I was really looking forward to playing this game and ended up sending it back within three days. This game really missed its mark when it tried to implement timing, which made it less desirable to play. I want my sports games to be partially realistic not frustrating like Top Spin 3. I was also unhappy with the training mode because it did not prepare me like Top Spin 2. Finally, this was probably one of the worst sports games I've played since buying Box 360.
thats where gamefly comes in and does a game title right, in that you try before you buy.. In this case this is getting mailed right back to gamefly and there will be no keep it now selected for this game. I have kept many titles here, this will not be one of them
I for one am not a fan of the new hitting mechanism in TS3, I downloaded the demo while waiting on my Gamefly copy to arrive. I wanted to give the full game a shot before i dogged it..i have read other reviews in that you should give it time, appreciate it, embrace it, be patient and learn the new styles, go to tennis school. But with TS2 and VT3 under my belt why should I? I made my bones in those 2 games, i refuse to start off as a scrub again..let alone learn new kung fu styles of button pushing, to me thats the real disappointment of the game. and from the overall game score of 5.9 seems i am not alone.
Kinda reminds me of how the swing stroke changed In Tiger Woods 08 from Tiger woods 07. The 08 title i nicknamed as Slice Woods 2008. 07 still sees gameplay on my 360 so does TW06 and Links 2004..after all Golf titles are not like an NBA/NHL/NFL or Baseball title that i'd need to get each title for trades & such.
Top Spin 3 im sure to the video game simulation Tennis affictionato (not the arcade player) will apreciate it and say its worth going back to school to learn button controls, and the lack of some of the games noteable players is also an issue but can be tolerable if we didnt have the hump of learning new button pushing styles..whatever man.
gamfly is here to further your experience in try b4 you buy!!
in closing I say--> when you give me soy milk instead of regular milk doesn't mean i gotta like the drink either..I'll drink it if i need a liquid to survive mind you..However I wont be drinking the TS3 Kool-Aid no more..Top Spin 3 worth a rental, but not worth hours of learning new button strokes for having been there done that!..NEXT on my queue please..1 title COMING BACK
I was hoping for a fun entertaining game, instead I got a headache from trying to learn the timing. The last Top Spin it was farely easy to understand the swing and timing but know I would much rather try and shoot a freethrow on some basketball game then try and hit a tennisball on this game. Better luck next time 2K Sports.