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A Little Golf Journey

Okidokico, Playtonic Friends
Oct 14, 2021 - Nintendo Switch, PC

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IGN Italy
8 / 10
Nintendo Life
6 / 10
7 / 10
Screen Rant
4.5 / 5
Pure Nintendo
6 / 10
4.3 / 5
9 / 10
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Critic Reviews for A Little Golf Journey

Golf is reduced to its rich essence here, but there's still room for plenty of secrets.

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A carefree and delicate adventure for what is certainly the most relaxing golf video game ever.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Replaying the levels only serves to exacerbate a nagging feeling that A Little Golf Journey is simply too repetitive. When you move from one set of levels to the next, the visual design changes, with some courses looking genuinely beautiful. This doesn’t change the fact, however, that the terrain simply lacks variety throughout. The game clearly strives to provide a relaxing experience, but in doing so, it struggles to give much incentive to keep playing.

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A Little Golf Journey cleverly mixes 3D platformer mecanics with a standard golf approach to deliver a relaxing yet challenging adventure, with many secrets to find. If only the camera was not so twisted.

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The most surprising part of the experience was becoming engrossed in a story that built without being noticed. The game opens with a letter that originally seems to just be a stand-in for the developer to welcome players to golf, but over time it transitions into something more personal and reflective. What was once a series of formal letters becomes something beautiful, a sincere back and forth between X and Y, the player and the writer. A Little Golf Journey is a game full of surprises and a gameplay loop that never gets old, and comes highly recommended.

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A Little Golf Journey oversells its "stunning" courses and struggles to stay fresh with a mostly safe approach, regardless of plot attempts. It's the sort of game that did enough to make me want to keep going for a few hours, but not enough to finish, let alone 100% it. Lacking diversity, both aesthetically and gameplay-wise, it pales when compared to many other Switch golf titles. But, even with a subpar camera, the secrets are quite a bit of fun. Assuredly not $19.99 fun, though. The content is there, but the enjoyment and polish aren't as much. Wishlist this one for a sale while you browse other relaxing games on the eShop, and wait for an improved follow-up.

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There are plenty of golf games and mini golf games on the market... A Little Golf Journey more or less combines both normal and mini golf and also adds some other quirks to stand out in the best possible way from a very large crowd.

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undefined.With 400 stars to earn, dozens of Blue Things to find, and countless secrets to discover, it turns out that A Little Golf Journey is actually much larger and content-full than its name would imply. I love having it to chill out with before bedtime as I need to wind down after multi-hour Metroid Dread sessions, and I think it might actually be my new favorite golf game on Switch, closely edging out Golf Story. I did encounter a few technical issues where my ball got stuck and I had to restart the hole, but this wasn't a frequent occurrence. If you're looking for a peaceful and zen-inducing golf experience, there might not be any better than A Little Golf Journey. I intend to relive this journey over and over as I shoot for the stars, and yeah, those little blue things, too.

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