posted by steelcity2739 (PITTSBURGH, PA) Mar 27, 2012
Member since Nov 2011
The Good: Similar to last years game with some great improvements. They added a more realistic swing system. It is easier to change your swining options as far as what type of shot you would like to hit, easier to customize it. There are a few new game modes including the "Tiger Legacy Challenge" where you relive Tigers earlier career, and "Skills Challenges" where you can complete challenges to earn EA points for your golfer. Graphics are good as they usually are, not fuzzy like 2011 version. It is also Kinect enabled which is fun.
The Bad: Golfers faces are kind of messed up in the sens of they are not detailed as they should be with the right technology. It's hard to create a gameface for your golfer.
The Kinect technology for the game is a bit off, but I am sure there will be an update to make corrections soon I hope. Still have to buy an online pass to play online without purchase, and the same goes for extra courses as in 2012 version.
Overall: I give it an 8 because the Kinect isin't as good as I thought it would be at least to start, and the gamefaces being off a bit is a little annoying. Also, the same old EA we want your money even though our game is $60 as well.
posted by burntice61 (APPLE VALLEY, CA) Mar 26, 2012
Member since Apr 2010
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Tiger Woods games have always been the best golfing game, but when games like Outlaw Golf or John Daly Prostroke Golf come to the scene, they never deliver on the controls or the feel of playing golf. This year Tiger 13 brings back 2 of my favorite things in the series: the Tiger Challenge and David Feherty. The Tiger challenge is back and better than ever, with even more insane shots from the man himself. Now since David's departure as an ingame announcer, the new announcers...well...sucked. So im really glad they brought him back. Now, here's my verdict:
-Graphics, Every year EA seems to up the ante on the how great the courses look and this year is no exception.
-Announcers, David Feherty, nuff said.
-Depth, From your golfers journey to the Masters, to the MASS of game modes, to the Tiger Challenge, to online play. You get what you payed for.
-New stuff, I actually like the new badge system, they give you boosts during a round and you rank them up for doing certain tasks like hitting the long ball, or getting Greens In Regulation.
-The new swing system, I really miss the old 3 click system of the PC Tiger Woods games, now its a fancy swing arc around your golfer that is really tough to see at times and will punish you if you don't practice swing EVERY TIME. Its even worse while putting. BUT if you practice it and get used to it, you look like a pro.
-Player Models, While the courses look amazing, some of the golfers, don't. I mean im really surprised EA didn't use Photo Game Face or a high tech facial scanner, because Tiger and Co. look terrible.
-Online Pass, As with any recent EA game, you need one. Sorry folks.
Overall, Its a great game, online (so far) is tolerable, ill have to wait till more people get it. Its a BUY, especially if you plan to play it ALOT.
Also, I did not try the Kinect features as i do not have one, but i've heard its pretty good.
Great game. Haven't tried with Kinect but will. Graphics get better and better. Crowds look great and so does the golfer. Best of all the Tiger Woods Legacy is Awesome!. Tiger was such a cute kid and it is great playing him while in his younger years, GREAT!