Welp... sorry, but I hated it.
I really had high hopes. People even poked fun at me for this being #3 on my wishlist but did I care? Nay.
However after only 30 minutes or so I'm pretty sure I will never enjoy this game :(
The whole idea of a mini-golf game in the clouds is cool until you play it. I thought it would be a creative way to simplify and at the same time provide some majesty to the background. But it's actually a mini-golf game where the ball falling OOB into oblivion is the main game mechanic.
It's sooo not fun.
To make things worse, the courses are frankly all over othe place. Most of the time you are not trying to line up shots or timing- you are studying, trying to figure out where in god's name the ball is supposed to be hit so that it may follow a wildly convoluted path towards the 'green'. God forbid you miss an approach to a ramp or escalator, you will lose many shots just tying to get back to a position where you can make the crazy shot.
Honestly I would have preferred windmills and the tunnel, conventional stuff. Know what's great about minigolf? There are WALLS! It's a simplification of golf that still takes skill, adds the element of timing, and you can -never- OOB. Vert golf goes the wrong direction in all those aforementioned things. The only part that is cool is when you actually hit it in a spot where the course elements completely took over control of the ball, following a rube goldberg-esque route towards some other crazy part where you only get bogged down yet again. Not fun guys!
This is also a minigolf game with a driver... ok, that could be fine, but unfortunately when you go down this path now you have a lot of shots with steep angles, and a driver is not a steep angle club. It just doesn't make a lot of sense. idk.
Controller support is only for Xbox 360 controller, and axis and other functions on a direct-input controller don't work correctly. The FOV bothers my eyes. You cannot map any controls, and they feel ok but "not quite right." (sorry, thats the best way I can put it with limited played time.)
But even if these things are polished to perfection, I just don't find the game fun! I think they totally missed the boat on what makes minigolf attractive. I know not everyone will agree, but I think a lot of people would agree. I really don't want to worry about hitting my ball into the abyss, or rebounding off a moving floor ramp that changes direction randomly, only to push the ball into the abyss, in a mini golf game. What a pain!!
I wanted to support and enjoy this game, and I'm really not trying to be a ♥♥♥♥, but I had to get this off my chest since this is likely my first and last post here.
I think I had the blinders on bc I really wanted a mini-golf game on steam. But the gameplay is a big letdown.... especially considering I had all those problems on the very first Course xD
well... bye guys! Good luck anyway.