gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I actually purchased this game because I enjoy picking up and playing a round of golf from time to time as a diversion. I have no regrets on the purchase. Gameplay is smooth. Like many recent sports games I would say the game is easy to play but difficult to master, at least for me. My largest complaint is the weather. Why is it raining 80% of the time? Not only that, but why are we playing in rain in thefirst place? Shouldnt the round be postponed or something? I mean, its an interesting challenge, but that wears off pretty quickly. Especially since the rain makes the ball travel less far, thus hurting your power score at the end of the round. However, that being said, it is my main complaint. I do like that they have made a large number of courses available to purchase online, yet I have to woner about the price. Basically if you buy 6 additional courses you just paid for another tiger woods game. Kind of pricey if you ask me. Overall enjoyable, and challenging if set to the correct level. AI does shoot ridiculously good scores even in the worst of weather, but I just look at that as a challenge to overcome. Since I see people online shooting -24 I figure if I practice that I should be able to do the same, so I will keep working on it and not complain and blame the game!
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
so without skipping a beat, EA has popped out another Tiger Woods. now there has not been a whole lot of inovation in this game since about 07 or 08, but for what it's worth, how much can you do with golf? on top of that, they really have this game right where they want it. the swing stick is as accurate as ever. the putting, which suprise! has changed again, is acctually more realistic then anything they have done before. and the animations from character to spectator are excellent.
so the more i played i said, why did i get this its the same. even the stat system with little to offer Hank Haney is the same. or is it? the more i played i figured out how much more realistic this game is.
first off, the old tiger woods games, you could go all out on every hole hitting the ball like happy gilmore and going for the green on par 5's. with the stat system in place, if you go big, you have to know you can do it. it keeps you in check for a more realistic experience. the weather system changes the way you play, as the crazy wind and rain forces you to play safe and tests your short game and putting skill to its limit. again, more realistic.
so has this game evolved over the years? absolutly. it is more like a true PGA event every time you go out there. which all this has been done very quietly. now this is going to upset some people that wanna hit the ball like a rhino on steroids, but thats not the way the game is played. all in all, if you want a true golf experience, this is the best you can get without hitting the links yourself.
ok, so tiger woods golf has been out for a lot of years. people complain how not much has changed, but at the end of the day, it's a sports game. the sport of golf has not changed, so neither will the game. i like the new features the creators put in every year. they tweaked the putting, and i like the partnership with the weather channel so you get the actual weather at the time. i mean really, whats the problem? it's a great game. i hope the people that feel that it's the "same old tired game" feel that way about madden football, the nhl series, or any other sports game. this game is a winner in my book.