gamers (79%) found this review helpful
I was SO VERY excited about this game. I had enjoyed all the Wii sports games but found the golf game to (hopefully) be a very shallow example of what was to come. A friend and I rushed to the store immediately upon finding out TW07 was available. After anxiously tearing off the packaging and strapping on Wii remotes we couldn't wait any longer for what would be one of the greatest video game experiences of all time. The next two hours consisted of both of us working together to figure out exactly how to hold the remote and swing it for best results. After much bad language, tantrums, discussion of returning the game, and taking breaks out of frustration, we came to the conclusion that it was a virtual coin toss. Sure, after dedicating more time my friend was able to use a some-what consistent swing, but thinking back over the years of slowly climbing to the top with my create-a-character in games that are sometimes determined by a single stroke I really don't think that a some-what consistent swing is going to cut it. As frustrating as this game was playing against my friend who was facing the same challenges, I can only imagine how infuriating it would be when trying to play the computer for advancement. I understand that the game works much better one-handed, but that's not really golf is it? I turned the game off angry that night and have not played it since.
This game is beyond terrible. I have never been great Tiger Woods game fan, but atleast this games predecessors have been playable. The controls on this game were just terrible. To swing the club, you swing the remote, simple enough eh? Wrong. Sure if you swing the remote, the club swings but it doesn't always match up very well. Sometimes you have to swing backwards, sometimes you have to swing forwards, sometimes you have to keep fighting it for it to move. Don't even mention putting, which is nearly impossible as it stands. You can't just simply tap the ball, you have to make a full swing and if you aren't careful (which is very hard to be in this game) you will send the ball soaring past the cup. Do yourself a favor and the free wii golf that came with the system. It may lack depth, but atleast it's playable and fun.
posted by spidasteve (FORESTVILLE, CA) Mar 31, 2007
Member since Oct 2005
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
I rented this game thinking tiger woods '07 on wii would be dope. but as always the first year of any sports game, no matter what console it comes out on, is bound to lack features. Take madden '06 on the 360 for example, '06 lacked while '07 was much better. So my suggestion is wait until tiger woods '08 comes out this August, should be worth the wait for improvements, especially in the swinging motion accuracy which seems to be giving everyone, including myself the most trouble.