Outlaw Golf 2
|a game by||Take 2 Interactive Software|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
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The price saves this slick remake of the original Outlaw Golf, because there simply isn't enough included to make this worth the full price of a game. If you played the original Outlaw Golf, then you know what to expect: a well-crafted golfing game buried under mounds of sardonic humor, plenty of flesh and lots of attitude. This remake includes the original three golf courses, all of which have a make-over, and five new courses with a very eclectic mix of environments from the artic to the jungle. Of course, Outlaw Golf 2 wouldn't be an outlaw game without scantily clad strippers and meat-headed rednecks. Not only can you play the original characters but now there's a handful of new ones to choose from, each with their own obnoxious style and interesting wardrobes.
In all there are 13 ways to play the game from including games where you play for golf clubs and others that have you scrambling to find the best lie after a drive. The game still relies on the well-crafted game mechanics that made the original such a hit. You still have to pull back on the stick and then slam it forward perfectly to avoid a nasty hook or slice.
Composure also returns to the game as does the ability to beat the heck out of your caddy to regain lost confidence. You can also try to play a mini-game of golf cart racing, in the middle of a course, to try and earn an instant hole in one. While this is kind of fun, I found that the sloppy controls of the golf cart really did more to detract from the game then add any substance. All of this adds to the replayability of the game, but the biggest change and the best reason to buy Outlaw Golf 2 is its online play.
Through Live you can play against up to three other friends in single matches or tournaments and even choose whether to take turns playing or playing simultaneously. The graphics remain consist with the first Outlaw Golf, giving you plenty of chances to gawk at the digitial hotties in the game and beautiful surroundings in which to play golf.
The biggest change in the sound is the addition of Comedy Central's Dave Attell as the announcer. He does a great job, but his list of comments is so short that you end up getting sick of hearing the same old jokes over and over again about 30 minutes into the game.
Outlaw Golf 2 is well worth the money, adding new courses, new characters and online play to a fun game, just don't expect any major changes in play.