Not quite a hole in one, but a birdie will do fine
posted by TuxBobble (EDISON, NJ) Apr 6, 2007
Member since Dec 2006
Tiger's at it again in the Wii version of his golf game. The Wiimote seems ideal for a golf game, and it delivers well, but not perfectly.
Swinging the Wiimote is not perfect, and at first you will tend to slice the ball frequently, or wind up with an underpowered shot.
The inconsistent swinging will fade away as you grow accustomed to the Wiimote controls, but at first you may find it a bit frustrating. Once you get past that, however, you will find a very rewarding game.
One Ball mode is very interesting, and provide an extra challenge in which you must directly outplay your opponent strategically.
Aside from the lack of internet play, which is painfully absent from this version of Tiger Woods Golf, the game is a good example of the Wiimote's capabilities and functions.
If you play golf in real life, you may be disappointed slightly by the imperfections of the swing mechanics, but most of the people I know who golf seem to get good results with their swing in this Wii version of Tiger Woods Golf.
If you enjoyed Wii Sports Golf, but thought that it lacked depth then this game is for you. The controls on TW 2007 are still a bit awkward and EA Sports does have some bugs to work out, but once you get use to the quirks the game is very playable.
This game comes close to mimicking a golf swing. The woods and irons work well, putting will have you pulling out your hair in no time. Hmmm, that does kind of sound like my real life golf play. The biggest flaw that I found is that if I take a normal backstroke the game has a tendency to misfire. If I cut my backstroke to 1/2 or 3/4 of normal I am able to get consistently good shots.
I expect that EA will work out many of the bugs for TW 2008, so if you are patient enough wait until the end of August. If you can't wait, TW 2007 is good filler until the release of TW 2008.