Originally Posted by ambesolman
I used to really love these games. 2004 & 2005 I was ridiculously at. Could win tourneys at 60-80 under par and piss my friends off doing it
The last one I bought was the one where you could digitize your picture into your character's face. Played it a good bit but the controls have just gotten much more sensitive and complicated as the years (and demos) have passed so it's not as much fun with the steeper learning curve. It may be a small thing but the changing of the announcers was a big disappointment to me. Loved the guys from 2004 & 2005.
I had both of those on my PS2, and yes they were fun... for a while, but I got tired of them fairly quickly because they were so easy. The announcers on those were Gary McCord and David Feherty. Feherty is on Tiger 14, but he shares the mike with Jim Nance, who just doesn't quite fit this game's motif, IMO. There's also some problems with the audio in this year's game. Often times it's garbled, and the announcers are talking over each other. It's certainly not a game breaker, but I've heard better. The commentary is supposed to be getting some love in the patch so maybe it will be more polished in two or three weeks.
If you don't like sensitive and complicated controls, you'd be best advised to stay awa from Tiger 14's "Tournament" and "Simulation difficulty levels. The interface is more complicated in those levels for sure and sometimes in Simulation, I'm happy to break 76! I like that sort of challenge and depth, but I can see where it wouldn't be for everyone. I think you'd find the Amateur and Pro difficulty levels in Tiger 14 to be in step with what you were accustomed to in Tiger 04 and 05. I see winning scores in the Live Tournaments at -26 to -22 for an 18 hole round... those levels change it into a different game though. It's not golf anymore; it's precision bombi:Dng!