Everybody's Golf 6

Everybody's Golf 6 (みんなのGOLF 6, Minna no Gorufu 6), known in Europe as Everybody's Golf, in Australia as Everybody's Golf: World Invitational, and in North America as Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational, is the eleventh game in the Everybody's Golf series.

Everybody's Golf 6
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Japanese cover art
Developer(s)Clap Hanz
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
SeriesEverybody's Golf
Platform(s)PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3
ReleasePlayStation Vita
  • JP: 17 December 2011
  • NA: 15 February 2012
  • EU: 22 February 2012
  • AU: 23 February 2012
PlayStation 3
  • JP: 22 November 2012
  • NA: 23 July 2013
  • PAL: 24 July 2013
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

The game was unveiled along with its console, the PlayStation Vita, at the 2011 "PlayStation Meeting". Everybody's Golf features all-new courses, and downloadable content is available through both retail and the PlayStation Store. Players are able to leave each other comments through the "Live Area" system, and view the golf course using PlayStation Vita's augmented reality feature.[1]

A PlayStation 3 port later appeared with additional changes to the gameplay adding in support for cross platform play and PlayStation Move. Outside of Asia, this port was released exclusively on the PlayStation Store.[2] The DLC that was on the Vita version was free at launch. The PlayStation 3 version also adds two new modes, "Slot Mode" and "Minna no Short Course". Slot Mode gives players certain advantages that are won via slots. Minna no Short Course puts players on courses that consists exclusively of short holes.[3] The game brought two courses back from previous games such as Mt. Sakura C.C. and Northern Fox C.C.

ReceptionEdit

The Vita version received "generally favourable reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[4] Critics praised the game, with PlayStation LifeStyle calling it "an outstanding game, bursting with fun, and enjoyable by gamers of all demographics" in its review.[21] Simon Parkin of Eurogamer wrote: "Everybody's Golf will never stand centre stage in the Vita's launch line-up. But in truth, it's one of the strongest launch titles, offering taut fun and challenge in a rapid-fire, quick-load manner that's perfectly suited to the handheld".[7] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of one ten, one nine, one ten, and one nine for a total of 38 out of 40.[8]

Mark Langshaw of Digital Spy gave the Vita version four stars out of five, saying: "The game does what the series has excelled at since day one, provide an accessible golfing experience that anyone can enjoy. Unlike some of the other titles in the Sony platform's library, this one doesn't rely on gimmicks. Its focus is solid gameplay, depth and charm, and it has these things down to a tee".[19] Armando Rodriguez of 411Mania gave it a score of 7.9 out of 10, calling it "a solid entry in the series. Great graphics, fun (if frustrating) gameplay, great online options and a ton of stuff to unlock make it a worthy purchase. Just be prepared to endure some frustrating moments!"[22] However, Roger Hargreaves of Metro gave it seven out of ten, saying: "It may not offer any surprises, but with a mountain of modes, options and unlockables this amiable golf sim is another excellent showcase for the PS Vita".[20]

The game was the best-selling Vita game in Japan at launch time.[23][24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Greg Miller (7 June 2011). "E3 2011: Hot Shots Golf Vita Is Purdy". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Release Information for PlayStation 3 - GameFAQs". Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  3. ^ Jeffrey Matulef (23 August 2012). "Everybody's Golf Vita PS3 port gets new modes, screens". Eurogamer. Gamer Network.
  4. ^ a b "Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational for PlayStation Vita Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  5. ^ Dale North (13 February 2012). "Review: Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (PS Vita)". Destructoid. Enthusiast Gaming. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  6. ^ Edge staff (13 February 2012). "Everybody's Golf Review (Vita)". Edge. Future plc. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  7. ^ a b Simon Parkin (16 February 2012). "Everybody's Golf Vita Review". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  8. ^ a b "FIRST PS Vita REVIEWS in! - Guess which game is #1". VGChartz. VGChartz Ltd. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  9. ^ Matthew Kato (21 February 2012). "Hot Shots Golf World Invitational (Vita)". Game Informer. GameStop. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  10. ^ Nicholas Tan (23 February 2012). "Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Review (PS Vita)". GameRevolution. CraveOnline. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  11. ^ Tom McShea (15 February 2012). "Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Review (Vita) [date mislabeled as "July 10, 2014"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (Vita)". GameTrailers. Viacom. 22 February 2012. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  13. ^ Robert Workman (24 February 2012). "Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Review (PS Vita)". GameZone. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  14. ^ Ryan Clements (16 February 2012). "Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Review (PS Vita)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  15. ^ Will Wilson (13 February 2012). "Everybody's Golf (Hot Shots Golf [World Invitational])". Pocket Gamer. Steel Media Ltd. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  16. ^ "Review: Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (PS Vita)". PlayStation: The Official Magazine. No. 56. Future plc. April 2012. p. 56.
  17. ^ Stuart O'Connor (17 February 2012). "PS Vita launch titles – reviews (Everybody's Golf)". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  18. ^ Nick Akerman (22 February 2012). "Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational is Vita's surprise delight (review)". VentureBeat. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  19. ^ a b Mark Langshaw (21 February 2012). "'Everybody's Golf' review (Vita)". Digital Spy. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  20. ^ a b Roger Hargreaves (14 February 2012). "Everybody's Golf PS Vita review - smooth drive". Metro. DMG Media. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  21. ^ Heath Hindman (30 December 2011). "PS Vita Review - Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational". PlayStation LifeStyle. Mandatory. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  22. ^ Armando Rodriguez (12 March 2012). "Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (PS Vita) Review". 411Mania. Archived from the original on 2 June 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  23. ^ Anoop Gantayat (21 December 2011). "Hot Shots Golf was PlayStation Vita's Top Selling Game at Launch". Andriasang. Archived from the original on 9 January 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  24. ^ GamesTM staff (March 2012). "Everybody's Golf: World Tour Review (PS Vita)". GamesTM. Future plc. p. 98. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2020.

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