gamers (72%) found this review helpful
As with any game on the Wii - there is some learing to do with the Wii Controls. I thought it was simply going to be a 'grip it and rip it' type of situation with this game. I was wrong. This game is more complex than Wii Sports Golf but not as invovled as Tiger Woods PGA Tour on other gaming platforms. Give it a try.
I thought this game would have been more fun, but it was way too complicated. I really tried to enjoy this game and give it a chance but the controls are way too sensitive and there are way too many choices. I was also disappointed in the fact that the characters in this game all had a very feminine quality to them. Over all I think that this game had nothing to offer in the way of fun or originality. I rated this game 3/10 because I fought more with this game than I did actually playing it.
I'm a fan of the wii and it's obvious advantages over other systems when playing sports games like golf. While the characters in this game are charming and cute, the game lacks any real personality. The only personality the game shows in when you make it to the hole (or not.) The character will celebrate or act totally dejected.
Now being a parent, I have to caution other parents who's kids are attracted to this game like mine was. The game is hard to control and will lead to many failures until the child gets the controls down, but what I really didn't like about the game is the way the game's little character that is swinging the club will throw an outright tantrum when it doesn't get a good score. Not only that, but also the game "gives up" on a hole after several unsuccessful strokes. A child needs a sense of accomplishment and forcing them to "give up" just leaves them hanging and feeling like a failure. I would have preferred the game give you an option to turn off the give-ups and killed the tantrum animation when you don't get par or better.
Putting the parent soap box aside... the game is hard to control (realistic), but the backswing is better IMHO than Wii Sports Golf. The game adds arcade "power swings" and "special moves" to the mix which for me kind of ruined the golf experience.
In short, if you like golf for the game and scenery. don't get this game. If you are getting this for your kid, make sure they have lots of patience and try to ignore the tantrums the characters throw.
If you enjoy a difficult challenge, like cute animated characters, enjoy golf and don't mind an arcade-like experience then get this game.