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: 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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: Golf that is not boring. Who thought that was possible? Not me. EA Tiburn proves me wrong in the first Tiger Woods outing that I have played since 2003. While it still looks like it could run on a last-gen console (and they are still making the game for PS2), Tiger Woods is the best looking and playing that it has ever been.
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.
Excerpt: Apart from fishing titles, we can't think of a genre of game better suited to the Wii Remote than golf. Until someone comes up with Fetch!: Now Give Me the Stick, There's a Good Dog for the Wii, the movement of a golf club is the motion in sports games that can most easily be replicated on the Remote. A hockey stick doesn't move in one plane, and neither do footballers' legs.