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: 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.
Excerpt: on the Wii introduced one of the great innovations in the history of golf games: Wii MotionPlus (MP). By allowing the controller to pick up on even the slightest of arm and wrist movements during a swing, MP revolutionized the way golf games would forever be played.
Pros: True view is amazing., New difficulty levels mimic real swings., New modes are great additions.
Cons: Graphics need an overhaul., Time to revamp Career mode., Old game modes need to be removed.
Conclusion: Concept: The WiiMotion Plus allows for a new advanced swing mechanic that makes things more realistic than last year
Graphics: Nothing remarkable, but it’s a golf game, so I’m not sure that it matters a whole lot
Sound: Audio comes through the Wii Remote speaker and reinforces how well/poorly you’ve hit the ball
Playability: Playing this game without the WiiMotion Plus peripheral is a waste of time
Entertainment: This year’s Tiger adds some solid depth to the experience...