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  • MrJoey Man

    Its a good review but I disagree about the putting. There are lots of ways to suss out the intricacies of putting the ball and reading the breaks in this game. I think maybe one needs to explore them all. I too thought that a three foot putt was more difficult in the game than in real life until I played the game long enough. What you said about the game mimicking real golf is so true, and this includes the putting in my opinion.

    • Fonzie Batman

      I liked the game and will be returning to it so maybe more time on the links will make me see putting your way.

  • Jarbird

    What do you mean by “demise of franchises such as Hot Shots Golf, Outlaw Golf, and Mario Golf”? Hot Shots Golf (now Everybody’s Golf in U.S.) has a game releasing next week. Mario Golf was represented on 3DS.

    • Fonzie Batman

      By demise I meant those franchises no longer hold as lofty a spot as they once did. Hot Shots (Everybody’s) was absent for 6 years. It used to garner AAA pricing but the upcoming one is priced like a AA game. Mario golf has not been on a console (ie: not handheld) since the GameCube.

      • Jarbird

        Thanks for clarifying. I see that point now, but I still wouldn’t lump Everybody’s Golf into that group. Pricing, to me, doesn’t play a factor in the relevance or eventual impact of a game, and even though it’s been since PS3 that a game was released, the next installment has been in some form of active development for almost that long (albeit with a small team). Mario Golf, however, I concede is in the wilderness and has been since the Gamecube and GB Advance games. Developer Camelot lost it’s touch somewhere along the way.

        • Fonzie Batman

          Yeah, I had high hopes for Powerstar Golf but was highly disappointed. I thought it would be the spiritual successor to Outlaw (which is the best golf game ever in my opinion) but the swing mechanic was weak and the power-ups and such made it too arcade-like.

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