The Golf Club is a return to a more traditional golf game. Over the years, the straight up golf simulator has disappeared in a lot of ways, but The Golf Club is one hundred percent simulation and leaves things like aiming lines and assist out of the equation. This is a game about playing golf, pure and simple. If you are a fan of things like progression, character building, and even a crowd to cheer you on after a nice shot, you will be let down.
The Golf Club is not for the faint of heart. It will take time to learn and become good with the mechanics. There isn’t a thing holding your hand in anyway at any time. Even basic things like a tutorial are missing to even show you the basic controls of how to swing your club. At first, this can seem extremely harsh to the player. I found myself shooting double and triple bogeys for the first few hours of the game, and I felt like I was just terrible at the game, especially on the green. This is because I was so used to games like Tiger Woods, and Mario Golf giving me so many ways to predict where the ball would lie, and without those assists, I was terrible at actually learning the mechanics’ of the game.
This gaming drought of 2014 is almost over, but until then we have some new versions of games to play. Diablo 3:Ultimate Evil Edition launched for Xbox One and PS4, and Cory has already dumped a ton of time into the new version, and Chris is having his first Diablo 3 experience.
Back in 2013, 4LOG reviewed the 3DS downloadable title AiRace Speed, and we were impressed with the value and fun that could be had for a small price of 5 bucks. AiRace Xeno has now hit the 3DS Eshop with hopes to have players experience the need for speed once again, but also lowers the barrier for new players. AiRace Xeno isn’t drastically different than AiRace Speed, but that is a good thing. The fast paced time trials are still here, and everything you remember from the first 3D outing is here. The catch is that the game has about half the courses, but it also comes in at half the price which is $2.49.
The mechanics are very straight forward, and anyone who takes a ship for a spin will understand AiRace right away. Most of the tracks are 3 laps and the entire goal is to make it around a track as fast as possible. But of course, there will be things on the track that will stop you and cause your ship to explode and slow down your lap time. Simply control your ship with the circle pad, and hold down the boost button to increase your speed, which also increases your chance of crashing into an obstacle.
The summer drought is still going on in the gaming world, so that means it was time for the 4LOG crew to catch up on some old games, and check out some beta’s.
Cory and Basher talk about the delay of Battlefield: Hardline, and what they thought of the information about the new Doom title that was unveiled at Quakecon.
The entire 4LOG crew played the Destiny Beta, and 2 of the 3 really enjoyed it, while Cory canceled his pre-order.
Cory and Chris talk about their adventure with Dark Souls, and discuss why they think the game is almost entirely broken. They also talk about some 3DS games they picked up such as, Kirby Triple Deluxe, Mario Party: Island Tour, and Bravely Default.
Finally, Cory talks about his experience with the beta for The Crew on PC.
E3 2014 has come and gone, and that means it’s time to reflect on all of the new games announced.
But first we have to talk about some of the big releases like Watch Dog and Mario Kart 8.
Plus some older games that Cory and Chris have either picked up or reviited like; Titanfall, Strider, Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag, Max and the Curse of Brotherhood, Halo Spartan Assault and Dark Souls.
Basher joins Chris and Cory to talk about some of the big titles shown off at E3 2014. Find out what the 4LOG crew thought about big games like; Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Bloodborne, Crackdown, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Batman Arkham Knight, Splatoon, Kirby and The Rainbow Curse, Yoshi’s Wooly World, and everything else you can think of at E3 2014.