gamers (81%) found this review helpful
You've already heard how "weird" it is to play a Rockstar game without making someone bleed or courting women for extra health. So I'm going to put that aside and pretend this is made by a no-name company. Even with this strech of the imagination, it's still very obvious that this is a very polished, very addicting, very user friendly game.
It's Ping Pong and it is as complicated and simple as you would think. It's kind of hard to get in deep about ping pong but I'll try.
The controls are very easy to learn and master. You can use the X, A, B, Y buttons to hit the ball or move the right joystick in directions to hit the ball. It's basically the Fight Night mechanics, only you don't punch people in the face. Instead, you hit a ping pong, your opponent hits it back, and an ongoing battle of wits ensues.
Rockstar made it fun to play against opponents. Skill is a major factor, but luck also comes into play fairly often. There are counter moves to try and stear the ping pong ball off course and get you a point. Basically, if a player hits a backhand at you, you follow up with a backhand. It's simple and color coded so it's pretty easy to follow the basics.
The controls are all tight tight TIGHT. It's hard to say when the last time a ping pong game had such tight controls. Possibly PONG but I don't know I never played that game.
The music is outstanding as most Rockstar games share this boast. It's especially great when you get into an intense back and forth match with an opponent. For instance, I was online (which is amazing and incredibly fun) my opponent and I had a rally of 40+ hits. Back and forth and no end in sight. The court suddenly darkened and a spotlight was shining on us. The music changed to a more intense beat and every hit felt like life or death.
It's tough to describe in words, but this game does everything right to draw you in to it's fun and not let go. And it's a cheap buy as well.
gamers (76%) found this review helpful
Being rockstar's first non "shoot em up" tipe game, it is actually a blast playing it. Once i got the hang of the buttons i couldn't put it down. The characters in the game are some of the most realistic i've seen. You can see their sweat, their facial expressions, and their realistic reflexis. There is no real campaign no real story, but this is an awsome game to play with your freinds online or at home.
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
Just got my hands on Rockstar Games: Table Tennis. I jumped right into online play and won my first match! This game rocks! (no pun intended). It features Tournament, Exhibition, and Online play. The Tournament mode is deep. You play through amatuer levels leading up to all-star trying ultimately to dominate the entire circuit. Online play is standard with regular player matches and ranked as well. There are also plenty of extras to unlock from new clothes to secret characters. This game is solid and don't let the fact that it's ping pong keep you away because Rockstar has brought everything cool and fun in the sport and made it even better. Get it now and have a blast!