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    jp's True Swing GOlf (DS)

    [June 3, 2021 12:14:50 AM]
    I love how the back of the box says "Experience the feel of real golf!" and that the game was made in collaboration with the Phoenix Country Club! I have no idea how important or significant the country club is in the world of professional (or amateur?) golf and I'm super curious as to what their participation entailed! Were they consultants on the design of the different courses in the game? I'm guessing some are based on their own golf course?

    I didn't play too long, I was mostly interested in understanding the game's interface. So, I played 18 holes - did terrible, but at least seemed to get better as I played. Yes, the game is heavily based on the touchscreen for the strength and swing with the upper screen showing the course and some 3D graphics for where the ball goes and so on. The game's UI is actually pretty complex - lots of buttons along the sides for things to toggle. I'm guessing a real golfer/fan of golfing games would make sense of these but to me it was mostly "what?". I didn't bother reading the manual either...but I did skim it enough to see that it does explain a lot about how to play (what the effect of different clubs is, what you're supposed to do on the interface, things to watch out for and so on).

    One of the more "surprising"(?) things for me is that the game has integration with Pictochat!! I have no idea how it works, what it's supposed to do. The manual says you can see if someone is using pictochat - but that you can't start it up while playing golf. However, you can send messages (drawing) to other people while playing - though not in pictochat? Strange...but kind of cool? I can't think of another game that had "pictochat" integration of any kind. I wonder if this is the only one?
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    jp's True Swing GOlf (DS)

    Current Status: Stopped playing - Something better came along

    GameLog started on: Tuesday 1 June, 2021

    GameLog closed on: Thursday 3 June, 2021

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