According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Language
Parents should feel no trepidation about this title. While golf can be a frustrating game in the real world, the duffers in Hot Shots Golf 3 refrain from cursing, drinking, or smoking. One character will bend his club in half after playing a bad hole, but thats about as harsh as it gets.
Gamers who enjoy sports titles will undoubtedly enjoy Hot Shots Golf 3. While the presentation might be cartoonish, the golf physics are surprisingly good and add realism to the game. The simple interface allows for those unfamiliar with the sport to pick up the controller and start playing well in the first few holes. The learning curve here is low, so the game is more accessible than Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2002. The sheer number of items to unlock, courses to play, and the national tournament mode all add a great deal of replay to the title. Simply put, Hot Shots Golf 3 is a game worth owning.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers have little to be worried about since there's not all that much spoken dialogue in the game. What is spoken is almost never essential anyway.
A film critic by trade, specializing in Euro-horror, cult exploitation, and Asian action cinema, Mike has written reviews for a diverse group of print and online publications. He covers horror news, movies, books, and games at TheHorrorGeek.com and Horrorsquad.com and spent two seasons as The Horror Geek on Comedy Central's pop-culture game show, Beat the Geeks.
Mike's childhood was spent playing videogames any time he got a chance. His parents had a Pong console and his grandmother had an Atari 2600, where Mike cultivated his skills by playing hour upon hour of games like Space Invaders, Berserk, and Asteroids. From those early experiences Mike learned one thing: he loved games.
In 1999, Mike became a staff reviewer at Cinescape Magazine's website where he spent a year learning the craft of game criticism. After internal changes led to Mike leaving Cinescape in late 2000, he joined up with RPGFan in 2001 and spent several years writing reviews for them. Happy, but looking for an opportunity to expound on a wider variety of titles, Mike joined GameCritics.com and hopes to help Chi, Dale, and the rest of the GC staff bring a higher level of respect to the field of game criticism.