Excerpt: Golf on the console, it sounds even more boring than the real thing. My colleague Zwan was horrified with the thought that he would be obliged to play yet another title of the Tiger Woods Series. To him, all that games should be about is sex, violence and karaoke.
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.
Excerpt: Graphically, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 is on par with its predecessors. Player models (all 15 real life professionals) look great, and the Create-A-Golfer is absolutely outstanding. You’ll be able to recreate an unlimited number of players to have in your repertoire.
Excerpt: The biggest change to the game this year is the new putting mechanic. Gone is the ridiculous "Tiger Vision" that essentially guaranteed you'd make three putts a round. Instead of your caddy giving you directions on where to aim, a grid has been placed over the green, with little dots moving to show...
Conclusion: It's easy to see the well-meaning intent behind the new controls in Tiger 06. The team wanted to add some challenge to the game, which, for all its successes, had been rightly criticized over the years for being too easy.
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.
Conclusion: For me, the Tiger Woods series is at a crossroads. If EA revamp the gameplay mechanics, decide whether it’s a proper golf sim or a fantasy game, and make it more challenging, there’s definitely gas in the tank yet.
Pros: Good variety of courses, golfers and modes of play., Tour difficulty and Tigerproofing provide some much needed challenge.
Cons: Main modes are far too easy overall – even easier than last year., Can’t decide if it wants to be a serious golf sim or a fantasy game.
Summary: Mit 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06' erwartet euch typische EA-Kost: Eine leicht überarbeitete Version des Vorgängers, die zwar erneut viel Spaß macht, aber für Kenner der letzten Teils recht wenig bietet. Dennoch wird sicher auch die diesjährige 'Tiger Woods'-Ausgabe den Golfthron erobern.
Excerpt: Die Rivalität spielt in der neuesten Ausgabe der ’Tiger Woods PGA Tour’-Reihe eine wichtige Rolle. Was sich sonst noch alles auf dem virtuellen Grün getan hat und ob EA erneut eine Hit-Golfsimulation geglückt ist, klären wir im Review.
Pros: spaßiger Rivalenmodus, viel Abwechslung, analoges Putten, originale Spieler und Plätze