Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters Review
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is the latest in the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise. Probably the category leader in realistic golf games, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters has really pushed the golf game genre to new heights in the 12 years it’s been published.
That said, the level of innovation, as can be expected, varies widely from version to version and some versions over deliver while others seem quite flat. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters falls in the latter camp but this doesn’t detract too much from its current status as probably the best golf game title out there.
The Good News about Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
Each new version of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series gives golf game fans a new feature or game play addition. This year’s version is not any different. However, the magnitude of the addition might be a letdown to fans who’ve been expecting genre – changing developments. While Tiger Woods PGA Tour has delivered its fair share of eye-opening golfing game innovations in prior versions, this version is definitely more subdued in the innovation department. It’s still fun though.
For example, the addition of a caddie who recommends your shots is a nifty addition. The fact that you can level up your caddie is a nice touch as well. You can now also choke up on your club a bit so you can shorten your shot. While this is a welcome addition, it isn’t exactly ground shattering. There’re enough new additions and fine touches to this game to make it worth playing despite the glitches described below.
The Not So Good News
For such a long lasting series, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is surprisingly full of glitches. These run the gamut from wrong hole information given by the in game commentators to weird and useless camera angles, sound that goes out at spots, graphical miscues, and other small hiccups. While these are minor quibbles, the frequency of these issues does take away from the full enjoyment one normally expects from such a solid title as the Tiger Woods series.
While Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters has more than its fair share of small errors, which might annoy golf game purists or long time series fans, the existing solid base of golf game play paired with the small innovations brought by this version make it a solid buy.