Monday, May 14, 2007

Gears Of War Golf - Gives A Whole New Meaning To The Term Bogey

Every gamer knows that Mario is more than just a plumber. Sure, his original adventures had him roaming around in pipes, but he quickly branched out into other fields such as soccer, baseball, go kart racing, and even melees. But he's not the only multi-talented video game hero out there. So not to be outdone, Marcus Fenix from Gears of War fame is branching out...into golf. Not football. Not jai alai. Golf.

At first glance, this one seems really screwed up. What the hell does a third person shooter have to do with golfing? But think about it - how does a warrior relax after a tough weekend of shooting badies in the head? He hits the back nine and gets him some at the nineteenth hole.

Now truth be told, this game probably won't be coming to a 360 near you, which is too bad since Rockstar Table Tennis could use some competition. According to this article, the game was created as a demo to prove to Korean devs that the Unreal engine could also be used for casual games (maybe this could be a Wii release). Golf is huge in Korea, so what better way to showcase the possibilities for them?

If this ended up being a real game, Marcus would be following precisely in Mario's footsteps, as he's starred in numerous golf games as well. And there could be a market for this title - I picture it as Outlaw Golf 2 with more guns and explosions, which isn't a bad thing. Maybe it's time someone injected a little action into golf, and I can't think of anyone better than Epic to do that. Just don't try to charge me 60 bucks for it.

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