XBOX 360 PREVIEW: TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 2006

It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing, baby and who would know that better Mr. Tiger Woods? Hey, was it his dad that used to make the kids go outside and pick a switch for him to beat them with? No....that was Michael Jackson's dad. Be that as it may, I'm certain Mr. Woods was no picnic...

Speaking of swinging and hamfisted segues, let's talk about the new Tiger Woods game coming out for the Xbox 360. First of all, get outta here with those visuals. I mean, come on already fellas. How much nicer are you going to make these virtual worlds? Eventually I'm just going to drill a hole in my TV and live in all of the pretty worlds you crazy game developers create. I don't even know if that would work but I really don't see why not.

Not only are the visuals getting an overhaul, akin to The Swan (anyone remember that reality show?) but the control mechanics are also going to undergo their first major alteration in many years. StewXX had a chance to take Tiger Woods for a spin at E3 (in secret) and he reported to me that he wasn't crazy about the dual analog swing config at first, but the more he thought about it, the cooler he thought it was but by then it was too late to go back and try it again. He did mention that it requires a good amount of technique to get both analog sticks to work with precision simultaneously. In fact, he mentioned so many things I finally asked him to just write this damn preview already but then he made up some bogus excuse and said he had to get off the phone.

With the advent of the Xbox 360 Cam, players will able to get their mugs into the game, which has been a PC only perk for a few years. I wonder why they don't offer Game Ass support, so you can scan your hefty Doritos enhanced caboose into the game; considering that's what you'll be staring at for the duration.

If you've stuck with Tiger this long, you will most likely fall over yourself to snag a 360 when you see this one in action. We hope to hit the links with this one shortly.

Features:

  • New Dual Analog Swing: New advanced swing technique uses both analog pressure-point triggers to "shape" shots.
  • Next Generation Physics: The next generation of Tiger Woods PGA Tour delivers higher-fidelity physics models that allow the ball when struck to interact more realistically with the clubface and terrain, resulting in more realistic ball flight and bounces.
  • Courses: Six licensed courses that have been sites of championship events including TPC at Sawgrass and Pebble Beach Golf Links.
  • PGA Tour Players: Compete as or against nine different PGA TOUR players including Tiger Woods, John Daly, Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh.
  • Game Face: Use the industry-leading character-creation technology to create a golfer, outfit, build up their attribute and become the #1 golfer on the PGA TOUR.
  • Golf's Best Commentators: David Feherty and Gary McCord make up the golf announcing dream team and provide their commentary and irreverent observations on each round.
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System: X360
Dev: EA
Pub: EA
Release: Nov 2005
Players: 1 - 4
Preview By Vaughn
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