The Top 5 Reasons to Buy Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters will be released on the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 on March 29, 2011. For us golfing fiends, especially the ones of the video game variety, this is one edition that is sure to be a hit. Need a reason to rush out and purchase a copy? Below are the top five.
5. The New Caddie System
For the first time you can have an actual caddie with you on the course, guiding and giving you things such as yardage and tips. For sports games a lot rides on the realism factor of the game and the programmers try their best to put you into the action. And while the caddie might seem small, it’s touches like this that help the overall feel of the game.
4. The New “In The Middle Of Your Round” Save Feature
Again, another one of those small touches but speaking from personal experience, this is a real plus to have. I can’t tell you how many times in the previous editions I would start a round and then, as life always wants to do, something would come up and I would have to stop playing. Problem was if my round was going great and the birdies were aplenty well, too bad, I would have to either finish the round (which I couldn’t do) or start over and leave that great score stranded out on the course. For this edition, problem solved. Just save, say, on hole seven and continue your round whenever you can get back to it. Awesome.
3. The New Announcing Team
Nothing against all of the announcers from the past, but when you bring in Jim Nantz and David Feherty, well, it just doesn’t get any better. It all goes back to that realism factor. CBS carries most of the PGA tour coverage and being able to hear the same voices in the game that you do on the television really adds to the overall enjoyment. I’m sure that David Feherty will have some real zingers to say if your ball happens to end up in a hazard or worse, out of bounds.
2. Downloadable Courses Used In Offline PGA Tour Season
I’m so glad that this feature is here. It’s a tad frustrating to spend a lot of extra dollars on additional courses but you aren’t able to incorporate them into the regular PGA Tour season. Thankfully you are able to do that this year. Of note, however, it looks as though you can only use up to six of those courses at a time during any particular season. Shoot, I’m just glad to be able to use any of them. It’ll be nice to know that when you spend the extra money on these courses that at least you’ll get more use out of them then in years past.
1. The Masters
Need I say more? For a lot of the golfing fans out there, this is really the only reason you’ll need to go out and buy this game. I know full well that I’ll never get the chance to play on this most hallowed of golf courses, so a video game will have to do. What a thrill this is going to be. Supposedly the design team at EA was able to get on the course and use a laser scan technology to get every last detail of the course. I’ve seen some of the screenshots and they look amazing. Oh, to see the azaleas in bloom. Just thinking about this gives me the chills.
Well, there you have it. Again, the reason mentioned above will probably be the only reason you need, but taking a look at the other four should make it a no brainer. I’ll be picking up my copy of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters on March 29 and will be looking forward to many rounds out on the links.