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2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty bad, and not that pretty, 15 Jan 2008
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This review is from: Perfect Ace 2 (PS2) (Video Game)
I'd agree with most of what's been written about this game (if not what's been written about Tim Henman, who was after all one of the top tennis players in the world). The biggest problem is that if you stand in a certain place and direct the ball in a certain direction when you serve, your opponent will return your serve approximately once every three matches. Yes, I said matches. Ultimately that makes it impossible to lose. But the game isn't quite as bad as it's been painted: a decent opponent (and there are a couple) will give you a bit of a match on his or her service game and this can be quite fun. Despite the "enigmatic" control system you do find that you did kind of know that your last shot was going to go where it did, and you feel you must therefore have made it go there even though you have no idea how you did it. In that sense it's a bit like real tennis...

But there are too many bugs: sometimes you get to serve twice - a distinct advantage; sometimes your opponent's name is replaced by an earlier match result(!); an opponent's failed but valiant attempt to return your mighty serve is often met with the comment, "What a terrible shot!" It's all indicative of a game that the developers realised wasn't much cop before they'd finished it, so they gave up and released it as it was.
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