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. With all the focus being on the Master’s and presentation, one could overlook the lack of change in the gameplay.
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.
Conclusion: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 offers a decent game of golf, with a new swing system that works, and works well. The rest, however, is underdeveloped and the use of downloadable content is downright offensive. Wait until next year.
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. We all know it's hard enough to hit the ball straight, let alone shape shots.
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. With all the focus being on the Master's and presentation, one could overlook the lack of change in the gameplay.
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 lots of value to be found in the offline and online areas.
Excerpt: Shortly following Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tour event win in more than two years, the newest installment of Tiger Woods PGA Tour was released. The past few years of this franchise has brought with it some of the best innovation in sports gaming. A sentiment that many hope stays true in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and beyond.
Conclusion: There is room for improvement, such as a stronger putting system and a better tutorial. Putting relies on how well you can control the thumb stick, and leaves little room for mistakes, while explaining game modes and different ways of scoring would be beneficial to newcomers and non-golfers alike. Since a printed manual was not part of the retail offering, users will have to find it in the menu of notifications of the game.
Summary: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 once again provides fans the opportunity to play on the hallowed grounds of Augusta National Golf Club and features all-new experiences around Tiger Woods’ memorable golf accomplishments throughout his lifetime.
Excerpt: EA Sports latest golf game is Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 which once again has Tiger Woods on the billing but for XBox 360 users, this version now supports the innovative controls of the Kinect. This means that opposed to using the 360 controller, the Kinect scans and monitors your body movements so in theory, if you "pretend" to hit the golf ball like you would in the real-world, this would then be replicated in the game.