Conclusion: Concept: A traditional Japanese style golf game that adds a unique, anime-style story mode to the Hot Shots template
Graphics: Crisp visuals complement the oddball character models and courses
Sound: Not memorable in any way
Playability: While the classic three-click swing mechanics seems dated in comparison to Tiger Woods, everything works great and there is some depth to the experience
Entertainment: If the wacky stories weren't enough of a hook for you, I'd stick with...
Conclusion: The one thing that sets Pangya apart from its peers, are its wonderful story and charming characters. Within each episode of the three available chapters, you can play ten characters and they each have their own unique story. Each character is beautifully drawn with personalities so vibrant that they pull you in and never let go.
Excerpt: The Fantasy Golf label on PANGYA: Fantasy Golf means the gloves are off when it comes to visual design. Drab greens are replaced by pinks, purples, and even a level filled with flowing lava and volcanic ash. The golfers are equally wild, ranging from a paunchy policeman that favors fried chicken to a dreaded pirate who is really just a little girl.
Summary: Pangya hits the PSP with little in the way of differentiation from previous versions. The new Story mode is more of a drag than a highlight, as you must repeat each episode with multiple characters before you can continue. A similar repetitive style is used for the tour mode in gathering licenses via grinding on the same course. However, I enjoyed Pangya's different trajectory shots.
Excerpt: Pangya: Fantasy Golf is without a doubt a goofy game. Goofy anime characters, goofy story, and some pretty goofy ideas. However, under all of that goofiness is a pretty decent golf game with imaginative and challenging courses and an extensive story mode that will keep you occupied for quite a while.
Summary: Story/Modes:GREAT Graphics: GOOD Sound: INCREDIBLE Control/Gameplay: CLASSIC Replayability: GREAT Balance: GOOD Originality: ABOVE AVERAGE Addictiveness: GOOD Appeal Factor: VERY GOOD Miscellaneous: GREAT FINAL SCORE: VERY GOOD GAME Pangya: Fantasy Golf has a lot more under its hood than merely being a Hot Shots Golf copycat. There is an expansive story, wonderful art and music and a ton of things to do thanks to its lineup of modes and unlockables.
Excerpt: Here on earth, the origins of golf are still up for debate, but on Pangya Island--a world of dreams and fantasies that exist in an alternate dimension--the sport's history is well documented. Known as Pangya by the island's inhabitants, golf was invented as a way to pay tribute to a hero who, not too long ago, defeated the dark lord by hitting a ball into a hole.
Pros: Plays a good game of golf, Loads of characters and collectibles to unlock, Lengthy Story mode is a lot of fun, Nine 18-hole courses that range from realistic to ridiculous
Cons: No online functionality, Inconsistent AI opponents