Lets face it: golf could be more interesting. For too long, snobbish country-club members have dominated the sport, preventing the masses from enjoying the links without the proper clothes or money. That's where Pangya comes in. It doesn't just open up golf to the masses, it positively reimagines the entire activity. The result is a mashup of the beloved Scottish sport and quirky Japanese sensibilities.
- Light-hearted anime style.
- Controls are easy to pick up.
- Competitive player base.
- Many different game modes, from wagering to hotseat play.
The island of Pangya resides in it's own dimension and time. It's a land of magic where the sun always shines and fairies flit about. once, a mystical ball of energy came, and with it, evil. Yet, there's one bright spot in the lives of the Pangyians, and that's golf. Rather, it looks like golf, but in reality, is a heritage and way of life. That might be a bit more backstory than you'd expect in a golf game, but Pangya has a way of surprising you like that.
When you enter the world of Pangya, you'll first create your avatar. There are many different choices, all befitting the colorful anime style. As you play, you'll unlock new accessories which you can use to further customize your look.
Yes, the basic game of Pangya is golf, but there's a bit more to it than just that. It uses the simple two-click controls for swinging. It's easy enough to let everyone play, but you'll still have to pay attention to get anywhere with it. However, when it comes to selecting your club, you'll have a few nontraditional choices. While you can unlock normal clubs, you can also decide to go golfing with giant maces and hammers.
Don't let the light-hearted anime style fool you, Pangya can be a very serious game. The game demand precision and the competitive player base is always willing to give you a run for your money. If you're looking for a challenge, you can find it here.
There are many different ways to play in Pangya. First, there's Versus Mode, where you play against others and compete for the lowest score. Games can be a short as three holes or as long as eighteen. If you want more of a challenge, you can join a Tournament, where you'll have to beat 30 other players to make it to the top. If that's too pedestrian for you, there's always Battle Mode, where you can perform challenges like trying to get get the closest shot to the hole (without going in!), or betting on rounds. There's even Family Mode, which lets up to four players compete on the same account and computer.
OS: Windows XP
CPU: Pentium Celeron 500MHz
Hard Drive: 500MB
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 2
OS: Windows 7
CPU: Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz
Hard Drive: 800MB
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce FX5700