(SNAPP Reviews aren’t really a full fledged game review as much as they are just a way for us to give you a quick “heads-up” on whether a certain game is good or not. It usually means that we haven’t finished the game yet, but have played a good enough chunk to know whether it’s worth your time/money or not.)
I’M BAAAAAAACK!!!! (kinda)
So, last week was kind of a blur for me with all the chaos that was a vacation going on, but in the evenings when things finally cooled down, I was able to play a few new games in the hotel room. Golf Club: Wasteland was one of them.
Golf Club: Wasteland was developed by indie team, Demagog Studio and released worldwide on the App Store on June 24th.
GCW is………interesting. So, the story goes that after a major catastrophe on earth, the ultra rich move to Tesla City on the planet mars while the rest of civilization dies. They travel back to earth only to play golf on earth’s ruins. Weird huh? The main story you play is about a pilot taking one last trip to earth. This is where the golfing comes in.
What’s kind of unique about this game is that there are actually 3 different stories going on at once. Your main story with the pilot of course, then there is text in between each hole that kind of explains the bigger picture of what’s going on, and then the music station that is playing has an announcer that is telling his own story. It seems a bit confusing, but it all works well together.
As far as the golf goes, it’s your standard pull-back slingshot mechanics. The holes start off fairly simple at first, but after the first 5 or 6, things start getting interesting. Especially once you start learning the story.
To be completely honest, I feel like I’m just kind of putting the ball around while listening to a great story. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still trying to make par at each hole, but in this game, it doesn’t force you to. It’s almost relaxing at times. Especially once the music kicks in.
I know that I haven’t done this game enough justice, but I really am enjoying it. If you’re into unique, story-driven indie games, definitely give Golf Club: Wasteland a shot. If you’re looking for a hardcore golfing sim, you might want to look elsewhere.
(I’ll try and keep these SNAPP Reviews a bit shorter and SNAPPy from now on.)
@hashtagNOEN (still sunburnt)