Some of you may remember my rant from a few weeks back were I laid into Links 2003 for looking like ass and not being on the Xbox with Live support. Well I got a bunch of mail from people telling me that I should check out Tiger Woods on the PS2. While it didn’t have the multiplayer I craved, they said it was a great looking golf game that had some really fun and solid gameplay. Well I decided that since the new Tiger Woods 2003 would be coming out in just a few weeks I’d just wait and pick that up. Well I grabbed it yesterday and you guys were right, this game is great. PGA 2003 is almost everything I could possibly want from a golf game. I say almost because there is still no goddamned Live support. Otherwise this is the golf game I always wanted. For the most part I have always steered clear of console golf games because, honestly I find them a little insulting. I refuse to play a golf game whose slogan is “Got Balls?” I don’t want to play a round of golf as a Biker or a dominatrix. If your golf game has an upskirt cam you can count me out. PGA 2003 is the absolute perfect mix of realism and flash. If I happen to really tag one I’m treated to some fancy camera angles, maybe a bit of slow motion or if I really pound it, a little flash of fire as the ball takes off. That is as much spectacle as I need in my golf game. I already love the sport, I already think it’s cool. I don’t want my character to make wise cracks or shake her tits. Fancy made up courses are fine but I also want to play the real thing. PGA 2003 has 13 famous courses and the ones I have unlocked so far look fucking beautiful. Playing the 18th at Pebble Beach with ocean waves crashing against the rocks on my left and mist rolling across the hole was awesome. I want to play the 17th at Sawgrass not some crazy hole with a volcano on it. PGA 2003 is fantastic. If you love golf like I do then you owe it to yourself to pick this one up. You won’t be disappointed.
Have you seen the new sweatshirts at Gameskins? They kick ass.
Instead of getting an e-mail with links to Over Easy, some people got an e-mail with the letter “V” in it. I recognize that this is not as cool. If you got your “V” but you would also like Over Easy please mail me.