The game was about what I expected. It is a great game to play with a friend and I didnt think it was all that bad in single player mode either. I thought the graphics were up to par and overall, it was a fun game to play.
Let me explain how much I disliked this game - I never got out of the first training lesson before packing it up and shipping it back to Gamefly.
I have a Wii specifically for the motion sensitive controller. So whenever this game started up and began showing me power meters and how I'd have to use 6 different key combinations depending on whether I wanted topspin or backspin, all before I ever got to swing at the ball, I said that's it, I'm done. And I was. Oh, and I almost forgot about choosing a player, each of whom has different skill levels. Umm....how about the player is me, and it tracks my skill levels? I don't want a role playing ping pong game.
I'll keep playing Wii Sports Tennis until a meaningful substitute comes along.
Although the graphics and idea behind Rockstar Table Tennis is really neat, the control porting is a shambles. Just going through the tutorial, the game does not respond consistently to the controller. I ignored the target to just try to learn to control the ball. Using the same motion time to time resulted in the ball going in different directions every few motions. So trying to hit the ball continuously to the right would result in 2, 3 or 4 rights followed by a left or two, then back to right. I tried another game to verify that my remote was actually working, and it responded correctly, eliminating the remote as the cause behind the inconsistent results.
As control is everything in this game, the lack of steady control kills the game.