Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007 is another great game in EA Sport’s successful golf franchise. Last year’s game was too easy and unrealistic, while this year’s game features much more realistic gameplay. A new version of the PGA Tour season, with the new Fed Ex cup adds a a new dimension to gameplay and the Tiger Challenge is a fun and challenging way to get to a final showdown with Tiger himself.
Last year’s edition of Tiger Woods PGA Tour was fun, but not really realistic. The gamebreaker feature allowed golfers to make double eagles and hole in ones at least once a match. Putting was easy as there was a guide onscreen showing the player where to putt. This year’s title is much more realistic, turning the putt camera off and taking away gamebreaker. The results is a much more realistic gameplay.
Also, the new loft stick allows players to close or open the club head face for high-lofted shits or to be able to close the face for punch shots under trees. The rest of the gameplay, with spin control, power boost, and the swing stick remains the same. However, this year’s swing stick is much less forgiving than this year’s causing erratic shots if the swing is not smooth and straight. These new gamplay features create a much more challenging and realistic game.
The new graphics on consoles such as the XBOX 360 and the Playstation three are beautiful on high definition televisions, as the game is HDTV compatible. New features such as a very cool training area allow you to train your golfer to increase his or her’s skills. One thing that is worse than the last year’s game is the pro shop, I miss the old school clubs and clothes as I could dress my guy in a kilt this year. Another downgrade from last year is the fact that buying clothes and clubs affects your skills. I would rather just earn the skills on the course and not have to worry about buying clothes or equipment to increase skills.
The PGA season is more realistic than last year’s as it is all but impossible to shoot a 53, like I did in last year’s game. Scores are much more realistic with low 60’s being a great round, just like on the real PGA tour. The Tiger challenge is a ladder match whee you have to beat 16 real and imaginary golfers in order t get to a final showdown against Tiger and it is alot of fun. However, I liked last year’s Tiger Challenege where you went back in time to face Tiger and golfers such as Old Tom Morris, Jack Nicklaus, and Bobby Jones.
Overall, this year’s edition of Tiger Woods PGA tour is more superior to older versions in gameplay and graphics, but I prefer the story modes and pro shop of the previous titles. However, gameplay is more important than extras and story mode, so I give this year’s game 8 out of 10 stars.