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I recently got this game, Links 2004, and was quite excited to give it a round. Overall, it is fun game (though friends tell me to check out Outlaw Golf). The graphics are superb and it is fun to change the weather to something rather annoying for the player - or if you are the one sitting around on a rainy cold day, then giving yourself some sunshine. The people in the game move and hit the ball quite realistically. You can also play all sorts of famous courses around the world which is exciting to do. I don't like the limited moves the players make though. My player, AD I think is name is, keeps coming up to the ball and just like Babe Ruth - points to the hole in the distance in a cocky way as if he is going to make a 350 yard hole-in-one or something. At first this was rather funny, but after about 100 times, it gets rather old. Also, it is TOO easy to play. All you have to do is pull the left thumbstick back and then press forward and you swing the club. Yes, this makes it easy and fun to start playing the game right away, but you wish there was a little more challenge to it after awhile. Though, I have to admit, that this easiness made it so that my 5-year old daughter Sofia could play with me since she could play just as well as I could really. I was AD, wearing some black beach shirt and white pants and she was Annikka S., wearing all pink and red (you can pick your own outfits). Playing with Sofia was nice since there are very little games on the XBOX that we can play together. She had fun (though she kept wanting to change the color of her shoes)!

Posted on Sunday, February 22, 2004 8:34 PM Social Life , Reviews | Back to top

Comments on this post: REVIEW: Links 2004 (XBOX)

# re: REVIEW: Links 2004 (XBOX)
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You should try the Career mode and revisit your comments about 'easy'. It gets harder as you progress... much harder to control the ball flight as you increase your distance skill points.

Also, for some real fun with your golfing buddies, hook up the game to XBox live! Real pressure and raw communication make this a 'must have' XBox game!
Left by Jack Nicklaus on Feb 24, 2004 9:35 AM

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I've enjoyed this game but i do prefer OutLaw Golf
Left by bobat on Apr 05, 2004 5:45 PM

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