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GF Rating
5.3

140 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
1

Horrible

Bad controls

posted by canislupis (GLEN ELLYN, IL) May 15, 2011

Member since Sep 2009

A two year old on a tennis court has more control of there game more then this game allows.

Tennis is simple. Swing early to aim left. Swing late to aim right. Swing down-to-up to create top spin, up-to-down to make a drop shot, and twist your raquet upwards to lob your shot high. This is simply - you play tennis with nothing more than your arm, wrist, and a pair of quick legs.

But Topspin 4 is anything but simple. First you have to use a nunchuck. You have to hold wand sideways. Why would you need a second controller in this game?? Well, you use it to run around. So it replaces your legs. Well, okay - I'd have literally rather run around my living room, but fine - I can deal with it. But then you have to also use that nunchuck - the same stick - to aim your shot... Wait, what? You're supposed to use your raquet to do that. Also, you have to use the A and B buttons on the controller to create loft and drop shots. You're supposed to use your raquet for that too!! So instead of using a motion controller to control all your motions, you use it to do nothing but swing - and even that doesn't always work.

Skip this game entirely - it's absolutely no fun.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Terrible Use of Motion Controls

posted by Nerodian (CANONSBURG, PA) May 1, 2011

Member since Mar 2010

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Tennis is simple. Swing early to aim left. Swing late to aim right. Swing down-to-up to create top spin, up-to-down to make a drop shot, and twist your raquet upwards to lob your shot high. This is simply - you play tennis with nothing more than your arm, wrist, and a pair of quick legs.

But Topspin 4 is anything but simple. First you have to use a nunchuck. Why would you need a second controller in this game?? Well, you use it to run around. So it replaces your legs. Well, okay - I'd have literally rather run around my living room, but fine - I can deal with it. But then you have to also use that nunchuck - the same stick - to aim your shot... Wait, what? You're supposed to use your raquet to do that. Also, you have to use the A and B buttons on the controller to create loft and drop shots. You're supposed to use your raquet for that too!! So instead of using a motion controller to control all your motions, you use it to do nothing but swing - and even that doesn't always work.

Skip this game entirely - it's absolutely no fun.

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

WORST GAME EVER

posted by samiam159007 (TAKOMA PARK, MD) Nov 16, 2012

Member since Nov 2012

WHY COULDN'T THEY HAVE MADE THE CONTROLS THE SAME AS WII TENNIS??? THE CONTROLS ARE SO HORRIBLE I COULDN'T PLAY FOR MORE THAN 10 MINS. On the Bright side, the game play and scenery looks great!

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