First Impressions – Let’s Golf!

lets-golf-3Right from the off, with the impressive opening movie, it’s clear that Let’s Golf! is one of those highly polished mainstream minis that manages to throw in everything but the kitchen sink (including the hefty price tag!)

However, for all the fancy bits and bobs, the game looks, plays and sounds much more like an arcade-style golf game than one of the more in-depth sporting sims you’d find on other consoles.

True, at first glance it might all seem a little complicated when you tee off for the first time, what with the shot gauge and the wind speed arrow and club selection and all, but you don’t need to bother about any of those extra tweaks if you don’t want to.

Making a good shot is all about timing your button presses just right to hit the two sweet spots on the gauge (one if putting), and that really is all there is to it, although it certainly takes practice at first.

There are four different game modes, including a hot seat multiplayer mode so that you can play with your friends. We’ll cover all the modes in depth in the full review.

Players get to visit a total of four locations in all – Fiji, England, USA and Scotland – all of which have absolutely gorgeous graphics, with the emphasis being firmly on brilliant blue skies and vivid green fairways.

One thing that seems a bit strange is the apparent lack of a tutorial mode or any sort of guide to the control system, especially for a game such as this where a little guidance really would be helpful. Maybe there is one and I just haven’t found it yet. If you spot one, please let me know!

On first viewing, Let’s Golf! certainly seems like an entertaining game. I’m not usually much of a fan of golf games, but this managed to keep me amused for at least an hour or so, despite not having a tutorial! Stay tuned for the full in-depth review.

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2 Responses to “First Impressions – Let’s Golf!”
  1. JeremyR says:

    Unless you are a Go owner, this is kind of a hard sale in the US, where Gamestop has just lowered the price to Pangya Golf to 9.99 (8.99 used). And HSG2 is only $20 or so (cheaper used).

    Still, if you are a go owner, or want a game on your memory stick legally, this seems like a decent choice.

  2. Steve says:

    Have to agree with you there. Pangya Golf got 77 metacritic score. Pretty solid title. I know which one I would choose.

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