Golf Club: Wasteland Review
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As the earth descended into climate crisis chaos, the ultra-rich move to Tesla City on Mars, and only come back to earth for rounds of golf. You play Charlie who, after ferrying the rich to Mars, decides to come back for one last game. Through diary entries, music and radio interviews, you begin to understand the impact of the change on those who survived; their longings and regrets, and through the scenery and locations, you begin to get a clearer picture of the annihilation of humanity on earth.
Against this backdrop, the golfing is a satisfyingly simple and controllable affair. You decide the angle and power of your shot and aim to get the ball in the hole in as few shots as possible. You play in abandoned museums, on rooftops, cruise ships, and more.
It's a unique and haunting experience that avoids the finger-wagging and blame usually accompanying conversations about the environment. Instead, we sit with the sad loneliness of the situation and the deep desire to return home even if that comes with the ultimate cost. It deals with these themes in a nuanced, introspective, and subtle way that is sure to provoke thought and conversation in those who play it.
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Skill RatingThis game is enjoyed by 11-14 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.
While much of the text is high contrast, a lot of it is also very small. Because the game is played on a 2d plane it is very easy to tell where the hole is and how to get to it on a given level. While the game can be played without sound given all the audio (which isn't essential to the gameplay) has subtitles, the sound does greatly enrich the experience.
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