Top Spin 3
Tennis games just cannot get good rosters
This game is simply amazing. The graphics and gameplay is outstanding and I love the player's actual game play and style how it models how they play in real life like their shots and how they make the shots. I have an extreme problem however with the roster. I cannot believe that the game does not have novak djokovic or davydenko or any of the actual top 10 players in the world right now. There is a very small variety of players as well. I have no idea why mark phillipousis is in this freaking game. No idea why he is in it. I don't get how ana ivanovic or jelena jankovic are not in the game. Virtua tennis I thought was god awful and the roster in that game is just as bad if not better than top spin 3s roster. For some reason tennis games just simply cannot put together a good roster. I just don't get it. The overall gameplay of this game saves it by far from its poor roster. Overall I give this game a 8.5 out of 10. The game lived up to the hype I thought but I was very disappointed in the roster.
captures feel of tennis... to a point
Now this game is pretty... very pretty. When you look at the animations you feel as if you are taken to another place where you are watch pro tennis. This part of it captures the feel of the game and the shot selection very well. If you play tennis I think you will like this game very much. Virtua Tennis is fun, but its arcadey and let's face it... it's been the same thing over and over again for years... time to switch it up. This is more of a simulation but not to the tediously detailed extent... your not going to be picking the right shoelaces in the "tennis shop". Although the nike, adidas etc merch is great. Perfect product placement for drooling tennis fans. I know that I was able to set up my player almost perfectly with the stuff I actually play with (except the bright green nike shirt... I had to settle for adidas). Overall fun game... it takes a bit to get use to and as soon as they smooth out the online slightly it will be 100% better.
I expected more of the top 10 players with Serena and Venus Williams included in the bunch. The morphology of player creation is a good idea, but wack! I would want to think there are beautiful black women out there why not use better features to create player's faces. In addition, you win tournaments, but cannot use the money to buy clothing, shoes or even change racquets. There should be an a lockeroom where the created player should be able to change clothing, racquets and shoes. I want a refund. Do not waste your money buying this game. I expected more for my money and I was sorely disappointed with the Topspin game for PS3. I am an avid tennis lover and I find it a disservice to the Willima's sisters who are in the top ten players in tennis and they were totally ignored, trumped and outdated white tennis players.
The best tennis game ever created!!!!
This game is the best. I love this game. It's so realistic. The controls are just ok. The only problem is the players. They should have better players. Remove the "fictional players". I expected Ana ivanovic, Novak Djokovic, Serena and Venus Williams, Daniela Hantuchova, Nikolay Davydenko and Jelena Jankovic to be in this video game. Howcome they didn't put hawkeye system? The tournament mode is good. Career mode is good. It's easy. Now back to the controls. You need to have timing in order to hit a shot or else you make an error. The venues were good except they didn't put Wimbledon centre court. The service motion of the other character are different from the real one. The sound is ok but sometimes it's just so annoying. Overall, this game is better than other tennis video game.
Best tennis game ever made..... but wait
For me, this is the best tennis game i've ever played: let me break it down the good: -graphics and detail of the players are unmatched -career mode is challenging and keeps you having fun for hours -speed of play is as realistic as any tennis game ive ever played -on line play has a lot of potential -the CREATE A PLAYER feature has tons of options -overall game play is superior the bad: -the crowd and overall reactions of players after big points is lacking -online server needs some work, but there is definately potential -while there are definate superstars in the game, i still want to see more star tennis players (Venus, Serena, Ivanevic, Djokovic, Etc.) For tennis fans -it's a no brainer - this is a must buy