the game play is the same on the vita as it is on the big brother(PS3) but the touch fornt and back makes it that much better. going online is a blast. try to get most of your friends together on this game for some fun. i think the download version runs a little bit faster than the card. you do not need a 32gb card for vita. 8-16gb is good.
This game is fanatastic...hands down. Its fun, intuitive, tons to unlock, challenging, and the online tourney's and rankings are fun to play. Graphics aren't draw droppingly gorgeous but they look great. Definitely not up to par with Golden Abyss or Wipeout 2048 but still great. Loving this game and can't put down my Vita. If you are looking for a must have launch title this one is definitely one of the many that they are bringing out!
Let me start off by saying that this is one of those games that tests one patience level. If your like me who can put up with the high level of BS that this game will throw at you from time to time, then you should be fine. BUT if your not me and don't have a high patience level then you might want to stay away from this game bcos you most likely will end up breaking your PS Vita or something else near you.
There Training mode where you can practice and Stroke mode where you can play freely at one maps 9 in, 9 out, and 18 holes and then Online mode where you can compete among hunderds of players in a map for bragging rights on the map leaderboards.
But Challenge mode is where the focus point of this game is. This mode is very easy at the beginning, then it is a little hard half way through, but when you get up to sliver rank, it becomes a game where ONE mistake will send you from 1st place to 10th in a blinke of an eye. Sure there is easy mode for beginners, but in truth, it really doesn't help much. This game would REALLY benifite from having mulligans espically in challenge mode bcos if you made a bad mistake you should have a chance to retry that hole instead of having to redo the ENTIRE round.
Pro - Unique characters, club and ball customization, lots of unlockables to buy, can customize lobby characters and golfer, online is enjoyable, maps are unique even if often difficult, graphics are above average for a launch game.
Cons - No choice of automatic impact (Mario Golf Toadstool Tour), no mulligans in challenge mode, cannot tell windspeed, advanced maps are impossible to navigate through, unforgiving and frustrating gameplay, putting is nearly impossible outside 10ft, some gold crown requirements are ridicolous.
This game by all means is a GOOD game, but if you aren't able to see through the constant BS this game will throw at you, your better off staying away if you know what's good for you and your $300 PS Vita.