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Yet another Tiger Woods 07 Review...

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by sandbird, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. sandbird

    sandbird WiiChat Member

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    Got my copy today nad I've played 72 holes so far. Here's my impressions:

    First of all, the graphics aren't rock-your-world awesome, but they're not really that bad, either. There are a lot of nice little details here and there. The graphics don't take away from the game at all.

    Second - swing mechanics. They are actually pretty close to right on. But, it takes getting used to, and I think I finally figured out why that is. The swing action will mimic a golf club fairly faithfully, but you have to remember that a golf club has some weight to it. A Wiimote can't give you that same counterweighting, so it is difficult to match the speed of an actual golf club until you get the hang of it. (I think Wii Golf actually does a pretty good job of compensating for this, and EA should take some notes there.) Once you do get the hang of it, the game becomes a lot more fun.

    Third - putting. This is where EA needs to put some work in for TW 08. It can be learned, but when you have those faithful swing mechanics, the putting should too. Instead it's a matter of waiting until the on-screen golfer has pulled the putter back far enough.

    So far, though, I am enjoying the game a lot, otherwise I wouldn't have played four straight rounds of it.
     
  2. 333Wii333

    333Wii333 wii will play

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    isw it like wii sports golf swinging or do u acually have to rotate the club?
     
  3. uncleclives

    uncleclives WiiChat Member

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    To be honest the swing mechanics are awfull!
    Im a low handicap golfer it it's nothing like proper swing tracking! To start the swing you just have to flick the wiimote and tiger swings up to the top of back swing. All the motion capture is in the forward swing the speed of club head, open face, closed face etc. In the real world I can shape my shots but here all I do is a draw no matter how hard I try to fade it!
    Now the putting is the really awfull element it's playable around the 25feet mark but say your playing St Andrews and you have a long putt of around 100feet you have to do a half swing and even then your often still left with a putt of around 50 feet or so! Hell I even tricked the controller reversed the motion you would putt normally and he still putted - whats that all about!

    I can see non golfers or the casual golfer liking the game but for us proper golfers looking for a fix during bad weather you maybe left disappointed!
     
  4. 333Wii333

    333Wii333 wii will play

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    o then probably not getting it my family is a big golf family tho
     
  5. KenR7A

    KenR7A WiiChat Member

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    It's a video game guys, not a golf simulator. Keep the controller on plane the entire swing. Even at the top of the swing. Dont try to swing it like a real club where you open the face at the top of the swing. I know, it will feel weird for us golfers, but if you want to shoot right in this VIDEO GAME, then you need to conform to their controls.
     
  6. WiiZero

    WiiZero Game Wiizard

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    well put from the new guy looks like I won't be picking this up
     
  7. ScatterBrain

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    personally, i don't think it's all THAT bad.... but definitely not perfect. it'll take some getting used to. i tend to hook the ball all the time.

    but putting... oh man... it's horrible. from 5 feet and in, it's a no brainer. anything outside of that, you're looking at a 2-putt or more. the "power" is virtually impossible to control. for the time of me, i can't figure out how to putt further than about 45 feet. in real life, i can't make long 80 foot putts... but i can sure as hell tell you that although i may come up short, it won't only putt it half way or less... which is what tends to happen in this game.
     
  8. FWELR

    FWELR Bonds Passes Hank 8/7/07

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    there was a preview a couple weeks ago that showed this producer trying out the game. you can swing it 3 different ways, facing the tv, facing opposite the tv, and side-to-side. the putting is the worst because the max is determined by how far you are from the hole. the reason this game is bad for me is that there is no club selection (ie: can't choose 1 iron instead of 2 iron, etc.). 08 should be much better, especially if there's online.
     
  9. Raddus

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    An online golf game would be nuts lol.
     
  10. elmo_999

    elmo_999 Wii launch Owner

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    i gonna rent it first. if it sucks i'll just continue playin Links 04 on my friend xbox lol
     
  11. theangelwing

    theangelwing Gamer_4_Jesus

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    My buddy picked this game up as well and I liked it ALOT. I have never played real golf before so dont really know much of it. But the game was fun to play with 2 players.
     
  12. johnthego

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    I totally agree. My buddy and I (both of us have handicaps under 5) have resorted to sitting on the couch and just flicking our wrists. I can hit the ball farther and straiter sitting down than I can standing and making a pure swing.
     
  13. strommsarnac

    strommsarnac WiiChat Member

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    WOW, am I playing a different game?!?!
    First, I'm NOT a golfer. It's a 1000 to 1 change I'll hit the ball which is sad cause I hit it every time with a sword. Mental thing. I do love those arcade golf games in the bars though (e.g. golden tee)

    So, putting is great, not to easy, not to hard. I don't know why people say it's not good beyond "whatever". I've made single put shots from 5'-60'. It's very consistant for me.

    Also, I can select every club on the tee. Once on the fairway, every club except the driver (a bit annoying). Even on the green I can hit a 9-iron if I want to.

    I haven't figured out fade/draw, but I don't have a problem with hook/slice. I tend to avg about 6 under par on an 18 hole course.

    I love this game.
     
  14. AmEboy14

    AmEboy14 Banned

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    You do know that you can use the control stick on the nunchuk to swing, like in the game cube tiger woods. right?
     
  15. wiihbanga

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    i heard this game sucks! i seen it on the threads
     
  16. craigkillercraig

    craigkillercraig KillaCrgz So HiGh!

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    personally I think tiger woods is worth the buy, they may need to work on some things, but its by far better than wii sports golf. if you are a fan of golf I think you'd love this game on the Wii
     
  17. Bob Albright

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    I have spent quite a few hours working with TW--have completed all but 3 of the Tiger Challenges. The more I play it, the better I like it. I do agree with the comments on the putting aspect, however. Graphics are OK--and as we know, a pretty game does not make a good one. It also took me a while to figure out the fade part. I was twisting as I made my shot---wrong. Proper way is to tilt the remote right away--before you start your swing--about 45 degrees one way or the other, and it will hook in that corresponding way. I do not play golf in real life, so I have no experience on real courses. I can really appreciate how much you have to THINK and PLAN your shots to be successful in the end. Course designs are totally devious!
     
  18. strommsarnac

    strommsarnac WiiChat Member

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    Sure, but if I was going to play with a joystick, shouldn't I have just bought the game for my son's 360 and got better graphics?

    The whole reason I got the Wii is that I think that joysticks just aren't meant for some game types. I can't stand FPS games on joystick. A mouse is the best interface, with the Wii mote a close second.

    Playing golf with a joystick would be like driving a real car with a keyboard. There'd be too much missing from it.

    To each their own though. I know many younger people only WANT to use console controllers since they never learned on anything else. I learned to play games on a keyboard and swore by that method. It took me a year to switch over to mouse/keyboard. But I can't get used to joysticks for anything but "arcade" and flight sim games.
     
  19. strommsarnac

    strommsarnac WiiChat Member

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    Here's an oxymoron - Don't believe everything you read.

    :)

    Here's a rule of marketing - 9 out of 10 unhappy customers will tell someone else they're about their experience. Only 1 out of 20 happy customers will tell someone their experience. It's more likely that more people like TW2007 than you read of people that don't like it.
     
  20. strommsarnac

    strommsarnac WiiChat Member

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    I'm still confused (long weekend, the wife's in the hospital). With the remote pointed at the floor, I move the tip (Ir receiver) towards/away from my feet, then I press the button and start my back-swing?

    Or do I tilt the remote when I have it held at the apex of my back-swing?

    Thanks
     

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