ok, at first, i started playing this game without a wii motion plus system. I was concerned because I am an avid golfer in real life and found that trying to hit a shot a different percentage was very difficult. I recently bought a couple wii motion plus systems and wow does it make a difference. I enjoy this game regardless, however, the wii motion plus makes it all worth while.
posted by Gotbuck (LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO) Oct 3, 2009
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I do not golf but this game is so addictive. There are so many options to customize your golfer, clubs, and swing and not to mention all the mini-games. This game is so realistic as it is dialed in on your swing from everything from your wrist placement to backswing and knee placement. The EA brand of games keeps outdoing themselves each year and this is no exception. Buy it and you will be hooked.
Well, hats off to Nintendo for letting go of their new accessory being released to be bundled with a non-Nintendo game, nearly a month early no less. EA's effort to make the new gadget to work well shows and I can only hope for this type of support from other 3rd party games.
Single player mode has changed little since the previous installments with the acception of the use of motion-plus to play (or not, traditional controls are available). What makes this game impressive is just how much content there is packed in this game. You have your standard career mode where you can create your own character and level up your abilities and acquire clubs, clothing, and other accessories with stat bonuses. Similar, smaller challenges that unlock courses and golfers, and mini games to just name a few.
The online mode was well thought out. You have your standard Nintendo regulated play with anyone or with designated friends, lobbies that allow up to 4 golfers participate in an ranked or unranked match of the hosts choosing, and my personal favorite, daily and weekly tournaments. Daily tournaments are updated daily and will vary on the course. You golf your standard 18 holes at your own pace, then submit your score and see how you stack up with the other golfers (typically 800-1000 players have participated in the tournys I've done). Weekly tournys usually consist of more than one round of 18 holes.
Then you have simultaneous play which was designed perfect. There is no to very little wait for the other golfers. You all go at the same time and the colors of the other players balls are displayed during the game, and at the end of the round the scores displayed. You can play 18 holes quick and I love that.
EA put a lot of effort in this game. It looks good graphically, the mechanics are great (not perfect) and the online mode gives hours of gameplay. I'm happy to see a 3rd party developer put this much effort on the Wii version of a multi console game.