Everybody's Golf 2
Everybody's Golf 2 once again returns on
the PlayStation Portable that feels like anime Golf and actually makes
such a dull game quite entertaining as it does not take itself too
seriously. The cute Japanese inspired characters with their large heads
and eyes and refreshing gameplay still makes this series one of the
better golf games on the market at the moment and best of all, it can be
played by a variety of different gamers of all ages and levels.
Take on Everybody's
Golf fans from around the world and show off your skills in
tournaments and head-to-head matches.
Six brand new
courses and six updated classics, packed with challenging holes and
new elements, including tricky green layouts.
Perfectly suited to
handheld play, whether you're filling time with a few well-placed
putts, or ready to head out for a full 18 holes.
Although the game contains a decent
tutorial, the learning curve of the title is rather low and most gamers
should have no problems in playing golf straight away and best of all,
the control system is perfectly mapped on the PlayStation Portable.
In its essence, Everybody's Golf 2 is still
your traditional golf game where you must line up your shot and then hit
the ball, baring in mind how hard you have hit the ball and also take
into account the weather and wind.
Depending on the difficultly level, it can
be quite exhilarating or frustratingly annoying but the cute little
aspects of the title make it well worth it. For instance, by pressing
the Circle button the PSP, this will cause your power meter to rise and
the further the meter goes, the further your ball will go and once you
are happy with the power, you push the Circle again near the white
square at the bottom of the meter which will dictate how accurate your
shot will be, whether it goes straight, left or right.
Essentially the main factor which will determine how good you are at
this game is how good your timing is. Putting is a little different and
you still need to take into account the weather and also the slopes of
the green in order to put the golf ball into the hole. The game also
contains a great mini-golf mode that is like a psychedelic golf course
with strange gaming environments but is actually quite entertaining and
will assist you in mastering this game.
Graphically, Everybody’s Golf 2 is a cute
looking game on the PSP with its bright colours and anime looking
characters. Although the gaming environments are a little bland, the
gameplay and over the top characters make up for this.
Musically, the title contains your stock
standard Everybody's Golf "sounding" MIDI soundtrack that is cute as the
graphics but does get a little repetitive. There is even some voice
acting in the title and your usual golf sounds that have been
exaggerated for this series.
In conclusion, Everybody's Golf 2 can be played by a variety of gamers
and even though it is more simplistic than the "professional" golf
games, it's good old fashioned fun with great gameplay, good graphics
and even supports a multiplayer mode for added longevity. It may not
offer the series much in terms of gameplay but it definitely goes beyond
its initial incarnation.