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Golf With Your Friends Review (Nintendo Switch)

by on May 22, 2020
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Release Date

May 19th, 2020

Developer

Blacklight Interactive
Publisher: Team17

 

Any time I play a golf game, I frequently use Happy Gilmore quotes throughout my playthrough.  And in Golf With Your Friends, the lines flowed again and again.  At times I would mumble “Just tap it in, just taaaaaaap it in.”  And other times, I would yell “ARE YOU TOO GOOD FOR YOUR HOME????”  Golf With Your Friends is a mini-golf game with over the top courses.  There are many moments of hilarity and fun.  However, be prepared for moments when where the ball won’t go home.

GWYF takes mini-golf to extreme measures.  Through a variety of colorful courses, you’ll hit and tap the ball into the hole.  Your goal is to get below par on every hole.  In case you have never played golf, each course has a goal for the number of hits you need to make it in the hole.  You want to be under or equal par, not over.  Every course starts off pretty smoothly, but then things get very difficult.

Imagine a normal minigolf course.  Now add obstacles, sharp turns, multiple hazards, and jumps.  Now, add even more hazards, obstacles that knock you off the course, and themed obstacles like black holes and saws.  Imagine all of this, and you will have a pretty good idea of what GWYF is all about.  To put it lightly, it’s extreme.

I want to take a little time to give some tips to make GWYF more enjoyable. First, take some time to look through the menus. They are not very user friendly, but they can help improve your experience.  There are multiple power-ups that add to the chaotic minigolf courses. You can scale the size of the ball or change how many total hits before you wash out and move to the next hole. You can even change the time-limit for using the free cam.  The free cam gives you a chance to scope out the course layout before playing.

It really is important to look at your settings because it can definitely improve your experience.  Not only that, but you should also try and play with friends (hence the name…get it).  It really is great playing these crazy courses with others.  As is, the courses are challenging and will bring all kinds of laughs and yells.  But with power-ups?  That’s where it gets really fun.  You can play offline by yourself but try and use the online modes as much as possible.

Playing GWYF on the Switch worked just fine.  The courses are colorful.  The experience can be a little frustrating if you get a bad camera angle or have challenges with the power meter.  But practice makes perfect, so don’t let it frustrate you.

Overall, Golf With Your Friends is a fun multiplayer experience.  The courses are challenging and very fun with friends.  Just make sure to look through the settings before starting, and choose things that will improve your experience.  If anything else, channel your inner Happy Gilmore and smack the crap out of the ball.

Note: GameOctane received a digital code from the publisher for the purpose of reviewing this game. Any code or product intended for reviews is distributed to the team to review and stream for our audience.

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Positives

Challenging courses
Fun with friends
Customize match types and powerups

Negatives

Difficult menus
Not as exciting by yourself

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B-

 
Graphics
C+

 
Story
C

 
Replay Value
B

Total Score
B-

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Overall, Golf With Your Friends is a fun multiplayer experience.  The courses are challenging and very fun with friends.  Just make sure to look through the settings before starting, and choose things that will improve your experience.  If anything else, channel your inner Happy Gilmore and smack the crap out of the ball.  

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