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1.0 out of 5 stars Utter junk! Don't buy this with GlandSlam Tennis!, 23 Jun 2009
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Nintendo Wii Motion Plus Accessory - White (Wii) (Accessory)
Firstly, let me start by saying that Grandslam Tennis is an excellent game on the Wii. After buying it, I ordered a Wii Motion Plus adaptor for my Wiimote, and it's turned the game into one of the most frustrating experiences possible!

Yes, the onscreen character follows your motions one-to-one - you raise your racket, and so does the character. However, that's where the similarity ends. The whole Motion Plus effect seems completely random. Some times the ball goes where you aimed it, but more often than not, you either do an air shot (when you haven't even swung) or your character doesn't even swing the racket.

Before anyone asks, yes, everything was fine before I plugged in Motion Plus, and I can quite easily beat the computer without it, and yes, I do play "real life" tennis, so I know it's not me. Just seems as though this doesn't actually work correctly with this game, and it certainly takes away from what is a good game without Motion Plus.

You have been warned - I've just smashed a Wiimote in frustration!!!
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Initial post: 5 Jul 2009 10:19:28 BDT
Mr. O. Hunt says:
just because it doesnt work with 1 of your games doesnt mean to say it warrants a bad review

Posted on 16 Jul 2009 13:34:52 BDT
John Priest says:
Having played the grandslam tennis with and without the motionplus I can confidently say your completly wrong, there is a clear improvement in accuracy with the motionplus although its not perfect its a definate step forward and works well with this good game.

Posted on 17 Jul 2009 11:29:34 BDT
Grey'um says:
Quote, Mr. O. Hunt, "just because it doesnt work with 1 of your games doesnt mean to say it warrants a bad review"

Ummm, yes it does... Based on the games available so far, this deserves 2 out of 5, tops. It's an ugly afterthought that should have beein integrated into the controller from day one.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2009 23:27:02 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jul 2009 23:28:04 BDT
psn: tqfan says:
it would seem we all need to be professional tennis players already, to fully enjoy motion plus on this game...

well said Grey'um - nintendo realised they made a crap controller and are trying to diguise it with this 'neat' waste of money. should be free, then maybe reviews would be that bit more favourable!!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2009 11:36:25 BDT
I'm sure Nintendo are quaking that one person (and a ps3 fanboy) doesn't like it...

Posted on 2 Aug 2009 20:07:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Aug 2009 20:08:34 BDT
I got the resort game on Friday (with free motion plus) and thought it was just me! The motion plus sometime acts at random (especially table tennis) and not on "my motion" at all. It says lay the controller flat on table for it to reset - also that you can re-centre it but I'm not sure how exactly. The kids love it and fight over the one motion plus so I'm forced to get another one. They've got the knack and say I'm the onethat's doing it wrong! ;-). I'm wondering whether to get them GrandSlam tennis?. Could yours just be a faulty motion plus perhaps?

Posted on 25 Aug 2009 17:35:58 BDT
K Becks says:
when my controller goes on the fritz it's because it's by a window or mirror, or out of batteries, are you sure it isn't one of these?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2010 12:29:06 GMT
N. P. Cook says:
what a load of tosh. these reviews aren't for the benefit of Nintendo - do you think they trawl through Amazon reviews?

it's for the benefits of other purchasers you plank

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2010 15:20:27 GMT
FirefoxUK says:
Hahahah that funny! I agree with you.
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