So… any gamer worth their salt will have a story to share similar to the one I’m about to tell you.
Against all my better judgement… the so-so reviews, the only above average graphics and screenshots I’d seen, I still went and dropped $50 on the newest golf game on the market, The Golf Club 2019.
F I F T Y B U C K S!!!!
I finally got around to playing it on the weekend and the fear was real, this was pretty much a waste of time and money.
Now, it’s not a terrible game… as a golfer, it’s actually okay. There’s a few things I’ve discovered that, in all my years of playing golf games on various consoles and PC’s, were innovative and things I hadn’t seen before.
Putting, for example. There’s no exact method on getting your distance right for the putt, so it’s hugely reliant on feel and confidence… exactly like the real thing.
But the little things… the absolutely lame commentary, the graphics that look like they’re about 80% complete, the monotonous feel of each round, etc… all lacking that spark to give it just a little bit of excitement… all missing.
I pretty much suspected all of this would be the case going into this game… but I still bought it.
Why? Because I bloody love golf games and they ain’t exactly a dime a dozen.
After an agonising hour or so of gameplay on the weekend, I shot up off the couch, ejected the disc and sent it straight to the “games to be traded” pile.
Who knows, I might get back to it… one day? But right now, I made the same mistake I’ve made a million times… buying a game on irrational thoughts, rather than letting the ho-hum reviews and concrete evidence of gameplay footage and screenshots influence my decision.
It does beg the question… is there a game you’ve bought that you just knew would be shithouse, but went ahead and bought it anyway?
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Written by: @dantheinternut