If you look right in front of you now, you'll see a family of lovely, golden deer frolicking sweetly across a meadow of lush green grass. So feel free to - blow their heads off?
This is Deer Drive, available Jan. 20 for the normally family-friendly Wii game system. Deer Drive is a rudimentary, first-person "hunting" game. Although it's not really like hunting at all.
In real life, hunting entails covering yourself in animal urine and other hocus-pocus, then camping out at length in trees or bushes while you wait, as quietly as you can, to shoot an unsuspecting animal.
Deer Drive is more like an arcade shooting gallery. You stand in one spot while deer, bears, moose, bunnies, ducks, birds and other fuzzy-wuzzies flop right in front you. You aim, fire, and they collapse in a sad heap of death by the dozen. R.I.P. If you can't handle this animal killing, I don't blame you.
The problems with this game: The visuals are poorly drawn; there's nothing to do but stand in one spot forever; and bagging deer as they run in front of your nose is easier than shooting fish in a barrel. It gets monotonous quickly.