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Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 (Video Game Review)

Video Game Review
Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2
Sony Playstation Portable (PSP)
2008
Developed by: Clap Hanz & SCE Studio Santa Monica
Published by: Sony Computer Entertainment of America

Nothing can touch Nintendo’s super plumber. Forget even about the standard platform games. Mario’s alternative games (which are getting to the point where the next release will be beyond overkill) are still better than any of the other games from similar genres. Almost twenty years in, nobody can touch the Mario Kart series. Same goes for mini-game compilations and cartoony sports games. Golf is another story. Hot Shots Golf has been a stellar series for the various Sony systems throughout the years that, while very similar to the Mario Golf series, stands on its own. Sony’s Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 for the Playstation Portable carries out this tradition. In fact, not only is it one of the best golf games on the system but it is one of the best golf games on all systems.

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Pinball Heroes: Hot Shots Golf (Video Game Review)

Video Game Review
Pinball Heroes: Hot Shots Golf
Playstation Portable
2009
Developer: Sony
Publisher: Sony

Pinball really isn’t a hard concept to grasp for either the player or the developer. For the player, it is all about keeping the ball in play for as long as possible. For the table designer, it is all about making the table interesting enough to keep the player interested enough to want to both keep the ball in play and play again once the ball gets lost. Pinball Heroes: Hot Shots Golf by Sony is a result of the latter being lazy and the former not giving a damn. This game is as entertaining as watching paint evaporate. Reading this review will take more of your time then the amount you’ll actually want to invest in this game.

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