Reviews and Problems with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
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This year's golf sim is easier to play and can be active.
Common Sense Media
24 April 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is a golf simulation. You can tackle the game by yourself, against virtual competitors, or against friends and family, if desired. The game is meant to be an accurate reproduction of the real game of golf -- including access to some of the world's top PGA Tour courses -- and the ability to take part in the Masters Tournament at Augusta National.
Summary: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters remains the top golf sim for virtual swingers. Even though the series embraces the Move motion controller in its PlayStation 3 edition this year, superior controls in the Wii version of the game still make it the best way to play video game golf. This year's sequel builds on the outstanding Wii remote controls from the last two years, which show the MotionPlus attachment at its best, making for lifelike drives for show and putts for...
Pros: Addition of the Masters gives more focus to career play, Useful caddie feature, Good range of courses, MotionPlus controls are accurate and lifelike
Conclusion: Concept: Subtle additions like caddies and a new career structure make a big difference this year
Graphics: Everything from the grass to the gawkers looks crisp
Sound: Jim Nantz’s rich vocal tones add warmth, character, and weight to the proceedings
Playability: Like Madden’s GameFlow feature, Tiger 12’s caddie feature and various assists can be stripped away to your liking, but it’s also hard to fathom playing without it from now on
Entertainment: This is the best Tiger...
Excerpt: Tiger Woods 12 Wii introduces the Balance Board to its golfing swing. MotionPlus, excellent online play and improved visuals, make the Wii version hard to beat -- even by the PlayStation 3 Move edition...
Summary: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 represents a subtle refinement of an already solid offering. While a good selling point, that also means this is basically the same game as last year’s release, just with a few minor alterations. Last year’s release was certainly great, but that doesn’t mean we have to buy it again. It seems that gone are the days when dramatic technological improvements were introduced with each new release in this series.