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.
Excerpt: Now is an exciting time for fans of games and golf. Not only is Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 out, the Wii version also ships with the new MotionPlus controller. It’s supposed to make your gaming experience much more precise. So does the bundle, which costs $60, live up to the hype? Does it make your golfing experience more real and fun? The box reads, “Feel The Drama.” Tiger is looking to the sky, making a fist and shouting in victory. It all makes you want to play.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for the Nintendo Wii is the definitive golf game. I challenge you to find another game that is as deep and lifelike as this one and I give major credit to EA for getting it done right. Any golf fan would be doing themselves a great disservice by not playing this game and newcomers should find this game to be the best place to start before hitting a real course.
Now with Wii MotionPlus, for true one-to-one swing control.
Common Sense Media
28 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.