posted by tumbleweed1972 (MONTICELLO, AR) Jun 23, 2014
Member since Jun 2014
i was a little disapointed in this game. i am a big tigerwoods fan to way back when the tigerwoods game first came out in 1999, it was the best. this game seam to leave out a lot of the things i like most about tigerwoods, like the commentary, they took that out of this game. the graphis was great, i like the classicial music that was much better then some of the rap music that was in priveious tigerwoods games. in all it was ok but i still like the masters 2012 better.
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!!!!
posted by LakinisAssassin (CLEARFIELD, UT) Dec 27, 2013
Member since May 2013
I have always been a fan of the Tiger Woods series. Even in the years that felt stripped down or simply rehashed versions of prior years (which accounts for many of them), I was swinging away.
This year the Legends of the Majors provides a fun walk through history. The older games even have a grainy presentation to make it feel like you are watching old film.
The swing has been tweeked slightly. Good improvements like the accuracy being based more on the timing and rhythm of your shot rather than hitting a straight line (which is still important nonetheless). It's minor, but it adds more of a natural golf feeling, seeing as how real shots in the Scots game is the same.
Country Clubs are beefed way up this year. There is competition to be had here. And even within your own club there is a sense of friendly competition. During rounds you'll see your stats compared to those of the best of the best in your own club. It provides a little extra incentive without forcing your to go head to head.
Online tournaments are easy to set up and/or join. You even get to see "ghosts" of other golfers shots all around you on the course. Giving you the true feeling that others are a part of it. It seems gimmicky at first, but it keeps it feeling fresh.
Female golfers are more prominent this time around. Lots of LPGA stars are in the game, and that's a good thing. Women play golf too! And it's always seemed odd that the LPGA wasn't a bigger part of the game.
Unfortunately the list of improvements over last year mostly ends there. It doesn't seem enough to justify owning your own copy if you have TW13. But as a rental, and if you are a fan of the series, I highly recommend it. It will keep you occupied for some time and provide a nice dose of entertainment. I had fun swinging away.