Tiger Woods: PGA Tour is out

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  1. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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  2. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    The link gives me "The item you've requested is not currently available in the US store." I did find it in a search though.
     
  3. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    I've been playing it for a bit and just posted an itunes review (5*) so i'll post it below...


    I’ve been waiting ages for this game, i have the Xbox 360 version and this game feels like a direct port rather than some slap dash attempt at a golf game, Ok so the graphics are not as good but they are reasonable for the iPhone so no complaints from me. You have two options when you first start the game (after making your own very basic golfer) Play now (which has a save option in case you are interrupted) and the PGA tour. Play now supports 4 players (offline) for all that multiplayer goodness, there are a number of rules (stroke, match, skins etc) and the option for team play. There are seven courses each with 18 holes and for a mobile game thats quite a lot more than i expected, you can even choose how many you would like to play (front 9, back 9, random 3 etc) if you feel the need for a quick game on the go.

    Once your in the game and had a quick preview of the hole your playing and a random bit of talk from the commentators you’ll find the controls are very easy pick up with all the options from the main console game (club selection, targeting, ball spin, putting grid and preview etc). The swing option is a meter down the right hand side of the screen where you move your finger up and down, the straighter your movements the better the shot.

    I have to say i am very impressed that the game has the number of features it does, its easy to pick up and play and EA deserve credit for making the game even if by iPhone standards it is a little expensive (£5.99). I feel the replay ability factor for this game well justifies the price. Usually i am very disappointed with EA games but this is good.
     

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  4. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Looks great

    The game looks great but $9.99? Wow. I hope that's not a trend.
     
  5. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    So a follow up really, i've been playing a few more games and only encountered one crash on the 13th hole. As soon as i saw the black screen (of doom?) and then my homepage i panicked a little as i was doing really good but fortunately as soon as i tapped back on the icon it returned me to my game, crisis averted.

    I don't know if its just me but the game seems a little easy :D yes i've had the odd bad shot thats landed in the sand but i have had no trouble matching par. However my enthusiasm for the game remains and i look forward to starting the PGA tour which makes the hefty price tag seems a little easier to swallow.
     

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  6. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    More information

    Stop back and report more when you can. There are no reviews showing in iTunes yet. I love the other platforms so i'm a little hesitant on the iPhone b/c of the cost.
     
  7. fishepa macrumors regular

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    How is the framerate? Is it choppy or smooth?
     
  8. MacVixen macrumors 6502

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    The graphics look great to me! I'm really looking forward to downloading this once I get home this evening!
    Thanks for the review macjames! Post more if you get a moment :D
     
  9. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Great game

    Well? I just spent the last hour or so playing the game. Although i feel it's still a little too much $ the game is still worth it. The controls are easy to learn and use and I did not have any problems thru 36 holes. No crashes etc. The graphics are a little weak (only my opinion) but never-the-less still look great.
    I experienced no slow downs or lag or anything that would indicate the game was having issues on the iPhone. I will be playing this one a lot. If the game was $4.99 I would feel a little better about recommending it to someone. Given the high cost for an iPhone game I'm a little nervous about doing that b/c i know some people would be upset if they did not like it after spending $9.99.

    4/5 from me. Gets a five if the graphics improve and the price goes down.

    iTunes Link (USA)
     
  10. FearlessFreep macrumors 6502a

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    Well that figures - I just bought Let's Golf! last weekend.

    For those that have played both, how does this compare? One of the things that bugs me about Let's Golf (aside from it crashing all the time) is that you can't select from all clubs on every shot - meaning you can't putt from the fringe, etc. But the graphics are outstanding and look better than the TW screenshots here.
     
  11. diesel macrumors 6502a

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    This is what i posted over at toucharcade

    Along with many others, I too was hesitant to buy tiger woods based on screenshots depicting what i thought were crappy graphics when compared to let's golf. however, being the golf nut that i am, i went ahead and purchased it. And I do not regret it at all. I can't believe how much more i enjoy playing tiger woods over let's golf. As others have mentioned, let's golf is very arcadey and cartoonish and doesn't give you a "real" golf simulation. Tiger woods on the other hand is much more realistic and gives you the player, far more control over what clubs you use, how you shape your shot, and how you control it, spin wise, power wise, hook/fade/draw/slice, etc. Simply awesome. graphics in tiger woods is not on par with let's golf, however i have zero lag in tiger woods whereas i get hiccups in the framerate in let's golf all the time. So the decision to make tiger woods less graphical in order to maximize framerates in my opinion was well worth it. the graphics aren't horrible mind you and you don't even notice the graphics because you're so busy getting your next shot off.

