(AKA Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational)
The Sony golfing game Everybody's Golf is a
classic title that really puts the "fun" into the rather bland game of
golf. Best of all, this franchise has been fun in all its incarnations
and now its time for PS Vita users to experience one of the best darn
golf games ever, Everybody's Golf.
power-ups to outrageous costumes, Everybody's Golf is similar to
previous incarnations of this game with its cartoon-like graphics but
more importantly, this current title supports the innovative controls of
the PS Vita console. Before jumping into your golfing life on the Vita,
you first need to select which character you'll be controlling and each
character has their pros and cons. However it's best to stick to the
same character as you are awarded experience which can be used to level
up your character.
- A New Golfing Experience
- Incorporate the PlayStation Vita
functions into your game – tap and drag the screen to interact with
the character and environment, reposition the tee or change your
ball drop point, and use the dual analog sticks to look around the
- Refreshed graphic style across
fantasy and realistic courses
Interact with 50 players
are a variety of gaming modes from quick play (stroke) to something more
complex such as the Challenge mode which requires you to play through a
variety of courses in order to make your way through the golfing world
while you unlock more maps and golfing accessories such as clubs and
balls. Newbies should start on the tutorial mode that not only teaches
you the basics of golf but also the new control system on Vita.
though the game looks a little childish, it's definitely far from it.
You do have use all your gaming prowess to ensure that you hit the ball
correctly and in the least amount of shots like real golf that
thankfully isn't hampered by the gaming mechanics. Then you have other
elements like the weather that you must also take into consideration
including different ways on how you will hit the ball like gauge
(classic golfing metre) or circle shot which requires you to press the X
when the circle gets to its smallest point.
Depending on how well you play, you are awarded points which can then
used to purchase additional items for your characters like costumes or
power-ups. The control system of Everybody's Golf works well and the
system employs the traditional control system which is quite old school
with its timing system to hit the ball via the X button. I also enjoyed
the AR options for the game which allowed you to look around the course
with the PS Vita.
from the engaging single-player mode, there's a wealth of fun to be
found online from online matches to leaderboards and more importantly,
additional DLC will be available in the future that will include new
courses, characters and costumes. In terms of online, gamers first start
off in an online lobby where they can chat to people from around the
world before starting a game of golf. This definitely increases the
replay value of the game.
Graphically, Everybody's Golf looks great on the PS Vita with its
simplistic yet cartoon graphics that suits the franchise perfectly. It
looks super clear on the OLED screen and some of the lighting and
special effects really jump out at you. Backgrounds are a little
simplistic but the various characters at your disposal more than makes
up for this lacking feature. The soundtrack is cute, although a tad
annoying and all the sounds have effects work well with the gameplay,
although you will get annoyed with the "Nice Shot" voice acting.
The best aspect of Everybody's Golf for the PS Vita is that you can pick
up the console and play the game anytime and anywhere without too much
thought. The gameplay is pretty much flawless and some of the PS Vita
controls are actually quite fun. It's also quite an addictive title that
makes this such a hard game to put down as you're always striving for
that perfect score. Add in online multiplayer and you'll be playing
Everybody's Golf on the PS Vita for a considerable amount of time.