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Submitted by Patricia 1109d ago | article

Golf and godhood

"There is a God and He is in a golf game.

You won’t find Him at first, though. Much like the various religions that portray Him, His existence transcends human understanding. He is behind every drive, chip, and putt in the world of Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational. He directs everything around you – he is you. Or rather, you’re him. Except you’re not. Sure, to play a video game is to accept a position of power and be gratified at what you’re capable of, but we’re also meant to become the character we’re controlling. I’m not God, I’m Yuna: the cute golfer with a cheery disposition and lovely plaid skirt. I want to experience the world through her eyes. Unfortunately, Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational insists my range of actions is more important than Yuna’s, and for every action she’s capable of, I can do ten times more thanks to the Vita’s touchscreen. She can adjust the angle, impact, and direction of her stroke to place the ball exactly where she wants it with the face buttons, but God can grab and place her wherever He chooses. If I’m meant to inhabit Yuna and accurately direct her to hit the cleanest drive, just who is this invisible force moving her around against her will?" (Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational, PS Vita)

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