Rated 10 out of 10 by DJ16 Good Challenge...
Well...I have owned the game for 3 days now...and it's all I have been playing, when my kids let me have the Wii. I created my character with great ease...signed up for the fitness challenge...and so far am on track to meet and probably beat my goal I set for the month. It's tough with your created character to win the first few games, unless you do a lot of exhibition matches. In the actual 'Grand Slam' mode...you want your character to build up the abilities you can use to improve your gameplay. I also purchased the Wii Motion, and using it with this game, does make it more challenging. When you twist your wrist and not realize it, the sensor does, and the game reads it...and next thing you know...you messed up your shot inadvertently. It's a good calorie burner exercise...and I love that about this game. The graphics are great, the gameplay is challenging. and I would recommend this game to anyone. I have to give the online play a try...but I wanna practice more, and get better at my gameplay first!!Enjoy!!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by nydesertrat WORTH BUYING!
Let me start off by saying, despite the criticisms, I had high hopes for this game... Well, they were help up! This game is AWESOME! I have not yet had the opportunity to use the WiiMotion with this game, and it's still amazing! I can only imagine the reaction time with having that! The venues for the games rock with having around 8 different courts with all surfaces! Grand Slam mode is unlike any other career mode i've played, since you HAVE to be yourself! You start from the bottom and work your way up, aquiring skills and more unique wardrobe options. This truely is the best tennis game out there! I am glad that EA took the cartoonish approach instead of a pathetic attempt at realism that will never be achieved on any console! My only gripe is that the player variety could be more vast, but they chose the best in the game... and you can always just be yourself! Absolutely AWESOME!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by spoofit awesome game
This game has everything every other game for the wii has lacked. Online play is awesome. The controls respond wonderfully especially with the wii motion plus. It does take a little practice to get the hang of the precision but its right on. You can pull off really difficult shots with ease once you get accustomed. The online play is awesome and the matches are over relatively quick so you don't commit an hour of time like with tiger woods or madden. Also with tennis' international appeal there are always people playing online. Sometimes while playing at 4am i have a ton of options because the european folks are playing their nintendo wiis in the morning. The single player game has been quite fun thus far but i'm so into the online play i haven't fully gotten into it yet. All in all its an awesome game and after the disappointment of top spin3 an excellent effort.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Totally Bear Awesome
This game is what I think people who want to have fun playing tennis on wii will find right in this game. The controls may not be as realistic as real life, but if you play tennis in real life why did you buy this to begin with? Its a game for people who want to get that tennis fell without having to look like a fool if you can't really play. It also has many great modes so playing with others is a blast. online can be a bit slow at some points so it may be best to just play with some friends or family. However if you do go online the experience may not equal that of other systems online with not that many people playing this game. I do not think that this should keep you from buying this great game. The graphics however cartoony they may look work perfectly for this game. They actually do look like the people they are modeled to be and just seem to fit in to this game so well. So on my final note it is worth buying if you want to play tennis with friends or just buying it to use your new wii motion plus.(works great in this game). If though you are looking for online play with a lot of people and faster loads look at a new game or even a new system
Rated 7 out of 10 by a gamer's point of view Not As Good As I Thought it Wood Be
This game is pretty descent. The player variety is great, but where is Jimmy Conners? If you play this game with the wii motion plus, I must warn you, it is very sensitive. With the wii motion plus, you have to make a forehand/backhand motion, or it will make a shot motion that you do not mean to do and you either hit the ball out or completely miss it. To hit a shot without the wii motion plus, it is just a flick of the wrist, just like wii sports tennis. In career mode, you create a player and play at the Australian Open first. A unique feature in career mode, is that as you beat pros like Nadal, Roddick, or the Williams sisters, you get that pro's qualities. For example, if you beat Venus Williams, you get the ability to serve like her. Or if you beat John McEnroe, you get his anger! Ha Ha! Not really but still, it would be funny. When you play an execution match, it asks you if you are right handed or left handed. I said right, and I played as Nadal. Just because I said right handed, it made Nadal right handed, even though he is a lefty. Overall, you should rent this game first, but it is still a good game. This is the best tennis game I've played for the Nintendo Wii.
Rated 10 out of 10 by ultra athlete YES!!!
This game is fantastic. It is one of the funnest games EVER!!!! First the game is great because of the authenticity of the game. You have every slam. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open, and the Aussie Open. Alot of people are making a big deal about the controls but i actually think that the controls are good. I bought the Wii Motion Plus prior to buying the game and it makes the game a bigger challenge. One thing that im not happy about is the player variety. Where is Connors, where is Aggasi, and where is Del Portro. Big people there who are no shows in the game. The career mode is fairly easy. I've already won 11 majors in my first three years. But it's fun. Sound was perfect and so were the camra and statistics. Overall it is an amazing game that i strongly recommend.
Rated 2 out of 10 by HighFlight2k2 Very Disapointed
I have been waiting for a good tennis game for the Wii since I first bought the console. When the MotionPlus was anounced, I thought it was finally time. I gladly dropped the $** to get this game and MotionPlus with high expectations. I'm sad to say I am very disapointed. I gave it ample time assuming it was me who had to get used to it but being a tennis player, I can say there is nothing natural about the controls. In fact, a good percentage of the time the player doesn't even swing. Or it swings on the backswing. The delay is also frustrating. You have to swing too far in advance. It also pauses way too long after hitting the ball before the player is allowed to move which causes you miss shots you otherwise could have reached. Needless to say, it's was a big let down.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Lady Lucinda Can't stop playing !!
I've never wrote a review before but felt i had to do so this time. Being the owner of over 65 wii games ( alot of them being sports at least 5 tennis games alone) I LOVE THIS GAME im going to make this short and sweet its challenging ! ( yes i play real tennis too!) its fun ! its a great workout ! (if you mimic the actual tennis moves) a nice break from wii fit plus it is fun to play alone or with a friend ! I think the timing on your swings is right on ( compare w/ wii sports tennis) overall if you didnt like the game because it wasnt real enough hit the real court instead this is a game after all the only con i can mention is i could have done without the grunting :) especially Sharapova i guess thats part of the REAL FUN though !! 100% yes to anyone thinking about this game
Rated 9 out of 10 by gamer27 great game
Grand slam tennis is a great game I would recommend it to anyone who likes sports. The graphics are okay. And the best part is when you make a person and play real tournaments against real people. You can do alot of different shots like the lob ,topspin ,flat and slice. There is also online play. There are three modes of play easy, medium and hard I play on easy. You can dress your player in hats, shirts, headbands, bandanas, sneakers, and shirts. I can't wait for the next one. Grand Slam tennis is my favorite game for the wii. I would definetly buy this game instead of virtua tennis. They should make this game for playstation and xbox too. The all play controls are awful because you can't move your player. The game is only good if you play using the advanced controls.
Rated 8 out of 10 by jc143 Decent Game
As a tennis fan, I was really excited for this game and got it right when it came out. I love playing as the older characters, like McEnroe and Bjorg, but also as current players, including my favorite: Jo-Wil Tsonga. Each character has a special trait synonymous with their playing skill. It is hard to get used to, and there is a big gap between medium and easy. I am in my 5th Slam cycle with my player and it is getting boring because there is not much else to do.