Story - 25%
Graphics - 70%
Audio - 50%
Gameplay - 90%
Replayability - 50%
If ever you played Everybody’s Golf then you pretty much know the just of the game. This is a simple arcade Golf game that is really fun to play and easy to enjoy. I mean craziest thing happened, just by watching me play my girlfriend asked me the next day, and I quote “Let me try that Golf game you were playing yesterday”. This is huge from someone who refuses to pick up a console control due to its arb design, showing just how user friendly this game is.
Starting off, you can immediately tell that they have tried to keep the same style and theme as the previous version (Which I played on PSP). The colours are still very Nintendo like and it is quite obvious that this is a Japanese Made Game , showcasing the characters with very anime-like qualities, which again, is very similar to the original game. The finishing and animation are beautiful, the physics looks perfect for the style of game, no noticeable issues in the NPCs (Non-Player Characters) and the animation in them.
The one issue I do have is that they have still stayed with the reading of speech bubbles when the NPCs are communicating with you. This made for a very boring interaction with the NPCs, what made it worse is that they tried to cover it up with some mumbling as though they had started speaking to you. The music is very in line with the arcade vibe that this game gives off. The overall audio on this game is nowhere near up to standard with the likes of something simple like Pinball Arcade.
Now, the part that really got my attention. They have turned this into a full Open World Arcade game, which completely changes the way you play the game in both single player and multiplayer online modes. The new multiplayer mode called “Turf War” is epic, you join online and play in 2 teams, Blue and Red. The point is to navigate the Open World course (Only 3 quick jumps/Warps, which you can do with Warp tokens) in the time limits and play each hole, not in any particular order, and for every shot under par you get a point. The team at the end with the most points wins. To be honest, I had more fun riding around the golf cart than anything else. The game does require some strategy though, you need to talk to your team mates to try and navigate the course in the best way to capture every hole and not lose out on any points, a lot of fun with friends but very difficult with strangers.
Overall, this game has stepped up and become the awesome game that you can have hours of fun playing with friends of all ages and genders. Is it worth the price? I always make sure to tackle this question in every review. It is definitely a fun way to waste some time every now and then with some friends but for the price tag of around R599, I personally would not pay that amount for this game. I feel a reasonable price for this game would be around R250, due to the arcade theme and there not really being a story behind it. There is a single player story mode which basically is you ranking up your player without an actual “Story”.
Reviewed on: Sony Playstation 4
Available on: Sony Playstation 4
Genre: Arcade Sports
Age Rating: E – Everyone
Publisher/Developer: Sony Interactive Entertainment, Clap Hanz, SIE Japan Studio
Estimated RRP: R565 (BTGames)
Release Date: 29 August 2017
- Fun Factor
- User/Player Friendly
- Quirky Graphics
- Open World Mulitplayer
- Audio Quality
- Reading Interactions with NPC