Critic & User Reviews
posted by kbodin1 (LYNN, MA) Apr 2, 2012
Member since Jul 2006
7 out of 8 gamers (88%) found this review helpful
posted by nerdkilla (SAN JOSE, CA) Apr 10, 2012
Member since Aug 2005
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
The game offers hints while playing the game on how to control the move, but no real tutorial. I'm still not sure if I'm supposed to be standing perpendicular or parallel to the ps eye, but trust me, I've tried every way I can stand in front of this thing and no technique has worked any better than the previous one. Furthermore, a lot of the time the screen tells me I'm not in view of the camera no matter where I stand and how bright the lights are in the room, yet I can still take a shot.
Another frustrating thing is the inconsistency of the shooting mechanics. For example, off the tee my shots are usually registered as under swung, slow shots, but when my player is on the fringe of the green and I've set my shot up to be a little chip, I pull back the move controller just a little bit past my back foot and give a little tap to the ball, and it goes flying 130yds, over the flag, over the grandstands, and out of bounds. Now I don't know if Tiger Woods can do it, but from my experience I know a ball is not gonna fly 130yds when my club never swings above my waist. If I try to compensate and hit even lighter, which is completely unrealistic by the way, the shot goes 2ft in front of my player.
After several frustrating hours of trying to figure this out, I've come to the conclusion that this is not a fun move game. It takes longer to set up a shot in this game than it does to finish a hole on one of these courses in real life. Not fun. Not a good simulation. If you prefer playing with a regular controller, it's not bad. Just boring.
Tiger Woods PGA 13: overall pretty good
posted by Ncristella (MERIDIAN, ID) May 4, 2012
Member since May 2012
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
A 2 day trial pass is given for the game and it doesn't equal much. Players I've played with, who likely no little of golf, and just like madden are able to "master" the game into oblivion to a -23 under par on a 18 hole course. I'm ok at games and hit -16 under, but it doesn't justify purchasing an online pass at that point. Sounds like EA is trying to boost Xbox back into play. Why? I wonder, as it has negated its own industry to pursue what was easily known at the time as faulty and low hardware consideration.
Continuing, the game itself is rather accurate and playing on your own is more enjoyable then not. When beginning such aspects of the game can be considered annoying as equipment and attributes are far lower then the needed accuracy of courses such as the Masters, Wind and conditions are often times far to strenuous on a routine basis, and the typical day shows plus 20 mile hour winds. The Selection of courses is excellent and the feed back and gameplay is quite good , though they could make certain aspects more exciting at time the game is a quality 8.
posted by nickd54 (DANIA, FL) Mar 28, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
3 out of 13 gamers (23%) found this review helpful
Tired of paying for a shell of a game...
posted by SteelCity (CHESWICK, PA) Apr 8, 2012
Member since Mar 2010
2 out of 12 gamers (17%) found this review helpful
EA will not stop pushing the envelope on draining customers out of every penny unless consumers stop buying their games. EA is like democrats, they wont stop finding ways of taxing every penny possible till you vote them out.
Hit a hole in one
posted by trex6504 (HAZLE TOWNSHIP, PA) Jun 7, 2013
Member since Jan 2011
A good walk spoiled
posted by texasvaquero (DALLAS, TX) Mar 5, 2013
Member since Jun 2012
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
posted by irategames20 (BIRMINGHAM, AL) Dec 29, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
posted by jdavidtz (SAN DIEGO, CA) Oct 13, 2012
Member since Jan 2011
Good golf game with good/mediocre graphics.
If you like golf you will like this game, but it does get boring after some time.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
posted by Blazebuster7190 (AURORA, CO) Sep 19, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
Not that fun
posted by jeffeema (ALISO VIEJO, CA) Aug 26, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
Fun for a while
posted by Avenir408 (NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA) Aug 9, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
posted by joshboff (PALM COAST, FL) Aug 7, 2012
Member since Jun 2011
Always wantin extra money
posted by Reviewer3 (HANFORD, CA) May 20, 2012
Member since Jun 2009
There is a coin system in this game that you are rewarded with every time you play but you would have to play this game non-stop in order to get enough to get the locked courses for free. But, in classic EA fashion, you can always buy the other courses for $40.00 but even that won't get you all of them. WHY put a game out if you aren't gonna put all the courses intended to play in the career mode on the game? It's complete BS and exactly why I'm so fed up with EA. This game would deserve a 10, but with only 19 or so locked courses, it only gets an 8 in my book
A good game hampered by DLC and similarities
posted by spacedout33 (YUCAIPA, CA) Apr 7, 2012
Member since May 2011
As usual the character models are highly detailed and created characters still have the pleathora of customizable features to them. What is also nice is the application of the new swing mechanic, though hard to use at first once you get the hang of it it becomes useful in appling small teaks and changes to your swing to get just what you want. This is probably due to the recent applications of the Kinect and Move to swinging, which though I haven't used has been reviewed as being better than before. Multiplayer, though I haven't played I have heard is better than ever also.
However with these new applications TWPGA13 does have its problems. First and foremost being the new way in which the game has implemented DLC, you thought the last one was bad well this one has gotten worse. DLC instead of being avalable to buy and then play unlimited rounds of golf on the courses is not locked out until you pass the challenges that are presented at the courses. Though this is now avaliable through the acquiring of coins by normal gameplay the rate at which coins appear and the amount needed to buy a course, or in fact actually finish the course is very high, taking up to 12 hours just to beat the challenge to unlock 1 of the 16 avalable courses through DLC. Another problem is the new swing mechanic, though it is nice to use it is too easy on amateur and pro diffuculties while being too hard on the harder difficulties and thus definetly needs some polishing.
If you like TWPGA then of course get this next annual addition to a great series, however if you are unsure then it is probably best to just rent this game as the DLC format for TWPGA is still not the greatest and the implmentation of this new swing mechanic though nice still needs some fine polishing to prevent it from being too frustrating.