Well I don’t know what it is but it sure ain’t golf. Believe me, I know. I play golf and this isn’t it. This is some kind of bizarre cross between Operation Wolf and the polygon generator in Dpaint with golfing paraphernalia tossed in. I don’t really want to go into gross detail about the elements of International Open Golf as it’s already depressed me beyond belief and I wouldn’t wish the same fate upon you. Briefly though, have a look at the following example.
I’m 50 yards away from the green. The ideal club is a Sand Wedge. Unfortunately due to the strange control method of only being able to take full power, half power, three-quarter power or one-quarter power shots (with nothing in between), the only way I can actually take a 50 yard shot is to change to a Number 2 iron and take a quarter shot. About as realistic as England’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup (wrong sport I know, but I feel strongly about both).
International Open Golf is simply a failed attempt to do something different with the golfing concept. All credit to Ocean for trying but let’s face it, it was a doomed effort from the start. There’s only one way you stand a chance of bettering PGA Tour Golf and that’s to call your game MicroProse Golf (and I’ll bet that’s angered a few of you PGA purists out there).