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TheChewyWaffles
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(02-15-2012, 11:59 PM)
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So where's the asynchronous online in this thing? I hate the lobby system in these games and the fact that I have to wait 50 seconds for the next round even though everyone is done with the hole.
TheChewyWaffles
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(02-16-2012, 12:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by hort22

On top of that does it keep track of stats for different courses and all that?

Also long tee mirror courses in again?

Yes to your question and the question you quoted. It retains much the same info that open tee 1 and 2 did. It auto saves eagles and above.
krae_man
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(02-16-2012, 12:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by BigNastyCurve

So where's the asynchronous online in this thing? I hate the lobby system in these games and the fact that I have to wait 50 seconds for the next round even though everyone is done with the hole.

The dailies are the asynchronous component.
TheChewyWaffles
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(02-16-2012, 12:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by krae_man

The dailies are the asynchronous component.

Damn that sucks - not at all asynchronous. That's just a single player component with a revolving leaderboard.
krae_man
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(02-16-2012, 12:45 AM)
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Got the #1 score in the second daily. -6 on Kagurayama Country Club back 9.

Is there a way to see how people on your friends list did on these? Or is that not in effect yet till the 22nd?
prwxv3
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(02-16-2012, 12:59 AM)
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Not sure if slowpoke but Invitational
Big Papa Husker
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(02-16-2012, 01:08 AM)
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Is it just me or is the starting caddy "Marta" sound like Ana Gasteyer's Celine Dion when she says certain things...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jANxIS0g4I

LOL
krae_man
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(02-16-2012, 01:12 AM)
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Man all the online tournments are friendlies and nobody is online right now. Oh well, guess I'll play the single player.
TripOpt55
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(02-16-2012, 01:16 AM)
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I am leaning towards getting this as my third game for the Target deal next week. Haven't bought one since Fore on PS2, but have always enjoyed the demos. I think I will be jumping back in.
Costcosaurus
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(02-16-2012, 01:19 AM)
I remember the PSP one used to piss me off every time I played it. Hopefully there's an easier learning curve on this one. If I had a Vita, this is probably one of the first games I would get.
nicoga3000
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(02-16-2012, 01:45 AM)
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About to finish the second set of challenges. Apparently there's crown challenges too. Wow.
krae_man
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(02-16-2012, 01:47 AM)
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Man the slow motion on puts that might lip out is just evil.
nicoga3000
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(02-16-2012, 03:09 AM)
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And Vita battery is dead, haha. Hot Shots ate my battery. So far, putting is keeping me from advancing. I could shoot -14 or so ez if it weren't for my terrible putting. I shot like a -6 on the Maple course with God knows how many missed birdie putts...
depward
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(02-16-2012, 03:11 AM)
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I buckled. Grabbing this with a Vita next week. My PSN or whatever is depward.

I'll send some invites to folks then.

Can't wait to play the crap out of this!
hort22
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(02-16-2012, 03:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by krae_man

Man the slow motion on puts that might lip out is just evil.

What is slow motion?
krae_man
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(02-16-2012, 04:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by hort22

What is slow motion?

On some puts that might lip out the camera zooms in on the hole and slows down time adding to the drama:lol
frequency
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(02-16-2012, 04:22 AM)
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I saw someone in a lobby that was like "Anyone NEOGAF?"
But then s/he left. :(
I was so excited.
nicoga3000
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(02-16-2012, 04:26 AM)
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How does lobby multiplayer work?
Gaspode_T
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(02-16-2012, 04:26 AM)
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I can't wait to see the reactions when people get to Silver courses (unless the game has been nerfed for Western audience)

Huge amount of grinding is necessarily to unlock everything, sometimes they have "30% off days" so maybe save up points for those days.
frequency
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(02-16-2012, 04:27 AM)
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You just sit in a room with a bunch of other people and you can chat and hop around and stuff.
At any time, you can go to the tournament menu and it lists all tournaments that you can join.
Woo-Fu
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(02-16-2012, 04:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Costcosaurus

Hopefully there's an easier learning curve on this one.

What learning curve? One of the easiest pick up and play series there is.
alterno69
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(02-16-2012, 04:28 AM)
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How many courses are in this game? I remember getting bored of the same few courses on the first PSP version years ago, i need variety in the courses.
nicoga3000
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(02-16-2012, 04:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gaspode_T

I can't wait to see the reactions when people get to Silver courses (unless the game has been nerfed for Western audience)

Huge amount of grinding is necessarily to unlock everything, sometimes they have "30% off days" so maybe save up points for those days.

