ProStroke Golf: World Tour 2007
|a game by||Gusto Games Ltd.|
|Platforms:||PC, Playstation 2|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Golf Games|
Its Difficult To think fondly of a game thats a symbol of privilege and exclusivity. But then, it's impossible to hate the idea of hitting a stupid pocked ball as hard as you can. Even if you hate it it's hard to make jokes about a sport that's traditionally played by comedians. And Caddyshack was a cool film. You might say I have mixed feelings about golf; and yet, I've always enjoy golfing games. From the C64's Leader Board, to the stupid minigolf game that came free in my mobile, I just enjoy pissing around with a sand wedge.
ProStroke Golf may not be pretty I - and sure as pies is pies, PSG ain't pretty - but it's made out of proper golf. Tiger Woods may have smooth mouse gestures and an interface requiring minimal tuition, but those very features wrestle and subdue the living soul - the pernickety faff - of golf. Bruce Forsyth doesn't click on a button that says Punch'. He moves stance, foot weighting, spin, makes that weird vr-vr-vr sound, with no need for a pop-up menu. That's the PSG way, and it's slower and more involved, but at least youre involved in the swing beyond accidentally punching your speakers.
Its not all fairways and short putts; the strength/accuracy meter feels shockingly inaccurate and sluggish. It's a part of every single shot you take, so more time spent making this aspect feel professional would have done wonders for the overall game. That said, you still have an enjoyable, serious game of golf here, with decent commentary and a course builder for cock-shaped links. If you have a knowledge and love of golf, this might give you a more substantial - if less fun - game than Tiger Woods.