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It's great, but...
on 3 September 2011
(More than a little frustrating at times!) (I apologise to the poor computer players at whom I have ranted, the little tantrums I have thrown, etc!)
I'm a huge tennis fan and have been playing this game for a few months. My first character in the career mode was somewhat undistinguished (you could say, though I enjoyed changing her appearance every so often!). It took me an absolute eternity to progress to a certain point of the game (the point where the player faces off against the legendary players and undertakes the final challenges and tournaments) and I eventually gave up on my first character after a zillion (that's what it felt like!) attempts at beating Nadal and co.
My second career is going much better, and I've created a third player too. I love the satisfaction of hitting clean winners (my first player didn't have such weapons!): I love the feeling of a crunching forehand winner. Overall, this game has been more than worth the money for me and I recommend it to other gamers and tennis fans. Some points I would like to raise, though:
I'd LOVE for there to be an option to save the game halfway through a tournament (if there IS such an option and I've missed it then please accept my apologies, I have searched and willed for there to be such an option at times!). Some of these tournaments can take an awfully long time (okay, I admit that I am not the best player!) and I really think this game would benefit from an option to save.
Maybe this is picky, but I'd like the game to progress at a faster pace. I'd appreciate just pressing A (or B, or whatever) to skip the player's celebrations/frustrations after points and the sit-downs at the change of ends.
I've played Grand Slam Tennis for the Wii (a game I love) but admit that I did not really utilise the Wii Motion Plus to full potential there so I'm not qualified to comment on such an issue (the lack of Wii Motion Plus) here.
To reiterate, the game has brought me pleasure (and driven me crazy!): thanks to the makers for this game, and look forward to any future games...