Excerpt: Despite the ups and downs in both his personal and professional life, Tiger Woods can at least rest easy knowing that the video game bearing his moniker has been pretty consistent. Last year's version was a highlight since the stuffed shirts at Augusta finally allowed us to play along at home.
Excerpt: One of most anticipated annual games for me each year is EA’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour. The last two years have seen the franchise continue to improve allowing simulation golf to become more realistic and entertaining than any golf fan could have ever imagined.
Excerpt: Despite the ups and downs in both his personal and professional life, Tiger Woods can at least rest easy knowing that the video game bearing his moniker has been pretty consistent. Last year’s version was a highlight since the stuffed shirts at Augusta finally allowed us to play along at home.
Excerpt: EA Sports’ yearly releases of their games constantly manage to bring new and fresh ideas to the plate and even with a ropey few years both on and off the green for Tiger himself, EA’s effort manages to go from strength to strength.
Summary: Tiger 13’s improvements to the gameplay are great, even if the tutorials for the new mechanics are worse than useless. However, the additions to the content are less than stellar, with a too-hard, and rather dull legacy mode, and lots of nasty paid-DLC traps that neither reward progress or patience.
Excerpt: Golfing games sure have changed a lot from where I was younger and playing ‘Leaderboard Golf’ on the PC (“Um… looks like he hit a tree, Jim”) and I sure was excited to play Tiger Woods 13 when it arrived.
Conclusion: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is a good game of golf. The new controls will freshen things up a bit and of course there are modes up the wazoo to try out. Kinect support is included but after a few holes probably won’t get much in terms of playtime.
Excerpt: I'm a bogey golfer (at best), but I know enough about golf to know when to use a closed stance versus an open one, and where to try and hit on the ball to achieve different spins. My problem on the course lies in execution. Golfers everywhere are nodding right now.
Excerpt: franchise brings with it a reliable simulation, but the developers have also experimented with a couple of key features. A few of these new modes and features don't quite hit the mark — and there's a mean-spirited setup to some of the unlockable courses — but the core gameplay is very strong, with...