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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

by Neal Ronaghan - April 28, 2009, 10:51 am PDT
Total comments: 16

The operative word is tactile. Everything falls into line after that.

At an EA event last week in New York City, I got to try out EA's upcoming MotionPlus-enabled Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. While the main focus of the event was the brand new Disc Golf mode, I also got to try out some of the regular golf, which we detailed last month.

The recently announced Wii-exclusive Disc Golf allows players to play any of the courses featured in the game with a disc in hand instead of a golf club. It's initially a bit awkward to get used to mimicking the motion of throwing a flying disc with the Wii Remote. As you'll be able to see in the video below, I sucked at first. Because of the precision of the added Wii MotionPlus functionality, you have to be good at the physical motion of throwing a flying disc to be good at throwing it in-game.

However, once you get over that hump though it’s a lot of fun to have the tactile feeling of throwing a flying disc in your own home. After you pick up the on-screen disc, it’s a nice feeling to see it react to even the slightest movement of your wrist. And when you throw it, it registers everything from where you released it to your velocity and more.

However, the truly wonderful tactile sensation comes from the actual golf itself. Maybe it has to do with the fact that the Wii Remote lends itself better to mimicking the feel of a golf club then a Frisbee, but the sensation of golfing in this game is unparalleled. The addition of Wii MotionPlus is really a game-changer for any fan of golf or golf video games. Tiger Woods 10 accurately reads everything from draw and fade to strength of the shot. I remember joking with people that Bowling on Wii Sports could replace actually going out to bowl; this game might actually be able to replace going out to golf.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 comes out June 15.

Talkback

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusApril 28, 2009

I did horrible when I tried to play this game, shaky cam FTW!

NinGurl69 *hugglesApril 28, 2009

This spells the end of Mario Golf.

D_AverageApril 28, 2009

Oh man, day one purchase for me!

BTW - Neal, have you played Disc Golf in reality?

SteleApril 28, 2009

Reserved my bundle with motion plus yesterday.

I can see disc golf being the party game when people are over, just like Wii Sports bowling has always been.

NinGurl69 *hugglesApril 28, 2009

I can imagine a Tai Chi exercise game based on Lotion Puss.

BlackNMild2k1April 28, 2009

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However, the truly wonderful tactile sensation comes from the actual golf itself. Maybe it has to do with the fact that the Wii Remote lends itself better to mimicking the feel of a golf club then a Frisbee, but the sensation of golfing in this game is unparalleled. The addition of Wii MotionPlus is really a game-changer for any fan of golf or golf video games. Tiger Woods 10 accurately reads everything from draw and fade to strength of the shot. I remember joking with people that Bowling on Wii Sports could replace actually going out to bowl; this game might actually be able to replace going out to golf.

Like in the thread I made, if you add balance board support for accurate posturing the Wii WILL be the Golf Training/Simulation system and will be found in every golf playing executives office. Important business decisions will me made while playing this game. 

NinGurl69 *hugglesApril 28, 2009

Where's Gerstmann when you need him to demonstrate all-new levels of lazy?

Quote from: D_Average

Oh man, day one purchase for me!

BTW - Neal, have you played Disc Golf in reality?

Negative.
I've played Ultimate Frisbee and the like, but I've never been able to throw a disc on a golf course. I imagine it would be fun.

D_AverageApril 28, 2009

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Quote from: D_Average

Oh man, day one purchase for me!

BTW - Neal, have you played Disc Golf in reality?

Negative.
I've played Ultimate Frisbee and the like, but I've never been able to throw a disc on a golf course. I imagine it would be fun.

I'll take that as a positive sign then.  If you were to throw one w/o any experience results would be poor, just like we saw in the video above.  I'm not saying you suck at disc golf, I just think its cool that someone w/o any experience struggled in the game as they would in reality.  Was there by chance anyone there who had played Frolf?  How'd they do?

KnowsNothingApril 28, 2009

Oh dear, realistic golf games just look so boring compared to my beloved Mario Golf.

StogiApril 28, 2009

Day one purchase for frolf alone.

Quote from: NinGurl69

Where's Gerstmann when you need him to demonstrate all-new levels of lazy?

I know what you're referring to, and I don't think his approach to playing Wii (bowling from the couch, doing everything with absolute minimal movements) will work with MotionPlus.

EasyCureApril 28, 2009

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Quote from: NinGurl69

Where's Gerstmann when you need him to demonstrate all-new levels of lazy?

I know what you're referring to, and I don't think his approach to playing Wii (bowling from the couch, doing everything with absolute minimal movements) will work with MotionPlus.

Thats a good thing but many won't see it that way

WTF i didn't misquote that!

StogiApril 28, 2009

Ya but that's just the l33t being precarious.

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Quote from: D_Average

Oh man, day one purchase for me!

BTW - Neal, have you played Disc Golf in reality?

Negative.
I've played Ultimate Frisbee and the like, but I've never been able to throw a disc on a golf course. I imagine it would be fun.

I'll take that as a positive sign then.  If you were to throw one w/o any experience results would be poor, just like we saw in the video above.  I'm not saying you suck at disc golf, I just think its cool that someone w/o any experience struggled in the game as they would in reality.  Was there by chance anyone there who had played Frolf?  How'd they do?

I didn't really see anyone besides Flames/Luke play (he did worse than me :P). I'm kind of torn on the realism that MotionPlus brings about. For example, I do play golf occasionally in real life and I noticed that what I do wrong when I play, I did in the game. This is beneficial from a learning standpoint, but I feel like it might kind of suck in a video game.

I want to be like Tiger Woods in a golf video game. I don't want to be like me.

I'm really excited for this game only because it does feel spot-on and I think my dad would love it.

SteleApril 28, 2009

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I'm really excited for this game only because it does feel spot-on and I think my dad would love it.

Likewise.  This game might finally convince my dad to buy his own Wii instead of coming over to bowl on mine every so often.

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na: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
Release Jun 08, 2009
PublisherElectronic Arts
RatingEveryone
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Release Jul 02, 2009
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