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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.