Summary: I bought this game for my husband (who is a very good golfer) and me (and I'm a terrible golfer). The only downside to this game, other than the annoying commentaries (especially by Kelly) is the putting -- it's really bad! And it gets quite frustrating when a 2-putt turns into a 5-putt because the remote didn't see the stroke. We found the key to putting is to do it very slowly. Once you get the hang of this programming flub, the game is quite enjoyable.
Excellent, and the putting system is great! Useless manual
M. Montag, Amazon
14 October 2008
Summary: So, if you just read the top review you would probably be led to think that the putting is terrible. That is not the case. The putting is bad if you fail to take a few things into account, primarily multiple putters, and green speed (Which is mentioned nowhere in the manual or the tutorials, but is VERY important to take into account).
Summary: OK i'll agree that the Advanced Swing mode is not good. both the putting and fade/draw in Advanced Mode are not good. don't use it. HOWEVER the All-Play mode is awesome for "non-gamers" AND "non-golfers" i had someone playing yesterday who has never played golf and never played a video game and she had a BLAST with All-Play. i prefer to use the "normal" swing option and i think it's phenomenal! i think it's the best putting system so far in the Tiger Wii series.
Summary: I'll save a long review and just dive in on how to deal with the putting. The putting is initially awful BUT, I repeat BUT you CAN EASILY fix it. For each putt you're given a maximum putt distance meter. So if it's 10 feet to the cup the game sets your maximum backswing of 100% to go 10 feet. I.e. pull all the way back on the putt for a 10 foot putt and the ball will go 10 feet assuming a flat surface. The problem is the game doesn't recognize grade.
Summary: I'm new to the Wii platform (love it) and new to the Tiger Woods series. Having said that, I intensely enjoy this game and highly recommend it. What stands out for me most in this game is the fun that all the combined aspects create. The richness of building up your skills and seeing your game improve is really enjoyable, as are the various formats of play, party games, online play, and progression through the tour and challenge events.