- O-Games Designer Derek Hartin
has introduced John Dalys ProStroke Golf for the PS3 entertainment system today alongside a video trailer.
To quote: When I play a game there's one thing I hate more than anything else. It's worse than getting owned by some 14 year old kid who sputters profanities like he's on some kind of drunken phone-call rampage. Worse than someone spawn camping.
Even worse than someone button-bashing and still managing to beat you. Cheating.
Specifically, the game cheating. When I mess up, I know I've messed up. I don't get gratification from the computer fixing it for me. Imagine the AI in games always did that for you?
Every shot is a headshot, every time you throw the ball - touchdown, every time you shake the controller - knockout. Fun for five minutes and then, well, might as well just let the console get on with it because it's not you playing the game; it's the game playing itself.
John Daly's ProStroke Golf has been designed to avoid this. When you hit a shot it doesn't home-in on the hole. It doesn't magically alter its trajectory in midair because your golfer is just that good. When you hit a shot, YOU hit the shot: if you hit it right it goes where you...