You would think that given Nintendo's ability to include a fun golf game for free, EA would be capable of creating an even more fun golf game for $50.
You'd be wrong. The game is spoiled by the controls. Just holding the control and not moving it - sometimes your golfer will wind up and swing. Putting is impossible. Driving is nearly so. Chipping is just about the only thing that feels natural, but even that is buggy.
Do yourself a favor and pass on this game, and do NOT, under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, try to win your older relatives on the Wii by having them play this. They will think it's a hunk of junk. Just stick with Wii Sports Golf for now, and hope that the next version of Tiger is playable.
We did not like this game at all. I have a hunch that if we were actually golfers, it may have been more fun but we were not able to control where the ball went at all. Played for about an hour and then sent it back.
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.