STAFF REVIEW of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (Xbox 360)


Wednesday, December 7, 2005.
by Salmonaitor

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 Box art EA came out of the gate swinging for the Xbox360 with a few launch titles. Here we take a look into the latest installment of their golf franchise, Tiger Woods PGA Tour ?06. Back for 2006 is ?create a player? that any Tiger Woods PGA Tour fan has come to love. I mean who doesn?t love trying to make their golfer look like themselves, someone they know, or a celebrity, it?s just plain fun. Looking further however, there is a real letdown, as many of the game modes have been stripped down. In addition to that, they?ve also reduced the number of pro golfers you can choose from and the number of courses that are available. All totaled, there are 10 licensed golfers, and 6 different courses to choose from. My question is, ?what were you thinking EA?? I mean seriously, here?s an entry into the market that has been un-contended for 2 years. EA has the golf market at their beck and call and they release, to a brand spanking new console, a scaled down version of a game it has been recycling for like 5 years.


The game-play is really focused on the career mode and brings back the same challenges that we?ve all played before in order to build up your character and unlock content. The controls are familiar, except for the addition of the shoulder buttons on the Xbox360 controller, which now makes it very difficult to add boost to your swing. There is still that ?Arcady? feel to the game, which I don?t think they?ll ever shake, but I suppose it serves the title well as it gives it universal appeal. Play as Tiger, and you can pretty much do anything on the golf course and score well, and well, I suppose that?s somewhat true to life.


The graphics in this game are what really surprised me, as they are extremely unimpressive. Compared with what I?ve become accustomed to from the other launch titles for the Xbox360 this seems completely flat. The trees and sky are really well done - even the ocean, but the grass doesn?t really feel like it has texture and some of the greens look like they were colored by my 6 year old; it really just doesn?t look and feel like an Xbox360 game. It?s like they ported it, tried to pretty a few things up, shrink wrapped it, threw it on the shelves and new that it would be bought because it?s a successful franchise. It?s like they rested on their laurels with this title.


This is a golf game, and the sound is very golfy, however, I find it interesting that the timing of a lot of the announcer?s comments is off, and often wrong. They will say the wrong things in the wrong situations. Even some of the actions are like that. Now, if this were a shooter, or some high action game, it would be called a glitchy mess, and people would be up in arms, but because it?s this laid back golf title where stuff like that doesn?t matter, they get away with it.

Overall, I think this title is a disaster. It would be one thing if this were the first of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise, but this franchise has been around for a long time, and there is no excuse to take things away from the game, throw in a few catchy animations to ?wow? people, and then wrap it up and charge more than previous installments.



Suggestions:
I would suggest to EA that if they are going to develop for the Xbox360, that they seriously spend time to complete the title, and that if they want to compete in the video golf market, they only need to look back two years to a competing title that puts their current efforts to shame.


Overall: 5.0 / 10
Gameplay: 5.0 / 10
Visuals: 4.0 / 10
Sound: 4.0 / 10

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