Summary: I like the game but I feel like the series needs a major revamping to be relevant in next-generation consoles… I just don't see enough innovation out of this game anymore to keep it relevant from year-to-year. If you really like golf games and you haven't purchased the series for a few years but might be worth the money… They are lots of courses available but you unfortunately need to purchase a lot of them in game which I find kind of annoying.
Summary: Too many micro-transactions for courses that should either be cheaper in price or included with the base game. The game also has a tendency to freeze when transitioning from one menu screen to the next. The game of golf seems to be on par with previous releases.
Summary: The BAD: EA Sports is heading the wrong direction (and has been for awhile). For $69.99, I should receive a full version of the game - no need to purchase additional courses to complete a PGA Tour season. Instead, I have to shell out an additonal $25 to get the missing courses so I can play a season without having to skip tournaments or move them to different venues.
Prepare for the EA up sale DLC attempts with PSN not working in the game.
16 June 2013
Summary: The game itself is okay. Not great, but okay. Visuals and controls are great. Courses are beautiful and challenging. EA finds ways to ruin the joy at any opportunity provided. You can't play the whole tour, some courses are DLC only with ridiculously high prices. The career mode freezes repeatedly and EA is relentless in trying to get you to spend more money on $60 game it refuses to provide the value you would expect to receive in the first place.
Summary: Its a shame that EA has published such a buggy game. I've been playing Golf Simulations since Links, and others on the PC and this is the first really buggy PS3 game I've had. I hope EA gets their act together and fixes the bugs soon. I think the last really good version was TGWPGA12, so spend your money on that one. When the game works its OK, but not worth the upgrade if you've got prior working versions. I hope I can get to play the senior golfers at some point.