Everybody’s Golf 5 Demo Impressions

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When I picked up my PlayStation 3 in Spring of 2007, one of the first demos I tried for the content starved Sony console was the Japanese demo of Minna No Golf 5. Also known as Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds for North America, this easily accessible, cutsey anime styled golf game was, for me, one of the surprise highlights for the console at the time. (It was also the first golf game I had played since Kirby’s Dreamcourse for the Super Nintendo.) It wasn’t revolutionary, nor mind blowing visually, but it was a ton of bite sized fun — I was looking forward to its release.The game was released in Japan on July 26th, 2007 and with no North American release in sight, my interest in this game waned considerably.

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