Pangya Fantasy Golf PSP

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Sure, it can overload the senses with cuteness but in the end it will win you over with its enchanting style and satisfying gameplay.
  2. If you love the Hot Shots Golf PSP titles, and are itching for something similar, I can definitely recommend Pangya: Fantasy Golf. While being a little more casual feeling, it still has quite a lot of depth and variety, a lengthy single player campaign, and a ton of content to unlock.
  3. The golf and courses are challenging enough to keep things interesting, and the variety and abundance of equipment and collectibles added additional incentive to the part of me that likes hoarding new and shiny things.
  4. 80
    Despite Pangya: Fantasy Golf's technical shortcomings, it's still really fun and has a lot of replay value. You could spend 15 to 20 hours playing through the Story mode alone, followed by tons of challenges to complete and tournaments to join.
  5. This colorful golf game offers so much great single-player content that it'll be weeks before you notice the lack of any online functionality.
  6. Pangya: Fantasy Golf takes approachable, easy-to-play golf action and stacks on a ton of game play and even more unlockable content.
  7. Adapted from Korea’s casual golf MMO and cult classic PangYa: Fantasy Golf for the PSP entwines a fantasy story and RPG elements, with an abundance of unlockables and collectibles, and a variety characters, modes, tournaments and challenges. From there, the rest is up to you but if you’ve been looking for another HotShots Golf, then there’s little doubt that you will have fun as you try to become the next PangYa Master.
  8. Even though Pangya is not the most unique title gameplay-wise, it is still enjoyable.
  9. An obsession-inducing item collecting and character customization element mixed with a moderately entertaining fantasy story gives Fantasy Golf some solid legs to stand on.
  10. Pangya: Fantasy Golf is like a sunny, breezy afternoon, a perfect day for golf, just without the applause of a crowd.
  11. Pangya: Fantasy Golf is a decent golf title on the system, and it's nice to have something else to play other than Hot Shots.
  12. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    70
    Pangya should provide golf fans (and RPG fans mildly interested in golf) dozens of hours of entertainment with its several modes, gentle learning curve, and unlockable content. [Aug 2009, p.73]
  13. Neat presentation and solid controls mean you'll have golfing fun with PANGYA: Fantasy Golf, but its lack of online play is a surprise.
  14. Pangya may not be as technologically robust as its competition, but it definitely makes up for it in personality. Golf is rarely this weird, but we loved every minute of it.
  15. It’s far too repetitive and laborious for a game with such a light, user-friendly tone.

Awards & Rankings

#22 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2009
#25 Most Shared PSP Game of 2009
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jan 19, 2017
    10
    If you want a solid golf game, with some refreshing ideas that actually work with the game or if you liked "Everybody's Golf" and want moreIf you want a solid golf game, with some refreshing ideas that actually work with the game or if you liked "Everybody's Golf" and want more games like that, Pangya might be for you. That being said, "Pangya" goes several steps higher than "Everybody's Golf", so it's truly "Fantasy Golf". I can't speak for everyone, but don't be afraid of the cuteness and colors. Such things can be annoying, but somehow the whole concept is pretty relaxing and fun. And if you love to unlock and buy a lot of items, Pangya got you covered. This game is a "happy place" type game, motivational and without getting pampered. Full Review »
  2. Jan 30, 2015
    2
    I love golf games, but this one is just awful. Hearing PANGYA every time you make a shot is really annoying. Story is sh*t and characters areI love golf games, but this one is just awful. Hearing PANGYA every time you make a shot is really annoying. Story is sh*t and characters are nothing but disappoint. Gameplay is fine but after everybody's golf dosen't feel right. I was making shots accidentally while trying to skip animation and that pissed me off. Full Review »
  3. Jul 7, 2014
    10
    I find Pangya simply the best of them all other Gold games. First of all, the system of Pangya is easy-to-learn and neat. The animations areI find Pangya simply the best of them all other Gold games. First of all, the system of Pangya is easy-to-learn and neat. The animations are simply great, the dialogs between some characters are funny, especially those between Uncle Bob and Lolo. It could have been better if they updated the game... but it still rocks! Full Review »