|Links Corner Course Database ID Number - 1556
|A fantasy golf course based on the movie TRON!!|
CLIPNOTES by Ben Bateson (ousgg)
Please remember that Clipnote reviews are the opinion of one person and do not constitute an 'Official' Links Corner review of the course.
Imaginary, concept course.
Every now and then a course comes along that sets a new benchmark.
Tron most certainly isn't a new step towards photo-realism, nor a
breakthrough in research. But it is an amazing, convincing recreation of the
Tron film (allegedly set inside a computer), and a whole new dimension in
golf design and gameplay. The course is 100% customised, greens have
become Target Areas, bunkers are Static Traps, water is Coolant and
Turbo Pads have rock-like attributes which launch your ball all over the
shop. Elevations are sometimes gimmicky but used to good effect when the course might have been all right angles. Hole design, as
befits the surrounds, is original, continually changing and challenging. Stunning stuff.
Tron certainly gains marks for novelty value, and the textures work extremely well. There are quite a few blocked views, and the
course is very dark on the whole, which counts against it. It's hard of course to compare such a novel look to standard courses, but
only a cynic would say that it looks ugly.
I understand that there are individuals who just cannot stomach this sort of course, and good luck to them. For the rest of us, this
course is a riot. With 100% playable landscape (aside from the coolant) and an entire new set of golfing challenges, there's a lot of fun
to be had. The course is only let down by the occasionally unplayable lie and occasional unclearness as to the exact path to be taken.
It'll take quite a few rounds to get things right at Tron. It's a completely different sort of challenge, and you'll do well to break par.
Landing on the wrong terrain or elevation might result in an impossible challenge, which borders on the unfair, though, and it would be
nice to have an escape route from this that doesn't involve backtracking.
A 100% customised course cannot be sniffed at and, again, it's difficult to make much of a comparison. The course at the time of
writing is still in Beta phase, and I would hope that some of the inflexibilities can be ironed out. Otherwise, you have to give credit
simply in terms of imagination and style.
||A round of golf completely unlike any other. Certainly worth a hack through, even
for the Imaginary Course cynics.
|This course is available as a FREE download.
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