???
JakkuFurosu
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(02-16-2012, 04:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gaspode_T

I can't wait to see the reactions when people get to Silver courses (unless the game has been nerfed for Western audience)

Huge amount of grinding is necessarily to unlock everything, sometimes they have "30% off days" so maybe save up points for those days.

yeah im not far in and was already thinking theres going to be grinding involved. Just what i want in a GOLF game.
Gaspode_T
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(02-16-2012, 04:35 AM)
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I wouldn't say the game is easy at all, it's quite mind numbingly hard on later courses. You have to get a sense of where to hit and how hard to hit that comes from practice and builds up your intuition (unless you do some sort of math to figure it out). Some golf games seem more like "if you hit it where the little flag marker is on the power dial, the ball will go in the hole", this is not like that at all...you have to consider wind, the type of club, the type of surface, how you hit the ball (super impact, triangle or X, spin or no spin)

I saw lots of my friends in Japan tweeting that they were having a hard time once you start getting to later courses but maybe that's "par for the course" for this series (please don't throw tomatoes)
nicoga3000
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(02-16-2012, 05:23 AM)
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In practice mode...I'm trying to figure something out. What difference does using X, Triangle, or O during impact? Also, what reward do you get for loyalty level 1? I never read it when I level a new character...blah
Callibretto
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(02-16-2012, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Woo-Fu

What learning curve? One of the easiest pick up and play series there is.

Your skill in hsg games rely a lot on how good you are with timing your shot. If you have difficulty with that, well nothing you can do even if you're expert in analyzing course, wind etc
Callibretto
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(02-16-2012, 05:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by nicoga3000

In practice mode...I'm trying to figure something out. What difference does using X, Triangle, or O during impact? Also, what reward do you get for loyalty level 1? I never read it when I level a new character...blah

X lower the power a bit, triangle ups the range, and circle stays the same, these shot adjustment is only available afte your first loyalty level. When you first play it you cant adjust power during impact.
JohnnyPhatsaqs
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(02-16-2012, 05:39 AM)
Can you not just play one on one privates matches online? I'm not seeing it.
DaveTheSnake
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(02-16-2012, 05:41 AM)
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I am ready for this!

Gaf name: DavetheSnake, PSN Name: DavetheSnake
Evolved1
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(02-16-2012, 05:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Callibretto

X lower the power a bit, triangle ups the range, and circle stays the same, these shot adjustment is only available afte your first loyalty level. When you first play it you cant adjust power during impact.

I have been playing Hot Shots Golf for over ten years and did not know this... omg it all makes sense now. Why I often come up short near the greens and have been overcompensating forever.

L.O.L.
Xathos
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(02-16-2012, 05:45 AM)
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gaf: Xathos PSN: Zyantos
TheExodu5
(02-16-2012, 05:48 AM)
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I'm very disappointed this game isn't native res. It doesn't really look very good as a result. Oh well.
frequency
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(02-16-2012, 06:10 AM)
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I think this game becomes quite hard.

It's easy at first, but when they start throwing strong winds, weather, weird structures in the middle of the course, crazy slopes, etc, it becomes difficult.

I was doing really well at first, but like hit a wall where it just... nothing ever went where I wanted it to go. I'd spend forever throwing grass to try to see how hard the wind is blowing and all that, but still, it's like those bunkers and water are magnets or something!

And putting is really hard in later courses. After some practice, I often get to near the hole and have a chance at a birdie. But it's like... I just can't get the putting down.
My timing is pretty good. I don't get that many bunnies or turtles. But the way things slope and the wind and everything still throws me off my target.

Also, it doesn't do very well at teaching you. If I never played Pangya, I would never know what the point of curving or backspin or any of that is.
And I'm not sure what the percentages at the bottom right are.

The cutesy style and approachability of the first few leagues is deceptive.

This is a hard game. But I still like it.
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nicoga3000
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(02-16-2012, 06:19 AM)
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Yeah, I'm working in the pro challenges right now. The wind and stupid slopes are wrecking me, haha.
Duffyside
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(02-16-2012, 06:20 AM)
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^ Yeah, I only ever played the Hot Shots demo (but I played it for like 40 hours), in wait of a version with trophies. This game seems much harder. Even the timing is on shots is more narrow.

