Capcom We Love Golf!
We don't take golf seriously
- Lots of depth, lots of fun for the family
- Club physics take getting used to, not exactly a game for anyone who takes their golf seriously
Players who've wrung all they can out of Wii Sports will appreciate We Love Golf if they're not looking for anything too serious. But if you draw the line at pirate-themed golf courses, avert your eyes, matey.
Price$ 89.95 (AUD)
Developed by the Camelot, the minds behind Mario Golf and Mario Tennis, We Love Golf! displays a flair for bubbly, fun fare!
We Love Golf is to professional golf what Guitar Hero is to touring on stage. Anyone expecting a professional package will blanch at the talking Wii remote tutor, but a family of four whose skills don't go far beyond the local Putt-Putt will have a good time. The game guides players in with short, animated tutorials: each player (up to four) chooses a bouncy, golf-crazy avatar. There are several courses to choose from and plenty to be unlocked, from basic setups you'd see at any country club to pirate-themed swashbuckling adventures complete with wind and rain.
Though We Love Golf is as accessible as a golf game can be, there is definitely an adjustment period for anyone who's used to more realistic golfing fare on the Wii. The Wii remote is still the key to the action, but regular golf club physics don't apply. Instead, the player must swing the Wii remote to "tag" a shadow-club on screen. The better the tag and follow-through, the more accurate the swing. Though unfamiliar, this original means of golfing feels great after surprisingly little practice. There is definitely a learning curve, though, and it may frustrate anyone who just wants to swing like crazy, a la Wii Sports.
Unlike Wii Sports, however, We Love Golf is equipped with plenty of features to keep even single players busy. There are the standard tournaments that are scored accordingly, but there are also minigames that involve shooting the ball through rings, or as close to a certain target as possible. Golfers can go online and chum around on the courses with their friends or go head to head with someone less familiar.
We Love Golf's best feature is the ability to unlock lots of Capcom's characters as golfers. Zack and Wiki make an appearance, as do some of the Street Fighters and Dark Stalkers. Ken's always been a bit of a bum, so the World Warrior looks perfectly at home schlepping the day away on a golf course.
We Love Golf's graphics are suitably bright and cheerful and the music isn't anything special, but it won't drive anyone to suicide. The talkative Wii remote tutor is another story, as he has all the usefulness and charm of a Windows Office mascot. Thankfully, he can be turned off.
Join the PC World newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review: Is the world ready for a 4K phone?
- 2 D-Link Taipan AC3200 Ultra tri-band modem-router review
- 3 BlackBerry Priv review: When old habits die hard
- 4 Dell XPS 13 (2016) review: Making the very best Ultrabook
- 5 Microsoft Surface Book review: The verdict on Microsoft's first notebook
Best Deals on PC World
Latest News Articles
- A third of all PC gamers on Steam use Windows 10
- Film Victoria backs women in gaming with new fellowships
- Nintendo kicks off 2016 with new Zelda release and new 3DS
- Expensive gaming desktops and laptops thrive in slumping PC market
- The PS4 is the fastest selling console in Sony’s history
GGG Evaluation Team
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.
My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.
- FTDigital Marketing Specialist | Media BuyerNSW
- CCPortfolio-Program SchedulerNSW
- CCOracle Business AnalystSA
- CCContract Analyst Programmer (MS.Net/Visual Basic) 160129/AP/vtdAsia
- CCSystem TesterQLD
- CCSolution Architect_Microsoft ArchitectureACT
- CCJava Developer - Front/ Back EndVIC
- FTJava Web Development OpportunityVIC
- CCProject SchedulerVIC
- CCOracle Business Analyst / TrainerSA
- CCSharepoint AdministratorVIC
- CCService ModellerNSW
- CCTechnical Project Manager, MigrationNSW
- CCImplementation AnalystNSW
- FTSystems Administrator/Engineer | $60-90K package | ChatswoodNSW
- CCProject ManagerACT
- CCTest ManagerQLD
- CCITIL Release Manager - CBD SYDNEYNSW
- FTBusiness Analyst / Scrum MasterNSW
- CCSharePoint Web DeveloperACT
- FTJunior Developer | C#, MVC & SQL | Class FinanceNSW
- FTAxway API DeveloperNSW
- FTTechnical Lead (C#/.Net)NSW
- CCInformatica ExpertNSW
- CCAD and FIM EngineerNSW