Review by aladiesman

"Worth buying ."

This is obviously the third in the trilogy of Hot Shots Golf games. This game far surpasses the other two in playability, graphics, and story. Though the story is mild, it is enjoyable. The challenge starts as soon as you begin to play. You have to work your way through the ranks of golfers to achieve the final goal. As you play and beat each golfer, you are able to play in tournaments to improve your status.

Gameplay 10/10
This game is very easy to control. It does take a while to master the power bar, but after that, it is smooth sailing. Having fun is another great part of this game. It can tick you off easily, but in a good way that makes you keep on playing. When you beat a tournament or finish a round of golf, they give points that you can buy fun things to enhance your playing. As you move up the ranks, it gets increasingly tough. The challenge is just another particularly enjoyable part of this game.

Graphics 8/10
Sound 6/10

There is no question about it. This game has very exceptional graphics. At some points, it seems blocky. Most of the time, the background is very bright and pleasant, but when another of the great features kicks in, that is the weather, it can seem drowsy and boring. That is expected, though, due to the similarities to actually being on the golf course. The sound could be marginally better. There are plenty of sounds to be heard, but most of them are repetitive, and can be annoying at times.

Replayability 8/10

After you have beaten every tournament and unlocked every character, the game does seem uninteresting at certain times. It is still a great game to have around to whip your friends in. That part is one of the perks of having this game, multiplayer. The game provides a handicap capability, to even the challenge in multiplayer. The amount of items that you can win also provides more play time after you have finished the game.

Final Recommendation

This game is a great game for golfers and non-golfers alike. This game is a great buy or rent. It has provided me with many hours of laughter, anger, and surprises. Overall, this game has every thing you look for in a sports video game. If you are looking for a great time, go out and buy this game.

Reviewer's Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

Originally Posted: 12/11/02, Updated 12/11/02

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