Check out IGN’s crappy review of Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds below:
Why is it crappy? Lets see. The reviewer says Hot Shots Golf could do with more content, such as more courses yet fails to mention exactly how many courses there actually are in the game. “A handful”. How many is that exactly?!
My next major issue with the ‘review’ is the online play in HSG. You can set up a one off game with 8 players all taking part or set up a tournament with up to 50 players taking part. Cool but what about the stuff that actually matters like the lobby or party system? What about the voice chat, if there is any? Can you send messages to people in the game? Is there an in-game friends list? WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE FFS!!!!!
EDIT: Henning just reminded me that there is no mention of how many players can play locally, if that is even an option!
If people are going to review a game why don’t they actually review the damn thing instead of doing a brief overview of it, which is actually what that video ‘review’ is.
It’s not the first time I’ve had issues with a review from IGN or other major gaming sites. These guys are supposed to be professional games journalists right? Then why the hell can’t they do a proper review of a product!
Anyway, enough of my rant. This game is due out in the UK at the end of March under the name Everybody’s Golf: World Tour and I’ll hopefully be picking it up once I know more about the online play and exactly how many courses are in it.
The two demos I played of it (Japanese and NA versions) had already convinced me to buy it, and I know from experience that previous games have always been immense fun. The online side of things should add an extra dimension to it though.
Written by: Gary
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