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Have You Played... Sensible Golf?

Bigger people, smaller balls

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

By the time I played Sensible Golf, I already had access to golf games which more closely resembled the pastime. That didn't stop me from loving its top-down simplicity, though, for many of the same reasons I loved the developer's other games.

Sensible Golf takes its cues from Sensible Software's other better known sports game, Sensible Soccer. Which is... sensible. In short: it's top down, the people are small (a little larger than in SWOS), and it's a cute distillation of what makes its inspiration fun. I enjoyed putting in Sensible Golf more than I ever did in a PGA Tour game, for example.

Still, it's not a classic like SWOS, and other people didn't enjoy it as much as I did. Sensible Golf was the beginning of the end of its developer: a low review score, poor sales, and the last game they released other than Sensible Train Spotting (which I also played and enjoyed, but which I will spare you a HYP about). My love affair with the world's best Amiga developer ended here.

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