Vertiginous Golf – PC Game Review

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Golf PC Games are hard to find, this game takes it to a different weirder level… Read on…

 

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Story

Vertiginous Golf is a dystopian steam punk mini golf adventure game set in the skies above an alternate world where life on the ground is enveloped in permanent smog, constant darkness and never-ending rain. After suffering on the ground under a haze smog and pollution, the people of Scudburough have been split in half by a lottery, with the winners heading up into the clouds to live in a floating city called New Lun-Donne.

For those left below, they can get a temporary escape from the gloom through the Verti-Sphere, a device that allows them to rise virtually into the cloudy paradise to play mini golf on challenging obstacle courses floating in the sky. But something is amiss in this nation of two cities. Another voice is trying to break through the propaganda messages of peace and prosperity… the voice of an insurrection. In development for two years with 14 months of that in Steam Early Access, Vertiginous Golf is a game that defies expectations and has a scope that belies the relatively tiny development team. It includes close to 100 challenging holes across Story, Classic and Developer courses as well as local and online multiplayer, a fully-fledged course creator and extensive customisation options for the player’s avatar, clubs and their mechanical hummingbird companion.

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Features

Single Player Campaign: Chip and putt your way through beautiful golf courses floating far above the smog-covered streets below. Play through the unique story mode courses to uncover the mystery of the Verti-sphere. Enjoy 54 classic holes ranging from simple miniputt to mind-bending courses that will test even the most skilled golfers, as well a driving range and race challenges.

 

Local and Online Multiplayer: Enjoy a leisurely round in the sky with up to three friends. Race each other to the finish on the race tracks or fight over control of the holes in the unique battle golf arenas whilst using a variety of offensive weapons to disrupt your opponents.

 

Weird Courses Designed to cause Chaos: Take on these insane obstacle courses filled with hazards and contraptions. Look through its eyes to explore and unlock the secrets of the green. Use the jewel encrusted beetle to control your ball once it’s in motion and make good use of your limited rewind power to redeem yourself from a bad shot.

 

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Get Creative: Design your own fiendish courses in the map editor and share with the community. Tinker for hours with the look of your clubs, hummingbird and avatar in Frolich’s Emporium.

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Overall Thoughts

The story mode is not brilliant to follow, we played through it twice and could not really follow it. Through the single player campaign to progress checkpoints have to be met. At each checkpoint more story is revealed in audio format – It would of worked better in cutscenes.  Hats off for trying a story but it was not great.

Actual gameplay and the puzzling courses are top notch on the creative levels. We aimed to hit obstacles and missed but upon further playthroughs got through quickly.

Multiplayer aspects and Create a level editors we tried and we are still working out how to make the perfect “Dystopian” golf course.

 

3 out of 5

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