Golf With Your Friends
Well, golf has always been a high life symbol that makes sense only when it’s real. Does anyone think that gold bars, private jets or Louis XIII can be digitalized? Their value maybe can, but not that flavor.
But let’s leave alone that jet set aura and look at it from the eye of a developer. It seems similar to pool: you hit the ball to lay it into a hole, right? Wrong. A pool table is a much simpler playground than a golf field, and golf environment requires a lot, great lot more elaborate job.
The most interesting thing about Golf With Your Friends game is the environment, and it’s quite good. The ground is curvy, grass and trees around are as real as balls, flags, and borders, and nature is full of sounds. You can enjoy it in the moments your ball is off the field.
Though the visuals are great, they are limited to some locations (named levels). There are four of them: Forest, Twilight, Oasis, and Haunted. They are all gorgeous just like their names, and we’d especially highlight Twilight with its feeling of excessive luxury around, but surely you’ll play Forest the most, as it looks the most classical.
We have experienced no problems with graphics or sounds (despite the developers warning us about “early access” with all its risks). Size and requirements of the game seem reasonable (4 GB on your HDD, 4 GB RAM, 1.8-GHz CPU – core number not given, but we tried it with a Dual-Core Intel i5 and it was quite enough).
Last but not least: you can even customize your ball color. It’s useful when you play online with a lot of other players (up to 11).
Of course, the rules were simplified a bit. You only need to hit one hole at a time, though the whole level contains 18 sublevels (yes, that’s the style!) But the way to it may be harder than you suppose. In the beginning, it looks like a regular field with some landscape curves, but then you get more and more artificial obstacles, some of them moving, and finally, you feel inside a pinball machine.
If there’s more than one player, your comparative results are displayed after each round. If you’re alone, you play against a “shadow” - a virtual AI with average capabilities.
There is a practicing field, but it offers no missions and looks like a sandbox. So you probably won’t need it after you master the controls in Golf With Your Friends.
There are also options of custom rules you can set up. You can set up time and shot limits, allow or disallow ball collision, jumping, bouncing outside the borders, adjust gravity and bouncy ground. These house rules will be seen to those who join the game.
Yes, we’d like to have more levels and a greater variety of game modes, but yes, we remember about “Early Access”, so that’s it.
All you need is a mouse (how strange it would sound for real golf!) You only need to push the left button to prepare for a shot. Then move your mouse left or right to aim, move it a bit forward or back to adjust power and release the button to make a shot.
When you’re not aiming, just move the camera with the mouse. This can help you watch others play.
So, play a round or two, and you’ll feel like you’ve been playing Golf With Friends for all your life. But keep in mind: that’s what other players feel too.
It’s just as simple with a gamepad. But the keyboard is not involved at all, unless you enter your name or the name of your game.
Replay Value: 5
Unlike RPGs or action games, Golf With Your Friends has no levels you need to climb up unless your own mastery. Your rivals are found online, and they can be random. So you never know who you’re playing against (unless you have friended each other in Steam). Yes, you learn more and more, but other players do as well. Thus, the replayability of this digital golf is close to it of the real one, that is, almost inexhaustible.
Suddenly none. You only have to pay for it in Steam once. And the price seems quite reasonable: $3.99. Not so much, even for an early access game you inevitably become also a tester for. No in-game purchases or deals offered; pay once, get all.
As posh as golf should be, this game looks great and offers interesting playtime with bizarre field setups and crazy physics. Hey, would some nouveau riche ever try to outshine both Trump and Al Qasimi and make these pinball fields come true for golf? We only can wonder… and play this madness with our friends online now.
- Graphics 4.5
- Gameplay 4
- Controls 5
- Replay Value 5
Online mode doesn’t require actual rivals
Moderate system requirements
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Very interesting singleplayer mode.
- Everyone recommends to play it!
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Golf With Your Friends FAQ
Q1. What are the requirements for the graphics on the Windows platform?
A1. Golf With Your Friends Windows requires 512 MB dedicated VRAM.
Q2. Can I download Golf With Your Friends on Linux?
A2. Yes, you can find the version for this platform on Steam.
Q3. Is the Golf With Your Friends free download game?
A3. No, the game is really inexpensive but it is not free of charge.
Q4. How many levels does the Golf With Your Friends game online contain?
A4. The game has 7 levels. Moreover, you can edit them in a Level editor.
Q5. If the game is in Early Access stage, is it the same as Golf With Your Friends demo?
A5. No, there are completely different concepts. Early Access means that you can give feedback and help the team to improve the game.
Q6. Where will the Golf With Your Friends full game be released?
A6. The developers said that they plan to finish the final version until mid to late 2019. But the dates may change over time.
Q7. Can I get Golf With Your Friends unblocked final game version?
A7. No, the final version is not ready yet. You can follow the news and get it first.
Q8. Is there Golf With Your Friends torrent of the final version?
A8. No, as the game doesn’t have a final version, so there is no torrent file.
Q9. Is Golf With Your Friends free to play game in Early Access?
A9. No, even in Early Access you need to pay some amount of money to get the game.
Q10. What is the Golf With Your Friends price now? How it will change in the future?
A10. The current price is $4.50. The developers plan to raise it once the game leaves Early Access stage.
Q11. Is there Golf With Your Friends pre-order list?
A11. No, there are no pre-orders lists.
Q12. What is the Golf With Your Friends gameplay about?
A12. You can play with 12 players in a golf tournament.
Q13. How to use Golf With Your Friends cheats?
A13. Cheating is the worst way to win the game. Therefore, we advise you not to use these dishonest tricks.
Q14. Does the game have several Golf With Your Friends modes?
A14. Yes, there are single-player and online multiplayer modes.