Feeds
85%
Tiger Woods 2011

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

On course for more swinging

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

“Golf is like an 18-year-old girl with big boobs. You know it's wrong, but you can't keep away from her.”

Of all the golfing quotes, this one from Val Doonican (of all people) resonates most when considering Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11.

Tiger Woods 2011

Despite the name, you can't cheat in this game

If you think that's a cheap shot at Tiger you'd be half right. PGA Tou may have graced fewer consoles than Tiger's graced hourly motels, but in returning to purchase this year's version, you won't feel anywhere near as sleazy.

You see, although EA has rightly earned an invidious reputation for perennial tinkering for the sake of tinkering, it also occasionally gets an update right. PGA Tour 11 represents just such an occasion, offering the current generation's finest golfing experience to date.

The first improvement you notice is to golfer progression. Gone are PGA 10's coach drills and stat modifiers, which always felt punitive, as they chipped away at your perfect 12.0 attributes with each poor round.

In their place is a more holistic, system of XP, a currency earned through challenges, tournaments, and even Fairways and Greens in Regulation, with which you can upgrade skill attributes or purchase Pro Shop equipment. By rewarding, albeit modestly, even poor placings in tournaments, the system also ensures an incentive to finish even the most abject rounds.

But the XP system doesn't single-handedly justify PGA 11's purchase. Two other major new features, Focus and True Aim, complete the most positive overhaul to the series in recent times.

Tiger Woods 2011

The green was a fairway away

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Next page: Focus and control..

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai
It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...
Just in case? Unverified 'supersize me' iPhone 6 pics in sneak leak peek
Is bigger necessarily better for the fruity firm's flagship phone?
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?