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‘Wii Sports Club: Golf’ initial thoughts

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Ah, golf on the Wii U.

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With no deal between Nintendo and EA, the heralded Tiger Woods golf games, which were easily some of the best titles on the Wii, won’t be on the Wii U anytime soon.

However, that doesn’t mean Nintendo doesn’t have a solution.

Simply put, the golf game in “Wii Sports Club” is probably the coolest and most realistic of the games available in the series to date and in spite of its stiff learning curve, can provide hours of fun.

The GamePad integration is easily the game’s biggest selling point. Unlike the other titles in the series that play remarkably like the older games they are based on, golf requires gamers to put the GamePad on the floor and use the Wiimote to swing at the ball at the GamePad screen. Simple and intuitive, your swing strength and posture are all measured on the GamePad screen.

As long as you don’t have a hefty cat, large dog or wild toddler that’ll stomp out your GamePad, the tablet integration is a welcomed plus to a game that used to be considered the worst game on “Wii Sports.”

That being said, the learning curve here is no joke. For that reason, many gamers won’t last more than a few rounds. Those who stick with it though and use the various mini-games, which stress different facets of the game such as driving, chipping and putting, will get the hang of things in time.

Bottom Line: GamePad integration, online play and fun mini-games make this the best golf game on the Wii U to date.

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