    This game is awesome for lack of a better word and if anyone enjoys golf and felt let's golf was too restricting and a bit lacking, then tiger woods will certainly fill that craving for a true golf simulation.
     
  12. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Why do people think $9.99 is expensive?:confused:

    I might have to pick this game up... It looks pretty sweet. I can't even play one real round of golf for $10.;)
     
  13. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I hate this as well. When you have a short chip its much harder to land it close than it would be to just putt it. I love the multiplayer it has but my roommates and I have gotten a lot of network errors. Which is pretty annoying.
     
  14. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

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    I have to disagree with the people saying that the graphics look really nice. I think for a $10 game from a big developer like EA, the graphics are crap.
     
  15. TopToffee macrumors 6502a

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    people confuse me

    how can anyone think a game of this complexity is overpriced at $10?!

    You can't even by half (actually more like one quarter) of a PSP game for that price!
     
  16. hummerdude23 macrumors newbie

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    +1! 10 bucks isn't really that much considering that a PSP game of this caliber would probably cost 3, maybe 4 times as much
     
  17. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    I bought it last nite. I have lets golf aswell. Lets golf has much better graphics imo but the gameplay of tiger is superb. Will have a good play with it today
     
  18. dbell macrumors member

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    I've been playing it for the last couple days and it's well worth the 9.99. Excellent framerate, great graphics, awesome game play. It's more like a port of the console version and not some slapped together POS. If you are a fan of the series you won't be disappointed.
     
  19. ant043 macrumors regular

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    brilliant game. Unbelievable gameplay. Best game on the app store by far.
     
  20. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    With everyone in that mindset, how can we expect big games that cost a lot of money to develop to make it onto the iPhone? A game that costs more to make will cost more to buy. Also, the same game would be $30+ new on any other platform. So just be glad you're saving $20.
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    So is it definitely worth buying? I want to get it for my dad's birthday.
     
  21. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    Worth buying yes. But the graphics could and should be better. Lets golf puts it in the shade for graphics but for overall gameplay it's well worth it.
     
  22. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Slow down

    Hahaha well? Seems a few have read my text and have drawn the wrong conclusion. I agree with you about the comparison etc, etc. I am looking more towards what things cost on ave. in the app store currently. You have to admit, there are some pretty sweet apps that cost much less in the app store. Even when you compare them to the same app on another platform they are still very inexpensive and that has been a great perk for iPhone/iPT users. I know it was just a matter of time before developers start raising the bar on both quality and price. I'm just one who has enjoyed the low cost of some great stuff.
     
  23. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    Just d/l this and love it so far. Not sussed the aiming or putting yet. It seems pretty much shoot at the screen that comes up and you won't go far wrong. Can't help but feel there should be more to it tho, especially wrt putting.
     
  24. diesel macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure what game you're playing but it's not as simple as just flick your finger and the ball lands where you want it to. First off, i find that the club selection is off, especially if you're in the rough. In the rough you need to hit with a longer club if you want to get the distance that you're looking for. Using the default club from the rough, well you'll most likely wind up short, way short. With the way you can shape your shots with fades, draws, etc. and choose between pitching, punching, flopping, etc. there are a lot of variety to what shot to play and how to play it and the default, suggested way usually doesn't work out well from the rough. From the fairway, the suggested club usually works out well.

    Also, as far as putting is concerned, turn off caddy tips from the game options screen and also don't use the putt path drawing feature and you'll quickly find yourself 2-3 putting if not more.
     
  25. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, figured that, now I've played a few more rounds. Sussed the aiming and stuff and even the putting. Even managed to be given a handicap (though not a good one at 25. At least now I can work on improving it by actually knowing what I'm doing.

    Lovin this game but it sure sucks the battery.
     

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