Excerpt: Before starting this review, let me make one thing clear: I’m not a golfer . I’ve played miniature golf a handful of times over the years, and I even played a single round of real golf once when I was a kid, but that’s pretty much it. Who knows, maybe I’ll take it up someday when I have the time and money. For now, the fact remains that I’m not the best person to judge the accuracy of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 .
Conclusion: Many will argue whether Tiger Woods 08 can be considered a video game. The intricate and well rounded game mechanics manifest what the Nintendo Wii can do. It shows the potential Wii has for pushing the games closer to real life sports and experiences. All EA Sports has left to do is take the time to put in all features the other consoles are equipped with. If you are looking for a more in-depth experience than that in Wii Sports, Tiger Woods 08 is for you.
Summary: Parents need to know that this golf game comes out every year, but the '08 version offers many new features that make it worth considering, including the ability to add photos of yourself to create a golfer that looks like you. While the game is rated "Everyone," it has an online component, which Common Sense Media doesn't recommend for kids under 12.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Another (slight) improvement on last year's version, Tiger 08 should be on your Christmas shopping list if you have a new console to play it on. For those who do have last year's edition this is best avoided.
Conclusion: . There is a lot of variations of play
that will keep fans of the sport busy for quite some time, and swinging
the Wii Remote around is a lot of fun and adds an additional dimension
to the game that the 360 and PS3 versions won�t have. While the graphics
could stand to be updated, they aren�t so bad as to cause the game�s overall
rating to drop.
Summary: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 feels more like an expansion pack to last year’s edition. For gamers who didn’t pick up last year’s game, Tiger 08 will be a solid place to start your golfing career on the Nintendo Wii. Those who have already mastered 07’s rendition might want to rent this one first to see if there are enough changes to warrant another purchase. Here’s hoping 09’s edition enhances the graphics and adds online play.
Summary: Tiger Woods 07 for the Wii made a good first impression. Now, just six months later, the series is back for another go in the form of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08. Once again, it's a good game, but like you'd expect from a sequel that follows its predecessor by just six months, it's only a slight improvement over Tiger 07. Tiger 08 has a few new game modes, though many of them have appeared on other consoles and are only "new" for the Wii.
Pros: All three control options work well, Solid amount of golfers and courses, No shortage of ways to stay busy
Cons: "New" game modes aren't all that new, New courses come at the expense of existing courses, Putting is a bit too easy thanks to the new preview mechanic