Ever wanted to dive a for a ball that was right next to your guy or sometimes be able to run and hit a ball that was halfway across the screen at others, then this game is for you! With that spectacular play control that is so inconsistent it just says EA or Sega you'll want to wonder why your character sometimes refuses to hit balls when you let go of the button or you don't change direction fast enough. At first the game is fun and the matches are little realistic but as you get farther the game basically is all about building your stats or you will get creamed, so build stats or get creamed. Once your stats are built the game dynamic is more luck and practicing certain moves your player is good with, strategy has little if anything to do with this game. Do yourself a favor, play Topspin 2 as it is better in nearly every way a game could be.
posted by tankhides (DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI) Jul 13, 2007
Member since Jun 2007
Could of been a fun game...Controls are easy to learn But way lame...Dive and then dive more. Which is fine on lower lvls, hit rating 56 and under it is murder time! When you dive there is no power or accuracy, So the cpu will crush the return and you are down 15 love....Fine it happens. Then it happens again ..and again till match is lost and your knees are bleeding raw from all the hitting the deck. And the conversations are LAMO as well honestly its fun for maybe an hour then downright annoying!
I've just played the demo, and not the full version, but from playing the demo here is the little I have gathered. Controlling your shot in this game is a joke. You have very little control over shot strength and placement. Also, this game makes it out as if tennis players are diving all over the court constantly. Even when in position to make a clean hit, my guy stumbles and dives at the ball resulting in a weak, easily returnable hit. The lob shot in this game is also ridiculous, the computer AI is always able to defend it resulting in a point for them. The game looks great, it's just frustrating to play due to the terrible gameplay aspects. I haven't tried Top Spin 2, but according to the other reviews that is where it is at.