But man, I love this game just as much as I thought I would. One thing that did bother me about Hot Shots was the music, but in this game I got to the second course and my complaint now is that they stop that awesome music when putting or finishing a hole. So relaxing!

This game is really addictive; played it at home for five times longer than I wanted to at this point. And it will be so perfect on the go. I can play 18 holes over a course of a day, one hole at a time when the moment comes.
Marcellus Wallace
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(02-16-2012, 06:22 AM)
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Entered the online pass, nothing happened. Now the code is invalid and I cant get online. wtf
archnemesis
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(02-16-2012, 07:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by alterno69

How many courses are in this game? I remember getting bored of the same few courses on the first PSP version years ago, i need variety in the courses.

There are six full courses in the game. I have no idea if they're varied or not.

Originally Posted by Marcellus Wallace

Entered the online pass, nothing happened. Now the code is invalid and I cant get online. wtf

Try contacting customer support. The can probably see which account the code is tied to.
Revolutionary
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(02-16-2012, 07:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Marcellus Wallace

Entered the online pass, nothing happened. Now the code is invalid and I cant get online. wtf

Check your download list in the Store, see if you can manually download the unlock key and then boot the game up again to install it.
Marcellus Wallace
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(02-16-2012, 07:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Revolutionary

Check your download list in the Store, see if you can manually download the unlock key and then boot the game up again to install it.

Thanks guys for the tips, but I guess it works all of a sudden. Just took an hour or so. Weird.
Gaspode_T
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(02-16-2012, 07:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheExodu5

I'm very disappointed this game isn't native res. It doesn't really look very good as a result. Oh well.

I don't know, I think it looks fine...crystal clear and the course with the boats in the water...mmm...

Pro tip: When you see a building, stay the hell away from it...you can easily get stuck in some pretty weird places like under a ledge of a temple
legbone
(02-16-2012, 07:43 AM)
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is there a wind sock or something you can buy so you can find out the mph of the wind? if i remember right, in past games they would tell you the wind speed after you took your first shot. using the grass works but i'm used to calculating my shots based upon the wind speed and elevation. kind of more guesswork now.
Gaspode_T
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(02-16-2012, 07:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by legbone

is there a wind sock or something you can buy so you can find out the mph of the wind? if i remember right, in past games they would tell you the wind speed after you took your first shot. using the grass works but i'm used to calculating my shots based upon the wind speed and elevation. kind of more guesswork now.

Usually it's easy to tell if there is strong wind or not just by watching the trees and grass blowing without doing anything, I didn't know you can toss grass and I've played the game for like 20 hours...
legbone
(02-16-2012, 07:48 AM)
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yeah, it's down on the dpad. hmm, guess i will have to relearn the game a little.
Marcellus Wallace
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(02-16-2012, 07:49 AM)
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Yeah, I'm tyring to play each hole way too fast. I need to chill.
JohnnyPhatsaqs
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(02-16-2012, 03:01 PM)

Originally Posted by JohnnyPhatsaqs

Can you not just play one on one privates matches online? I'm not seeing it.

Anyone?
Glorious Ownage
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(02-16-2012, 03:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by JohnnyPhatsaqs

Can you not just play one on one privates matches online? I'm not seeing it.

Does anyone know the answer to this?

Also can you play private games asychronously? If so, how?
JohnnyPhatsaqs
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(02-16-2012, 03:05 PM)
Seriously. This is the main reason I bought the game. I will be very disappointed if you can't.

It would actually be an absurd omission.
nicoga3000
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(02-16-2012, 03:14 PM)
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I'm going to try and see what I can figure out regarding multiplayer over lunch today. I really really really hope we can play lobbies or whatever. There was the option for an 8-player tourney or something. May look into that...

Also, There are only 6 distinct courses I think, but I'm pretty sure you can unlock mirror versions of said courses. One of the challenges has you playing the course on mirror, so who knows.
mrklaw
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(02-16-2012, 03:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by legbone

is there a wind sock or something you can buy so you can find out the mph of the wind? if i remember right, in past games they would tell you the wind speed after you took your first shot. using the grass works but i'm used to calculating my shots based upon the wind speed and elevation. kind of more guesswork now.

there is an arrow showing wind direction, that animates to show you approximate windspeed.

But why does it have a ?m below it? I thought in previous games if you drop enough grass, it'd fill in the speed under the arrow, but it doesn't seem to on vita.

I'm pretty sure the game is supposed to have game rooms with custom games, but it might need to wait for a patch.
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