11 years ago
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.
yes: I recommend this product