Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 includes Legends of the Majors mode, where players are able to compete in tournaments from the 1870s to the present day. Equipment physics and player outfits are changed to simulate the conditions and differences of each era. LPGA events such as the Kraft Nabisco Championship were introduced to Career mode for the first time, and all four Men's major golf championships appear as well. Country clubs will now be able to house up to 100 members, and a customizable day/night cycle is included. A new "Quick Tournament" mode was also added, which simulates only the final round of a tournament.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14
For the first time in the series, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 adds support for tournament playoffs. Tiburon's developers considered playoff support to be "long overdue", as each men's major uses a different playoff format. Due to complex player licensing and outcomes for playoffs, the strokes of other players are not shown.
The cover athletes for the North American version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 are Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer. The European case features Seve Ballesteros and Rory McIlroy alongside Woods. All are playable in the game, along with over 25 other golfers including first-timers Keegan Bradley, Bud Cauley, Stacy Lewis, and Lexi Thompson. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Standard Edition includes 20 courses with the main game. The Masters Historic Edition of game has an additional six courses. More courses were released as downloadable content. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 features 21 officially licensed PGA Tour and LPGA Tour tournaments.
There are also Connected Tournaments, allowing the player to play alongside others at the same time, without waiting for them to make their shots. If a player is on the same exact hole during a Live Tournament, their shot arcs will appear on the screen as they happen. If no one is on the same hole, it plays out exactly like any other offline tournament, which can make the Connected Tournaments feel very disconnected.
The new mode Legends of the Majors allows players to step back in time through the history of golf, playing against or as some of the greatest golfers of each era. From the very first major championship at St. Andrews to the current ascendancy of Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson, this mode gives golf fans and newbies alike a great experience both in gameplay and in history. Tiger Woods 14 has also included all four Major Tournaments for the first time ever, and has licensed all of the banners, logos, structures, and branding for those tournaments, displaying a nice touch of realism and detail work.
Bigger, not necessarily better. That, in a nutshell, is Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14. After last year's speed bump of a game that added virtually nothing to the long-running golf franchise save some enhanced swing mechanics and Toddler Tiger, the developers at EA Tiburon packed a lot of goodies into this new release. While the core game buried deep underneath the shiny new wrapping remains very similar to its predecessors from 2011 and 2012, it's now harder to complain because of catchy new features like the history-lesson Legends of the Majors, all four major tourneys for the first time, LPGA support, and even nifty frills like night golf. This isn't the complete revamp that the aging game could use, but all of the additions freshen things up just enough to make it worth a buy.
Career mode has been marginally beefed up. You can now create a female pro and play in the LPGA, and all players of both sexes have swing style profiles that determine if they play a power or control game, though this distinction only adds a barely-noticeable boost to your default stat. Adding support for the women's side of pro golf is a great touch and is long overdue. All four PGA major events are in the game this year for the first time, too, so your career can now run through the Masters, PGA Championship, US Open, and Open. This, along with nearly two dozen other PGA tournaments, really fills out career play.
You even qualify for the pro tour by following in the exact same steps as real-world wannabes. Players still advance as they always have, through the earning of XP and coins used to buff skills and buy new gear and clothing. This system is more restrictive this year, though, with just about everything locked at the start of the game. There aren't even any clothing choices at the beginning of a career. With every accoutrement locked down, the pressure is on from the very first moments of play to buy this stuff with real-world currency.
Online options have been increased and enhanced. Connected tourneys let 24 players go at it simultaneously with no need to wait for others to shoot. Other players' shots are shown by their arcs in real time as you play, so you're competing against benchmarks set by opponents. Country club memberships have been nudged up to 100, and there are more opportunities to voice-chat with fellow members while playing matches. Players connected online can also take advantage of live weather, so you can experience real-world conditions at the course of your choice at any time of the day or night. This is a great touch that gives matches a "you are there" feeling.
One area hard to quibble about in Tiger Woods 14 is the look of the game. It's an incremental improvement over last year's game, sure, but the graphics are better than they have ever been before. More attention has been paid to finer details. You can now start rounds at various times of day to watch the sun rise and set, and even head out for rounds in the middle of the night with luminescent balls. Golfing under a summer moon is amazingly atmospheric, an added touch that makes the game's 20 courses (which you can almost double by buying DLC) look completely different from their daytime counterparts. The only real weirdness comes with the crowd galleries in tourneys; they seem to be composed of people from the different eras represented in Legends of the Majors. Nothing like having guys in fedoras and women in what look to be flapper dresses cheering your putts in 2013.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 is a classic case of a game sequel giving you what you need, but not necessarily all you want. Even though you might be looking for more ground-breaking changes to improve how the game plays on the tees, fairways, and greens after a couple of years of holding the line, there are enough new features here to keep you interested. The enthralling Legends of the Majors, new tournaments, the lengthy list of courses, LPGA support, and even the nifty night golf will wrap up your attention for many hours. This isn't the next big step for golf games, but adding quantity to the already existing quality of the simulation down on the links makes for another very good Tiger.
Then there are connected online tournaments, where you can compete live against other players and even see their shot arcs while you are playing. These tournaments are broken down into different skill levels and sub categories as well, if you just want to play a quick five hole game. You can also Play The Pros, but there were no tournaments available to try out at the moment.
On the positive side, the latest iteration of the golf simulation is packed to the brim with content, and covers golfing tournaments so comprehensively that it's not hard to recommend. With the Masters and all of the Open tournaments on offer, you're able to create your own personal golfer and guide them through a career just as you would in the real sport. An impressive weather model recreates the conditions of each course as per their real-life counterpart via data provided by The Weather Channel, which can also dynamically change, throwing wind and rain at you that adapts the game and adds a terrific sense of realism. For example, as the fairways get drenched, your ball will bounce and roll less, spraying water as it travels.
There is an online component. You can play tournaments and opponents from around the world. There is also a country club option, where you can add your friends and play your own customizable tournaments and challenges. Scores and stats are saved and rankings for the clubhouse members are displayed.
There are four tournaments available, The Masters, the US Open, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship. With twenty courses (more if you get the special The Masters edition) and the ability to select the weather and the the time of day, including night, the game provide players with a massive amount of variety.
For those of us with less time on our hands, it is easy to set up a quick round of golf on your favourite course. You can play part of a tournament or just a practise round to hone your skills using your own player, or by selecting a pro.
The online multiplayer mode is covered by allowing devout golfers to partake in their own online golfing community. Players can create or join a country club with up to 100 members and play in club tournaments.
By far the best way to enjoy the game is, of course, via a couch tournament. Tiger Woods 14, like its predecessors is a perfect game to play with a group of like-minded friends. With each player taking a turn in quick succession, nobody is going to feel left out.
Game play will place players in a 1934 environment, which takes into account everything from the clothing to the equipment. On the golf course, users will discover a new way to enjoy the timeless layout, and as it would have played when the first Tournament field competed in the Club's inaugural invitational. This includes everything from the golf course's nines being reversed to its original green contours and speeds.
The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada.
Including the U.S., PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 944 million households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2011, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than $121 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.7 billion. 041b061a72