posted by oceandream (SACRAMENTO, CA) Nov 27, 2010
Member since Nov 2010
This is a chill out game. By that I mean you can just chill and play the game, "no rush" is what I tell my Dad. If your trying to get someone who has never played a video game to play, this is the game for you. When I first tried to get my Dad to play some vids with me I assumed he would love Madden, because he loves football. I was wrong, the fast paced game play and numerous amount of buttons to remember was overwhelming for him as a new player. As well as with the majority of games out there at first try. (no diss on Madden) When I popped in Tiger and showed him how to hit the ball he was immediately interested. Ever since then he has gotten gradually better until now I am lucky to beat him every other game. We started on Tiger 2010 and now we have two PS3's that we play Tournaments on now almost every day on Tiger 2011. In review - Tiger Woods may not be doing so well in his own home life, but he did bring me and my Dad closer together at this house... Thanks Tiger, you da man!
posted by TheToad263 (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) Aug 19, 2011
Member since Mar 2011
The Tiger Woods series from EA is one of my favorite sports video game franchises,only second behind EA's juggernaut Madden.While there are some new features to the game such as the Ryder Cup, mostly it is the same game we golf fans have come to love and recognize as the best in golf video gaming with a few subtle changes and improvements.The largest change/improvement(depending on your opinion)is that the game has seemingly gotten considerably harder than its predecessors. Personally,I like it simply because while the previous Tiger Woods games flirted the line between golf simulation game and golf arcade game by allowing players to hit massive drives and sink extremely lengthy putts that are simply unrealistic in the real world,this newest installment takes a step or two in the golf simulation direction and makes putting considerably harder, and shortens the players range with most clubs.There is one rather large concern that I have for this game.The loading times are not only ridiculously frequent, but also terribly long.During a standard 18 hole round of golf,you begin the round by first loading the golf course for 30-45 seconds,then you begin at the first tee.After you finish the hole,you load another 30-45 seconds and end up on the second hole.Now,lets say that on the conservative side the loads are only 20 seconds on average. That means that during an 18 hole round you are spending a minimum of 6 minutes waiting to play due to loading. Now, lets say that an 18 hole round takes in total (including loading) about 50 minutes.That comes out to 12%. Of all of the time spent playing this game,about 12% of it will be anxiously and often annoyingly waiting to start the next hole. Now, lets say I play a total of 100 rounds of golf during the time I own this game, that would take about 84 hours.Of that 84 hours, over 10 of them would be waiting.This is still the best of golf games, just find a way to kill time when your waiting for the next hole to load. Perhaps a book
posted by 35yrgamer (CLIFTON SPRINGS, NY) Oct 13, 2010
Member since Aug 2006
Thats what I wanted to know, and no one seemed to be sharing an info. Long story short, it works great with move. Far better then when I tried to play TW on the Wii.
This is TW, its an EA game, most of what people are complaing here is spot on and true. However I don't care. I don't have a collection of TW games on my shelf. And I just wanted to play it with Move.
It isn't real golf, but it does mimic is pretty well. The swing feels fluid and smooth. And the golfers on screen do what you do. You can rotate and twist your controler in your hand, and your golfer will rotate and twist his club on the screen. I have a push on tee shots, I have a the same dang push in the game. Thanks alot EA! The putting is kind of rough. Hard to get a beed on how the greens play but I can live with that.
This would be a great game to play with multiplayers. I can see it being a lot of fun, after all your all playing on the same tough greens. Against just the AI, I can see it being a problem here and there.
Look, this is what Gamefly is for right? Renting. If you like golf, give this a shot if you have Move. I don't see how anyone is going to not like this game when holding the wand in their hand.