Excerpt: Once again, the next version of Tiger comes to your console, and once again it looks great. Admittedly, you may want to keep in mind that each year the game more or less contains very similar visuals, but this year features the Augusta National Golf Club as one of the many courses.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters Xbox 360, PS3 Review
18 April 2011
Excerpt: The Tiger Woods PGA Tour series is one that aims to please varying skill levels. Last year, the brilliant True Aim feature was introduced to give players a more realistic and challenging round of golf, this year a personal caddie joins you on the course to give you advice, certainly helping out...
Summary: Coming up with the best golf game took a while, but EA Tiburon's Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 is undoubtedly the pinnacle of the series. With a new caddie system, a revamped career mode, and the superb Augusta course, 'The Masters' is masterful on many levels.
Pros: The challenge and beauty of Augusta and the Masters, Caddie system and course progression is a game changer, Career mode is refreshing
Cons: Progressing through career is too easy, Unrealistic difficulty gap between Augusta and all other courses, Online needs an update
Conclusion: There's something for everyone with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 . Now is the perfect time to jump into one of the best series out there as it's never been more accessible. PS Move owners, even non-golf fans, should give it a second look as well.
PS3/X360 Review - 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters'
2 April 2011
Summary: Start your journey down the "Road to the Masters" with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters. For the first time in franchise history, players will be able to step on to the hallowed grounds of Augusta National to experience the rich history and tradition of the Masters Tournament.
Conclusion: The PS3 edition of the game also includes Move support for the first time out of the box. It works quite well for the most part, but while the general swing motions are lifelike and require you to mimic real golf swings by coming through the ball flat and smoothly, they're also sort of automatic.
Pros: Addition of the Masters gives more focus to career play, Caddie feature is a useful nod to how the real PGA Tour functions, Good range of courses.
Cons: Not many changes to the core feature set, Move controller accuracy is questionable at times.
Summary: Imagine Madden without being able to play the Super Bowl or MLB: The Show without a seven-game World Series. Since the advent of golf videogames, which goes back almost all the way to the invention of the computer, the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise has been the flagbearer for all things great, but...
Pros: The Masters is finally playable., Still the most rich golf experience in gaming., Surprisingly deep game with loads of stuff to do.
Cons: You will want to strangle your caddie., Certain parts of the game are harder than playing actual golf., Putting will make you want to kill someone.