It’s been a couple of weeks since Koch Media/Deep Silver released the game on disc into the PAL regions (Europe, Australia and South Africa). This now means with Maximum Games releasing to North and South America we’re out on disc in the shops of all the major places we wanted to be. It’s quite the achievement.
When we conceived the idea of The Golf Club it was only ever meant to be a downloadable product. So for an indie studio to have managed to get noticed by publishers and get their help to get the build onto the shelves has been great.
Not only does it open us up to a different audience, away from the gamers and into the Walmart, Curry’s, etc consumers, it gets us a bit of their expertise of getting the game into reviewer’s hands. Over the last few weeks we’ve had a number of positive reviews which I thought I’d highlight.
PS4 Home said “this really does feel like an interactive and social event”
• 8/10 – http://www.ps4home.com/the-golf-club-collectors-edition-review/
Xbox Hub said “a sexier looking, better playing club all the same”
• 4/5 – http://www.thexboxhub.com/the-golf-club-collectors-edition-review/
Gamer Headlines said “top of your purchase list if you are a golf enthusiast”
• 7/10 – http://www.gamerheadlines.com/reviews/the-golf-club-collectors-edition/
24-7 Gamer said “A Great Golf Sim Finally Has Arrived For Serious Golf Fans”
• 8.5/10 – http://www.24-7gamer.com/golf-club-review-swings-action/
It’s Much More said “nice, simple, doesn’t confuse you, and keeps you wanting to play more.”
• 8/10 – http://www.itsmuchmore.com/review/the-golf-club
Game Style said “a cracking golf game”
• 8/10 – http://gamestyle.com/review/the-golf-club-collectors-edition-review/
Digitally Downloaded said “you will likely find a great deal to enjoy about this new release”
• 4/5 – http://www.digitallydownloaded.net/2015/04/review-golf-club-collectors-edition.html
The Sixth Axis said “Gameplay is solid and enjoyable”
• 7/10 – http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2015/09/14/the-golf-club-collectors-edition-review/
Playstation Lifestyle said “Hundreds of courses to play on”
• 7/10 – http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2015/05/18/the-golf-club-collectors-edition-ps4-review-psls/#/slide/1
Game Reactor said “Utfordrende, ekte golf. Ingen kan “kjøpe seg god”. Spillet er nærmest fritt for lastetider.” – I think that’s good
• 8/10 – http://www.gamereactor.no/anmeldelser/354173/The+Golf+Club/
Reading these comments and the generally positive feedback we’ve received on the forums over the last year is great for the team. Thanks for the support guys, together we’re making a great game.