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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (Xbox 360)
- New dual analog swing: new advanced swing technique uses both analog sticks to "shape" shots
- Next generation physics: the next generation of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR delivers higher-fidelity physics models that allow the ball when struck to interact more realistically with the clubface and terrain, resulting in more realistic ball flight and bounces
- Courses: six licensed courses that have been sites of championship events including TPC at Sawgrass and Pebble Beach Golf Links
- PGA tour players: compete as or against nine different PGA Tour players including Tiger Woods, John Daly, Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh
- Game face: use the industry-leading character-creation technology to create a golfer, outfit, build up their attribute and become the #1 golfer on the PGA TOUR
- Golf's best commentators: David Feherty and Gary McCord make up the golf announcing dream team and provide their commentary and irreverent observations on each round.
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- Platform: Xbox 360
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
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As the next generation of video games approaches, Tiger Woods is up for the challenge. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 06 delivers ultra-realistic course environments, allowing gamers to experience the intensity of a championship golf tournament. With greatness comes pressure, as players are put to the test of making perfect tee shots or sinking tournament-winning putts in crunch time. The power of the next generation consoles delivers revolutionary gameplay and gives Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 the ability to recreate some of the world's most beautiful courses like never seen before. Advanced lighting techniques provide a much better sense of terrain undulation and the contours that make each course unique. This gives players the ability to realistically interpret approach shots or a crucial putt on a rolling green.
Just as it is on the PGA TOUR, the key to a good shot is execution and precision. In Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 both analog sticks are used to give more control than ever over each shot. The left analog stick will continue to control the backswing and downswing, while the right analog stick, or "shape stick", controls ball trajectory and spin. Players are now challenged to focus on the impact point on the ball, while thinking more strategically before executing a shot.
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Apart from the well publicised stripping down that EA seems to have done for all of their 360 release day titles, I thought Tiger 06 on 360 is decidedly average. No new break throughs in game play and while the look of the game is better that ever before, it still doesn't conjure up the kind of Next Gen feeling that CoD2 or Perfect Dark do.
Oversights like the power boost button being placed on the left Bumper and the tiny in game text, which is illegible on my 28" Sony TV meant that I found it very hard to enjoy this game and took it back without delay and swapped it for Fifa RTFWC06, which is also stripped down, but in my opinion is infinitely more enjoyable from the moment you take control.
Don't get me wrong, Fifa isn't going to redefine the path of gaming, it too is pretty average, but it's just more fun to play.
Avoid Tiger 06 if you are used to the previous versions, if you aren't and you like golf then give it a go, if you have a spare £50 knocking about. Otherwise my advice is to wait for the 07 versions of ALL EA games on the 360, when I confidently predict they will be back with a vengeance.
Dont be so harsh, its an enjoyabe game when you get good at it.
(other reviewers probably review it after 10 minutes of play, give it time it definetly grows on you)
The game itself - I have really enjoyed playing. I notice that there have been complaints about the Power boost being on the left bumper button - I don't have a general problem with this and have got used to the swing with my left thumb and bashing the bumber with my index finger of my right hand. The only issue I have is due to the button configuration if you use power boost it is virtually impossible to use the right hand joystick to draw or fade the shot. It is like some bizzarre form of finger twister!
For me the two drawbacks have been that I have yet to find anyone playing online (I have had the game a month). I do not know if this is because everyone has upgraded to the newer versions or there is a problem with the EA server. The other drawback is that despite having played this game for going on 30 hours I have not achieved any Achievement Points - I have completed most of the challenges - I have completed a round 4 under par. I have 8 holes in One, over 100 birdies - this is frustrating as it appears the level set to get Achievements has been set ridicuously high.
Despite all the above comments - I do enjoy the game - and I suppose if you are looking for a golf experience i.e difficult, frustrating and requiring lots and lots of practice - this is the game for you.
The game itself is very good, my friend had it on the XBox and I loved it, which is why I bought it when I bought my XBox 360.
How they sleep at night after cutting so much out of the 360 version is beyond me. :(
Although it looks great and it plays well overall it leaves you feeling you have only been given half a game but paid for the whole thing.
If your a fan you will forgive this otherwise you maybe desapointed.
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