Everybody's Golf (PS4)

  • This may be one of the best golf games ever.

  • Finally got a chance to play last night. Went from getting +6 or something on my first course to a 0 (would have been -2 but I got really sloppy on the last hole since I had such a lead) since I got a basic grip on how everything works. Pretty fun, good times.

  • When your paycheck comes in at 2 AM, ends up being $50 higher than what you were expecting, you contemplate buying a new hoodie, and then suddenly remember you need to golf. Purchased! Haven't had a chance to try it out yet though.

  • Welp.... I haven't played a Hot Shots game in about a decade, so I was a little worried.

    First course.... -5, finishing things with a hole in one. Thanks tornado cup!

    I can already tell I'm gonna love this game.

  • I just unlocked the third course tonight. I feel like the game mixes up the rules enough to keep from stagnating, but that first course is a grind. 2 to three went pretty fast though.

  • Also, I still haven't unlocked fishing.

  • @TokyoSlim Fishing needs to be... unlocked? That's super strange. I think it'll be awhile before I try out the online stuff, I need to perfect my swing first... and my outfit.

  • @SabotageTheTruth literally everything I this game is unlocked through single player tournament mode and defeating challengers. I think i heard fishing is unlocked after 50 birdies, but i swear I should have that already. You can fish in your home area btw.

    Cart driving is unlocked via a challenge you get at level 3.

    Different camera angles are unlocked by taking the golf trivia quizzes, which are level locked.

    New clothes are unlocked by defeating challengers and winning tournaments.


  • This was an easy day one for me, so far only made my character and played a solo 9 holes. All the classic hot shots mechanics are there plus lite rpg elements for stat/club, making each shot an opportunity to gain some exp. I dig it so far, I don't really mind what might be an uneven playing field online cuz I personally don't take this game that seriously. I kinda miss the crazy characters but im 100% cool with making my own character, I also enjoy that this game is mostly about unlocking new items and stuff, that aspect will keep me coming back for a while.

  • So, one thing I noticed if anyone is feeling the grind too much on the first course, is that there are already two courses available as DLC. I admittedly... feel a little strange about DLC coming out the same week as a game. Purchasing those two courses would bring the game close to full price, which honestly it's worth, but it still feels a little dirty, for whatever reason. I'll still probably pick them up - just once I finish exploring the other courses fully.

    Can confirm, you can't run over other players while in your golf cart. Damn.

    Also, @TokyoSlim, Kato is the second VS character in Rank 4 and defeating him will allow you to start fishing and collecting some of the 68 species of fish in the game.

    I haven't gotten there yet, but I'm not toooo far off. Getting ready for the second VS character in rank 3.

  • @SabotageTheTruth I'm pretty sure one of those courses is a pre-order bonus. It was on amazon (where I got my copy) anyway.

  • @DeweyDTruman Yep, I heard both of them are... guess I missed the boat.

  • I have a DLC course, but it doesn't show up in single player tournament, so it didn't really help with the grind.

    Honestly the grind doesn't seem to be as bad once you pass level 3. The main deal is to get from level 1 to level 3, you have to beat like 6 (I think) challengers before you get a new course. Even with serious mode getting your extra XP, that's like 15-18 matches on the same set of holes before you unlock the next course. Once you hit that stage though, I think the courses seem to be unlocking faster. So, Level 1-3 first course, at 3 you get the second course, at 4 your get the third course...etc.

  • @TokyoSlim Yeah, I didn't mind the grind but it seems to be the main complaint I've read online so far.

  • I don't have any issues with the grind but then I'm the kind of person that loves replaying levels (or entire games) over and over again to see my personal progression in skill or see how much higher I can get that high score/lower I can get that time attack timer so replaying 18 holes a million times in a row to see how much lower my score can get feels good.

  • @DeweyDTruman Yep! I ended up playing one hole several times last night in an attempt to get a birdie and extra coinage for it.

    Hopefully I'll unlock fishing tonight, but I've got like 5 more challengers to take down first.

  • Tried out Turf War last night. It's frantic fun (especially with larger groups) and really does have you planning out things differently - where holes end and others begin, or what holes you know you can do well in. The only bummer is that it takes at least 10 minutes and even if you win, you get absolutely nothing from what I can tell.

    There is a challenge that unlocks once you get 50 birdies (from official holes only). Once you complete that challenge, you are rewarded with a laughably bad unlock. Not really worth the effort but hey, new stuff is new stuff.

    I'm really jonesin' for online tournaments. I know they're working on them, I just hope they're added sooner rather than later. Who knew I'd drop Yakuza Kiwami temporarily to sink myself into the world of golf. That just speaks to how much fun this damn game is and how easy it is to fall into the "just one more round" mindset... for hours and hours.

  • I unlocked the 50 birdies thing, which is... swimming.... ?

  • @TokyoSlim Yeah..... Seemed kinda pointless. Looks as though there's a lot more secret VS characters to find though, so hopefully the rewards are a little more substantial.

  • Also, this is a hilarious read. I'd almost think it's satire but nope...


    I was reeled in by the click-bait title and thought maybe there was some game breaking bug, some bad experience, something justifiable... But instead, it's written by someone that says they understand the series because they played a few holes of the demo of the first Hot Shots Golf.

    This question is comedy gold - "Oh, the hole is 534 yards away? Cool. And that means I should hit the ball how hard? Ah, I have no clue. Got it."

    Complaining that a game doesn't explicitly tell you to hit the ball hard when the hole is considerably far away makes me really worry for this guy's level of common sense. But hey, at least it gave me a laugh and now I'm being a jerk and sharing that laugh with you all.