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    Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 - Thoughts & Impressions

    I have knocked out a couple of rounds so far, created a Live Tournament in our Country Club, and gotten through the Toddler stage of Tiger Legacy.

    I'm definitely not golfing like a champ right now the Live Tournament I created was hard swing difficulty, no spin, putt preview enabled, and shot a +1. Putting is my toughest thing right now as the majority of my putts are fast tempo and overswinging.

    The old filter for the 70's portion of the Tiger Legacy Challenge is really sweet.

    There is going to be so much to do with this game this year, it's insane.

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    Play a few games with HANDSWARD last night, all on strictly amateur (spin, putt preview), but no caddy. I averaged around a -10 after golfing three rounds. The difficulty has definitely been ramped up. After playing a few rounds, I have amassed just under 4000 coins. Not bad for just playing a portion of two nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBHuskers View Post
    Play a few games with HANDSWARD last night, all on strictly amateur (spin, putt preview), but no caddy. I averaged around a -10 after golfing three rounds. The difficulty has definitely been ramped up. After playing a few rounds, I have amassed just under 4000 coins. Not bad for just playing a portion of two nights.
    Two nights and 4000 coins.... makes me feel better.

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    I've hit my first hole in one for 13... #12 at Augusta. Tour Pro, no caddy, no pins.


    Btw, I'm averaging around 600 or so coins per round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gschwendt View Post

    Btw, I'm averaging around 600 or so coins per round.
    Plus if you play four straight days, that's another 1000 coins.

    And the more people that sign up in our Country Club and play, the more of a coin multiplier we'll get too.

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    First thought and impressions from me are, a huge plus from 12. I've only playing roughly 36 holes or so but I'm really enjoying it.


    You really have to find your tempo in 13. I still haven't gotten it but I'm feeling more and more comfortable with each hole.
    Let's just win the Whole Damn Thing!!!!

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    TW13 is available for download with the EA Sports Season Ticket. I started it downloading overnight when I left for work, I'll give the whole game a try this weekend.

    Definitely will not be pre-ordering it, partly because I don't have the spare money to put towards new games right now, also because I'm just not personally comfortable with the new systems and changes to put down the money and jump from 12 (which I'm only in season 3 of the career so far, so still lots of playing to be done in 12) and upgrade to 13. But it'll give me a chance to see what the full game is like to maybe I'll considering picking it up sometime down the road later in the year.
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    I'm about 8 or so rounds in.

    First initial reactions were that wow, very fun and felt very fun! Those thoughts are still there.

    Just a couple of things, the chipping takes just a little bit to get used to. Same as putting, tempo is very important.

    I think driving the ball is really easy and not that difficult to avoid trouble. One other thing the current setup we are considering for TGA I worry after a few weeks we could be firing some low scores. The approaches are rather easy at times and doesn't really require a ton of thought. The differences will be on the green and around it. Those who can chip/putt will do very well.

    I've found to not rush and really concentrate on my putts is the key. Occasionally though I still miss a short one but I feel pretty good where I'm at this early on with the game.

    Also just a note to those struggling to read putts maybe turn on the putt preview for a few rounds. It will help you judge the break a little better heading forward.
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    I downloaded the game and its pretty fun. I started completely from "zero" with my new golfer and it has been challenging. Did the rest of you import your old TW 12 XP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLW View Post
    I downloaded the game and its pretty fun. I started completely from "zero" with my new golfer and it has been challenging. Did the rest of you import your old TW 12 XP?
    I did. You don't get the same amount of xp you had in 12. I think I got 7500 or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLW View Post
    I downloaded the game and its pretty fun. I started completely from "zero" with my new golfer and it has been challenging. Did the rest of you import your old TW 12 XP?
    I imported mine and got 75,000. I know JB did the same and got 75,000. imported and got 50,000 just as an example.
    Let's just win the Whole Damn Thing!!!!

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    Well shizzle looks like my golfer is going to be 75K behind to start. I have already started my new guy and I'm not even sure if I have my TW 12 save file any more.

