Here's a great offer for those Vita owners who have yet to pick this one up, as it beats the next best offer by almost a tenner. We stated in our review that the Everybody’s Golf’s first foray onto the Vita was “the best golf in gaming today,” and after playing it I’d have to agree. While the difficulty curve is sudden and rather brutal, the copious amounts of content and top notch presentation make it a great pick-up-and-play title for Sony’s handheld. Thanks to Blastoise @ HUKD!
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Tired of putting up with tired Tiger Woods updates every year? We'd thoroughly recommend ordering your caddy to get over to PSN on July 24th to pick up Everybody's Golf then.
Sony are being a little bit sneaky as this is actually a PS3 version of the Vita launch game. On the plus side, that was a great game, which I awarded 8/10 in early 2012. The game is going to sell at £11.99 which, given the huge amount of content, is a solid deal.
Owners of the Vita game will be able to port across their save file too along with any DLC they picked up along the way. Also, Vita and PS3 players will be able to play online together. The PS3 version does get a new feature in the form of PS Move compatibility. I'm not sure how well that will turn out as EA and Tiger haven't nailed motion control yet, John Daly also failed, and most players use the old-school 'three-click' method to gauge swing power anyway.
For our American readers, the game will launch a day earlier for $19.99 under the title, Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational. Have a launch trailer after the break.Click here to read more...
The Vita's best sports game is now available at its cheapest price yet. Whether you've got all day or just five minutes during the ad break, Everybody's Golf is a great way to pass the time. It may not sport realistic visuals, but there's a surprisingly deep golf sim here with wind and terrain playing important roles. The difficulty curve in the career mode spikes suddenly, so expect to be tested.
Seeing as the Vita has apparently stopped releasing new boxed games, it may be time to scan through the back-catalogue for ones you missed earlier. It may look like a child's version of golf, but there's a real tough beast buried beneath the visuals. The gameplay is perfectly suited to quick rounds on the Vita and the series loses nothing in the transition from the PS3. If you have enough memory card space (1.25 GB) you can find the game on offer on the PSN Store for £6.99 here.
This excellent golf series is a great fit for handheld gameplay. Don't let the cartoony visuals fool you into thinking this is asimplified game either, it gets very harsh after the first few tournaments. Any touch controls for swinging are purely optional, with the traditional three-click method being the most reliable way of judging your shots. A lengthy career mode and fine online multiplayer make this one of the best sports titles on the Vita and this is the cheapest price yet.
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Packing in all the content and more from the PS3 version, this is easily the best handheld golf title out there. You don't need to worry about touchscreen controls being forced upon you or dodgy analogue swings, as the old-school three-click method is used to take your shots. Don't let the cute Japanese visuals fool you, this game can be very mean, as demonstrated by the sudden difficulty spike a few hours in. Stick with it though and you'll enjoy one of the best sports titles out there.
In many ways, Everybody’s Golf is a perfect fit for the PS Vita handheld. It’s a fast-loader, gameplay is quick and it can be played for hours or just a few holes at a time before slipping the game into sleep mode when the ad break finishes. One negative that it does find though is being on your new, shiny and expensive console that probably has no desire to be thrown at a wall, punched, bitten or burned, which are all possibilities when the game f**ks you over again then runs off giggling with its stupidly happy cast of freaks. So, um, yes, I really like Everybody’s Golf on the Vita, but I want to kill it.
I suppose I should talk about the rest of the game before the red mist takes over again. If you’ve played the PS3 or PSP versions, then you’ll know what to expect. The game provides a generous six 18-hole courses (plus the mirror versions) for you to play and I’m pleased to report that they’re new and not just ports of the PS3 ones.
The challenge mode consists of a large number of tournaments, rewarding you a gold star if you win. Get enough stars and you’ll compete one-to-one against an AI character in real-time, instead of the usual leaderboards. Rather than get bored watching an AI opponent take a shot, it’s a fantastically tense experience as you glare at the screen willing the gods of Epic Fail to strike your opponent down. Seeing the AI shank a drive or miss an easy putt is just ace. As you progress, the tournaments get tougher and may feature different rules such as only having 15 seconds to line up and take a shot or the Mega Cup where the hole is twice as big. Before long, you’ll find yourself playing in rain, strong winds and trying to avoid the never-ending trees, bunkers, buildings and bears. Yes, bears.Click here to read more...