E3 2010: John Daly's ProStroke Golf Preview

By Jordan Douglas on July 2, 2010, 2:17PM EDT
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At O-Games E3 booth, some of the Gaming Union team got a chance to sit down with infamous golfer John Daly and get his thoughts on the upcoming ProStroke Golf which bares his name. Alongside that, we checked out the game running on PlayStation 3 with Move support. The brief demo O-Games had on display was pretty limited in scope, making it difficult to get a feel for how the overall game will turn out.

One of Gaming Union's news editors, Nick, put it this way: "The demo for John Daly's Pro Stroke Golf was a little something to be desired, but don't get me wrong, it wasn't a terrible game, we just simply didn't see enough of it. The preview was restricted to the same shot over and over again, the first shot on the 18th hole. A short demo of the game did however give us a good look at the controls and overall the gameplay."

"The controls were not overly complicated, the Move controller somehow felt right for the game. A few button combinations were used to choose the club, choose the direction of the shot, practice, and then swing away. There were a few old gameplay ideas shown on the game itself like a power bar indicating the strength of the shot but ultimately it was down to the players own ability and skill."

The ProStroke demo showcased Move, but again in a very limited way. Once you settled on your club and prepared to take your shot, the Move wand locked into a preset path. You weren't able to move the club around freely, instead being restricted to moving up and down the path of a typical golf swing. This is a pretty minor thing, but it made PlayStation Move's precise, one-to-one controls difficult to gauge.

Check out our interview with O-Games' CEO, Jim Scott, for more on John Daly's ProStroke Golf, which is scheduled for a fall 2010 release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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