Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
They've made it way too easy
I was probably more excited about this game coming out than any other. But color me disappointed. Basically, they have removed the challenge out of the game. With the caddy shot selection, they have set up the shot for you. All you have to do is swing and it goes exactly where they set it up for you. The shot selection gives you the club you need, the % to swing, the draw and fade necessary, etc. All you have to do now is swing. Lame. It's completely taken the guess work out of the game - which is what makes golf fun and challenging. I know you can set up a "custom" approach, but you've already seen where the caddy thinks you should hit it - and with what club - so it's not really "custom". I wish you could turn this feature off. I don't mind the caddy talking and giving advice - even though it gets old after a while. But the shot selection feature is horrible. Makes the game too easy and boring. I should not shoot a -10 my first time to play Augusta!!
Not Bad EA, Needs some work.
As a person that has played this game since 2004 I am I thrilled with the new game. The graphics are pretty good and the fact you can now play at the holy grail of courses, Augusta makes this game great right off the bat. However, EA you did some bad things again. First off, you put a caddie in there that is 1- annoying, 2- slows the game down and 3- is wrong alot of the time even with the gold metal course level. You can turn him off but he will spontaniously reappear from time to time. The next thing is the crowd Those people are also annoying and are standing in places that are un realistic. I mean when you take your approach shot, they are standing next to the fringe on the back side. I dont know what tourneys you all play in but the fans are never allowed that close until after being on the green. Finally is the course selection. I dont like the fact you spend $50-60 to buy the game and then you have to spend another $40-50 for the addition courses. I can understand having 5-6 aditional courses but 15-20? come on, now thats greedy. Aside from those gripes, the game is really good in graphics and playability. I think this is one of the better incarnations of the game.
this is the first tiger woods game that i have purchased. i have played previous tiger woods games but only briefly. i like the caddie idea, just wish you could pick or customize the caddie. i have played for about three total hours and have been invited to a pro tourney already, after creating my player. i wish they would have a putting green/ driving range to practice with the stick swing. the graphics are pretty sweet, but the biggest problem i have is the control of the power of the swing. i'm sure after a few more rounds of golf, i will get it figured out. just wish i could golf like this in real life!!! look out masters you have a new legend coming your way!!!
Save your money
Like many, I knew I was buying this game as soon as I saw I could play the Masters. If that is worth the price to you, certainly go ahead. From a gameplay standpoint I am disappointed.
It is clear the days of having a game that is based on your skill and not the avatar are over. To begin the game you can count on having no idea where the ball is going. You can hit everything clean and the ball go no where near the target.
Judging your power is made nearly impossible. Your full backswing is 100%. If you take a nice long back swing to within a 1/4 inch of full, that is about 40%. As I type this I just played a shot that called for 80% power with a SW. I took my backswing significantly higher than I did with TW2010 for 80% and it said I hit 37% power. Of course, like the previous versions of this game I am sure that in short order after spending enough points you will be a golf god, shooting 52 and 54 on every round.
If playing the Masters is your goal, I'd wait on a used copy. Otherwise, you are getting the same old Tiger Woods poor, unrealistic gameplay. At least you can turn off the ability to change the spin after the ball is hit. Why such a stupid feature would even exist in a golf sim is a mystery.
Looks promising... hope it doesn't disappoint!
Looks like it has potential. I'm a big fan of using the move controller so I hope with an additional year of programming under their belt, the mechanics will be life-like. I purchased the John Daly game and I have been really impressed with the performance of the move, but the game-play itself is kind of frustrating (i.e. you have to beat Daly in several contests just to unlock each course).
Hopefully the tiger woods franchise nails the combination of the two.
this game looks pretty cool from what i have seen but lets hope they make it the best and as well make the online servers a little better
This is my first golf game and i must say this game is very good. The graphics are cool, the caddie tips are helpful and the career mode is good. Plus playing at the Masters is pretty cool. the Dualshock controller roks for this game.
TW PGA 12 looks great.
downloaded preview. graphics are great. movements are typical of tw series. putting can be tricky (especially on tournament level). Can't wait to get game in hand. definitely another twpga release that will stay in my collection.
great game especially is you have the move it is just like you are in the game
I have always enjoyed EA Sports' PGA Tour games. They're relaxing and require a good amount of skill. The Masters looks like it will be good. Looking forward to it!