Golf Paradise Preview
One of PS2's Japanese launch titles, Golf Paradise may not be the talk of the town but it really is a game worth talking about. First of all think of it as Hot Shots Golf and then picture it on the PS2 with different characters and different options. Impressed yet? You should be, Although Golf games have probably been the least popular genre in video gaming, some titles like Hot Shots show that all you have to do is stray away from the real thing and make the a title more appealing. This seems to be the case with Golf Paradise, read on for more.
The game's visuals are quite rejuvenating, it isn't anything that say the Dreamcast can't handle but they are still quite nice. What's most noticeable is the luxuriant colors that are used in the surrounding environment. The grass is incredibly detailed, golfers look exceptionally good and the backgrounds are by far the best I have ever witnessed in any game. Take a look at the screen with the lake in it and notice the reflections (ooh, la-la). The trees and the mountains really complement the game's whole visual structure, and that is a very good thing.
Though the gameplay is expected to be a cross of simulation and arcade in order to please any golfing gamer. GP features seven fully customizable characters statistically speaking and not only that but the courses are randomly generated by the PS2. So it will be a rare event when you notice yourself playing the same golf course over and over again.
Golf Paradise is still a big question mark in terms of the US release. There haven't been any announcements yet on plans to release the game outside of Japan. For now enjoy the screens we have for ya!