The game will feature several modes that include a Story Mode featuring a unique path for each character. But while each story is stand-alone, the developers promised that they would intertwine with each other to give players a bigger picture of the overall story. You will also be able to play in various tournaments at multiple locations around the PANGYA Islands world. But, PANGYA: Fantasy Golf
will only allow you entry into tournaments if you go through the course's qualifying games to earn a license to play there, so you won't just be able to hop into any tournament right off the bat. The game's non-story single player mode will let you play through a course of 3, 6, 9 and 18 holes, and with the ability to have the game randomly choose which holes on the course to play, you won't find yourself stuck doing the same ones over and over again because you only have time for 3 holes. The ability to play a variable number of holes should really help since this game is on a portable system, and it seems to be a common issue on the PSP for developers to not consider the possibility that a player might only be have time for a few minutes of gameplay before they have to turn the system off.
PANGYA: Fantasy Golf seems to do a lot to appeal to both hardcore and casual golf-gamers. While it does eventually get to the level of most golf-sims, it builds players up slowly so that they get a gradual understanding of how to play the game. So for players out there who have been wanting something to ease themselves into the genre (as opposed to being tossed into the deep end with a Tiger Woods title), then you should definitely keep your eyes open for PANGYA: Fantasy Golf. Look for our full review of the game in a few weeks.