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Monday, August 19, 2002

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IMG Reviews Links Championship Edition
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IMG writer Eddie Park has written and posted a review of popular golf sim Links Championship Edition. This rather lengthy review covers everything you need to know, even the included course designer.

Here's a sneak peak of what's inside:

Wusses like me use the Easy Swing meter. This basically reduces the game to a point and click interface, making it easy for amateurs to place their shots well. When setting up a shot, players will typically use the aiming marker and the Top Cam in conjunction to determine where they want the ball to go. A yellow arrow will stretch from the golfer to the aiming maker, with the arrow only stretching up to a certain point to indicate the average maximum distance a club can hit. Clubs are also selected automatically, though players can always change club selection in any swing type if they so wish. Once the aiming marker is set, players can then address the meter, which is basically a stylized 3/4ths of a circle with a white line, known as the power mark, at the 12 o’clock position. Players then click and hold the mouse button, causing the meter to fill up, and let go depending on how much power they want to exert. Players who like to click can also just click the mouse button, then click again when they want to swing. The closer to the white line the meter is when the player lets go, the more accurate the shot will be in relation to the aiming maker. The possibility of a slice or hook is virtually nil here, making it easy for amateurs to place their shots.
Be sure to read the full review for more information and details. If you are interested in purchasing Links Championship Edition, you can order it off of the IMG Store. Subscribers to the MacGames CD can pay a special members only price of $42.95, while non-members can pick it up for $48.95.

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