This is the same Tennis game you've played over and over. Sure, the graphics are decent, and the inclusion of actual tour majors is neat, but that's about where the fun ends.
The new Shot Stick controls are NOT intuitive whatsoever. I used the traditional arcade style controls pretty much for the entirety of my time with the game.
The AI in tennis games hasn't made great strides, either. My 35 OVR rated "Offensive Baseliner" was able to win EVERY match I played without dropping a single game with the same serve-volley mentality that crushed AI in every tennis game I've played since Virtua Tennis 1.
Career mode gets repetitive and old after only a few tournaments.
Nothing good to say about this game... except the graphics. Don't let those waste your time.
well this game graphic wise is awesome, great detail to each player, with lifelike animations that each player does in real life. plus you get to relive some of the greatest matches in tennis history and have your part in playing them, great feature.
but the controls of this game make it not worth it. in my personal opinion, there has never and probably will never be a fun tennis game to me, they are all the same boring game. the movement of the players in unrealistic, the shot stick is too much of a hassle, just not a good game unless u want it for graphic purposes.
posted by Maestro411 (HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MI) Feb 17, 2012
Member since Jun 2011
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
With the recent lack of decent tennis games over the years EA suprised me with this one. Unlike the original on the wii, this one is more on the serious side. You have two options simultaneously on how you want to control the action with either the controller thumb sticks or hitting with the buttons. I am suprised no Kinect feature was implemented to add an extra option considering the ps3 version supports the move but even without, the game provides a good amount of fun. Wimbledon also is now included as a venue which is nice giving you all four grand slam events.
Added to the game like some other EA titles is the ability to add your face in the game via the EA Game Face feature on thier website which can be suprisingly accurate. Career mode can seem a bit repetative at times and also from my experience a bit easy. Another nice gameplay option is the ability to replay classic grand slam moments in history at certain points in the match.
One big dissapointment for me was the commentary. By the time you have played 3-4 matches, you will begin to hear some of the same things over and over again. You may even want to eventually turn them down completley.
Overall if your a tennis game fan, I would highley recommend this to at the very least rent. No need to worry about EA's online pass with this one whether you rent it or buy (although it does come with an online pass code), they have confirmed they disabled it with this game due to "technical issues with the registration system", but regardless thats a plus and can make it easier to resell if you would like to purchase.
Replay Value 7/10