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Golfing Over It with Alva Majo Review

Official Score

Overall - 30%

30%

Golfing Over It with Alva Majo is not a fun game. This is the type of title that will make you break your controller (or maybe even your computer) in frustration, and there is no payoff to incentivize players from mastering it.

User Rating: 2.2 ( 2 votes)

Golf has never been as frustrating as it is in Majorariatto’s new title Golfing Over It with Alva Majo. The game may be self-aware, but Poe’s Law is in full effect here.

Golfing Over It with Alva Majo Review

Players will complete Golfing Over It with Alva Majo like they would any other golf game. There is a hole on the top of a floating island, and it’s up to the player to get their ball up there in the least amount of strokes possible. However, this isn’t your typical golf course – it’s a long way to the top, one that leads you through castles, solar systems, DNA strands, and blue haired horses.

The thing is, the controls here are described by the narrator as “weird, unresponsive, and hard to understand,” which we couldn’t have said better ourselves. Rather than use a windup meter or something more orthodox, players determine the angle of the shot that they want, and then can adjust the trajectory of the ball as it flies around. This leads to some awkward situations where the ball does not go where you want it to. The vertical-oriented stage layout means that one wrong move will have players losing massive amounts of progress, possibly even starting back to the beginning. It’s frustrating, and it feels like one big joke.

Stage hazards are laid out to make things as difficult as possible. Some may have you shooting the ball between two different sections, while another may have a slanted layout that will have your ball on the decline. The slapdash approach to its design was done without much thought, and feels like it was thrown together from stock images in Microsoft Paint.

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It’s not like the voice over talent will help you either. Degrading, annoying, and featuring a thick accent, it does not come across as funny. Some might see it as ironic, trendy, or some other buzzword, but it is not a welcome addition.

Those that do clear the game and sink their shot will then be judged by the amount of time spent and the number of hits. After that, there’s not much game to speak of. The speedrunning potential is there for the truly masochistic, but most gamers will be quick to uninstall this title after completing its sole objective.

Golfing Over It with Alva Majo is not a fun game. This is the type of title that will make you break your controller (or maybe even your computer) in frustration, and there is no payoff to incentivize players from mastering it.

This review of Golfing Over It with Alva Majo was done on the PC. The game was purchased digitally.
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