Oh it's gonna go in! Oh it is too! That is wonderful! This is the latest VR golf club
grip from AMVR for your Quest 2 that promises to increase your immersion
when playing golfing games and also improve your gameplay whilst you're at it.
Well, does it live up to the hype? Well what better way to review this
than also to review Walkabout Mini Golf. One of the best selling
games on the Quest platform. So when you first start up the game you are gonna
see this as your main menu. Now all of your main courses are across here. Now you can see there are
eight courses across the top. When you first start only those are available, and those are the easy
modes, or the normal modes. When you finish each of these it also opens up eight hard modes,
which are also night modes, underneath.
Pretty much the same course except all the obstacles have
changed. So same course but a lot more difficult. Also on the right hand side you'll be able to
see all these downloadable content. So these are additional golf courses that you can download.
Each one of these only costs $3 to download and essentially you get two courses for the same
price. I definitely recommend checking out the Jim Henson's Labyrinth one which they've
just released. If you've seen the movie, lots of in-movie references in that
game and it's definitely worth playing. You can play each golf hole on its own or you
can do multiplayer. You can do a quick match which will sync you up with anybody online
to have a little one-on-one gaming session. Or you can set up a private game where up to
eight players can all play in a game together.
As well as all those holes you can also
customize your avatar as well which is over here. Now on top of it just being a golfing
game there's a couple of extras here as well. See all these balls that I've got
in front of me? Now you collect these in the golfing game. So on every easy mode across the
top here there are hidden balls on every hole. Lots of collectibles to go and check from. And you
can choose whichever ball you want to play with.
On top of that you can also get customized
golf clubs as well. So on the hard settings you can do a “fox hunt” where you have
to go and follow a whole set of clues and by the end of it, if you’ve solved all
the clues, you will go and find a hidden golf club. So I've got a couple here. I'll go
through and show you how some of that works too. Now I am just using the controller
here. I'm not using the golf grip yet. So we're just going to see how the
game plays just using the controller. Now you just use a trigger and that
takes you to where your ball is. In a sea of shoot-‘em-ups
and zombies and rhythm games, this really is a welcome change.
Chill out by the sea and play golf. So you get the idea. It's nice.
If you do play with someone else online, generally, it's just you taking
turns with the other person. But it's…it just plays well. Plays a lot better than I play! It just plays really naturally. Unfortunately naturally I kind of suck at it! I found a hidden ball! So for all my bad shooting, or bad putting,
it's actually helped me find a ball! So more the same and different…oh come on
there was no reason for that to go up there! OK, maybe not quite so hard. Let's get that in. There you go. Nice and easy. All right let's get this
hole-in-one. Come on you can do this… oh come on! That would have been awesome. Yeah but a hole-in-one would have been good. Oh! Ball! Where's the ball gone? See, got to keep your eyes open! You actually seem to spend, once
you know where the balls are, once you know that you need to go and
hide or find balls, you find yourself trying to find the balls more than
you do actually playing the game.
In you go. Go on! Go on… GO ON! That's awesome! There you go. On video.
Hole-in-one! That is awesome. It does feel as good as that you get
a hole in one in proper mini putt. Love this game. It's great see we're still five under. So
we still did really well. So here you go. Here's the map. Here's all the holes you
can go and go back and have a look at them. If you wanted to. Other than that there's
a goal. So the ticks are every lost ball we found. So obviously there's lots that
we didn't find but you get the idea. So now if we go back to the main menu.
If you want to go into the harder holes then you can go and do the fox hunt where
you can try and find all the clues to go and unlock these special clubs that are
Here's all the balls that we found out on the course coming in to
join my collection of balls. Sorry, that was really juvenile. 😀 There you go. Lots and lots and lots of balls
to choose from. Where's me yellow? I do like the yellow. So now if you go on to the harder
ones and you want to go and do a fox hunt. Now if you point at that arrow
and hold down with the joystick… These are your clues. So it now starts to show
you where the next clue is going to be. So again, you're looking for the sword as you go around
the course under this statue thing here. Or, what you can do is you can go into the
god mode, so you need to go and press the ‘A’ button on your right controller,
if you're using your right controller.
Now you can see the map. So now if you can
see anything that looks like the statue that I'm looking at here. which. That looks exactly
like the statue that we're looking at here. So if I press down on the joystick. Sorry, up
on the joystick. I can navigate over there and here's the statue we're looking for, and
there's the next sword. So that now gives us the next clue to where the next sword is going to be.
Now you keep doing that through the whole course, obviously while playing golf.
It is really easy to
lose track of the fact that you are playing golf because you become obsessed with finding all the
clues here. So now we're looking for an archway. Hmm. Go back to the map and see if there's
anywhere that looks like the archway. Oh is it that? That looks about right. There you go. So hole number four. Up with
a joystick. Let go. There's your sword. Right, so now we've got to
find the sword in the stone… Huh, there's a pun! So there we have it that is Walkabout Mini Golf!
