I’m still not sure why Gusto Games selected John Daly as the cover-man for the PS3 Move compatible ProStroke Golf, but the game is worthy of your consideration depending on your taste and budget. JD ProStroke will run you a discounted price of $30 while EA’s mega popular Tiger Woods 11 costs $60 (at the time of this article). It’s a value purchase at half the price of the best game, and you certainly get half the features for half the cost. However, don’t let the marketing get to you, if you’re on a budget, or don’t care about features and just want to golf with the Move, then John daly ProStroke should be on your consideration list. If you are looking for the best Move Golf game out right now, then keep looking and go grab Tiger 11.
John Daly ProStroke certainly functions just fine, but lacks any graphical pizazz.. The free game demo I played from Playstation Store is not without some nasty little flaws. The main annoyance is selecting menu options with a mega-hyper-sensitive Move interface. Perhaps there’s another way, but wow, even selecting an option was a very difficult game in itself. The cursor shakes like crazy and will rocket around with the slightest movement. It is “need-a-patch-soon” bad, yuck. Perhaps there’s another way to navigate, but I shouldn’t have to read the manual to select menu options. Wow, it was SEN-Si-Tive, and therefore I had a bad first impression. Menu selection aside, I wasn’t a huge fan of the aiming system either.
Basically, you point the amazingly sensitive Move cursor starting dead-center on the PS3 Eye and just slightly squeeze the trigger button to gently move your aim. Of course, if you apply too much pressure then, your target will fly off and you’ll have to start over aiming again. This got annoying most in putting where every inch matters, arrrgh. Tiger has a much better and more user friendly aiming system that requires more significant movement to slightly and accurately adjust your aim. However, over time, I think you will likely be adjust to the sensitivity of aiming and selecting on JD ProStroke, but it certainly was an annoyance right off the bat.
Another thing you don’t get with a non-EA Golf video game is the EASports website which you can save highlights and view career stats and more online. In particular, I love the EA Gameface feature, which is my real-life picture I use for all my EA characters images by downloading from EASports when applicable. However, once again, if you don’t care about gamefaces and Birdie highlights, then John Daly’s $30 “Tiger Light” version will suit you fine. Both games can be played with a single Move, or the 6 axis controller
The best way to show you is with our HD Video Demo of PS3 Daly Golf including Gameplay Overlay
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