You would have more fun teeing up a turd, hitting it at full force with a driver and watching it explode. I know you want a golf game, but trust me this isn't it.
This game runs embarrasingly inefficient. System specs:
i7-4770K, OC'd 4.1 ghz
Geforce GTX 770 (MSI TF n770)
16 GB DDR3 ram
I can't get better than 31fps. When the game was in beta, I could get 60 in windowed mode, and 30 fullscreen. I don't know what the ♥♥♥♥ is going on, but it sure as hell isn't optimized. And even if it were, the graphics look kinda clunky, second-rate. The reflections off the water are at times glaringly terrible. These were issues that were easy to overlook during Early Access. You know, things you expect to be fixed before launch. Oh how wrong we all were.
This will be the last title I support in Early Access.
The controls are really bad. You have no way to judge exactly how much swing you're applying, other than 100%. The power applied during the swing IS NOT PROPROTIONATE TO THE BACKSWING. Meaning, if you take a full backswing, and apply slow pressure upward, you could swing 10%, 45%, or hell maybe 88%. It's all a crapshoot. Instead of using a visual meter, you're supposed to learn to "Feel" the swing and the club.
Sorry HB, that's not the way that games work. I'm not actually holding a club. I don't have Chubbs to show me the hip technique.
The controls are especially terrible in your approach game. Need 60 yards with your Pitching wedge? Sorry, the closest we can do is full blast at 120 yards, good luck estimating your power for a half swing because your backswing has nothing to do with the result. Again, no visual standard. Oh, you didn't want to hit it 85 yards over the green and into the water? Better luck next time, because that's all it is, luck.
Here's some other thoughts:
-Announcer is painfully annoying. You'll want to kill him.
-All the players look like they could have had the same parents.
-Course creator is okay, but the finished product always looks rough.
-Cheaters are using "edging" techniques to never hit anything but a straight shot. Have fun with that.
-You can count the number of songs featured in the game on one hand. In fact, roughly half of your hand.
-No crowd. No atmosphere.
-No player progression. You'll always drive 100% max at 265 yards with no wind.
-No live multiplayer.
-No reason you should consider buying this game.
Give me Tiger Woods 2004 on the Xbox over this any day of the week. I wish I could get my money back for this. Don't buy it.
I know, you're thinking, "But it's a golf game, it can't be that bad can it?" It can, and it is, because people like me saw potential and the developer did not live up to it. They still got my money. Don't let them get yours.
Posted: August 20th, 2014