Latest From GolfDigest.com
Latest From The Loop
Twitter
Books
  • Lines of Charm: Brilliant And Irreverent Quotes, Notes, And Anecdotes from Golf's Golden Age Architects
    Lines of Charm: Brilliant And Irreverent Quotes, Notes, And Anecdotes from Golf's Golden Age Architects
  • The Future of Golf: How Golf Lost Its Way and How to Get It Back
    The Future of Golf: How Golf Lost Its Way and How to Get It Back
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design
    Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Art of Golf Design
    The Art of Golf Design
    by Michael Miller, Geoff Shackelford
  • Alister MacKenzie's Cypress Point Club
    Alister MacKenzie's Cypress Point Club
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Golden Age of Golf Design
    The Golden Age of Golf Design
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Good Doctor Returns: A Novel
    The Good Doctor Returns: A Novel
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • Masters of the Links: Essays on the Art of Golf and Course Design
    Masters of the Links: Essays on the Art of Golf and Course Design
  • The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture
    The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture
    by Geoff Shackelford
Current Reading
  • The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta
    The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta
    by Gil Capps
  • His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir
    His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir
    by Dan Jenkins
  • Professional Golf 2014: The Complete Media, Fan and Fantasy Guide
    Professional Golf 2014: The Complete Media, Fan and Fantasy Guide
    by Daniel Wexler
  • Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy
    Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy
    by Mark Broadie
Classics
  • Golf Architecture in America: Its Strategy and Construction
    Golf Architecture in America: Its Strategy and Construction
    by Geo. C. Thomas
  • The Course Beautiful : A Collection of Original Articles and Photographs on Golf Course Design
    The Course Beautiful : A Collection of Original Articles and Photographs on Golf Course Design
    Treewolf Prod
  • Reminiscences Of The Links
    Reminiscences Of The Links
    by Albert Warren Tillinghast, Richard C. Wolffe, Robert S. Trebus, Stuart F. Wolffe
  • Gleanings from the Wayside
    Gleanings from the Wayside
    by Albert Warren Tillinghast
  • Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America
    Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America
    by Darius Oliver
  • Planet Golf: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses Outside the United States of America
    Planet Golf: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses Outside the United States of America
    by Darius Oliver
Writing And Videos
Feedblitz
Enter your Email


Powered by FeedBlitz
« "Fitness, Family, Fast and Fun." | Main | "McGinley would leave no stone unturned" »
Tuesday
Jan082013

EA '14: Your Chance To "Take Down" A Cross-Eyed Bobby Jones, A Juiced Arnold Palmer & An Almost Anorexic Jack Nicklaus

Besides getting to play legends using swings and physiques with which we are unfamiliar, the EA press info says they allow you to "tweak" courses on this edition.

Players, fill us in. Maybe there's a way to de-Fazio Augusta and Riviera? Reesnovate Torrey South? De-Dawson the Old Course?

Here's the preview for the March release of EA Sports' Tiger Woods '14:

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (15)

That's not correct Geoff, they do not allow to tweak courses unfurtunately. They allow modifications to their online feature called Country Clubs
01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyan
Watching the trailer .... besides the wafer-thin Nicklaus, everybody else they showed (Jones, Palmer, Ballesteros) looked fairly decent - at least their faces. Arnie's swing looked a smidge more cutoff than Seve's ... that's about all I could tell for what they've programmed in for swing mechanics. Looks like a rehash of the "Legends" mode they had a few years back where you'd face off against a Hogan/Palmer/Player, etc. after winning your way through a match-play bracket.

Honestly, being able to "play against the Legends" would be one of the only reasons I'd buy this game, since the franchise itself hasn't gotten better enough each time to have me keep buying the individual releases. The whole thing needs a reboot ... maybe they've done that this time?
01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPepperdine
One more year of Tiger Woods golf and rounds of -19 and then in mid 2014 we can all make the move to playing a more realistic game. check out PerfectGolf from PerfectParallel.com
01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie
Juvenile crap! I'd prefer to go for a walk or, if it is raining, read a good golf book - there are a few!
01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterIvan Morris
I hope there is a cheat code for having Walter Hagen bed a Club Chairman's daughter.
01.8.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfreshfrankie
I like how Arnie's persimmon drivers sounds like a titanium driver on impact.

In fact, it sounds like a hot-faced ERC.
01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRob
The streak is OVER!!
01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Charlie...-19 would be an average score for many of the versions I've played. I've shoot 46 and broke 50 about 40 times on TW 2010. Totally absurd!!!! I won a 4-round tournament with a score of -85. It is the most unrealistic game ever.
01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteve
I read somewhere that the game is going to feature the 1934 version of Augusta National. Could be kind of cool.
Try playing on the Wii, at least there if you have the difficulty maxed and you are swinging the controller the scores come down to normal...especially at Augusta, where the greens are tricky.

Hoping this comes out for the Wii-U so I can swing the controller. That's the only version that is worth the upgrade for IMO.
01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKevin
@Kevin -

They may have PS Move/360 Kinect support if you wanted to get into the "virtual swinging" if it doesn't make it onto the Wii U.

@Ivan -

I read books. Plenty of 'em. What exactly is your point? Bashing another persons form of entertainment? Golf itself (the real game) can be pretty freakin' juvenile - as can most other forms of sport/entertainment. To each their own sir ...
01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPepperdine
@Charlie -

I'm checking out PerfectParallel now ... looks interesting so far. Thanks for the headsup - would be nice to see another golf game (a good one using everything we now know/want in a golf video game) get off the ground.
01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPepperdine
@Pepperdine -

PerfectParallel is currently running a Kickstarter - "crowd funding" - to fund development of the game; backers will get access to regular alpha/beta releases and the opportunity to shape the game with features that players truly want, instead of having gameplay and features being dictated by corporate folks like EA.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/perfectparallel/perfectgolf?ref=live

Their course design tools look revolutionary for creating true 3D environments and will greatly simplify creation of courses by the user community - they just released a new video of these tools in action:
http://www.perfectparallel.com/courseforge-in-action/
01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn G
A terrible game on the PC. The rendering quality is poor and playing is too easy. Definitely aimed at non or very casual golfers which makes this strategy of historical players and courses strange. 'Links' in the early 2000s.... does anyone agree with me that this was a great golf sim?
01.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRichard f
Links was far and away the best golf game and was ahead of its time. This is why i'm excited about Perfect Golf. One of the best course designers for the Links game is now heading the Perfect project.
01.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.