Graphics - 78%
Audio - 76%
Gameplay - 89%
Replayability - 78%
One of the most enjoyable Golf games available, not focused on accuracy but rather pushing on the arcade fun style.
The Everybody’s Golf series has been around since the 90s with some name differences in North America (Hot Shots) but since the last release of Everybody’s Golf on PS4 in 2017 the series uses the same name worldwide. The series has always been known for its lighter approach to golf, using more cartoonish graphics and styles of play but at the same time still using realistic engines and precision ball physics.
Everybody’s Golf VR stays with the same style and gameplay apart from the VR mechanics. When you start up there are a few set up required by the game like if you are using a PS motion or DualShock controller. After that you will be taken through a tutorial on how gameplay works and what the controls are. The control layout is simple to understand and easy to navigate, which makes it great for VR play.
At first you will only be able to play one course and 3 random holes at a time and as you play more modes, styles, settings and courses will unlock. You also have a caddy that assists you in the game which more options also will get unlocked as you progress in the game. Different club sets work in the same way.
The types of games you can play is limited but understandable that they wanted to concentrate by delivering a solid VR title rather than to bombard it with content and the gameplay is not great. The graphics do not look that much different form that of the 2017 version released on PS4 but still looks great for the style of the series. In between some holes you might get an event happening where you caddy takes you to a beautiful location or a “shortcut” to get to the next hole. These events do not require you to do anything but is only there as a break in between. I thought it was a nice touch, but it can be seen as a little pointless as well.
The gameplay works well and after the initial set up of the VR and my surroundings I was off playing virtual golf in my living room. The motion sensors reacted great and only once did I have to readjust myself for a swing that didn’t register properly. You do have the option of standing or sitting while playing but why would you want to sit down playing golf and not perform full swings? It was great to play a round of golf and not leaving the house but after an hour I had to take a break.
Everybody’s Golf VR is a great title to have some golfing fun with, keeping in mind that the game is not created for simulation. It is a great game for beginners as well to look at and see what effort golfing can be.
Reviewed on: PS4 VR
Genre: Golf, VR
Release Date: 22 May 2019
Likes: Great fun, cool to play VR Golf
Dislikes: A career mode would be cool