Excerpt: Having spent a lot of time with the original PlayStation version, a change in Hot Shots Golf 3 that I appreciated was that that Clap Hanz toned down the insane difficulty level of opponents during one-on-one matches. They're still challenging in Hot Shots Golf 3 , but nowhere near the superhumanly unrealistic level they were at in Hot Shots Golf .
Excerpt: For instance, when you begin the game it is simple enough to let the game select the club it wants you to use, let it choose the most direct shot towards the hole, and simply try to get 100% power (by pressing the X button to start the meter rising and pressing it again as it reaches 100%) and then try to hit the ball in its "perfect center" (this is done by pressing the X button when the meter is falling and as it crosses the center hit area).
Excerpt: You won’t find Tiger Woods in Sony’s Hot Shots Golf
3 for the Playstation2 but you will find a zany sports title with loads of
hidden extras. This is the latest installment in the popular series and stays
true to the formula the made the earlier games so addictive and popular. It’s
got some wacky extra features and some cool hidden modes, but the game offers a
solid physics and golf feel underneath.
Excerpt: How do you make one of the year's best games even better? Add zombies, of course! Such is the premise of the first pack of downloadable content for Gearbox's wildly successful shoot-and-loot game. It's only been a month and a half since the release of Borderlands , and the first expansion is already ready for Vault Hunters to dig into. Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr.
Excerpt: Let me start out by saying that the graphics are really refreshing. Refreshing? Yes, golf games are always great to review when they have beautifully done courses. Hot Shots Golf 3 falls right into the wonderful layouts and luscious greenery that has made its name a classic. The greens are aptly named, with towering trees rising up over the horizon.
Excerpt: Hot Shots Golf 3 is the first PS2 sequel to the fun, arcadish golf games from the Playstation. You can play as one of a number of goofy-looking golfers (three to start off with and more to unlock) in a variety of modes, including Stroke Play, Tournament Mode, Vs Mode and the Short Course. Finish a round of golf to earn points based on your play.
Pros: Easy and fun to pick up, Lots of perks to unlock/purchase, Tournament Mode will keep you going for some time
Cons: Audio portion is limited, You have to really screw up to do poorly
Excerpt: It's hard to believe that the golf of today--a complex game that crosses age and demographic lines around the globe--was most likely created by a group of bored Scottish fishermen who used a crooked stick to smack pebbles toward rabbit holes. Its also hard to believe that such an innocuous game could be responsible for defeat on the battlefield, too, but history notes that King James II banned the game with a Scottish Act of Parliament in 1457.
Excerpt: I think the best thing that I can say about "Hot Shots Golf 3" is that, as a non-fan of Golf, it made the game very entertaining, so I can only imagine what actual golfers might think. The game manages to be a light-hearted and rather cartoony affair that still manages to provide challenge and enjoyment due to the fact that the action seems realistic and the controls are easy.
Conclusion: Putting is also easy to learn, but difficult to master. You use a two-click system and you have to look at the yardage markers more precisely. As you line up a putt, the green is placed in a grid and there are little white dots that represent the severity and direction of the break. You are also given a cross section of the putt above the putting meter that shows whether the putt is going up-hill or downhill.
Excerpt: Introduction Pick up your golf bag and meet us on the green! Sony’s third installment of their successful series, “Hot Shots Golf”, reminds me why I picked up a PlayStation 2. Sony once again demonstrates how they can take a sport that’s generally thought of as boring and monotonous, and transform it into a game that brings a sense of competition and fun to the masses.