E3 Gameloft Hands-on: Let's Golf 3

Posted by Blake Grundman on June 15th, 2011

Golf is one of the genres of sport that transcends the fairways of Augusta National and transitions well to a digital gaming format.  For this very reason golf titles have become increasingly popular on the App Store.  Never one to miss out on an opportunity to bring another game to market, Gameloft happily showed off the newest installment in their popular Let's Golf franchise at this years E3.  148Apps were able to get exclusive hands on time with the upcoming game, but believe us when we say that if you have played one, you have played them all.

Short of receiving a yearly refresh to a sports series, something akin to yearly updates to Madden, you would think that it might be difficult to find enough improvements to a game to justify a yearly update.  Defying this apparent misconception, Let's Golf 3 is back for another round of Hot Shots Golf inspired trips to the links, with a much needed dash of originality thrown in for good measure.

As far as updates go, this title is primarily focused on tremendously augmenting the currently stagnating online gaming ecosystem within the franchise.  For example, now players can take part in matches with up to four people at one time via WiFi or Bluetooth.  Better yet, the team at Gameloft has responded to the cries of their fans and added in a "couch play" version of the multiplayer as well, that only requires the use of one iOS device. Going along the same line of game enhancements, players will now have the ability to create their own avatars, for use in the game.  You will even have the ability to level up your character's skills and attributes using coins that can be earned throughout gameplay.

For more details on Let's Golf 3, as well as more of the features to be revealed later this summer, be sure to keep an eye right here on 148Apps.


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