Great game, full of cheaters!!!!
Giving 10 stars to the graphic designers for excellent landscape designs! Giving -8 stars to the gaming designers, as they’ve created a system that allows untalented players to cheat and be far superior to those who actually enjoyed the game and it’s skill design, thus taking the fun out of a game that has the potential of being as close to reality as possible.
I started playing and was very excited to advancing my trophy counts throughout the first course levels and resultant skills very fast. I leveled up very high and took pride in achieving over 1700 trophies. Only to be leveled down at a very fast rate to 1100. Couldn’t win a game to save my life. This happened by having to play very high level players all the time. Not only were they superior level players, but I noticed I continually had to start each game at very high wind ratios and opposing wind directions, while my high level opponents saw decreased wind ratios and favorable wind directions, allowing for easy driver/iron placements and playoff wins.
I also noticed that these high trophy level players never played as many games as I have, yet had a technique where they lined up shots perfect, then moved the target to the right or left according to wind direction, pulled the ball back to exact center, released it perfectly, and always made THE most accurate shots ever, which made no sense, and they did so consistently.
When you see them set it up, it looks like there’s no way it would even be close, but they hit the most accurate shots ever.
So I Googled why these different things would be happening and discovered there’s “cheating techniques” to hitting the ball perfectly every time, and “cheating techniques” to get free gems and coins.
What a ripoff, after I spent good money to work my way up, of which I enjoyed, until I made it to 1700 trophies and still have to consistently play players way better than my level and dropped to 1100. I never seemed to play anybody with lower levels or trophy counts than myself, even when I dropped back down to games/courses 1,2, or 3.
We should only be set to play players at the same level or very close to it. Once I reached 1700, I’ve only seen players with colors way above me and several banners under their trophy count.
I also don’t like how the game is only setup for Facebook users as well. Really? Can’t set it up so we can put our own pic in and be able to name our selves? Very discriminating.
Definitely not worth the fun I was having at the beginning, or the money I had spent, rather money I got screwed out of.
Summary: RIP-OFF GAMING!!!
Would love to get my money back, but I’m sure the developers see past the cheaters and above morality of those who would like to play the game seriously, without cheat techniques.
I wish I would have read the reviews before I purchased everything!!!!!
Jan 16th update: Since writing my review, it’s gotten worse! Always playing first. Players always way higher levels. My wind is always in the range of 10-13 when I drive the ball, and my opponents wind always drop to the range of 4-6. Same thing when I have to go to a playoff, after we end the hole in a tie.
Don’t even get me started on golf tournaments. My competitors have such high trophy counts I didn’t even think were possible. And the “cheat technique” is at its best!!!! Don’t have a fair chance to play yet alone win a round.
I think I would really love to play a round of 18 holes by myself, with no competition, just playing an 18 hole round of golf. Or even just 9 holes. I also would like to see the tournament run that way. Why do I have to play one on one for tournament play?
Jan 20th update.....wow....review still up. Shocking! Game still corrupt. Amazing how these players that have barely played any holes score highest in the tournament and regular play. Mastered the “cheating techniques” early on, young grasshoppers. How proud they must be to master these “cheating techniques” instead of actually developing skills. Modern ways of the Millenials! From a group brought to learn there are no winners, they sure do learn how to cheat to win, instead of actually winning respectively.
Come on developers! Can’t prevent this “cheating techniques”? Or do you do it to encourage the unaware to pay their way to improve the clubs, which do seem to take forever to upgrade a very small fraction of the way as you play.
Please, seriously take you Incredible graphics and game and make it so we have the option to just play our own round of golf. Sick of winning 2 matches out of 20, because they know how to cheat.
And since I’ve gotten no response as to why you allow this disturbing “cheating technique” to continue, I have to drop your rating to one star, not because I’m only going from 2 stars to 1 stars, but because I can’t rate it a zero!