Top positive review
31 people found this helpful
on 30 June 2008
Ok guys this is what i am going to do, list all the things i think are pros and cons. Now before you read this take into account i am only listing the fairly obvious things and not things like the umpire does'nt look where the ball is going which some of you will probaly never notice. I will also rate the game in various departments and give my comments in those departments.
Pros- in no order
2.Lots of different animations for your created player
3.Animations are very realistic and even the quickest of animations looks ultra smooth.
5.With the new way you hit the ball by holding the button before you've actually took your shot wants you get the hang of it it becomes second nature.
6.No more tedious mini games
7.The rigth analog for the serve & drop shots is a nice inovation.
8.Shopping mall feature is pretty cool.
9.Realistic sounds, as the ball comes off the court at different speeds it sounds harder or softer.
10.Career mode is nice and simple getting you straight into the heart of the action.
11.Very challening computer oppenents make the game very intense in tight situations.
12.The computer opponents actually make unforced errors.
13.Finally they found something to do with the bumper buttons and they are very welcome additions.
14.You can actually hit aces this time, and not just 1 in every 100 serves.
15.Risk shots are a lot more balanced.
Cons- in no order
1.Shortage of pro women players
2.Shortage of pro players in general but the promise of downloadable players eases the pain a bit.
3.Personally for me i like to know straight away how fast i hit my serve in stead of having to rely on a speed board which sometimes is'nt even in view. Hope fully they will patch this so you can see your serve speed or at least the option to see it.
4.Even though i like the challenging opponents sometimes you feel like you are playing against a brick wall and the rally will go on for ages even though it should have finished ages a go.
5.The tutorial's are a bit use less really because say for instance the drop shots are really easy in tutorial but the thing is you never really get the chance to play them at that pace in a competitive match.
6.Grand slams in career are only 3 sets and to make matters worse the 3rd set is a super tie brake, i mean come on 2k i know some people will probaly prefer it this way but what about the people who don't ? At least give us the option to choose next time.
Well thats about all for now on them, now what i'll do is rate the game in various departments like say IGN do.
Easily the best any tennis game has to offer and apart from Tiger Woods games this in my opinion is as good as any other sports game.
Very realistic match sounds all round, the only thing that really bothers me is the irrataing music.
All future tennis developers take note this is how tennis games should play.
Well i can see myself playing this very addictive game well into next year and with the prospect of online tournaments and downloadable content i am sure their will be plenty to keep me coming back.
Quite simply it is the best tennis game on the market and i am sure 2k won't have to worry about the game that like virtua tennis 3 is just looking like a graphical update with new players Smash court tennis 3.