Fewer features but some interesting tweaks, changing the experience
Stop me if youve heard this one before a 360 game from Electronic Arts that ditches many features that appeared in the recent Xbox and PS2 editions, leaving behind a rather dull and stripped-down version of a game you probably already own. But while EAs Madden and NFL games are simply unforgivable, at least World Tour 06 brings a greater sense of challenge to Tigers 360 debut.
While superhuman shots and holes-in-one are common in the current-generation version, World Tour 06 on the 360 presents a higher difficulty curve as the sensitivity of the controller has been tweaked and made more difficult to master. Moreover, the spin- and power-boost controls are now executed with the left trigger, a fiddly set-up that makes it much harder to pull-off the perfect backswing every time you play a shot.
Morally, releasing a game at a higher price tag that boasts fewer features than its cheaper current-generation counterparts is objectionable, but at least Tiger Woods goes some way to offering golf fans a more realistic, compelling and demanding simulation.