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Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds (PS3) Review
12 April 2008
Summary: Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds is a great addition to the franchise, and is a solid addition to the PS3 library. I have very few complaints about this game, and you will find yourself quickly becoming addicted to this game. While the lack of voice chat keeps this game from going to the next level, I still recommend that if you’re going to pick up one sports game this year, Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds be it.
Summary: Showcasing high definition graphics along with new, more accurate golf physics, Hot Shots Golf 5 offers up a new level of immersion to the franchise’s signature over-the-top visuals and pick up and play action.
Excerpt: with it, it certainly seems like the tried-and-true three-tap mechanic for setting a virtual golf swing is considered downright antiquated by some golf developers. It's understandable, of course; aside from perfecting reaction times, there's not exactly a solid bond between what happens on screen and how good a shot ends up when you're just tapping along a sliding meter, which is why there have been multiple attempts at trying to marry the swing animation with the actual...
Excerpt: We're never quite sure why it always takes Sony such a long time to release Hot Shots Golf games in the United States. In the past, typically a Hot Shots game would arrive in the U.S. about 6 months after being released in Japan. For this fifth iteration, we've waited a total of eight months. Make no mistakes about it, as I'll emphasize this profusely: I wholeheartedly believe that the Hot Shots Golf franchise is the epitome of videogame golf.
Conclusion: Hot Shots Golf: Out Of Bounds is just one of those sports games where you don’t have to be a fan of the sport to enjoy. For those gamers looking for an alternative to the realistic Tiger Woods golf games, this is your game. While taking the arcade approach to the sport, this title offers up tons of depth, which will keep gamers coming back for more.
Conclusion: The sound effects are nothing to go on about as they’ve always been rather basic. The same could be said for the voice acting. It does the job, but won’t be winning any awards in the coming months. Even though the audio isn’t the strongest element of the game, it works very well with the overall presentation. Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds is a great golf game that offers hours of fun.