John “grip it and rip it” Daly has a golf game powering its way onto the scene. Featuring sixteen course the game invites you to jump right in on the fun. The version James and I got our hands on was for the PS3 and featured Sony Move support. Looking to steal some of Tiger’s spotlight, John Daly’s Prostroke Golf features a variety of modes to fool around with as well as sixteen courses. Read past the break to see our thoughts on John Daly’s Prostroke Golf!
I am not the greatest golfer in the world, nor am I even a decent enough golfer to not feel self-conscious when I am swinging a remote and pretending it’s a club. However I found the Sony Move features that were integrated into the game to be very easy to pick up and implement. The driving especially felt precise and I enjoyed looking down at the club and being able to move the clubface left and right with my wrists. As a whole it felt very natural. There were a few bugs in the nav system, but as this is an early build of the game I am sure they will be worked out. I am looking forward to seeing if this game can fully capitalize on the things it already has going for it, and offer another outlet for golf loving gamers.
John Daly’s Prostroke Golf is a refreshing entry in the genre, no question. It marries the swagger of one of the PGA tour’s most iconic figure with Sony’s Playstation Move with . . . sweet pants. Sweet crazy golfer pants. And when entering a genre with a terrifyingly well-entrenched giant like Tiger, Gusto Games really needed to bring something solid to the table, and they did. My biggest complaint as a golfer with the Wii version of Tiger (which I seriously consider to be the best version of the game) is that I cannot take a full swing, and I cannot take a full speed swing. And with John “Knocks the ever-living-bejeebus-out-of-the-ball” Daly as a sponsor, I better be able to swing fully, fast, and hard. And in Prostroke, you can. I was very much in danger of breaking the nose of standers-by, but it felt so good to really take a rip at a ball. That said, I had a tremendous amount of trouble dealing with the navigation of the title, moving from placing the ball to practice swing, but the core game-play is really quite solid, and with a bit of polish, this could be a serious contender for the genre throne.
Excited about the game? Not excited? Still wondering where you can get a sweet pair of those pants Payne Stuart used to wear? Let us know in the comments!
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