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RealPlay Golf review

It's golf, but not as we know it

Pros

  • Motion sensing peripheral
  • Challenging courses
  • Nice sensitivity when putting

Cons

  • Swing sensitivity way off
  • Doesn't feel like real golf
  • Actually a step backwards in tech

Jan 8, 2008

In2Game%26rsquo;s first peripheral/golf game bundle Real World Golf was justly praised for its responsive peripheral (the glove-based Gametrak) and acting somewhat as a teaching tool for the real thing. And yet, two years later, here%26rsquo;s RealPlay Golf, fundamentally the same game as Real World Golf, only now with a less intuitive, less sensitive peripheral. It%26rsquo;s a massive step backwards.

The courses themselves are well planned and present some dastardly challenges; it%26rsquo;s just a shame you have to use the peripheral to traverse them. Its unbalanced response to the force of your swing is infuriating- though the club does become slightly more sensitive on low-impact shots, particularly putting. Still, the feel of the club is so far removed from the real thing that anyone hoping to improve their swing will be exactly that- left hoping.

More Info

GenreSports
DescriptionHere's RealPlay Golf, fundamentally the same game as Real World Golf, only now with a less intuitive, less sensitive peripheral.
PlatformPS2
US censor rating
UK censor rating3+
Release date: (US), 30 November 2007 (UK)
Available platforms:PS2
Genre:Sports
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