Everybodys Golf World Tour PS3 Review - www.impulsegamer.com -
Review Date: April 2008
Reviewer: Andrew Bistak
Everybody's Golf World Tour
Everybody's Golf World Tour (Hot Shots Golf 5) is the latest edition
to the series that is now solely based on the PlayStation 3 with
high definition graphics and improved gameplay. For those that are
unfamiliar with the series, Everybody's Golf World Tour is a golf
game that does not take itself seriously and features anime style
characters with their large heads and eye.
The game, Everybody's Golf World Tour also boasts a variety of new
characters and caddies to select plus six new golf courses that are
extremely realistically created. Imagine Looney Tune characters in
the real-world as that is what this title looks like. Gamers can
also create tournaments of up to 50 different participants, making
this title one of the most and unique golfing games to date.
New Shot System Focus on the
swing and not a power meter. Players will closely monitor
takeaway and impact zone, taking into account distance, club
selection, and weather. Of course, players may still opt for the
traditional shot meter if desired. Online Action Customize a
tournament and square off with up to 50 others, or create a
match with up to eight players and follow the action of each
player. Enter the online lobby and customize your character with
more than 300 options including hair, masks, clothing, and
numerous other entertaining options while sending messages and
setting up matches.
Larger Courses & Environments
Strategically play your next shot while taking into account the
entire course. Larger playable environments let you play your
errant tee shot from a neighboring hole, or take aim at a
different fairway and use it as a shortcut to better align the
Six Immaculate New Courses Adding
to the wide variety of existing courses, Hot Shots Golf 5
introduces a set of new courses that bring players to unique and
dramatic locations including links along the coast, in the
desert, among the mountains, and in the woods.
Refined Putting Stroke A new
putting stroke is in place to take player emphasis off the power
meter and focus on the beautiful environments that Hot Shots
Golf 5 and the PS3 deliver. The traditional putting stroke is
still a selectable option.
Crazy Characters & Caddies Choose
from 15 different playable characters and six different caddies,
each with their own distinct look and characteristics that
embody the fun and spirit of the Hot Shots franchise. Customize
characters in a variety of clothing options, and monitor
character attributes including power, control, and accuracy.
Downloadable Content In between
rounds, head to the PlayStation Store to download exciting
content including playable characters, new courses, clubs, and
A Variety of Golf Outings
Multiple single-player and multi-player modes of play including
VS Mode, Training Mode, Tournament Mode, Stroke Mode, Match Play
Mode, and other challenging modes offer a diverse golfing
experience for everyone.
Extensive Stat Tracking Hot Shots
Golf 5 offers a wide range of statistical information that
allows players to measure themselves versus the competition.
Track game data through each round to compare skills in
categories like best average score, driving distance, driving
accuracy (fairways hit), greens in regulations, par pace
percentage, putting accuracy, average putt length, holes-in-one,
and many other stat options.
Before engaging in the title, gamers must create their avatar which
will be used to play the title and with up to 15 different
characters to select from, their is a character for everyone. If you
are a little unfamiliar with the game, Everybody's Golf World Tour
features a great tutorial which will assist even the most
handicapped of players to start swinging those clubs.
The most noticeable difference of Everybody's Golf World Tour from
its predecessors is the new and improved gameplay options with the
new shot system. This allows the gamer to had more control with
their hits which does rely too much on power.
Although at the end of the day, Golf is just Golf, there are a
variety of different gameplay options and downloadable content that
will keep you entertained for weeks upon weeks. Whether it's
multiplayer or single-player, Everybody's Golf World Tour is
definitely one entertaining and fun title. Depending on how you hit
the ball, you can even do some great power shots which would make
even Tiger Woods be impressed.
Graphically, the title is gorgeous on a high definition with TV with
realistically created environments and strange looking animated
characters that works well together. Match that with some clichιd
voice acting and a variety of sound effects and its almost as if you
are playing a real golf game with a touch of Happy Gilmore added
like "you can do it".
conclusion, Everybody's Golf World Tour is a fun golf game that
everyone can play with engaging gameplay, improved physics and
brilliant graphics which will make this the definitive title of the
series. Definitely one of golfers and non-golfers alike as the title
has been made to be fun!
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