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.
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.
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.
XBLA/PC Review - 'The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition'
15 August 2009
Summary: The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is a completely re-imagined version of the original that adds updated high definition graphics, a re-mastered musical score, and full voiceover to the classic adventure game originally launched in 1990.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 last year was one of the best sports titles around on all systems. The 360/PS3 version of the game rocked some impressive graphics to go with a set of innovative controls. The Wii version of the game might have lacked the amazing graphics engine, but it did feature some of the best controls in a sports game yet.
Summary: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 takes golf fans inside-the-ropes to experience the drama and emotion of tournament golf. In addition, the U.S. Open, a USGA championship, and the USGA’s Rules of Golf will be available for the first time in the franchise's history.
Conclusion: I never thought a legitimate golf game could be all that fun, probably because the same way I was playing an action-packed game like NHL, was the way I was playing an action-starved game like golf. But now, thanks to Wii MotionPlus, I'm far more involved in the game and is loaded with fun and unique modes to keep me playing even when the enjoyment of traditional small ball starts wearing out a bit.