Release Date: 8/29/17
Everybody’s Golf is a lighthearted arcade style golf game that is the latest in update to the widely popular Hot Shots Golf. Just like its predecessors, this game is not intended for those individuals looking for a “pure” golf experience. Instead, it is intended to be a zany experience allowing for a single player or multiplayer online experience. The difficulty can be adjusted to be a better fit for beginning players or the very experienced so it is accessible to a majority of age groups.
I had the opportunity to play a few holes of the the 18 hole E3 demo using a character modeled after the president of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida and was very pleased. Graphically the game is what you expect from games in the series, which is made more interesting by the level of customization in your character avatar. The game play itself was simple, and the course structure is very basic.
One thing I noticed immediately during my time with the game was the multitude of other avatars running willy-nilly across the course, teeing off next to you and driving golf carts everywhere. One of the selling points to this game is that your avatar is not locked to the tee box at the beginning of each hole, instead you can at any time choose to run or drive around the course and interact with the players and even go fishing. This makes the experience feel more interesting than
Unfortunately, the demo was somewhat limited so that I did not get to see exactly how you level your characters and clubs which is large part of the game itself. I also was not able to get an answer on what if any parental controls are available to limit player interaction in the online multiplayer mode. Ultimately though I believe this will be great fit for those that like the originals with updates to keep it fresh and fun.