RealPlay Golf review

It's golf, but not as we know it

GamesRadar+ Verdict

Pros

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    Motion sensing peripheral

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    Challenging courses

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    Nice sensitivity when putting

Cons

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    Swing sensitivity way off

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    Doesn't feel like real golf

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    Actually a step backwards in tech

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Jan 8, 2008

In2Game’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’s RealPlay Golf, fundamentally the same game as Real World Golf, only now with a less intuitive, less sensitive peripheral. It’s a massive step backwards.

The courses themselves are well planned and present some dastardly challenges; it’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.
Platform"PS2"
US censor rating""
UK censor rating"3+"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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