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The Gaping Hole in the Shape of a Great Golf Game

05-15-2012, 09:18 PM
#1
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The Gaping Hole in the Shape of a Great Golf Game

Why isn't there a single good golf game on the app store? I have been wondering this for a while. We're drowning in mini golf titles. There are...too many...2D puzzle games disguised as golf. Gameloft and EA have failed miserably with their offerings to date. Are no developers even willing to attempt to plug this potentially highly profitable hole in the market?

I just want a golf game on my iPhone, dammit. For pretty much as long as I have had an iPhone.
05-15-2012, 09:35 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
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Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Why isn't there a single good golf game on the app store? I have been wondering this for a while. We're drowning in mini golf titles. There are...too many...2D puzzle games disguised as golf. Gameloft and EA have failed miserably with their offerings to date. Are no developers even willing to attempt to plug this potentially highly profitable hole in the market?

I just want a golf game on my iPhone, dammit. For pretty much as long as I have had an iPhone.
I love golf games as well and own a ton of them. Mini golf and 2D are much easier to make than traditional golf, that is why there are so many.
05-15-2012, 10:24 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: LA
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Flick golf is pretty good IMO... It would cooler if it was more than just trying to sink it from the drive..

Also super stickman golf is really good..though it's not traditional

I've never played the tiger woods game so don't know about that..
05-15-2012, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Ronfar View Post
Flick golf is pretty good IMO... It would cooler if it was more than just trying to sink it from the drive..
I've maintained from the moment this was released that if they'd just take away the aftertouch and expand the engine to a proper golf game it would be amazing. Unfortunately Full Fat don't have the cookie cutter for that.

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Originally Posted by Darth Ronfar View Post
Also super stickman golf is really good..though it's not traditional
Agreed. And it pretty much sewes up the genre.

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I've never played the tiger woods game so don't know about that..
Count yourself lucky.
05-16-2012, 12:23 AM
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Location: Colorado
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Cobra Mobile had a couple golf games a year or two back that had the potential to be great but they missed the mark. If you have not played them they were full courses with a similar play mechanic to what Full Fat ended up doing.

And yes, if Full Fat would get rid of the after touch and focus on a full game I think it could be great. I am guessing they do well with what they have and don't want to risk the time and money on a bigger game.
05-16-2012, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by BazookaTime View Post
Cobra Mobile had a couple golf games a year or two back that had the potential to be great but they missed the mark. If you have not played them they were full courses with a similar play mechanic to what Full Fat ended up doing.

And yes, if Full Fat would get rid of the after touch and focus on a full game I think it could be great. I am guessing they do well with what they have and don't want to risk the time and money on a bigger game.
Agreed on both counts.

I'd actually forgotten about the Cobra Mobile efforts, but yes, did try them and they do come up short.

And Full Fat release highly polished, technically accomplished, tragically safe, "product."