October 10, 2007

Sticky Wicket: - First there was just Stick Cricket, but now there is Stick Football (soccer), Stick Baseball and Stick Speedway (no really). There's also a forum where you can talk to a bunch of other sticks apparently. Link Dump for your favourite online sports games.

posted by JJ to gametime at 05:26 AM - 7 comments

How about a free, online Golf RPG? Start off as a stumbling hacker more damage to wildlife than to pins and improve over time into a professional with a lovely hat. They have a fishing game too, but I haven't tried that. Anyone else play Hattrick?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:25 AM on October 10, 2007

Just you and me then, JJ. There's also Ultimate Baseball Online, (UBO), in which you can make your own baseball player in any position you fancy and play in games where the other positions are also filled by other carbon units. I'm currently a fat, slow, left fielder. I can't hit a curveball and I can't catch, but other than that, I'm golden.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:27 AM on October 11, 2007

*L* That sounds like sporting retirement heaven... "Where is he now?" "He went to get fat and play left field. He can't hit a curveball and he can't catch, but other than that, he's still the Golden Bear." Is that golf game worth getting into? It seems like a lot of registration/download work for something that might prove disappointing. Is there a sample anywhere?

posted by JJ at 09:51 AM on October 11, 2007

No sample. I enjoy the golf a lot and I think it's worth downloading just to try it. The early level-ups take such little time that you can get to level six or seven quickly and each level-up gives you two skill points to put into the different stats, so you can have a personalised "toon" in a hurry. There's stuff you can buy for real money, but it doesn't really give you an advantage over the people who are cheap like me use the free gear. Getting to level 20, moving back to the Amateur tees and having some of the different clubs open up, (for in-game money), then makes it a different game again. At level 40 you can take the semi-pro test and then new courses are available - there's always something to aim for. The servers are pretty full, most of the time and the people on there are, for the most part, disturbingly nice. One of my friends got given a complete set of clubs by someone who'd bought the next set up, for example.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:49 AM on October 11, 2007

Golf: disturbingly nice. I might give it a go then - do you play on a mac or a PC? I just took delivery of a new MacBook - it's not going to kill it, is it?

posted by JJ at 10:57 AM on October 11, 2007

I play on a PC. It hasn't killed anything so far but a few afternoons.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:11 AM on October 11, 2007

Sounds like my kin of game - I've got afternoons to burn.

posted by JJ at 04:29 AM on October 12, 2007

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