John Daly’s ProStroke Golf (Move)
You should play John Daly’s ProStroke Golf with Playstation Move – it’s been built from the ground up with the motion controller in mind and it shows. This plays one of the closest approximations to golf we’ve yet seen in a game, with intuitive, natural use of Move and… well, you have to put effort in to hit the ball hard. Which is fun.
Take away Move and what are we left with? A game that offers some competition to the Tiger Woods series, but only in that there are elements different between the two games and because… well, it exists.
Without the novelty usefulness of Move, the faults with the game become more apparent – poor quality graphics, commentary that doesn’t match up to the action, the chore of having to face off against Daly to unlock single-player tournaments, Daly’s voiceover work being subpar (that’s being kind) and the general feeling of inaccuracy with the pad controls, thanks to a lack of real feedback on your shots.
Move is integrated well, so a few plus points for that. But without the impressive controls we’re left with a rather empty experience. It lacks the personality we would’ve hoped for from a game based on Daly and generally plays a very standard – if not more in-depth than what we’re used to – game of golf.