quite popular, I’ve decided that I might return every two regions to do a short talk on the latest and greatest landscapes, weapons and features. Factors motivating that include the amount of feedback I get surrounding Deer Hunter, and whether or not Glu Games continues to release new regions. I’ve also been picking up a lot of comments about whether not certain regions exist in other platforms, such as the Mac OS Deer Hunter 2014, Facebook’s Deer Hunter 2014 and the game for Android. The short answer is no: region nine is unavailable for other platforms at the time of writing. I play exclusively on the iOS platform, where the bulk of the updates are applied: things like rare hunts and holiday events are probably not implemented on the other platforms. In spite of a lack of cloud saving and repetitive nature my experiences with Deer Hunter 2014 have largely been positive, continuing to provide some amusement even five months after I picked it up.