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GF Rating
6.7

719 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great simulator, though there's room 4 improvement

posted by Operator7 (LONG BEACH, CA) Jul 25, 2011

Member since May 2007

I think this game has broken some really good ground. It has captured a lot of the idiosyncrasies of the game of tennis, and provided a really good simulator. As a tennis fan myself, I thoroughly enjoyed this game. I think this game would be fun for non tennis fans as well.

There's a couple glaring things that could have been improved on though. To pick the easiest one for starters is the music!! There are just TWO songs for the soundtrack, and after a while, the monotony can really become annoying.

Another thing is that there could be even more options with player creation. Now don't get me wrong! There is a LOT here as far as creating a player, and the system of developing your player's attributes is really sophisticated, and quite good... I just think there could be even more. Like for example, the outfits - there are some really nice outfits you can put together, but there's no reason why there couldn't have been more content here. Same goes for your player's physical looks.

The other thing you can really cap on this game about, is the fact that when you set the difficulty to "Hard", all of the attribute meters for your AI opponents become moot. What I mean is that you can be a level 20 player, and a level 3 will be running around hitting incredible shot after incredible shot, all with top power, and you'll be running all over the court trying to just keep up. Even a "serve and volley" opponent will be back at the baseline striking the ball like Agassi/Nadal.

Lastly, sometimes the game's animation of your character prevents you from doing what you want. PART of this is good, in that it makes it a little more realistic, versus "arcade" style. But other times, on occasion, it will make your player wander slightly, from where you want to be. This is very minor though. Just something that could be improved upon.

I've been playing this game for a couple weeks, and am pretty impressed, and also pleased that there is now a good tennis simulator!

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

OK

posted by TheGamerOfLife (AUSTIN, TX) Mar 28, 2011

Member since Mar 2011

great game i mean if you love tennis this would be game of the year to you but this game isnt that much fun as some may make it seem after your first 3 matches your done with the game its realistic the graphics are out this world with lighting and shade but i wouldnt BUY this game i would rent it for a week lol

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