It's really fun to play. Really easy to play with the controller. Now let's see if the golf grip
actually makes any difference to your gameplay. So connecting your controller to the golf grip
is actually pretty easy. Doesn't really need any special attachments or special tools.
the controller and take the lanyard that's here and you have to thread that through the hole
that's in the bottom of the top of the golf grip here. Let me just go and do that. So that
just goes through like this. Once that's through, put your controller in. Loop the bottom of this
strap around this hook. So once you've then got that you can push this up and then twist and then
it wraps the wrist strap around the grip itself. So now you've got the controller, it's really
firmly locked in place, and that's it. That is it assembled. It will actually work with both
the left and the right controller so it doesn't matter whether you’re left or right handed you
can use either controller to put in the golf grip.
You can even adjust this. So this is the shortest
length that you can find. However, if you unscrew the base you can then push this all the
way out. You can push it all the way out to about 67 centimeters now. For that you've got something
now is definitely more resembling a golf club. To be honest though I honestly wouldn't use it this
far extended mainly because I tried and then I hit my wall, I hit my fireplace, it just swings way
too far out of any boundary setting I had. If your actual playing space is big enough then yes do it
because it does feel more like a golf club. But I would definitely recommend that for most people
you want it to be as short as you possibly can. That still allows you to get the feel
of a golf club but without the length. The handle itself is nice and strong as well.
The plastic, or the rubber, on the handle feels nice and strong.
Feels very durable as well
so I expect it to last for a while to come. So now let's go play this and see what
it's like to play in Walkabout Mini Golf. So I’ll play this first round and what you'll
find is because your stick is long and your control is now further away from your hand that
your putter in game is now really small because it adjusts depending upon where the controller is.
The controller is relative to the ground. Also the angle doesn't quite feel about right. There is an
easy way to fix this though. So in the settings, in that the angle is set 15 degrees by default.
If you have a golf grip like this you will need to adjust it to about 40 degrees for the
angle of the putt to feel more natural. So let's just go and try… Oh now it feels completely different now. The
weight of the controller feels a lot heavier so you have to find that you swing a lot harder to
get the same forcefulness of shot.
Now you have to press the trigger to go to the next hole as
well. So you can't just keep your hands here. You'll have to keep touching the controller to
go to the next hole. Which I actually don't mind. Doesn't really cause much of an issue for me.
That was too hard. That was so close. A little bit softer.
Oh that was too soft. Oh it's still going.
Well that was handy. Let's just go across the bridge. Now I will say that playing with it, it definitely
feels more like a golf club. You do feel like you're playing mini golf with a golf club
as opposed to just the controller. You feel like it will feel like you're just clasping your
hands like this. It doesn't feel like a club so this definitely helps with
the immersion of playing golf. Although not my ability of playing good golf. Oh I thought that was going to go in. See it's not helping my ability to play golf. Now I would actually blame that more
on me than I would on the accessory. I have played this for a while with
this accessory and there's definitely a learning curve from switching
from just the controller to this but I think you can get just as good with a controller as you can with
At least in mini golf. So I think I'm going to leave it at that.
You kind of get an idea of what it's like to play with just the putter,
with the controller. Oh that was good. Let me just stick around for
putting that because that was good. There you go. So this is playing with the golf grip.
You've seen me playing without it. Oh, can I just do this one? I do like
this one. See, this is the problem with this game because you just keep going.
Go. Go. Go. Go. Oh that was beautiful. You just want to keep playing one more. One more. Oh that was appalling. …and one more. That's just so satisfying to play. Get in there! So the scenery is lovely, and
this applies to all the levels. It is very simple graphics but that
really doesn't matter in a game like this. It's just really nice to play. Ricochet off the wood. Oh is it gonna? Go in! Oh it is too! That is wonderful! There is nothing more satisfying
than getting a hole in one. That was awesome.
So that's the course finished
so let me know in the comments down below how you think I did. Do you think I played better
with the VR golf club grip or better without it? I've actually enjoyed playing with it and I
also enjoy playing without it as well because, quite frankly, Walkabout Mini
Golf is a really good game. So should you buy them? Well, Walkabout Mini
Golf is an awesome game. In a sea of Battle Royales and rhythm games and zombies, it's just a
refreshing change. Plus you can play on your own, you can play with some mates, you
can team up with random people online and just have a good time. At only $15
it's pretty much a no-brainer purchase and really should be one of your must-have
game buyers for the Quest 2 platform.
The golf grip however I
think is a different story. Does it add to your immersive gameplay in game
and make you feel like you're holding a golf club? Yes, yes it does. Does it give you a competitive
advantage over whoever you're playing? Well, not really. Is it expensive? Absolutely! This is $80 and for something
that's quite a niche product I just think that's too expensive.
If it was about half the price then I might think about it. However, for $80 there
are just better things that you could buy with it. You could buy two or three new
games on the Quest platform to play. You could go and buy a new facial interface
and a new head strap for about the same price. Those two purchases are definitely far
more compulsory than this is. Now I have done reviews of a number of those on my
channel so be sure to go to my channel and check those reviews out
if you're interested in those. Get Walkabout Mini Golf
though. It is an awesome game. Thanks for watching. I hope you've enjoyed it.
consider subscribing if you're not. And as always… I'll see you in the next one!.