UPDATE! Dev has responded to pretty much everything, and discusses changing the order of the courses and adding more conventional courses and lots of other things. See it here!http://steamcommunity.com/app/272890/discussions/0/46476145268976859/
I really had high hopes. People even poked fun at me for this being #3 on my wishlist but did I care? Nay.
However after only 30 minutes or so I'm pretty sure I will never enjoy this game :(
The whole idea of a mini-golf game in the clouds is cool until you play it. I thought it would be a creative way to simplify and at the same time provide some majesty to the background. But it's actually a mini-golf game where the ball falling OOB into oblivion is the main game mechanic.
And that's sooo not fun.
To make things worse, the courses are frankly all over othe place*. Most of the time you are not trying to line up shots or timing- you are studying, trying to figure out where in god's name the ball is supposed to be hit so that it may follow a wildly convoluted path towards the 'green'. God forbid you miss an approach to a ramp or escalator, you will lose many shots just tying to get back to a position where you can make the crazy shot.
CONTROLLER SUPPORT is only for Xbox 360 controller, and axis and other functions on a direct-input controller don't work correctly. The DOF bothers my eyes. You cannot map any controls, and they feel ok but "not quite right." (sorry, thats the best way I can put it with limited played time.)
But even if these things are polished to perfection, I just don't find the game fun! I think they totally missed the boat on what makes minigolf attractive. I really don't want to worry about hitting my ball into the abyss, or rebounding off a moving floor ramp that changes direction randomly, only to push the ball into the abyss, in a mini golf game. What a pain!!
I WILL try to give this some more time to see if I can acquire some affection for it but, I can't recommend this based on what I have experienced so far.
*I only played the first course! But it's obvious this is how the gameplay is designed. And logically the next courses are even harder, which in this case means even worse!
**I basically copy pasted this from a forum post I made so it's kind of awkward as a review, and long as hell-- oh wells xD