Tiger Woods PGA 2000
A golfing prodigy he may be, but an appealing game character he is not. In his first two PlayStation golfing games (PGA Tour ’99 and Cyber Tiger), we would go as far as to say that he came across as having all the charisma of Ken Barlow’s old slippers, so will he be a little more dynamic in his new 2000 update?
Absolutely not! Unfortunately, the young phenomenon still delivers mundane voice-overs with all the dead-pan charm of a dead Jack Dee, but at least the game itself is a bit better this time round. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2000 contains all of the elements you would hope to see in a serious golf game – tournaments, skins games and so on, and it is played out on some of the world’s most hallowed courses. The only main criticism we have is that unless you own a Dual Shock pad, the control system is utter pants. The swinging gauge is confusing and getting the timing right is a joke thanks to the annoying delay in the response time when you hit the button.
When using a Dual Shock though, all this frustration is eradicated with a simple pull-back and then push-forward of the left twin-stick, Tiger clouts the ball with precision accuracy and all is forgiven.Well almost, the graphics are generally only passable, and some stupid bugs were still evident in this review code such as golfers facing entirely the wrong way when taking putts.