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.
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.
I have played tiger woods games for many years now and if you want the best tiger experience go back to year 12. The putting feels good in the game but lacks most everywhere else. Plays out of the rough and sand just seem way easier than they used too. You dont have to judge as many percents and whatnot to judge where your ball is going to go, the game does it for you. Also less action when placed on a hillside. Seems like they dulled down most of the factors to make it easier on the people thrashing their arms around. If your a controller tiger woods play dont go past tiger 12.