最近，发行《Madden NFL Football》和《NBA Live》等热门体育游戏的老牌视频游戏公司EA Sports发布了旗下第三款Facebook游戏——PGA Tour Golf Challenge。进入游戏，玩家建立虚拟人物形象后点击链接便可以开始自己的高尔夫之旅。该款游戏的操作十分简单，玩家只需瞄准目标，轻点鼠标便可以挥动球杆打出漂亮的一击。
据游戏邦了解，该款EA公司的Facebook新作PGA Tour Golf Challenge计划了4种不同的游戏模式，但目前发布的版本仅开放其中2种。第一种是“每日挑战（Daily Challenge）”，在该游戏模式中玩家将与Facebook好友展开一场三局两胜的比赛。其次是“场地挑战（Course Challenge）”，游戏中将出现6款现实生活的知名高尔夫球场，分别是圆石滩高尔夫球场，圣安德鲁斯高尔夫球场，锯齿草TPC高尔夫球场，Wolf Creed高尔夫球场和Banff Springs高尔夫球场，最后是一款名为“绿宝石巨龙”的高尔夫球场。
在PGA Tour Golf Challenge游戏中，玩家除了进行各种高尔夫球赛以外还需要为自己的虚拟球员安排各种培训课程以保持其赛场实力。当然，参与课程需要花费一定比赛获取的游戏币。除此之外，玩家还可以使用游戏币在ProShop中购买各种新款装备，如新款高尔夫球，球杆，服装等。如果玩家不喜欢辛苦比赛赚取游戏币，也可以先购买Facebook Credits，再用其购买该款游戏的虚拟货币Golf Cash。
最后游戏邦注意到，该款EA公司的高尔夫主题Facebook游戏中并没有出现任何老虎伍兹的踪迹。这可能是由于此前EA公司已发布了一系列以老虎伍兹为品牌的视频游戏Tiger Woods PGA。（本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，转载请注明来源：游戏邦）
EA Sports, the company responsible for video game hits such as Madden NFL Football and NBA Live, has released its third game on Facebook — PGA Tour Golf Challenge. Create an avatar and then hit the links — playing rounds of golf to earn experience and then rise through the ranks in your virtual PGA career. Swinging the club only requires you to be able aim and click the mouse and then you can refine your shots with various clubs as well.
PGA Tour Golf Challenge has four modes of play, though only two of them are available at launch. You can take on the ‘Daily Challenge’ where you compete in a three-hold course against your Facebook friends playing the game. There’s also the ‘Course Challenge’ where you can choose to play virtual versions of six real-life courses — Pebble Beach Golf Links, St. Andrews, TPC Sawgrass, Wolf Creed, Banff Springs and a fantasy course called Emerald Dragon.
The other two modes, which are still unavailable to the public, are ‘Challenge Friends’ — which allows you to challenge friends once a day to a match to earn bonus coins and the PGA Tour Season which will let you “complete season events to unlock new courses and Tee Sets.”
tiger woods pga tourIn addition to perfecting your stroke on the course, you will need to train your player to stay competitive by giving them lessons in putting, chipping, etc — each of which costs coins earned while playing the game. Coins can also be used in the game’s ProShop, to buy new balls, clubs, clothing, and more shots, which will allow you to play longer. If you don’t want to earn coins the hard way, you can use Facebook Credits (which are purchased with real-life cash) to buy in-game currency, called Golf Cash, which can be used to buy items the ProShop as well.
Probably one of the more interesting things about this new golf game is that Tiger Woods does not seem to be associated with it at all. Considering that EA has already built a brand around its long-running Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game series (including a freemium version on the web), seems like a loss not to expand that existing brand onto Facebook as well. （Source：Games.com）