Platform Played: Nintendo Switch
Developer(s): Sidebar Games, Flyhigh Works
Released: September 2017
Platinum Trophy: N/A
Didn’t know what to make of this game when I purchased it, an RPG Golf game to me just sounded strange however it wasn’t long until I was hocked.
Now I will talk a lot about issues and things I didn’t like about the game however this is because I find it easier to talk about than the good stuff. I mean the game looks straight out of the 16 bit days but that doesn’t matter because it’s all it needs to be for this type of game. The story is really fun and funny, the characters you meet along the way are memorable and likable and after even a few minutes you disregard what you’re looking at because it really doesn’t matter. The soundtrack is good at times but can be repetitive, especially in certain area’s.
The RPG element comes from leveling up which you can do by talking to NPC’s and fulfilling story and side quests. You also gain money which can buy you new clubs and other items. You don’t have to do the side quests but they are fun and I would advise you do. They also provide a challenge towards the end more so than the main story.
Things I didn’t like
– It’s hard to see the flag location while taking early shots! this includes looking around at obstacles in the middle of where you are and where your ball will land.
– Sometimes it’s difficult to understand how to progress with the story
– Once you commit to a shot you can’t stop! this really bothered me especially when trying to skip boring or repetitive dialogue.
– you have to watch every shot! no skipping, you have to watch every part of the shot until the ball comes to a stop.
The game is pretty easy from the off, the other characters don’t really provide much trouble although I found myself competing more against myself trying to get the best score possible however you are not rewarded for this effort.
You get some games where you play along an NPC which always seems to go first and more often than not will completely mess up their shot leaving you with a lot of work to do. This again isn’t a problem as the opposition tends to be rubbish too. But it may stop those under PAR shots.
There is more than enough to keep you going for a while, I clocked 20 hours and managed everything. It does get really challenging towards the end especially the last round which seems to be unforgiving but all in all I think it’s a wonderful game for the price and would advise anyone to pick it up.