Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003

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  1. Paul_Fisher

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    Is anybody looking forward to this game like me? I'm a big golf player, and I've been waiting for a good golf game to come out for the xbox. I think this is the one. Its received good reviews at IGN on all platforms, around 8.5-8.9.

    The only thing it lacks, which really upsets me, is tournaments. You can't play in any tournaments. You can only play in the "Tiger challenge" or something like that. EA has the PGA tour license and they can't even make up some real tournaments, come on. But even with this shortcoming, I'll definitely pick this one up on Wednesday.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Dave_Olds

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    Same here....been dying for it....Graphically, it looks stunning...Although I havent seen reviews....I have been actually searching this morning to see if it is on schedule for release this week...Havent seen any confirmation anywhere....If it is, I am getting it...!!!
     
  3. Paul_Fisher

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    According to most videogame websites, such as ebgames and gamestop, it ships tomorrow and will be on shelves Wednesday the 30th. I can't wait!
     
  4. Chris Rock

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    Count me in as another golfer.

    Can't wait till we can do this over XBox Live!
     
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    Since it is EA, and will have no Xbox enhancements, I will pass on it. I just cant bring myself to support EA any longer when it comes to Xbox, all they do is port PS2 titles over to it. I will continue to play Links on the PC.
     
  6. Paul_Fisher

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    Just bought it at EB. Now I have to wait 4 hours until I get off work. The agony...
     
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    This doesn't appear to be online for any console, is that right?
     
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    I heard from a beta tester that the game was just superb. I'm just one of the old school guys that's just wanted that perfect combination of NES Open for the NES and Links LS.

    I'm still waiting...

    Glen
     
  9. Chris Flynn

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    Getting it this week I hope.
    I have Links 2003 for my PC, but I want a good golf game my buddies and I can play on the couch.
    *EDIT*
    I do feel kind of "dirty" about purchasing it, as I've said in previous threads that I wouldn't buy ANY EA games from now on, but I'm caving on this one.
     
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    Good reviews so far, it's been added to my must have list. My last golf game (Hot Shots 3) keep freezing on me so I got sick of playing it...
     
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    Im all over this game. I loved the last two.
     
  12. EdR

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    Can anyone report differences between the PS2, GC or Xbox versions of this game? Is the Xbox version graphically superior? Does the GC version do 480p? Any controller issues?
    Thanks!
    EDIT: To answer my own question, I found this comment in the review of this game at GameSpot:
     
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    I really don't have any controller issues at all Ed. It was kind of awkward at first, but now I'm getting more used to it. I've only played for about 2 hours though.

    Its not a bad game at all, however its not the golf simulation I was looking for. I'm looking for more of a Links 2003 console game, which will probably never happen.

    But none-the-less, its fun, the graphics are great. The player models and faces are amazing.

    Another cool thing is, when you're in match play, and you have a shot that is really important, you will hear nothing but your heart beat, and the controller will vibrate with each beat. Its really cool, it actually makes me try harder. Makes you feel like your actually playing.
     
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    Paul_Fisher, can you elaborate on how the swing technique is? Just curious as if it is a 3 button sequence of if you actually use the controller...

    Also, are you on the XBOX version?

    Thanks!

    -Mike
     
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    No, it is not a three button sequence, you have to use the analog controls, either the left stick or the right stick. You pull back the swing to start the backswing, and push it forward to complete the swing.

    There is an option to "power up" your swing by tapping the white button during your backswing, which I thought was awkward at first, but its ok.

    I was just used to using the right stick for Outlaw golf. You can use either stick in Tiger Woods, but its almost impossible to tap the white button and swing with the right stick at the same time.

    Any other questions I can answer?
     
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    Hot Shots is great. I mostly wish that it wasn't quite so aliased, the grass is downright glittering in many areas. I also wish that there were more courses, which is one of the resons TW2003 is appealing, it has something like 16 courses?

    I guess my biggest question, since I know you like Hot Shots, is does TW2003 seem like a letdown compared to HS3, or is it more of a just-as-fun-only-different kind of thing? I know that's hard to judge after only 2 hours, but what's your initial take?
     
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    just-as-fun-only-different
     
  20. EdR

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    Thanks, I think I'll pick it up at lunch. I'll try using the H(uge) controller for this game.
     

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