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Review: EA’s Tiger Woods 08. Now in MY stores. August 30, 2007

Posted by stvchang in games, Nintendo, Wii, Wii games.

EA’s Tiger Woods 08 for Wii is now available in MY stores. With the short time lapsed between the yearly increment of the game, it was expected that the game will not be improved much. And I was right.

I had not bought Tiger Woods 07 mainly for the fact that it was a PS2 port with Wii motion tacked on. I had hoped that the next release, the 08 version, will fare better. This was not the case as EA pushed the game out to us within a short development time of just five months.

New to Tiger Woods 08 is the Putt Preview, which will help in lining up your putting shots and lets you take a preview shot to gauge how well you are doing. Then you do it for real. For some reason, the shots managed in the preview is still not exactly the same as the actual putt, or it could be my hands not swinging the Wiimote exactly the same, I don’t know.

The game also now allows you to slice/hook your shots, but not while in-swing. You will need to twist your hands (to hook or slice), hold the B button and finally take a swing in that position. Its not as per the real thing, but at least now you can hook/slice you shots if you choose to.

Visually, Tiger Woods 08 is the same as the 07 version, which looked liked a PS2 version. With the Wii showing that it is much more capable to handle better graphics (Metroid Prime 3), its very disappointing for EA to work on Tiger Woods 08 without any graphical updates.

In short, if you don’t have any Wii golf games, Tiger Woods 08 is a good place to start. If you have the 07 version, you may wanna skip this and wait for a better version, Tiger Woods 09 perhaps??

Ratings: 6.5 / 10



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