I'm not much of an active member on the forums, but I see a gaping hole (pun not intended) where the thread sharing usernames for EG should be. If anyone wants to get in a few rounds anytime, I'm oklay on PSN.
Everybody's Everybody's Golf Thread
I've been playing this almost nonstop since Monday night. I was a huge fan of the older Hot Shots games, but haven't played much past HSG3 on PS2. My buddies and I still will do the short course on HSG3 from time to time when we're together, so I've been looking forward to this one like crazy.
The core golfing is just as satisfying and deep as it's always been, which is almost all I wanted. The stuff outside of that seems fine, and the player customization is really good once you start unlocking items through the story mode. I haven't touched online yet since I want to get everything unlocked as quick as possible by doing tournaments and VS matches first.
The microtransactions seem well done as far as I can tell thus far. They sell a rotating selection of cosmetic items as well as some single-use powerups that you also can amass by just finishing regular matches. You also unlock TONS of cosmetics as you play through story, so I haven't felt the need to buy anything in the store yet. All the cosmetics in the store are relatively cheap and bought with in-game currency (which I have plenty of), so if I see a sick pair of plaid pants or something, I'll be spending fake golfbucks instead of dollars anyways.
This shit is addicting as hell.
Man, when I finally saw some video of gameplay on this game my vision went red and I had to buy it. I'm not a huge fan of them gating the features like super-spin that I was already used to doing on the Hot Shots Vita game for so long. Same is true for new courses, as I feel like I've played quite a bit and only just got a new course.
However, these mechanics are exactly what I want from a golf game so this is doing it just right for me. This is my perfect podcast-listening game at the moment.
Also, I'm way into the character creator and the bit-by-bit progression of unlocking new pieces of clothing. Real happy to make a casual Pharah to chip-in justice from above.
Feels like it's going to be a slow trek past all the gates and unlocks BUT this is what i have been waiting for since world tour on PS3. Just so much fun to play, perfect game for podcasts or sports background. The core gameplay just so satisfying, only a couple of hours in already as addicted as i was to the ps3 games.
Plus they let me make an absolute monstrosity:
Really wish this was a switch game.
One can hope for a new Mario Golf installment in the future.
Since you two seem to be craving a Switch golf game, let me tell you about Golf Story. Its an Indie, Golf RPG that's suppose to be a spiritual successor to Mario Golf on the GBC and GBA, where your golfer has an RPG like progression of leveling up his or her golf skills. It also carries some elements of Stardew Valley where you can interact with different characters and build bonds between them by doing chores or playing golf and other games together. Plus there are 8 different golf courses that all have their own gimmicks, like one course that's covered in snow. According to the recent Nindies Showcase, this is slated to release sometime this month and hopefully its good. Here's the trailer:
My wife and I thrashed EG on the PSP with multiplayer so this was a no-brainer. Enjoying it quite a lot although I was hoping for a local co-op mode or a way to play two local players online as well - I admit there's probably not much demand for that though.
We had a go at "slots mode" on the multiplayer which made it quite fun - adds a slot wheel of handicaps or advantages when there's a gap in score. I understand this is present in some of the other recent games - however, I can't find a list of these anywhere. Does anyone know what "lie values fixed" means? The icon was ball lie at 80% crossed out and a 90% value instead. I'll have a proper check next time it triggers but does it actually mean all ball lie will be at 90%?
I just got this and wow I'm so addicted already. My character looks so like me, the creator is amazing and I love getting rewards and loot! I know close to nothing about golf but it's so so fun! When your caddy is cheering it's such a great feeling, and I'm so sad when I do horribly and they're dissapointed haha. I just want nothing more than to play this all day and get sweet sweet loot and coins!
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