Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters - Review

About Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters (from the EA website)

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12: The Mastershas shipped in North America. For the first time in franchise history, players can experience the rich history and tradition of the Masters Tournament and begin their own journey to become a Masters champion. The game is available on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Wii™.  The game also supports PlayStation®Move and Wii MotionPlus™ motion controllers.

In addition to the opportunity to play Augusta National Golf Club,Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12: The Masters offers a series of enhanced and innovative features, including a completely revamped career mode, all-new caddie system, fresh broadcast presentation, new courses and PGA TOUR golfers.For the first time ever, EA SPORTS™ laser-scanned every hole at Augusta National Golf Club to provide players with the most authentic digital representation of the Masters Tournament. Every tree, every azalea, and every undulation in every green was recreated down to the smallest detail.

My Review:

I’ve taken control of my lovely wife’s blog because this is a review that is Taylor Made for me. It took one sentence to get a golf pun in, nice. Tiger Wood’s PGA Tour games have been a staple of my gaming collection for the better part of 15 years, I go back to when it was just PGA Tour Golf (insert year here). It’s an EA Sports game ( EA is the best of the best when it comes to sports games; they’ve given us NCAA Football, NBA, NHL, FIFA and Madden Football. They know what they’re doing; I’ve been a loyal subject from 1991 the first time I bought Madden for my old 286 PC. 

This year’s version of Tiger Wood’s golf is special, it’s the first time that Augusta National has been included in a video game, that’s a really big deal, Augusta is home to the Masters and is one of the most famous and exclusive golf courses in the world and for them to finally give permission to be included in a game is monumental. The rendering of the courses is spot on; they’re meticulously crafted and make you feel as if you’re really there. The look of this year’s game is flawless, the golfer models are freakishly life like, that also includes the make your own golfer feature, I like to do this because it creates more of a challenge to build up from nothing and make yourself into the #1 golfer in the world. Sure I could pick Tiger or Phil but what’s the challenge in that?

The competition from the computer this year is finally challenging, like I said I’ve been playing this particular golf franchise for the better part of 15 years, I know what I’m doing and I’m good at it. I normally shoot in the low 50’s, this year I’m always in the mid 60’s and the competition is just that competition, they keep it close and make it interesting. You really have to earn your stripes too you just don’t get to play in the Masters; you have to earn that right which is a cool feature. Nothing is more satisfying than building your golfer up from nothing to becoming the Cinderella story at the Masters.

It all boils down to gameplay, I’ve played Tiger Wood’s on PC, Xbox 360 and the PS3, we were sent a copy for the Wii and I was stoked to be able to play it. I get to actually swing, and boy do I need work! I’m used to picking up the controller and being competitive, but with the Wii if your swing is off……watch out! , But that just adds to the level of fun this game brings, it takes someone like me who is really good and makes me no better than my daughter who is better than I am right now! If you’re looking for a stellar golf game from a developer who knows what they’re doing step up to the tee and pick up Tiger Wood’s 12.

Buy it:
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is available in stores and online now.

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