Everybody's Golf

Everybody's Golf Features for PS Vita

On: PS Vita
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7Out of 10
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Tom Orry, Editor - Everybody's Golf, PS Vita

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In between playing some less than stellar Vita titles, I've been getting in a few rounds with Everybody's Golf. If you're someone who thinks games should always be looking at introducing new ideas, this won't be to your liking as to me it feels just like the game I've played before on PSP and PS3 - but that's no bad thing in this case. There's just something about the simplistic tap swing mechanic, colourful environments and outlandish characters that makes Everybody's Golf a fun game to play. It doesn't offer the level of sim found in other titles and certainly doesn't feature courses you'll be familiar with, but it's addictive. It also doesn't try to ram a Vita control feature down your throat when it's not needed, with its use of the gyro and rear touch panel likely to go unnoticed unless you look for them.

Martin Gaston, Reviews Editor - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim screenshot

Great moment this week. I was on the hunt for Gaius Maro, a member of a spoilery security force prowling the chilly fields of Skyrim, and had tracked him down to The Bannered Mare in Whiterun. This is fine, I thought, I'd just hang around in the pub for a few hours and wait for the guy to show up. Before I know it I'm being challenged into a drinking contest and I thought, well, what's the harm in that?

Three drinks later and I pass out, eventually coming to in the Temple of Dibella. Where's that? It's in bloody Markarth, of all places. And I've wrecked the place, and I'm not allowed to leave until I've cleaned it up. The problem with all this is that Markath is absolutely miles away from Whiterun, and if I didn't get back to The Bannered Mare within a few hours Maro would leave and go to the next city - where killing him would be much more difficult.

When I finally get back to Whiterun it's too late. I'm too late. Much too late. But then it turns out I got the days of the week wrong and Maro would actually turn up in a few hours, so feelings of panic and dread quickly dissipated, and I sat in the bar waiting patiently this time. Score.

Emily Gera, MMO Editor – Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning screenshot

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a fantasy vacuum. It sucks in every RPG reference from the last two and a half decades then shoots them back out over something like 60 hours worth of content. It's a tough game to get your head around to be honest. It's not particularly innovative or forward thinking, and the result is something that doesn't entirely have a lot in the way of personality. But it still manages to be a hell of an RPG that gets all the technical stuff right. I reviewed this the other week, but the reason I'm writing about it here now is that there's still so much left in the game to do - exploring, crafting, and the like. It's a by-the-numbers RPG but it's an example of how not breaking the rules can sometimes work brilliantly too.

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dazzadavie

As always Battlefield 3 has been my main game. Having a squad to play with has is making this game last longer.
Working my way though my chopper and jet unlocks and had a great TopGun moment in which the other team was owning the sky, destroying our jets while they were still sat in the runway. Luckily my mate got of the ground and the two jets soon headed off after him. I them jumped in the other jet and destroyed both of them. My mate was set up for ground attacks and I was set up for air so I just kept the other team off his jet and from that moment on we owned the sky, but didn't destroy there jets till they were air born.

Never played a Mass Effect game but tried the demo for Mass Effect 3 anyway. The opening level for it was fantastic and I feel I'v really missed a good series. Going to get the other two and by the time I've done them the third should be cheap.

Fallout 3 has been sat with just 5 achievements left since Sept with my first one unlocked on release day back in 2008, so thought it was about time to finish it off. Found a nice glitch in which I levelled up 20 levels in about 30mins once it was all set up. So happy to have that one done. Can move onto New Vegas now
Posted 12:34 on 20 February 2012
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pblive

A bit of Wipeout HD after getting a taste for it again once I'd seen the wipeout 2048 coverage. Some Back To The Future on PS3, even though I completed it on iOS.

Then it's just the usual bunch of iOS and Android games.
Posted 10:37 on 20 February 2012
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FantasyMeister@ BC_Animus

Totally up to you really, personally after finishing off one epic RPG I like to break from the genre for a while to try something else before the next epic RPG.

If it's any help Amalur is very like Fable (physical reaction times are important), Skyrim is very like Two Worlds II (stats are more important) and Mass Effect is unique and well worth your time (lets you pause the action while you work out what to do next).

All of them are great in my book.
Posted 10:31 on 20 February 2012
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CheekyLee

Played, and completed, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective for DS over the weekend. I really enjoyed it, although there were one or two moments of randomly trying any and everything until I got the solution. I have also played most of the way through the campaign in Gears of War 3, and am finding it to be quite annoying, truth be told. In the same way that Uncharted just had too many gunfights, pretty much all the tension is removed from what could be a stunning finale if they would just avoid the temptation to throw exploding spiders at you every time there is more than 5 feet to walk.

I started Dear Esther, and then couldn't work out where to go next, so went to bed. I'll give it another go, but it is really weird not being able to even jump while just walking forwards.
Posted 09:44 on 20 February 2012
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andyb2610

no gaming for me this week apart from a brief spell on Forza 4 - hoping to get more game time over the next few days
Posted 08:28 on 20 February 2012
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BC_Animus

Spent most of the past few days playing this completely underrated game called "sleep". Heh. Anyways might go back and try and finish off Two Worlds II. How is Amalur anyways - which big RPG should I consider after TWII? Amalur or Skyrim? Or should I go back and play Mass Effect?
Posted 05:40 on 20 February 2012
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scaz2244

mainly rage this week trying to do the bounties and main quest finding it quite dragging tbh but the graphics are impressive.

also being playing fifa 11 getting blackpool back up from relegation but top of the championship so its grinding to the end of the season
Posted 20:13 on 19 February 2012
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p0rtalthinker

Lots and lots a Skyrim. I'm starting a new playthrough with a Redguard warrior. Uses a shield and sword mostly (though I have been using a bit of alteration magic and a bow). Previously I was an Argonian destruction mage only. I'm finding the combat with weap[ons to be much more satisfying. I wish they had killmoves for magic/projectile weapons!
Posted 19:19 on 19 February 2012
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Clockpunk

Another week of hodge-podge gaming for me:

Rage - finished on Nightmare difficulty. Only co-op to do, then that is 100% completed.

DR2: Off the Record - finally got a co-op partner and earned gold in all of the challenges. That s every DR2-related game fully completed. Such a fun series, I really cannot wait for anything new to be announced for it.

Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection - Now we're onto the good one, Snake Eater. It is the little touches that make this game. Intended to go for the title/reward for eating every animal in the game, so... hunting for munchies is a big part of my playthrough! :D MGS 2 was much more enjoyable this time around, now a little more context of the story is known.
Posted 14:07 on 19 February 2012
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FantasyMeister

Test Drive Unlimited 2 all week, nothing else getting a look in, simply because I'm on a leaderboard climbing binge and surprised at how addictive its suddenly become.

I was also slightly amazed at how I've ended up playing TDU2 for thrice as much time as I ploughed into Borderlands which has been one of my favourite games this generation.

At least that's what my 360's Blog tells me. It's also surprising how many games have ended up on the 'to get to' pile after just one day of play. I'll have to get around to doing something about that. Later on. After this next game of Poker.
Posted 13:46 on 19 February 2012
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MJTH

You only realise how long you spend on something when its gone. I spent 21 hours on Dustforce and now since the last update it won't launch at all on my computer....

EDIT: Did some research, lots of people having the same problem, turns out deleting the patch files from the game folder fixes the issues says the Devs, who would of thought!
Posted 10:27 on 19 February 2012

Game Stats

Release Date: 22/02/2012
Developer: Clap Hanz
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre: Sports
No. Players: 1-50
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 2,238 1
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