My Best Buy had it today. Austin TX
Can someone give their own review?
I want to rent this game before I buy it but it seems like nobody has it in.
I'm just about to give it a try, and I'll report back my first impressions.
Ok, I went throught the tutorial, and played an 18 hole tournament (to which I won ) but here's my first impression.
The swing controls are a little bit different than wii sports golf. First off, when you take a swing in wii sports golf you hold down A, then take your full swing. In SSG you take a back swing, then basically you have to hold your position to hit A, then follow through. At first I thought it was a bit weird (and not as 'realistic' as wii sports) but you do get to fine tune the power in your backswing before following through. The follow through is important, as it has to be brisk and high in order to get your best shot. Putting, well putting is a bit unrealistic. The swing is somewhat jittery and unresponsive at first, but you do get used to the movements. I guess if you compared the putting stroke to real life golf, it's nothing close, but this is a video game.
After getting used to the controls (about 10 minutes of practice) it was starting to get fun. There are some cool features. The overhead camera view takes advantage of the wiimote with zoom controls that are managed by moving closer and further from the TV. Also, on the putting green, the use of dots on the putting grid to determine the slopes is unique and rather neat.
Of course, as I play more and unlock all the fun stuff the game could get to be even more fun, but at this point I've enjoyed my first 18 holes. I know some of the courses are very fantasy-like and far from realistic, but I've played enough Tiger Woods that this could be a welcome change.
Last edited by pianodood; 12-15-2006 at 01:24 PM.
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