Excerpt: If silver is the new black, and Blair is the new Thatcher, and Nintendo is the new Sega, then Tiger Woods 2006 must be... well, the new Tiger Woods 2005. In fact, you can probably scrap the "new" bit. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006 is another in EA's seemingly endless line of barrel-scraping yearly updates, and it's back this year with extra added cynicism and a shocking dearth of new features.
Summary: Tiger Woods goes beyond simply impressing on the course in one of the more addictive games this year.
Pros: Deep character customization that most RPGs could only dream of, Excellent models and motion capture, Incredible sense of satisfaction when making a powerful swing
Cons: Confusing menu navigation, Occasional bugs can kill an entire round of golf, Purchasing items for bonuses can be a guessing game, since nothing is explained at the Pro Shop, Wonky control schemes at crucial moments
Excerpt: Whatever professional problems Tiger Woods had over the past handful of years have seemingly dissipated, and with them goes any doubt that Woods is once again the premier golfer on the planet. Part of the "problem" with Tiger's game during his difficult times, according to the pundits, had been attributed to his new swing which, they said, fundamentally changed his approach and thus damaged his game.
Pros: New controls add some new twists to game, Deep create-a-character system, Lots of different modes to try out
Cons: Putting is far too easy, Rivals mode is time-consuming, but not much of a challenge, Not much of a reason to use the shape stick on default difficulty
Excerpt: Pour la sixième fois consécutive, Electronic Arts profite de la venue de l'automne pour ressortir la licence Tiger Woods et nous inviter à jouer au golf. Et comme à l'accoutumée, les nouveautés ont beau ne pas être particulièrement nombreuses, elles suffiront à convaincre les habitués de s'y remettre, quitte à ce qu'ils revendent leur ancienne version pour profiter de la dernière "mise à jour". Malgré tout, on a beau jouer les blasés, le résultat est toujours aussi bon.