Let me start by saying, I hate the Wii Sports golf game. The controls in it don't work well enough for me.
This game has controls which work excellent for me! Of course I cannot hit a perfect shot EVERY time, but I find that to be exceptionally realistic. It does help to follow some of the hints given in the manual, such as always swinging with two hands on the wii-mote.
I find the story lines to be very engaging and the matches are challenging, but not too hard. Unlockable items and characters keep coming at a regular enough pace that I keep playing just to see what I will get next. So far, I would say I have put about 5 hours into the story mode, and can say I probably am only 25% of the way through it.
There are plenty of items and customizations to work toward as well. Most of the items have to be unlocked by playing through the story mode. Most items will automatically add a certain amount to your stats. Further customization "slots" are given by some items and are shown by the number in parenthesis. For instance, Spin 2 (1) will automatically increase your spin by 2. However, you can further increase your spin by purchasing a customization for that character in the my room mode.
The one downside of the game to me was the fact that very little of the game is documented very well in the manual. However for someone who doesn't mind a little trial and error to figure things out for themselves, that isn't a big deal.
posted by Tequila (KING OF PRUSSIA, PA) Mar 22, 2007
Member since Mar 2007
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
The biggest problem I found with this game is the sheer amount of waiting required to play it. There's a long delay at the beginning of each hole where you have to wait while the camera pans around, your player stretches, and finally you get to line up the shot. If you're playing against the Wii, you also need to wait and watch the other player do the same thing. This is not a game for the impatient, since there's no way to shortcut past cut scenes and delays to get to your shot.
The control scheme is OK, but I found it very annoying to have to keep alternating between a golf stance and pointing at the screen. And the slope indicator for putting is so bad as to be almost useless.
This was a great starter golf game for the Wii. The controllers work great and the game was very, almost too, easy! Graphics are basic, no frills, but not cheap or cheesy. My children and I all enjoyed this game very much, and would recommend it.