08:40 AM - June 29, 2007 by Steve_OS
GameSpy has posted Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 previews for the following consoles:
- Playstation 3
"Graphically, the new Tiger engine looks great. Grass ripples, leaves shake in the breeze... it's a definitively next-gen looking title. The game also features five new courses; four from the FedEx tournament and one other. With that count we're getting close to current-gen and last-gen parity, content-wise. In terms of looks, course count, player count, and modes, we're reserving judgment for when we get more extensive time with 08. Hands-on with this year's new features were what we were at the house of EA for!"
- Xbox 360
"First, the putt mechanic is getting a critical change. Although the view and basic gameplay hasn't changed, you can no longer get an "ideal putt" view. Instead, hold the left bumper and you'll get a one-shot preview of where your putt, as currently set up, is going to go. Being able to only do this once is a great balancing decision, both in terms of difficulty and forcing people to just play their hole. As opposed to previous versions' caddy hints, where you had to carefully convert distances from metric measurements to the putt grid and laboriously insure the perfect shot, this simulates a golfer's ability to eyeball a putt while still demanding real skill. We'd like to see the number of previews be variable with difficulty, but it's still a solid change."