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Everybody's Golf
Reviewed by
James Wright
on
Everybody's Golf Vita Review. 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.
Rating:
3.75

Gameplay 7.5
Graphics 7.5
Sound 7.5
Value 7.5
Distributor: Sony
Classification:
G
Review Date:
Mar 2012
Reviewer:
James Wright

7.5


Everybody's Golf
(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.

From 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.

Features

  • 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 entire course.
  • Refreshed graphic style across fantasy and realistic courses
  • Interact with 50 players online.

There 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.

Even 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.

Apart 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.

Final Thoughts

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.






 
 



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