A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
This is the first time players have had the option to play a handheld Hot Shots Golf game online. However, voice chat isn't supported and players can only make comments by selecting them from a preset list, which reduces the likelihood of inappropriate online antics to nil and makes impossible the exchange of personal information.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some of the preset comments available in online games are mildly suggestive. Examples: "You're hot!" and, "Did you date my sister?"
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Nothing stronger than "wuss" and "suck."
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Products & Purchases
Part of Sony's prolific Hot Shots Golf franchise.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is the second of Sony's family-friendly Hot Shots Golf games to be released for the PlayStation Portable, and that, unlike the first, it supports online play. Common Sense Media doesn't recommend online play for pre-teens. However, the game doesn't offer voice chat and players can only make comments by selecting them from a preset list, which reduces the likelihood of inappropriate online antics to nil and makes impossible the exchange of personal information. That said, some of the preset comments are mean spirited and/or mildly suggestive, such as "Next freak in line, please," and "Can't keep my eyes off of you!"
Is It Any Good?
But don't let this golf simulator's short rounds and accessibility fool you; Open Tee 2, like its predecessors, is crammed with more than enough content to justify its $30 price tag. With 12 courses, 320 golfer items to unlock, and several modes -- including a fun little hole-in-one challenge -- there are dozens of hours' worth of play to be squeezed out of this family-friendly, handheld golf game. And the online mode ought not intimidate; with no voice chat and only a small selection of pre-set comments that players can use to communicate with one another, the only thing that other players can do to ruin you or your child's experience is quit the game, which will simply end the session.
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