posted by LakinisAssassin (KAYSVILLE, 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.
posted by prototype888 (NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV) Apr 20, 2013
Member since Sep 2011
gamers (60%) 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.