World Challenge Golf 2011
By Virtual Programming Ltd
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Create, Play & Communicate - Superb gameplay, functionalityand control.
This isn’t a game, it’s a way of life!
* New Course types, Championship Golf, Pitch and Putt,Par 3, Crazy Golf, Mini Golf and more.
* New game modes including Stableford, Practice, Nearestthe Pin, Longest Drive etc.
* Improved draw distance, allowing the entire course to bedisplayed in the distance.
Zero load times between holes.
* All new characters and animations.
* Real-time passing of time – choose your tee time and watchtime fly!
* All new graphical effects including enhanced lighting andshadow systems for objects and terrain, normal map, detailmap, mega-texture
* All new physics engine, using real-world data
*Twenty courses available including real, licensed courses.
* Championship Golf – 20 full 18 hole courses
* Par 3
* Pitch and putt
* Crazy Golf – 2 courses
* Mini Golf
Mac OSX 10.6.8 or better
Radeon 2400HD, GeForce 8600 or Intel 3000HD or better video
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Added manual to game
Fixes for problem video cards.
Lots of room for improvement
I have been playing golf games since the early 80s and have enjoyed most of them immensely. For me the best of the best was Electronic Arts online game, which recently went offline. I have been looking desperately for a Mac game that would have many of the same features, particularly those dealing with controls. Golf World Challenge 2011 has some potential, but the controls are woefully inadequate. I prefer the 3-point swing mode, but in this game it is inconsistent, sometimes absurdly fast, sometimes at a slow tempo. As an 80-year old I find it impossible to gain any consistency. Worse is the putting controls. There is no way to control the distance one wants to achieve, and with long putts a full swing may only go a third of the distance required, particularly on uphill putts. I really hope the developers put in some work on this game to make it enjoyable to play. As of now it's terribly frustrating.
Better than OK
As someone who has played golf video games on PC, PS2 and Mac since "97 I'd like to say that Golf World Challenge is close to being a very good golf game. The pregame graphics (selecting a player and course )need to be polished up a bit. The ingame play is not bad but I feel like it should be a little crisper. At this point it seems a little laggy or dreamlike. The idea of the practice modes is very good.
All in all I see a lot of potential and the time is right for a good Mac golf game. I hope the developers continue to work on this game and more players give their opinions
Don’t buy—putting doesn’t work!!!
As a couple other reviewers mention, the putting feature is broken!! You can only putt 12 to 14 feet so if your on the green but 40 feet from the hole, it’s going to take about 3 putts just to get in range to make the putt. Seems like a simple fix but I don’t think this product is being supported. I was hoping to find a decent golf game for my macbook and thought this might be it and it would be if the putting worked. I’m sorry I bought it since it doesn’t work (well, everything works but the putting).
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 23, 2011
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 3.28 GB
- Language: English
- Seller: Virtual ProgrammingLtd
- © Bluestone Interactive 2011
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later