Excerpt: The Wii remote has always been a capable golf club, although with MotionPlus it becomes an even more accurate ball hitter. Just don’t go into the game expecting it to have pick up and play appeal, like real golf it requires you to practice your swings and to keep the club straight when you are striking the ball.
Conclusion: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 shines apart from previous iterations due to the incorporation of both the game’s community and real results from the PGA. Furthermore, dynamic weather, a new putting scheme, and all the best features forged in previous titles keep this franchise moving in the right direction.
Conclusion: Concept: This year's game makes a few updates to the formula, but it's not a big leap forward
Graphics: The new rain effects are welcome, and they're... gray
Sound: Tiger 10 uses the same announcing team as last year, and I don't know that people care
Playability: The new putting mechanic isn't really that new; it's simply an additional display
Entertainment: Incorporating Tiger interviews, the U.S.
Conclusion: Tiger Woods games have closely followed the tradition of Madden football, and we’ve seen quite a few iterations of the franchise over the years. However, PGA Tour 10 on Wii – and we stress, with MotionPlus – is truly a revolution in virtual golf. Casual players likely won’t be blown away by the improvements, but true golf fans will quickly, and jubilantly, appreciate the amazing differences MotionPlus has brought to the game. Is it a title for everyone? Maybe.
Now with Wii MotionPlus, for true one-to-one swing control.
Common Sense Media
27 August 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is the first game to employ Nintendo's new Wii MotionPlus peripheral, an attachment that connects to the bottom of the Wii remote. You can purchase the Wii MotionPlus independently from the game, though it makes better sense to buy the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 MotionPlus bundle, which is $15 cheaper than buying the software and the device separately.
Excerpt: Few people could deny the fact that the Tiger Woods series has got a little stale of late. The last few entries in the series have tinkered with the tried and tested formula rather than make any significant changes, giving fans what they'd call the bare minimum in terms of new features. The Wii seemed like it might be able to change that, by offering what appeared to be the perfect virtual golf control scheme, but it wasn't to be.
Summary: Golf is more static than team sports like football or baseball. With no roster updates to guarantee a new purchase each year, the Tiger series has to succeed or fail on its new features. This year brings back most of what we saw in Tiger 09, with a few key changes. The new putting mechanic seeks to reconcile the natural feel of an analog swing with the precision of a three-click mechanic, and largely succeeds.
Excerpt: Some great old game-types are making a come-back of late. Leading the charge are fighting and adventure games. The latter resurgence seems to revolve around LucasArts properties and Tell-tale, many of whom used to work at LucasArts. This remake is a welcome by-product of LucasArts recent partnership with Tell-tale to make new Monkey Island mini-games as episodes in very much the same way as the Sam & Max series.
Excerpt: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 on the Wii is an entirely different experience from it’s XBOX 360 and PS3 counterparts. Released on June 8, 2009, and developed by EA Sports, PGA Tour 10 is the first iteration in the series to use the fabled, Wii Motion Plus. With graphics and audio aside, the ability to swing your club accurately (assuming the player has Wii Motion Plus attached) offers a new way to play golf and a deeper sense of realism.
Pros: Features Wii Motion Plus support and very accurate swinging control, Many modes, Disc Golf is addicting and very fun
Cons: Poor graphics, Voice acting could use some work, Can be frustrating without Wii Motion Plus
Excerpt: Golf is a game that lends itself well to the Wii’s motion sensing capabilities, and so far during the Wii’s lifespan, we have seen a few good attempts at golf, including EA’s yearly Tiger Woods game as well as the original WiiSports version. However, this years Tigers Woods game is a huge leap above previous versions of the game, thanks mainly to the brilliant WiiMotion + as well as EA’s effort to pack so much into a single game.