PGA Tour 2k21 Catch-all. FORE!

Has anyone picked this up? I’m thinking about buying it. Haven’t played a golf game in quite a few years and I’m itching for one. It received decent reviews, but the criticism is it’s bare bones and kind of difficult.

So anyone have any thoughts?

I'm a huge fan of golf games. I don't see how it would be possible to make a better golf game than Everybody's Golf (used to be Hot Shots Golf). Maybe in a wonderful dream world the Sony guys will make a game with 20 real courses someday. The Everbody's Golf gameplay and course design is just so tight and very much like playing real golf.

Back to 2K21. I haven't played it, but it doesn't look like a good golf game in the videos I've watched. It looks like a game that looks enough like golf to get people to buy it without bringing the golf experience.

It's developed from the Golf Club dev, right?

garion333 wrote:

It's developed from the Golf Club dev, right?

Yes. I never played any of the golf club games tho

IUMogg wrote:
garion333 wrote:

It's developed from the Golf Club dev, right?

Yes. I never played any of the golf club games tho

They are competent golf games that don't have a ton of well-developed stuff outside of that. They did ship with course making tools, though, which was cool.

The course maker looks top notch. I think I'm going to have to give this a try in the near future just based on that.

I have started playing. Practice practice practice. Getting straight shots is not easy, but gets easier the more I play.

I actually double dipped, and have this on PC and XB1.

It's substantially better than the previous games. 2K got involved on the last game, but it was still pretty much HB's game, with some 2K styling in the menus.

This feels like a very nice upgrade from the last game. Still prefer the feel of EA Golf, but I finally feel comfortable with what they are doing here.

It also finally looks great. Was never a fan of The Golf Club games. It's probably not fair, but ever since Links 386, golf is one of the games where the graphics matter as much as the gameplay. For everything Rory PGAT lacked, and it was a lot, I still loved the way it looked and felt, except that there was also a sense of isolation.

I was happy enough with the game on Xbox to grab it for PC, where I think I might play more than on the coach. Golf feels like a PC game, in a lot of ways. Of course, this is my first PC golf game since PGA Championship 2000. Those guys are the ones that took over the Tiger Wood series and introduced using the sticks instead of buttons to play.

Kush15 wrote:

I have started playing. Practice practice practice. Getting straight shots is not easy, but gets easier the more I play.

One thing that helped, especially in the short game, was slowing down my backswing. This really helps in putting.

Jayhawker wrote:
Kush15 wrote:

I have started playing. Practice practice practice. Getting straight shots is not easy, but gets easier the more I play.

One thing that helped, especially in the short game, was slowing down my backswing. This really helps in putting.

Yeah, putting you can crawl to the mark before swinging forward. You don’t have to pull all the way back to get a good putt. Finally shot a -5, but still looking for bogey free round. So important to get GIR.

Kush15 wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:
Kush15 wrote:

I have started playing. Practice practice practice. Getting straight shots is not easy, but gets easier the more I play.

One thing that helped, especially in the short game, was slowing down my backswing. This really helps in putting.

Yeah, putting you can crawl to the mark before swinging forward. You don’t have to pull all the way back to get a good putt. Finally shot a -5, but still looking for bogey free round. So important to get GIR.

So I signed up to play in a society with some guys from another forum. So, they don't use that marker. There is a %, but it is a static number. So if I set my shot up, and I need to hit it 38%, you just have to get a feel for how far back and how fast forward. I didn't realize this, and it made for a hilariously bad round.

Got no problem with that as a way to play, but I'm gonna have to practice a lot more before I am playing in tournaments with real people. I'm still in the stage of figuring out what kind of difficulty I really want, and what will become the standard for casual groups. Then I will just target my solo gameplay at that level of difficulty to practice and get up to speed to play.

I mean, I was +11 after three holes. I don't mind finishing in last place in every league or tourney. But I think I ought to be at least somewhat competitive. But I'm guessing if I can spend time in training and get that down.