Wish I could write a better review than this. But I can't. At the core is a good playing golf game, but EA strangles it to death with it's lazyness and greed. Both are on fine display in TW14. Same old glitches that have been around for years remain. That's not surprising and most of them can be worked around. But pathetic when a developer refuses to fix known glitches year after year.
Even worse when at the same time it's crystal clear they've spent many hours trying to figure out how to nickel and dime people. Day 1 DLC is everywhere and is expensive. Much of it courses that have been readily available in previous versions. If you enjoy online tournaments, you know you have to have all the DLC courses otherwise you're left out with nothing to play half the time. Just today, 2 days after release, well over half the Live tournaments were on DLC courses. Wasn't so bad last year when you could use in game coins to purchase the courses. But now it's either give EA even more cash, or just don't use the feature of the game that you've already spent money on.
Then there's the boost pins. Which if you play online you'll be forced to use unless you like getting destroyed. Calm the wind, shot previews, etc. You can still buy these with in game coins (shockingly) but they've lowered in game coin payouts by roughly 1/3 from last year while raising the cost of the pins. Which means they don't want you getting your pins by playing, they want you to continue to fork over $$$ to buy their silly coins so you can buy the even sillier boost pins.
Game could be a 8/9, but it's a 4. And that's generous. Games like this are why gamefly is so great.
posted by prototype888 (HENDERSON, NV) Apr 20, 2013
Member since Sep 2011
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
I mean if you want to get the most out of the game you know how EA games are your definitely going to have to get 800 Microsoft points or just buy the game. Main reason I wouldn't consider buying this game is you still have to purchase more courses. So basically yours still spending money. I forgot that spending 60bucks for a game today is not enough so if your willing to spend around 120 for everything well this is the one for you. Cool game play, graphics good other then that amount of money you will have to spend not a bad game.
Finally tiger has the feel and look its been lacking in recent years. The presentation is beautiful with the visuals of time of day being beautiful and accurate. Last year's Tiger seemed to be on the right track, but freezing issues, erased country clubs after lack of use, and fast putting strokes didn't give the game the feel it needed. Over 20 different swings to choose from. Every golfer has his or her own authentic swing style. This year the putting stroke is slower and feels consistent with real life. Freezing seems to be minimal if at all. And country club members have been raised to 100. Courses look amazing with 20 preloaded on the disc at the time of purchase. Augusta is portrayed perfectly! Connected tournaments as well as country club matches allow for simultaneous play eliminating the long process of waiting for others to line up their shot and swing. More courses for purchase as usual, but the EA money pit will always be in full swing...overall awesome game leaving golf lovers well satisfied!!!! Reasonable price on gamefly especially if your a long term member. $44.99 and it comes with the online pass worth $10!!!! Have fun and see you on the course!!!!