    I've noticed on SEVERAL occasions now that if you hit a shot and it BOUNCES into a sand trap when you go to your next shot it is ALWAYS in the rough next to the trap and not in the actual trap. Not sure if that is patchable or not but it has happened to me now on several occasions.

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    I used my season pass to DL this game last night. I have NEVER played a Tiger Woods game before so my observations probably mean little. But my first reaction... WOW! The graphics are absolutely phenomenal. When you do a fly over and are standing 10-15 feet away from your TV, it looks real! The amount of course and downloadable courses are very impressive. As for the gameplay... I can't really say other than I am absolutely awful at this game. I look forward to playing a few rounds tonight.

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    Good win for Tiger with release just two days away. Can't hurt that's for sure haha.

    Jaymo, keep playing as you do you'll most likely really find yourself enjoying it more and more!
    Let's just win the Whole Damn Thing!!!!

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    Yeah...I bet that will help boost some sales for sure.

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    I have done a complete 360 with this game and simply love it to death. I bought that EA Season Pass which I promised I would not buy. It is actually worth it so far since I am getting to play it early and with the pass you get a more advanced set of clubs so you are not driving it 225 yards with your new character. Putting has actually grown on me. It helps playing on normal but I am trying to build up my character pretty quickly so I can get into The Tour mode. Love the difficulty added in hitting draw/fades and chipping around the green feels more enjoyable.

    What I am really loving is the Tiger Legacy. I think it is a great idea and will be the first time in years I have actually played one of these modes. I finished the first batch and have no clue who is programming the difficulty but in the first match play where you are 8 and have to beat a 10 year old (reminds me of Scott Tennerman from SP). That kid is a monster. I have had my butt handed to me three times already. Does the CPU not flub it a few times a round anymore? The guy hit the sand a missed a fairway a few times but was deadly on the green. At most there were 2 occasions where there looked to be minor flubs but nothing like the ones I remember from the past. I kinda like the difficulty but this early on makes me fear future match play events.

    Handsward, if you are reading this give some serious props to the guys in the graphics department. Everything looks so much better in this game over previous editions. The lighting is beautiful and the transitions from morning/afternoon/dusk are better than ever. Even the texture work on the grass is very noticeable. Only complaint is the lack of camera options. You guy have made a beautiful game, let us see it from different views.

    Golf clap is much deserved TW dev team.

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    Well I qualified for the Masters and now if I can get a win I'll win my tour card (probably not going to happen) or I can place in the top 25 and get an exemption card.

    I'm playing on Tour Pro difficulty currently.
    Let's just win the Whole Damn Thing!!!!

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    I've played a few times now and definitely loving the game..which I've been a fan of the series from start anyway. The Demo only gives you a teaser but once I downloaded the full version was able to get more in depth with it.

    About to win the Amatuer Championship with my player playing solid. I really am enjoying not playing with the caddie like it use to be. Love having the "focus" taken away as well.

    Set it to Tour Pro but it goes to Custom when I turn off Swing Meter and Caddie. I think it is easier for me without the meter honestly because then the putt hinges of "feel" sort of speak. I can remember past versions before they put in the putt meter this is how you had to putt. I know I struggled badly when the meter was put in and you couldn't turn it off. Once you could turn it off I felt normal putting again.

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    Yeah it's so easy to bash Season Pass, but nearly a year into it, I've seen quite a few people use it.

    Sorry Skip, the swing meter is staying on for league

    Right now I'm playing Tour Pro settings except the swing difficulty is normal instead of hard (as that will be the set up for league play).

    Played a couple rounds with Tommy last night on league settings at Augusta and Valhalla and I think I shot a -2 on both.

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    The 3-day thing has been alright. Putting isn't quite as bad as it was in the demo, though I'm still not a fan of it. Swing is still almost guaranteed. It's nearly impossible not to hit a perfect or at least great swing. Still, TW13 probably won't be something I look at buying until at least the fall. I still have 3-4 season of career in TW12, plus some of the other stuff to wrap up some achievements, so 12 will keep me occupied for a while. Maybe sometime down the road after the price drops $20 or more.
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