Conclusion: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 will give gamers a lot of reasons to pick up their putters, but the fun factor is going to make a big difference here. Online and multiplayer modes might be the key to this franchise entry coming in under par.
Summary: Parents need to know that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 is a fairly safe play, but it is not all that different from last year's version. Aside from some minor "comic mischief" (the crowd will react to balls hit in their direction) the only caveat for mom and dad is that people playing the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version of the game can communicate by voice while playing online.
Conclusion: With all my criticisms of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, I still think it’s a very solid package. The main problem I have with the game, however, is that it’s so similar to last year’s package. Though it’s a matter of taste, I prefer the interface and gameplay systems of last year’s game. Many of the new features of PGA Tour 11 are nice, but they hardly justify a full retail product.
Excerpt: Each year EA Sports provides one of the best sporting experiences in videos games with their Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise for the Wii. Much like the game’s namesake, Tiger Woods, the team at EA Sports is never satisfied with the status quo – and the Wii gives team EA the opportunity to bring the best golf to video game fans with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11. Unlike the console versions, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 for the Wii is much more like being on the course.
Excerpt: Last year’s Tiger Woods wasn’t just a great playing game of golf, it was a pretty awesome showcase for Nintendo’s Wii MotionPlus peripheral. The company was clearly so proud about what it accomplished, it even beat Nintendo to the punch as the first game on the market to support the motion device. Armed with all that Wii MotionPlus knowhow, the Wii Tiger Woods team set out to improve an already fantastic golfing experience with the yearly follow-up.
Excerpt: When the Wii was first announced all those years ago, my first thoughts were that such a control scheme would lend itself well to certain games while not being as intuitive for others. Sports games, in particular, would seem to benefit the most from the unique motion-based control system. Of the variety of sports, there is no doubt that golf is one of the games that seems a perfect match for the Wii.
Excerpt: Tiger Woods has had a better career than most athletes in all of sports. With a range of games dating back to 1998, his golf video game franchise reaches back farther than most sports games as well. After all this time, many improvements and tweaks have been made. Some of them have been good and some of them have been bad. With this year's installment, EA Sports may have found the best mix yet.