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Good but not great - but worth buying if you 're into tennis games
on 6 January 2007
[...] In fact if you didn't have the option to use the D-pad I would have given this game one star.
The whole stylus idea i.e using the pen to play your strokes just doesn't work, especially when you try the game on the harder settings. So if you are thinking of buying the game and you want to enjoy it you're best sticking to the D-pad. This is where the game really comes into it's own.
There is a comprehensive career mode, but on the down side there are no familar faces apart from Rafa. The graphics aren't to bad and the gameplay using the D-pad works well. So if you were a bit let down by Top Spin 2 then this is the game for you.
The controls are nice and simple: A for Stroke shot, X to lob, B for top spin and Y for the special shots. The more you hold the button down the more power you'll add to your shot.
There is a degree of customisation, things to buy with your tournament winnings rackets etc., a bit like in Virtua Tennis but nothing to really blow you away though.
All in all this is a decent little game if you are looking for a tennis game to play on the DS. Maybe not a must buy for everyone but worth ago if you are suffering from Wii elbow.