TW12: The Masters Now Available
By mustang6560 on 3/29/11
It's finally here, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is now available.
Golf fans, we hope you’re not too rusty from the long winter, because Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters arrives in stores today. For the first time in franchise history, players can experience the rich history and tradition of the Masters Tournament and Augusta National Golf Club. An exciting development this year: Not only is the game available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and Wii, but it also supports the new PlayStation Move and Wii Balance Board functionality that allows players to earn “Balance Points” to activate a power shot.Andrew and I are going to pick up a copy and review it for those of you who are waiting for some feedback before you buy it.
The Masters is available on Xbox, PS3 and Wii. One thing to consider before buying, course availability depends on your machine. On the Xbox and PS3, there are 16 championship courses available and 25 for the Wii. EA is also selling a PS3 Collector's Edition, which features 19 additional courses and Augusta National. TW12 is $59.99 on Xbox 360 and PS3 and $49.99 for Wii, while the PS3 Collector's Edition is $69.99.
Everyone and their mom is selling it so it won't be hard to find a copy. If you don't want the hassle of going to the store and buy it, just type in "Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters" into Google and search for the "Shopping" results.
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...and Homermania is the winner of the TW12 for Wii giveaway. The crowd goes wild!
When you do the review, be sure to use the move for PS3. I would like to know how that works on there. I got it just to play golf and hope this game finally makes it worth the purchase. Although disc golf on sport champions is fun.
A little deceptive on EA's part...I thought this was going to be one of their $6.99 downloads for 2011...what a bunch of scumbags limiting the courses on 2011 and making users pay what comes out to an extra $120 to play a years worth of video golf. Tiger Woods golf is as busted as his game is.
Tiger's got to fund that divorce somehow. What is the deal with all these games charging extra for content that should be included. Greedy snob asses.
You don't think it will take a lot of unlocking to get to play Augusta?
I would think it being called TW12 the Masters there better not be any unlocking to play Augusta. now that would be total snob-ass-like. awesome
@TheBrownCrayon...the game is called masters...i'd be pissed if i have to do anything...that's the only reason i bought this instead of just playing an older version...
someone on a gamer site said the following...
"the only prerequisite is to go through the masters intro with tiger on the 18th, then you'll do the golfer creation piece and voila, augusta unlocked."...
hopefully that is the case...
Kurt the Knife says:
I play the online version that works pretty well for me.
I'm also re-creating and constructing some of our local courses for TW 06 and 08.
Tired of playing alla them snob-ass private club courses. I Wanna get some
humble-ass munis in there.
I still play MS Links on the 'puter...never made the change to the "box" or PS.
Just got the game (on the Wii) and it looks good. Little beat from work so I didnt get a chance to play too much, however, you dont have to unlock any courses in this version...including AUGUSTA!!!!!!!
I got mine for Wii today also. When you click play now, it immediately puts you onto Augusta National. It was cool to final play (virtually) that course. BUT...I've been playing the online tiger woods at EA.com and the graphics on the Wii game as very subpar compared to the PC online version. On the otherhand, having immediate feedback as to in to out club path and open /closed club face is cool, I'm not sure if that will be useful in my real life game but that's ok.
Played for the PS3 last night and my only complaint was that we had to use botht he standard controller (to aim and other stuff) and the Motion Controller. Did anyone else find this to be an issue or did I not set something up right? I would assume you can play using only the motion controller but...
my only complaint is that the caddie is a douche..."i've got nothing for you here"...wtf?...we've never played a long par 3 together before...
You should have to earn your way into the virtual Masters. Let's face it, it would make playing the course that much sweeter.
@wrhall Do you remember Links 386? That was an awesome game in its time. The newest thing I have is a nintendo "gamecube" system with EA Tiger '06. and I thought I was in the dark ages. I'm actually considering getting a new console just so I can play this Masters game. But I don't know what else I'd do with it.
Legitimatebeef-If you get a PS3 you can watch blue ray discs or buy netflix and watch movies or shows. It's an entertainment system. Just some ideas for its use.
sure do @Beef, all of the Links products were "revolutionary" at the time. Back in the days of dial up modems, we somehow managed to have killer on-line Tourneys with people from all over the world. Links also encouraged us tech geeks to build our own courses, they provided free access to their course building software. The Links Country Club (digital lounge) was my first exposure to an online collabortation community.
I had a XBox that was included in a package deal with my TV. I ended up giving it to my nephew as it just sat there...I never spent the time required to get good with any of the games.
You don't need to use the standard controller for aiming if you use the Move controller.
Push both the T and the other main button (the one in the middle of the normal PS buttons under your thumb) and bring the controller up to your shoulder. That puts you in aiming mode, then you can use the controller to move your aim point.
I played a couple holes last night, Augusta is unlocked right away. The swing mechanics are easy yet challenging, I find myself with an open club face quite often.
@legitimatebeef, to play in the virtual Masters, you do have to earn your way by winning 2 amateur events but to play Augusta National you do not.
do not buy the iphone/ipod version of the TW PGA Tour 12 app. augusta is NOT included. BOOOOOOOO. further, the ball trajectory and size is horrendous. looks like you're putting a softball into a 2" putting cup. the greens roll like you're putting a fuzzy ball on Velcro. 1 star.
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