i got this game on the strengh of other reviews and because it was exceptionally cheap as a second hand copy, and the comments i make are done so after only a very few hours play! This is on the whole a very difficult game to play!!!! i read other reviews that refered to how much like real table tennis the game was, however having played both this and real table tennis, i can only asume that if this game is what they expect of the real thing then the reviewers must have been ex pro's. Overall while in time and with a LOT MORE PRACTISE my opinion may change? at present the only saving grace with this game is that it cost me less than the price of a pint.