- Summary: For the first time in franchise history, players will be able to step onto the grounds of Augusta National and begin their own journey to capture the most sought-after prize in professional golf - the Green Jacket.
Turns out miracles can happen. After years of EA routinely giving birth to Tigers with little new to report on or off the greens, this year's incarnation is teeming with fresh stuff. No, really. Golfing's biggest tournament for starters: the Masters finally debuts, with sexy new scanning tech making every last bush, tree and blade of 3D grass at Augusta look Frankie Sandford gorgeous, and a wealth of game modes built around it. (More on which in a sec.) Get down to playing and the inclusion of a caddie to advise on club selection and shots is smart and unobtrusive, while the ability to save mid-round is an enhancement the series has needed for years. Move functionality is also improved in vital areas like registering swing speed and the angle at which you strike the ball. (Playing Tiger 11 this way was exactly as fun as nine-ironing yourself in the head.) With or without Move (thanks, Bono) the Masters stuff is the meat of Woods 12. Using the competition's logos, photography and broadcast style (including its US commentator, Jim Nantz) makes every area of the game feel revamped, with career mode heavily tweaked along the same lines. Every step is now geared towards you competing for the green jacket, and it's been streamlined so you always know what your next move should be. There's also the option to replay each of Tiger's four past Masters wins hole-by-hole, competing against opponents' actual scores from those years. The removal of the Ryder Cup (which isn't being contested this year) is infuriating, but it wouldn't be Tiger without a tiny controversy to debate. Bottom line: this golfing great's finally close to its best again.… Expand
7Not much to say. It's pretty much every other Tiger Wood's game but it does play very well in my opinion. If you have one from the last few years then the real reason to have this one is because of the inclusion of the Master's course. Otherwise it's hard to justify what is about $90 by the time you buy the DLC courses on a very similar game.… Expand
EA just love to tinker - don't they understand 'if it aint broke then don't fix it!'
Online is so uninspiring and boring. What happened to the 10 second timer? What happened to the online points awarded/deducted for wins/losses? What happened to penalising players who quit?
Bring back Tiger Woods 10 (unfortunately, online services for TW10 was terminated and shutdown on 11 August 2011).
Luckily, I managed to play/trial this version for a month (activating and using the one-off one-time online access code which is another annoying feature rendering the game worthless to anyone else) before returning the game for a full money-back refund.
My advice to lovers of Tiger Woods series (TW10 and previous releases) is like Tiger Woods and his professional career/ranking, this game is rapidly going one way - that is down and further down!… Expand
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