The rod is also motion sensitive, but in
a smaller way. It doesnt seem to sense whether the rod is tilted to the left or
right (which is needed when you need to oppose the direction the fish is moving in when
you start reeling it in), but it does sense bobbing (small up and down) movements, which
is necessary to make the lures more "realistic" (behave like a small shrimp/fish
moving through the water).
The only negative comment I will make is that the Start button is in an
odd position, at least to me, and is quite hard to reach when you are holding the rod
normally. Otherwise, it is a great peripheral to own. BTW, when I was in Japan last week,
I saw that ASCII has released a similar device for the Playstation.
I also tested the game with the normal gamepad with puru-puru pack, and
they work just fine with the game. I had no problems fishing with it. The rumbling feels
better with the rod, but then, you do have two motors in the rod.
If you had to choose between getting a gun for HotD2 or the fishing rod
for Get Bass, I would suggest getting the gun. I was not hampered at all with using the
gamepad in Get Bass, but had huge difficulties in using the gamepad with HotD2. Having
gotten used to an inverted mouse/joystick for PC games like Quake and flight-sims, I found
it hard to use the gamepad in the "un"-inverted mode for HotD2.