If you've ever wondered what could happen to the golf video game genre when Tiger Woods hangs up his clubs, here's a possibility: John Daly's ProStroke Golf will be coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC this Fall.
In case you're not up on your golfers, Daly is a pro right out of Caddyshack. His career started in 1991, when he was unknown in the golf world, and parlayed an unlikely alternate spot on the tour into the PGA championship. He's known for his long-drive and his non Country Club style, a style that includes traveling in a decked out RV and volatile relationships with alcohol, gambling, ex-wives and cocktail waitresses. Daly was once arrested, drunk, outside a Hooters. As you can see by the photo, he wears awesome pants.
“John Daly’s Prostroke Golf is a great golf game that everyone can play and enjoy” said PGA legend John Daly. “For too long, the golfing genre has been dominated by one franchise, but with ProStroke Golf’s great game play, control and realism, that’s all about to change. I’ve had the time of my life gripping and ripping it on the PGA Tour, and now gamers everywhere can see what it’s like to step into the Lion’s Den and bomb it down the fairway!”
Umm... yeah. Okay, I'm pretty sure that John Daly's ProStroke Golf will be lame. It's being developed by O-Games, a "publisher of mainstream, lifestyle and sports videogames," and there's little indication of any of the John Daly style in the press release. But still, I have hope.
Were I developing this game, I would personify Daly's demons into actual demons, and force you to fight them before you golfed. You'd have to fight Alcoholocaust using only golf clubs and your wits, until you'd reach the final showdown: The Masters tournament, where'd you'd have to simultaneously golf and protect the prize money from your scheming ex-wives!