Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 for the Nintendo Wii is getting a lot of attention; some of it is good and some is not so good. This video game has a lot of new features that changes the way video games are played, especially PGA Tour games but when it came right down to it, it just wasn’t all it’s cut out to be. I have played the very same game on the Playstation and it was much better. All in all, I think they left a lot to be desired on the Wii version.
First, I want to talk about some of the good features I found the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 for the Wii to have:
-One of the main features that I really liked was having the ability to create interactive content. This feature allows you to record your games so you can play against yourself later to improve your game skills.
-When you feel you have played a terrific game, you can post it online for others to play against so they can try and beat your score.
-Another great feature is the fact that you can really get into the spirit of things by uploading a photograph of yourself and using it to create your character.
-I especially enjoyed the graphics on this game. I consider them to be really good and something to talk about.
-This game also has better stats than previous games and provides a more natural way of leveling up.
But all in all, I just didn’t like the quality of the Wii version of this game. It made a lot of promises that it wasn’t able to keep. So what’s so bad about Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 for the Wii? Here are some of my main complaints:
-The main complaint I have with the game is the fact that it has too many glitches. For example, I had a lot of trouble with a few of the training exercises. They just simply don’t want to work correctly so I couldn’t use them at all.
-I also feel that it takes a long time for the game to load (even more so than most Wii games), which can get annoying.
-Sometimes when I would try and replay a shot, it would change it.
-I feel like they made the video game a lot harder to play than it should have been which creates a lot of frustration.
-You are only allowed to have three clips showing at any given time. This means that you have to take down old challenges every time you want to post new ones.
The whole idea behind this video game is a good one and it is a sport video game that can be appreciated by any true sports fan. However, I feel like this would be a much better game if they could just work out these kinks. It’s like I was beta testing, not playing a game I spent $50 for. I love the Wii and love when new games come out but I feel like this one was a bit of a flop. They need to go back to the drawing board and work out the issues and then it might be a pretty awesome game.