By far one of the best games to play when it's just you. You practice and it shows as the game progresses. It's all up to you and you control the pace of the game. Take your time, or hurry to your next shot. If you enjoy competing with others, go for Madden or something along those lines, but by yourself, the links are the way to go. Holler
TW09 brings all of the best elements of previous installments back with added flare, and improved graphics. The basic game play mechanic of swinging the club by carefully timing your left thumb on the anolog stick is still there. Its more forgiving than before, and thankfully for those who never mastered this function there is also a visual aid that shows in real time what your tendencies are. The overall difficulty of this iteration is a bit easy, but you can bump that up any time you like.
The only thing I hated about this version is the real time coach, and his arbitrary punishments affecting your attributes. I finished a course in record setting fashion, insane drives, par 5s in 2, eagles, and whatnot, but still was penalized on my accuracy for some unknown reason? That is just dumb. I miss being able to push my abilities through challenges.
The courses are beautiful. Best so far! But once again EA sports rears it ugly greedy head by releasing a game with additional content available same day for a few more bucks. Come on you soulless chumps. Its just rude to release a game and then make you pay for content available at press for more $$.
Overall though, greed, and stupid coaching mechanic aside TW09 is amazing fun, and a great challenge (if you play tour mode).
In my opinion the best golf game out there. Once you get the hang out what your doing it becomes pretty easy, except for putting sometimes. The only thing i didnt like about the game was that that changed how you progress your Skills. I liked the 08 skills feature better. And the Pro Shop is freakin expensive, but once you win a big one you wont have to worry about that anymore. If your competitive and enjoy sports you should try this game out. 7 out of 10 from yours truley. thanks