I first played this at a video game store for a bit. Now, Wii Sports, when released in 2006, started off the Wii and was a lot of fun, and it included tennis. But, you may ask yourself, how bad can tennis on the Wii actually be? The answer is worse than pitiful with Top Spin 3.
The graphics are awful and might look nice on the N64 or some old system but awful for the Wii. The game doesn't tell the difference between your swings so you actually just go around flinging your racket like an idiot.
There are few people to play as, and the game doesn't have many levels. It's ultra-short and there is no replayability value.
Top Spin 3 is definetely a candidate for Worst Wii Game of the Year. SKIP IT.
1. Graphics: pretty good actually, probably one of the better features of the game.
2. Gameplay: poor. the mechanics of swinging do not improve upon Wii Tennis, which has set the bar. You use the nunchuk joystick to aim, which is just boring. The game does not take into account where the ball is in relation to your swing... so you could have a ball behind you, but aim the nunchuk joystick to go cross-court with your shot, and it will. Mechanics like this are no better then old original Gameboy Tennis.
3. Fun factor: zilch, zero, nada. I'm a die-hard tennis enthusiast and this game just didn't provide any thrills whatsoever. For a tennis game (or any sports game for that matter) to be good, it has to make a decent attempt to recreate the sporting experience. This game does not do that. It's just a marketing ploy that takes advantage of well known tennis players like Roddick and Federer.
I was considering keeping this game, since it's only 8$. However, I couldn't even justify that amount of money to myself. In fact, people would have to pay ME to play this game, it's such a waste of time.