Grand Slam Tennis
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!!!
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
great, fun, and enjoyable
i've been playing tennis since i was 9 and i love the game. graphics are decent (but sort of childish), the play is great, and there are no stupid minigames or anything other games have. aditionally, he controls are easy and its simple to play in a tournament and such. a good job.
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!!
EA hits a winner with Grand Slam Tennis
As someone who has played tennis my whole life, even playing in a handful of professional qualifying tournaments, when I got the wii and the motion plus I knew this game was top on my list to get. Let me tell ya, when I got it I was not disapointed. When you start off the challenge this game offers is downright insane. For me, I was trying to swing like I would out on the court, which made me miss more in a few games than I think I ever have in my whole life while playing out there. It took quite some time to get used to, and like many before have said ya need to hit the practice courts to get the hand of it, not to mention have a motion plus to get the most out of the game. Once ya get the feel for Grand Slam Tennis, you will find yourself playing it for hours on end. The Grand Slam mode is great, seeing as you first have to create your own likeness to work through it. Having to build yourself up makes this mode a fun challenge that will keep you hooked. The roster is absolutly loaded! Getting to play against Pete Sampras, someone I played against in the junior ranks is great, more so this time around since I was able to beat him. I would of liked to have seen EA add the likes of Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors and Andre Agassi, but the pros they give ya are still top notch. The sound from the pros are great too. Hearing McEnroe yell "you can not be serious" after a close call brings back memories of the good old Johnny Mac. The venues are as close to real life as they can be given the cartoonish feel EA has given this game. If you are looking for a fun challenging tennis game, pick this bad boy up, you will not be disapointed!
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.
I bought this game 4th of July weekend, and I was not disappointed. This game is way better than Top Spin 3 on the Wii. The graphics are cartoonish which I thought were cool. The players don't have to look like actual humans to have great graphics like in Paper Mario where Mario isn't in 3d the whole game.. I also bought this game with a Wii Motion Plus and it really added to the control. However, the controls took some time getting used to with the new device. Like in the Youtube video with Thomas Singleton, I tried to stick to my strong side and not my weak side. My character just didn't know whether to do a forehand or backhand when I wanted to do a forehand. This caused to a lot of air swings, or the ball landing out. Also, the the motions don't really do much. The first time playing, i tried to perform all top spin shots swinging low to high, and my character slices. Sure its nice to see the new control you have over the ball by making the ball curve with your slice, but I end up doing slice when i want top spin. After a few days of 6-0 shut outs and being "0-many losses" I got used to the controls and started winning. The types of styles they gave the players are realistic. Nadal is definitely a defensive baseliner in real life, and that's what he is in the game. Its also really fun rallying with Nadal. His grunts just make him a fun opponent. also, the serve and volley players are probably the most annoying players to face in the game. When they get up to the net, you better hit a nice passing shot, or perform a really good lob that just clips the baseline if you want any chance of breaking serve. The challenge is really great for the game. The harder you make the difficulty, you'll really see the effect on how hard it is to win points compared to top spin 3 where you can hit the ball and its already a winner. One thing that bothered me was the drop shot. It doesn't look anything like a drop shot. Its more like a short slice lob. The drop shot takes forever to drop so your opponent can get run up to the ball and smack it for a winner. Another thing is that the ball judgment is kind of "on and off". In professional tennis, you see if any part of the ball touches the baseline, it is in play, but in this game it seems as if the whole ball needs to hit the baseline or alley line to be in play. The sound is really good and the applause is really realistic if you keep up a rally. As far as camera angle goes, I like the different angles during points. but when your in a rally that goes up to about 50 hits, and your moving around with your opponent, the camera angle scares me. sometimes I'll be in a point and my opponent hits a nice cross court shot hits the line and my player runs and i hit the ball back down the line, and the camera angle makes it look like I'm going to miss the line. The roster is really good. you got the players you know and love like Federer, Roddick, Murray, and Djokovic. You got teh Williams Sisters and some of the good female players, even some players you've never heard of got into the game like nishikorri.. you also have legends like Sampras, McEnroe, Becker, and one problem. WHERE IS AGASSI!!! You have the good legends, but you forgot Agassi. Come on EA. you let some unranked guy in the pro tennis league in teh game, but you don't have Agassi? that's an epic fail. Overall this is a good game, and I would recommend buying this game, Good gameplay and roster.
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
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.
looks like a really fun game. the graphics are good for the wii cause in virtua tennis they try to make it look real and the wii is very bad with that. This one also has a few great players who are not known as well. The only downside is that there are only three courts and virtua has many but I think this game is more worth the money.