gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I actually like the game. Is it worth a purchase? Probably not, but I enjoyed renting this game. I looked at the cover and didn't expect very serious games and such. What I did like about it was the control while playing tennis. You can move in close to the net, hold the B button for a soft drop shot just over the net or flick your wrist to get a good power shot.
No doubt, as the other reviewers have stated...the game has too much fluff and not enough content. And it certainly gets repetitive way too soon. The beach tennis, badminton and squash were just "ok" to play and I didn't care for the table tennis at all as Wii Sports Resort has far better controls for that game.
But overall, I would probably rent this game again for a few hours of fun.
gamers (92%) found this review helpful
Sometimes a game maker can try to stretch out meager content to make a product. With Racquet Sports, the content is stretched so much that it’s about to burst.
Sure, you can get five sports - Table Tennis, Tennis, Beach Tennis, Badminton and Squash - but each of the five plays exactly the same.
All you have to do is wait for the ball (or shuttlecock) to come near your player and swing away. Then, you have to hope that your shot gets past the opposing player(s) - or they hit it out of bounds.
And you do it again.
Even with the Motion Plus accessory, the game play is still the same.
Could all the repetition will grant you the ability to unlock great features? No, not here. The game modes are almost all the same - either you play one match or a few matches.
The material unlock doesn’t stand up either. As you progress through the game, you get really second rate versions of the Nintendo Mii(s), various outfits that look bland, and a few courts that look really cheap.
This game rips off the Tennis part of WiiSports very badly. Why pay $30 for this game when you can play almost the same game for free (and get the other games in WiiSports, too)?
Last month (February), Ubisoft announced in the magazine Game Informer that it is getting out of the Wii market and concentrating on the PS3 and Xbox 360, saying they want to get involved with serious games for serious players.
Racquet Sports is Exhibit A in the case that supports their belief that game makers for the Wii are not making serious games for serious players. SKIP IT.
When I saw that Racquet sports was coming out, I got extremely exicted. I thought “wow, finally badminton, and racquet ball (squash) on the wii. “ The Trailer video that UBISOFT put out made he game look great.
All I can say is WHAT A DISSAPOINTMENT!!!
Quite honestly this game stinks. It attempts to do all of the things that made Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort great and just fails. The graphics are pretty impressive, but the game play is just not that good. In fact I can just sit in my recliner and move my arm back and forth and the guy will hit the ball.
It is a lazy man’s game.
If you want some fun games, play Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, or Virtua Tennis 2009.
You will have to buy the Wii Motion Plus to enjoy the games, but hey you have to have Wii Motion plus to play this game.
If you are looking for a game that is fun and challenging, skip this game and go for Virtua Tennis 2009. You won’t be sorry!