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Wednesday, October 11, 2000
 
Tiger Woods PGA 2001 Preview
1:46 PM | Toby Allen | Comment on this story

Over the weekend Mac publisher Aspyr Media added three titles to their future release list, and one of these was Electronic Arts' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001. The existence of golf titles (and of course sports titles in general) on the Mac OS has been sorely lacking for quite some time, and the addition of this pro golf sim should delight serious fans and occasional driving-range visitors alike.


Many who attended Aspyr World last weekend and saw Aspyr Media's demonstration of this title remarked upon the quality and clarity of the game's 3D graphics, which seek to portray the game as realistically as possible. Based on actual PGA Tour courses and featuring the digitized swings of actual Pro golfers, the level of realism in this release is supposed to be without parallel.


Sports gaming site Operation Sports has just posted a preview of Tiger Woods 2001, based on a late beta version of the game for PC. Their response to the game is quite positive, and they remark on many improvements the game features over its prequel, Tiger Woods 2000. Here is the previewer's comments on the visuals of the game:

Last years version sported some really good graphics. But like I mentioned before, if you cranked them up, you suffered dearly with the frame rates. If you lowered the bar, the game looked sub-par, and it had you asking how an EA game could look this bad. Well, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001 has some of the best-looking graphics that Iíve seen yet. With Links 2001 still yet to tee-off, I have to admit that the 2001 version of Tiger Woods might be on top of the leader board. The fairways look beautiful, the objects and details are all crystal clear and noticeable, slopes in the fairways and greens are also very noticeable, and the greens have their classic checkerboard looks, and even the trees hold their splendor up close.
Aspyr Media has not announced a prospective release date for the Mac version of this title; the PC version is due in late Fall. Be sure and check out the preview for a detailed list of features and several screen shots.

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Tiger Woods 2001 Preview at Operation Sports


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