It’s been four years since the long running series graced Playstation consoles and the simply titled Everybody’s Golf does a great job reminding people why the series has provided gamers with so many fond memories dating all the way back to the original Playstation.
Everybody’s Golf invites you to Golf Island where you can make a name for yourself as a top golfer, increasing your ranking and beating opponents on your way to the top. This is done by placing in offline tournaments, overcoming characters in one-on-one competition and improving skill points.Kicking off things you start out designing your golfer with an expansive character creator. You’ll have an incredible amount of options added as you progress through tournaments and buy more items at the shop. Decisions range from hairstyles and gloves all the way down to how you swing clubs or run around the courses. This aspect of the game ties in really well with the constant stream of new rewards for finishing tournaments and challenges.
The bright and cheerful visuals bombard you from the opening video, lots of cheerful faces and pristine fairways always giving you the best possible environment to play a round. The menus and interface are all focused on passing along as much information as possible. The on-screen graphics do become a little busy at times once out on the course but it’s not too extreme. On PS4 Pro you have the option of a 4K mode or 60 FPS mode and both look really crisp and run quite smoothly thankfully. It’s worth noting that the shot bar runs at 60 FPS on both PS4 models regardless of mode. Plenty of visual effects blast onscreen when you hit a perfect shot, chip in an eagle or even miscue a shot completely with the series trademark charm. Characters have plenty of variation to avoid looking like carbon copies and the animations on the kids can be hilarious at times blasting around the courses looking like Naruto.