Other than the First-Person View and slightly better tuned motion-plus, it's almost the exact same game as last year's. And as great as that was, I just can't get into starting my career over from scratch hitting 220 yard drives. The freshness of the new mechanics wore off quickly for me.
For all of us who wanted to play like Tiger Woods used to play like in his prime, there have been a lot of golfing games over the past several years - including this franchise.
This installment has everything that you’d expect from a golfing game - a couple of dozen courses, the ability to play as a professional or an aspiring beginner (who you can modify in several different ways), and the ability to go online against friends.
But Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 has other features to round out the game.
First, there’s the Tru View camera, which gives a great first person perspective of every shot the player takes.
There are party games where you drive the cart, bat the ball with the club, hit targets, or play a golf version of H O R S E.
There is Frisbee Golf where you toss a Frisbee into specialized holes.
And there is Miniature Golf where you can test your Putt Putt-ing ability.
But how do the controls work? For the most part, they work very well and are very intuitive. I felt like I was really playing a round of golf.
The only trouble I had with these controls was when I had to make a less that full swing; far too often I would hit the ball too hard and the golf ball sailed way too far past the intended target.
Another problem I had was the My Career Mode. When they said I was playing as a beginner, they meant it - my guy was hitting the ball with far less force and accuracy than a pro, and to get him up to the pro status would take a lot of time and practice.
Despite those few flaws, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 gives everything that a golfer - or want to be golfer - will want. BUY IT.