Review by mendel
"GBA's first golf game released in America...."
Well, Nintendo has had some pretty great golf games in the past. My personal favorite for Gameboy Color was Mario Golf...but that's a different story, isn't it? ESPN Final Round Golf 2002 brings Golf over to the GBA for the first time ever; let's see if it gets a birdie, or a bogey.
Gameplay-10 easy controls; you adjust the club with the L and R buttons, and there is the famous power meter to decide how powerful your hit is. Very, very standard controls that can be found in basiclly any golf game that you will play.
Story-N/A think about it....this is a golf game. You play in tournaments to earn money. New courses are earned as you collect money; thats as deep of a story as your going to find in this. Then again, is a golf game (that isn't semi-RPG like mario golf GBC) really supposed to have a story line?
Golf is one of those games where you just repeat and repeat the same activity; just on different holes. Even though that is very true, this game makes you forget that! You go hole after hole ready to continue beating out your opponents. That's how a golf game should be...something that holds your attention throughout the whole playing time.
Really makes you think that you are playing. When its raining, you hear rain. You hit a good shot, you hear applause. You hit a bad shot you hear the ''AWWWW'' of the crowd. then there is the music in general. The music is wonderful, and you shouldn't tire of it any time soon.
It's a golf game; you're going to buy this game to play golf, right? Thats what this game has to offer, golf. The multi-player adds to the addiction of this game. Even if you are by yourself, the ability to earn new courses will combine with the natural addictiveness making this a wonderful replayable game.
Buy/Rent-Depends. Do you like golf games? If you like golf games, this is a must buy! After all, not only is it good, but it is the first for GBA. If you are just trying out a golf game, this is a wonderful choice for a trial game, because it is pure golf.
Great sound. Great game. Makes me want to come back for more.....what more can you really ask for in a golf game?
It gets the big 1-0 from me.
Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 09/03/01, Updated 09/03/01
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