Excerpt: If you’ve played the series before, Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds will give you a strong feeling of familiarity. Not a whole lot has changed, dating back to the PSX days and Out of Bounds continues that tradition. This was a golden opportunity for Clap Hanz to bring the series into the next generation with a blast, but the whole experience feels very safe. When first navigating the menus in Out of Bounds you might notice some omissions from PS2’s HSG Fore!
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: I've been a fan of golf games since the day I played my first one on PC, in the middle part of the 1980s. The intervening decades have seen the genre move forward and embrace every new technological advance. What I like about the Everybody's Golf series and this entry in particular is that, while it offers a serious experience that bundles together all the modern trappings, it does this without taking itself too seriously, and because of this World Tour is...
Excerpt: Ever wanted to play golf on your PS3? Well now you can. Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds delivers an exceptional game of golf to your screen that’s both mostly fun to play, and visually stunning. The graphics of this title are absolutely gorgeous and every hole looks absolutely incredible. The different types of land (rough, green, etc.) all look different and the grass itself is just lush and fantastic. Even the water looks great, and it flows quite nicely.
Conclusion: Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds is not as simple as it pretends to be. The gameplay is locked-down solid, and there’s never a moment where you question the game at all. In addition to the online and offline tournaments, a free-play Stroke stage opens up for each unlocked course. This is a nice addition, as it lets you practice each hole and determine where you can make improvements the second time around.
Pros: Good for casual and pro-wannabe players, Finally, online play is here
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a simple golf game with accessible controls and easy-to-understand modes. Aside from a couple of moderately skimpy outfits worn by female characters, there is little that might be considered unsuitable for young players. Note, however, that this is the first game in the series to offer online play. Common Sense Media does not recommend online play for kids under age 12.