Unfortunately, while Real World Golf satisfies where it matters, the game’s bare-bones presentation is glaringly notable. All of the game’s polygons show some washy textures – the courses, the characters, everything. The menus featured in the game are simplistic and easy to use, but are also extremely plain. While the game does feature character customization, the options are somewhat limited and the clothing also sports the lackluster graphics.
Sound wise, the game fares a little better, but still nothing noteworthy stands out. You’ll get the generic swings, strikes, thuds of balls hitting the fairway, standard crowd reactions as well as limited commentary. The music is also limited, coming across almost as elevator music during menu selections. While nothing audibly is particularly bad, it is nothing more than average in execution.
Fortunately, players aren’t going to buy Real World Golf for the way it looks. Underneath the mask is an amazingly deep experience that adapts the science of golfing to video game form unlike any other game has before. While the lack of online play is a definite bummer, the multiplayer modes are a surefire party hit as you and buddies heckle each other and laugh at those unfortunate bunker balls.
While the game may seem like a novelty, it would be great to see the series continue on for a number of years. The foundation has been set for an excellent departure of the “been-there, done-that” feel of video game golf. Real World Golf brings players true golf mechanics straight to their own clubhouse with no extra green fees required.
Real World Golf is rated "E" for Everybody by the This game can also be found on: Xbox.