Summary: I can safely say that I won't buy this game after renting it. The graphics are nice, the sound is nice, and the create-player option is nice, but the gameplay is extremely frustrating, and the commentators are very rude and insulting.
Summary: I must say that this game left me puzzled a bit. The last game I played was Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 and I loved it. I put down the controller for a bit to focus on advancements for my career and I come back to this? What happened EA, I mean the shape stick as described in other reviews is hard to grasp and near impossible when tapping the L1 button. The character selection sucks and not there are not as many choices as previous game versions.
Summary: I have played many golf games over the past years, and I can say with confidence that Tiger Woods 2006 is the worst, and most frustrating, that I have played to date. Note to Tiger Woods game designers: This game is horrible and tedious. I woul drather have 100 courses than time wasted on new mechanics! Note to gamers: This golf game takes all the pains of RPG level grinding (Everquest, et al) and places them into a golf game.
Jacob Cowell "Christian Comic Stereophonic Fan", Amazon
27 January 2006
Summary: This game broke my heart. I wasn't really a fan of Tiger 05, but Tiger 04 is one of the best games ever made. What happened with 06? There are just too many things to do with the analog sticks that make the game play seeminly impossible. I sold it back and started playing 04 again. You should too.
Summary: This is my first EA PGA game, and I first tried the Logitech wireless rumble pad, didn't work, works fine in control panel, but not at all in the game. So, Like a complete idiot, I went out and bought the Logitech Dual controller that had EA compatible directly on the box front, although it didn't list PGA 06, the directions in the EA PGA box listed it specifically, and same results as the rumblepad. Am I missing something.
Summary: I used the 3-click swing with Tiger Woods 2004& 5 & it worked fine. However, I built a new computer, AMD 64x2 dual core processor, 2GB ram, dual SLI video cards..everything on this computer works fine EXCEPT TW 2005&6. 3 click swing much too choppy, especially on putts..dual game pad screws up after 9 holes or so..swing stops at ball but charges a stroke..I have to save game & resume later. Difference between novice & intermediate is much too severe.
Summary: Why did EA take a perfect game and screw with it? The '05 game was perfect; easy to play but challenging. There is absolutely no way to shape your shot and add distance with the L1 button unless your an octopus or maybe EA wanted this to be a two player game. One to swing the club and the other to tap L1 for added distance. All I asked was for the '05 gameplay with the same controls but add different courses and a few new players.
Summary: With all of the other reviews I would have to say that hit it right on the head. The graphics are poor, the menus are difficult, the characters are lame, and the controls are good and bad at the same time. One of the major things I really think that they messed up is the putting. There is no more shot this long and this far left. You have to eye ball your putts from different camera angles and displays.
Summary: Prior to buying this game, I have owned both TW 2002 and 2004. I was really hoping that the 2006 version would bring the game to the next level. I can honestly say that this game is no better than the 2002 version and maybe a little worse than 2004. I agree with the other reviewers: rent the game before buying. You will probably be disappointed. The one thing this game does improve upon is the tournament competition.
Summary: I felt that i had to right this review due to my frustration and dissapointment at the new Tiger Woods 06 game, the new putting system is a challenge but i just feel EA have made the game too complicated. Instead of just being able to sit down of a nightime and have an enjoyable 9 holes in matchplay or play a skins match i find myself slogging away to try and get my self created player to be remotely good and stand any chance.