Jan 29, 2017
You just might fall in love with Golf Clash.
For a host of reasons.
Visually, it employs a cheery type of outlay; quite green, really, with fun use of familiar icons and related imagery to help outline the gameplay. It gets played in portrait orientation, and this is a great design decision. The gameplay feels realistic, and this is at least partly because of the graphics.
The controls are easy to understand and utilize; here, we get to use gestures and a direction mechanism to make things happen, plus accompanying taps.
The gameplay comes in two flavors: play with friends, and a PvP option that allows folks to take on other random players via the game’s servers. Of course, we dived right into the latter. With the help of the tutorial, it is easy to get going: there is a ball, and using the aforementioned controls, the idea is obvious, get the ball into the whole in less strokes than the opponent.
Now, the game has a few engaging elements up its sleeve. One is how the PvP works. See, as the turns alternate, each player gets to see the challenger’s prep actions in real time, and this is a nice twist. It adds a bit of exhilaration to actively hope for an errant tap on that, say, final putt shot to force a tie. Of course, it can help to copy a successful shot too.
Another nice thingie is the tie breaker. It’s a sudden death affair, with a single shot for each competitor: whoever comes closest to the cup after that round wins.
Winning yields goodies like gold coin and treasure chests.
The game also has a host of upgrade paths, as well as leaderboards. The former gives players to enhance equipment to make the game easier. One doesn’t need real cash per se, but it really does expedite processes.
It’s surprisingly addictive, and easily spans age groups. Here’s one where anyone can be threat.
It just takes practice.