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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09

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GF Rating
8.2

3724 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

WHERE'S THE OLD MAN MODE

posted by Gsport (AGOURA HILLS, CA) Aug 29, 2008

Member since Oct 2003

1 out of 14 gamers (7%) found this review helpful

GREAT GAME
HAVEN'T PLAYED IN A FEW YEARS
SEEMS THE SAME, BUT BETTER IN MANY WAYS
STILL SEEMS LIKE IT'S DESIGNED FOR KIDS ONLY

IF YOU'RE STILL FRICKING CATERING TO PEOPLE
USING THE BUTTONS TO SWING...
WHERE'S THE OLD MAN MODE

MEANING:

I DON'T WANT TO UNLOCK ALL
THE COURSES I JUST WANT TO PLAY THEM

I DON'T WANT TO BUILD MY CUSTOM
GOLFER'S STATS I WANT TO PLAY
WELL FROM THE START OR AT LEAST 80%
I PLAYED THIS GAME ENOUGH YEARS WHY
DO I STILL NEED TO BUILD MY GOLFERS
STATS

WHY DOES MY GOLFER HAVE TO REACT
TO EVERY SHOT - I CAN HANDLE THE
REACTIONS ON MY OWN - I DON'T NEED
ANY HELP - ESPECIALLY B/C HIS REACTIONS
NEVER MATCH MINE - WHO WHINES THAT MUCH

YEAH IF YOU HIT A BUTTON FAST ENOUGH YOU
CAN SKIP THE REACTION - BUT I SHOULDN'T
HAVE TO WHY CAN'T THEY JUST BE TURNED OFF
IT'S REALLY ANNOYING MAKES ME NOT WANT TO
PLAY

I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR ALL THAT - I JUST
WANT SOME NICE QUIET PEACEFUL TIME ON
THE LINKS W/O ALL THE HASSLE OF GOING
OUT AND ACTUALLY PLAYING

YOU'RE SO CLOSE TO THE DREAM WHY CAN'T
YOU SEE IT EA - MAYBE YOU NEED SOME OLDER
GAME TESTERS - MAYBE ITS JUST ME BUT I HAVE
A LOT OF FRIENDS WHO ARE EX-JOCKS AND
NONE OF THEM PLAY YOUR SPORTS GAMES - SOME
OF THEM EVEN HAVE KIDS - STILL THEY DON'T
PLAY

I KNOW WHY - DO YOU? - AND IT'S NOT B/C
THEY'RE TOO BUSY

ALL OF THE THINGS I'M SUGGESTING WOULD
MAKE THE GAME MORE FUN FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T
WANT TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME WITH ALL THE
EXTRAS - BUT STILL WANT TO PLAY VIRTUAL
GOLF

YOU GOT THE BEST GAME IN TOWN WHY
NOT REACH A MARKET YOU HAVEN'T TOUCHED

WHEN I'M DONE PLAYING THE COURSES THAT
ARE ALREADY UNLOCKED I'M SENDING IT BACK
IF YOU COULD CHANGE JUST WHAT I MENTIONED
I'D BUY IT

PEACE

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

You get half a game for the full price

posted by TheSolly (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Mar 1, 2010

Member since May 2009

A pet peeve of mine is games that rely on unlockable content. As a casual gamer, I don't want to be forced to jump thru hoops just to access a game I have already paid for.
This game forces you to play a huge number of dull, repetitive minigames to unlock a single course. The minigames only come in a couple flavors so you will have to jump essentially the same hoops over and over, just to get one new course to play. Simply put, opening courses to play is a chore and only the hardcore golf fan is going to wade thru hours of boring nonsense just to get another course. Like me, most casual gamers will unlock a few courses and just accept playing those rather than bother getting the rest. With the new version of the game out, I still haven't unlocked all of 09. For that reason I won't even bother with the new version.
The graphics and gameplay are spectacular. This is by far the best golf series ever to represent the sport. You cannot take gameplay away from it. My only complaint is that half the game is locked away at the start and opening the rest is no fun.
The canned soundbites of the announcers will have you muting the game quickly.
The various types of games and challenges are plentiful, and give alot of replay value outside of the context of the main golfing game. Online play is superb. Finding a match is simple, easy, and fun. It's one of the few games I do play online. The pro series 'campaign' is overly easy I found with Woods himself often hitting 5 strait into a water trap.
If not for the fact that this game is under lock and key so badly unless you invest massive amounts of time in very un-fun minigames, I would have given it a ten.
But given that you are really forced to drag the game out to get courses is inexcusable to me. This is an artificial way to make the game seem 'bigger' than it really is.
And when I pay for a game, I do not want to be told I can only play part of it right away.
Lose the unlockables, developers!!!!!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great Game Great Online play!

posted by sean7787 (REIDSVILLE, NC) Aug 31, 2009

Member since Dec 2008

This game was great. It can be quite frustrating at times. The gameplay is excellent. The graphics could be better, but i would say they are as good as it can be without an HDTV.

I love the career mode. It is rather extensive and you can build up your player from the ground up. I also like the pro shop feature. What is frustrating though is all the challenges you have to do to unlock new clubs, shirt, shoes , courses etc

overall i would give this game an 8. maybe by 2010 or 2011 they will improve upon the graphics and not make the challenges so long and daunting.

Graphics 8.7
Gameplay 7.9
Replay Value 9.9
Online 9.1
Career mode 8.2

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