Line up the shot, take your swing and aim for the green. Did Golf Story make a hole in one or bogey it? Find out in Golf Story review!
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Golf Story combines the sheer excitement of golf with a serious story that plays out over 8 different courses. Play the story of a golfer who is forced to give up all that he holds dear for one last shot at accomplishing his dreams.
But all is not so simple in the world of golf. To best today’s players you have to be able to keep up with them both on and off the course.
Tee up anywhere! You’ll be surprised by how many problems can be solved by hitting a golf ball at them.
Explore 8 unique environments, each with their own courses, challenges, people, and secrets.
Play through a dramatic story with a diverse cast of characters.
So I finally got a Nintendo Switch last month, and one of the first games I had to pick up was Golf Story. I love golf games, having collected several Platinum trophies from the EA PGA Tour franchise, and I’ve put more than 100 hours into Everybody’s Golf. Hearing that Golf Story was a solid golf game on Nintendo Switch with RPG elements meant I was definitely in.
The easiest way to describe Golf Story is Golf x Pokemon. You play as an out of luck man who left his life behind by taking a chance to try and rekindle his love of golf after a 20-year absence from the sport after an incident with a goose. He wants to be the very best… like no one ever was… so he goes to the course he played on as a kid, which has definitely seen much better days and starts to work his way towards the pro circuit. The story has a ton of humor as you tackle eight very diverse and different golf courses, from a graveyard to mountain tops, beaches, a prehistoric setting and more. There is a lot to like here!
The game uses the standard three-click system you see in most golf games, and it works well here. One click to get your swing going, one to set power, and the last one for accuracy. You start to learn early on some tricks on how to control your ball better by changing your precision and shaping your shots. To make some of these tough shots that will be necessary, especially as you hit a very difficult course at the end of the game, you will need to utilize all of your skills. One thing I didn’t love was the putting though, as the game gives you an overhead view, which made it really hard how to make the shot. The game does provide an icon giving you the direction and degree of the slant, but it is something you need to get used to.
The game gives you tons of tasks to allow you to practice learning those skills and making the tough shots. Whenever you complete tasks for people you get some XP which can be spent on upgrading stats for your golfer. You can also find or buy different pieces of equipment that will help to make you better. You will also get a chance to play disc golf (don’t call it frisbee), golf with flying drones, and even the ability to play old NES-style GALF.
It took me about 20 hours to complete the game, and boy was it worth it! The game has a fun story with great characters which will make you laugh and connect with them. The golf mechanics, aside from putting, were great, and the game is packed to the brim with lots of content and extra things to do. This game is an easy one to recommend to fellow Nintendo Switch owners since it’s one of the must-have