Reviews and Problems with Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee
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Hot Shots Golf Open Tee
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Can someone please explain to me why a golf video game has females in bikinis? This is not only a golf game, but a hand held golf game (editor: Playstation Portable). Sure most of the characters are deformed to look cartoonish and not realistic, but the principal behind the thing bothers me. Thankfully the ESRB rated Hot Shots Golf Open Tee with an ‘E10+’ for Everyone 10 and older.
Excerpt: Hot Shots Golf for the PlayStation was a big hit and the success has continued over four versions up to and including the PlayStation 2. Now we see the title being featured on the PlayStation Portable. The game isn’t as realistic as Tiger Woods PGA Tour, but it does feature impressive physics and attractive graphics.
Excerpt: When it comes to console golf games, there are three options: You like Tiger Woods, you like Hot Shots, or you don't like console golf games. The preferences comes down largely to gameplay mechanics, though the differences between Tiger's mostly realistic PGA style and Hot Shot's colorful anime aesthetic are significant factors, too. Despite some detestable load times, Tiger Woods has already made a solid showing on the PSP. But now it's Hot Shots' turn.
Pros: Familiar digital swing mechanic, Consistently challenging, Quick load times, Fun character customization options
Cons: No Internet play, Putting can be difficult to a fault, Underwhelming putting challenge mode
Excerpt: Hot Shots Golf is a series of games that has always delivered both style and substance. Quality over quantity is the mantra that it follows, and to good effect. Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee portrays the world of golf in comically bright colors with a memorable cast of clichés and caricatures, as did its predecessors. This game is not only akin to its console cousins in terms of gameplay, but also in terms of graphics.
Excerpt: 1-8 Players Memory Stick Duo (736 KB) Wi-fi Compatible (Ad Hoc) When Hot Shots made its debut on the PSone it was a game that really caught my attention. With quirky characters, simple gameplay and a golf engine that really was amazing for its time, it was no wonder that I couldn't stop playing.
Excerpt: With four successful console offerings, it was not much of a stretch that SCEA would push to have their arcade-styled golf series onto the PSP. The Hot Shots Golf series has always been about strong mechanics without all the intense real-world golf licenses. This allowed for the infusion of fictional yet goofy golfers and some oddball golf mechanics that worked well at both being playable and enjoyable.
Pros: Fun yet challenging mechanics, Lots to unlock, Detailed courses with little loading
Cons: Audio portion is understated, No online, Takes forever to get real rewards
Excerpt: Many people would consider golf a boring sport.
Some people might not consider it a sport. I consider it more of a test
of will to get a small, dimpled ball into a hole from over 250 yards
out with a club. Here comes Hot Shots Golf for your PSP, a very
Japanese version of the game with anime bobble heads, the ability to
hit the ball over mountains, and a weird sense of humor.