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Golf Story
« on: September 28, 2017, 12:38:04 PM »
This is out today on the Switch.

It's a combination of golf game and JRPG. Probably gonna be GOTY. Anyone else getting this guaranteed belter?

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Re: Golf Story
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 01:12:55 PM »
I bet it's not as good as Sid Meier's Sim Golf.

Re: Golf Story
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 01:47:38 PM »
Looks mental. I'm in.

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Re: Golf Story
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 02:38:36 PM »
Damn, this sounds great but is nowhere to be seen on the US store.

Re: Golf Story
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2017, 04:28:04 PM »
Definitely buying. Young Me gave sooooo much to the GBC Mario Golf.

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Re: Golf Story
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 05:38:26 PM »
Haven’t finished Mario Rabbids yet and still playing plenty of Binding of Isaac and Shovel Knight so I really shouldn’t buy this. Probably will anyway.

Re: Golf Story
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2017, 11:28:39 PM »
This is fun. It's a light breezy Golf/RPG hybrid and it's fun. The writing's pretty funny and I like the animated text/boxes. The golfing itself feels good for the most part, but I do wish greens were a bit more complex. There's an arrow giving an overall slope, but I don't think I'm going to be changing angles to compensate for slopes or curves or anything, which is a shame. Not that the reticule shows the impact point, so you have to take bounces and rolls into account yourself, but I feel like I've gotten the hang of it. They could do a better job with explaining some stuff, e.g. when levelling, I don't really know what I'm doing...


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Re: Golf Story
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2017, 12:58:31 AM »
Played this all day, it's amazing.

Re: Golf Story
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2017, 10:46:20 AM »
Just started playing and nobody mentioned the crucial aspect that this is an Australia simulator.

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2017, 12:17:58 PM »
Just started playing and nobody mentioned the crucial aspect that this is an Australia simulator.

SUCKED IN!

Re: Golf Story
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2017, 03:50:15 PM »
Yeah I don't really understand how this levelling up thing works. It's not as striaghtforward as putting more points into everything so...what? And it doesn't appear to be making a major difference anyway.

*edit*

Actually it's not as complicated as I thought.
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Re: Golf Story
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2017, 08:41:54 PM »
Yeah I don't really understand how this levelling up thing works. It's not as striaghtforward as putting more points into everything so...what? And it doesn't appear to be making a major difference anyway.

*edit*

Actually it's not as complicated as I thought.

I’m puzzled by it too, please could you explain or provide a link?


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Re: Golf Story
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2017, 01:46:49 AM »
Unfortunately a game breaking bug has rendered my save file impossible to progress in, unless they patch it.

Re: Golf Story
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2017, 07:58:40 PM »
Not sure what to do on Bermuda Isles at the moment. I either need to find a guy's wallet or get Max Yards to play a round?

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Re: Golf Story
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2017, 08:04:10 PM »
Bermuda Isle is a coalescing series of fetch quests. Do everything you possibly can and it will fall into place.

Re: Golf Story
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2017, 08:26:03 PM »
The only one's I don't think I've done are, find crab meat for someone. And some putting islands challenge (the one you need flippers for) Which is really hard.

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Re: Golf Story
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2017, 08:57:24 PM »
ZR while putting. Didn't realise that myself for a while. With other clubs Z shortens your shots.

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Re: Golf Story
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2017, 08:59:01 PM »
BTW that entire challenge is optional. Find the crab meat in the barrels as the character instructs.

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Re: Golf Story
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2017, 09:07:29 PM »
Is this like the old Game Boy Colour/Advance Mario Golf games?

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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2017, 09:17:27 PM »
BTW that entire challenge is optional. Find the crab meat in the barrels as the character instructs.

I've just realised you can throw golf balls at everyone

Re: Golf Story
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2017, 10:24:18 PM »
Is this like the old Game Boy Colour/Advance Mario Golf games?

Kinda yeah. Enough to have made me buy it blind. It's a quirky, charming RPG based around a fairly sold golfing game. I'm loving the writing and the feel of it so far and have only really been to four of the areas. I like the way it's sending me back and forth along with the plot too, makes it feel like a longer game without outstaying its welcome. It's got some unfortunate quirks/bugs but as the first main effort from an essentially unknown pair of Aussie devs, made in a year, it's realllllly impressive.

I thought I had a bug in Birdland with one of the egg tasks, but it turns out there were two sets of red birds and you had to be going for the right one. I've also become trapped beside my bed twice now but a quick return to menu/reload fixed it both times.

Re: Golf Story
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2017, 06:26:47 AM »
I finished this in 'more than 15 hours' (so 15-20). A lovely little thing, very well-written, bit of a difficulty spike when you reach the final course but otherwise, yeah. It still impresses me that before release I'd seen maybe 2m of footage of this from trailers but could already tell it would be at minimum 'good'. Luckily it was more than that.

Also, it has the best use of HD rumble of any game I've played so  far, bar none. You can *feel* what surface your ball landed on, and if you knock the ball oob, it somehow uses just the rumble to make like this slide whistle noise. Superb. Anyway, now to delve deeper into the Valley, while still dreaming of greens and sausage rolls.

Re: Golf Story
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2021, 10:33:00 AM »
Just finished this, really great game and ended up spending about 20 hours on it. The actual golf isn't too involved but fun enough, the main draw is the world around it, full of humour and unusual moments and ideas.

Really looking forward to the follow up, 'Sports Story', whenever it comes out.

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Re: Golf Story
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2021, 10:42:45 AM »
'the main draw' hehe

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