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 lesser players who are rather timid with their virtual golf clubs. You certainly can’t knock EA for always looking for as wide of an audience as possible.
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
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 that single, defining event has, until now, eluded it: The Masters.
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.
Excerpt: The Tiger Woods franchise by EA Games has become part of the staple diet for gaming and just like its FIFA series, this is generally as good as it gets. However the last two Tiger Woods games by EA have been a little lacklustre. Sure they were good but in terms of tweaking the series for the better, it was unfortunately lacking that "X" factor.