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What I've been playing now is a lot of Golf Story.

As someone who isn't a fan of golf (or any sport, really) at all, and also not that into RPGs, I wasn't sure what to think of this. Once I saw it was on sale though, I completely bought into all the hype around this game and the comparisons to Mario Golf's story mode on GBA. It lived up to the hype. It does get frustrating at times (a few points I was ready to quit the game and just start playing something else), but I don't know if it's the game's fault or my complete lack of knowledge about golf. The disc golf sections can eff right off, though. They're just not fun, but thankfully they are only a minor part of the game overall (well, I haven't finished the game yet, but I hope there are no more of those).

Graphically, I've made it clear that I'm usually not a fan of games using 8-bit or 16-bit era graphics...but this game does it well. I don't know if I'd want it to look any way other than this.

The music...some of it feels like it would feel right at home in an Animal Crossing game. It's kinda relaxing.
The controls are fine...except the disc golf sections. Those are absolutely the worst damn part of the game. As I mentioned above disc golf is just a minor part of the story but it can be frustrating. Don't give up though, because there's a lot of game left to play after that.

Also, this game makes the Joy-Cons make some weird sound effects through the rumble. It overuses rumble a little too much, actually. The controller will rumble every time you press the A button to get through character dialogue. It isn't overly annoying or anything, I just wonder why they felt that was necessary. One thing that is annoying though is if you fail an event and want to redo it, you have to talk to that character again and skip through all the dialogue all over. It doesn't take long to do, but when you fail an event they should just give you the option to restart right there. There is also no way to quit an event that you know early on you've messed up and want to restart, and that's kind of a bummer.

So, yeah. I'm not a fan of golf and at no point will I ever be. But this game is fun, the story is funny, it just happens to be centered around golf. The game is fun enough that you can just learn to tolerate golf for a dozen or so hours. If you liked Mario Golf on GameBoy Advance, definitely check this out. Now where's Tennis Story?


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