Excerpt: With EA seemingly having a stranglehold on the golf genre, thanks to the mighty Tiger Woods franchise, you'd have to either be on to something great, or offer a suitable budget alternative to be in with a chance. 505 Gamestreet's Eagle Eye Golf certainly seems to fall into the second category, but its budget stylings don't actually come at much of a budget price.
Pros: Has a lot in common with Hot Shots Golf, You can make your own courses
Cons: The stuff that it doesn't "borrow" from Hot Shots isn't all that good, Some of the worst audio you'll ever hear, Looks like a first-generation PlayStation 2 game, Takes forever to unlock new golfers
Conclusion: So, with the gameplay erring on the side of simply executed reality, it falls to the game’s aesthetics to imbue proceedings with a distinct arcade quality. From the off, everything on screen is overtly lively and colourful, whether it be the almost garishly bright green of the courses, to the often dazzling sunshine, or the outrageous costumes of the characters and opponents. Eagle Eye Golf’s visuals couldn’t be more far removed from the PGA Tours of this world.
Pros: Fairly fun and relaxed gameplay, Gentle but constant challenge curve, Unusual and interesting characters, Colourful and attractive courses, Easy and intuitive club controls, Plenty of modes and tournaments
Cons: Laughably bad dialogue localisation, Controls are far too loose on close-up putting, Atmospherics and ball spin are a little ineffective, Crowd sounds and characters are extremely muffled and unclear, Feels a little like a budget game