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.