Reviews and Problems with John Daly's ProStroke Golf
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John Daly's ProStroke Golf
6 October 2011
Conclusion: John Daly's Prostroke Golf is a great display of how the Move controller can be implemented, and has officially made us excited about what the future of Move holds. At the same time, it also barrages us with how not to make a game. It's all very well and good providing a decent golfing experience, but wrapping it in a flimsy menu system and restricting our play options so badly is quite the turn-off.
Excerpt: While John Daly's ProStroke Golf isn't the first Move-enabled golf game on the market, it is the first built with the controller in mind rather than including a post-release patch like Tiger 11 . While the Move controls are fantastic, they're really the only thing keeping ProStroke in the game. ProStroke suffers from two key issues: presentation and gameplay features. Compared to other sports games, ProStroke comes up incredibly short in both areas.
Summary: If a measure of how authentic a golf game is is how many times I wanted to smash my Move Wand then John Daly has lent his name to a supremely authentic Golf game. Meant more for experienced golfers than for beginners, the game will reward you for putting the time in.
Conclusion: John Daly's ProStroke Golf is a good representation of what the PlayStation Move can do. The accuracy and sensitivity of the Move fits very well with a golf game and in this game, it is a more enjoying experience then the top dog of the golf game world, which is Tiger Woods. However if you do not have the PlayStation Move then the experience is not the same.
Conclusion: Not so much a game as much as it is a golfing simulator, JDPSG offers the best Move controls to date and a decent selection of courses, but does nothing for amateurs out there who are looking for a fun party experience.
Summary: ProStroke golf is not a bad golf game at all. If you just purchased PlayStation Move and want to get a golf game to mess around with, your options are pretty limited at the moment and you won’t go wrong with ProStroke golf. There’s not a whole lot of game here, and it’s not very appealing, but the mechanics work.
Conclusion: The menus are even laid out oddly. The Extras menu is actually the Options menu. When you’re using a Move controller and want to exit a game, you have to aim at this tiny little button and hit the PS Move button. If you’re a bit on the jittery side, this alone might make you quit playing. It’s just a stupid use of the controller and I don’t understand why there wouldn’t be a standard controller backup, everyone has one of those lying around.