sorry but I just find the game of golf boring. I can't
think of anything more boring, except perhaps fishing
or watching wrestling. I really don't care if you're
a golf fanatic, it won't change my opinion. I'll show
Von for making me review this game.
Shots Golf: Open Tee must be a pretty good golf game
because it also bores the $#!+ out of me. There's
just no way this game is going to appeal to me and
I can't pretend to like it. Some gamers may be able
to extract some fun out of it but I can't. I doubt
very much that non-golfers would find this game interesting.
I could see playing this as part of a mini-game but
I just don't find it very challenging to do something
virtually that I wouldn't be interested in doing in
realize that Open Tee is an arcade-style game and
not a sim, which in my opinion would probably be less
appealing to the hardcore golfer as well. It's the
video equivalent of miniature golf. Having said that
I can also appreciate the fact that Open Tee is a
solid game with plenty of features including a training
mode, multi-player mode and a putt challenge that
lets you get some practice putting on various greens.
If you're predisposed to liking this kind of game,
which I think went out of styles ten years ago, then
you'll probably get along well with it.
of the ball is regulated by a meter which determines
the force and accuracy of your shot. You can also
add some spin to it by pressing the D pad to get the
ball to roll where you want it. Once you learn the
control system, which isn't difficult, the biggest
challenge is calculating how to navigate the terrain
which typically consists of irregular slopes. This
is the crux of the game. Everything boils down to
knowing your angles. If this appeals to you then be
Challenge mode lets you play various tournaments where
you can unlock some new characters and upgrades in
terms of clothing, clubs and balls. It a decent diversion
that gives some depth to the game. The characters
are quirky and provide the most fun for me. The cutscenes
are entertaining and if they were made into a full-length
animated feature I would consider sitting through
it rather than playing this game. These are some of
the least annoying anime characters that I've ever
these characters takes a lot of gameplay. It's just
not worth the effort. It's a small return on your
investment since these characters don't have any significant
effect on the gameplay. If you're an average gamer
you might spend a few hours or days trying to win
tournaments just to unlock one character.
is no online mode but if you can find a few golfing
buddies that have this game and a PSP you can play
against seven other gamers using the wireless network.
While I was unable to find seven other PSP machines
I was able to try it out with one and I can tell you
that the game worked fine with two players. It should
be fine with eight but what do I care? I'll never
play it again.
Tee looks good but most of the screen is static. It's
like looking at a cartoon postcard. There is some
background animation such as waterfalls and moving
clouds as well as the sounds of bird chirping which
gives the game some ambience. It does look relaxing,
and once you mix in the boring gameplay I can't think
of a better place to take a nap.
not saying that I'm very good at this game, in fact
I would probably lose against a blind man but I just
don't care to spend the time necessary to become Zen-like
with a few simple control commands. It's just not
worth the payoff for me anymore than beating my buddies
at a real game of golf is.