Excerpt: 2009's Grand Slam Tennis took Nintendo's home console to all-new heights with unprecedented racquet control courtesy of Wii Motion Plus. Now the franchise makes its high-def debut on the PS3 and Xbox with Grand Slam Tennis 2, but can this player get by on star quality alone? Featuring all four Grand Slam venues, including the famed Wimbledon, and a recognizable roster of iconic tennis stars like cover athlete John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova, Grand Slam Tennis 2...
Excerpt: When Grand Slam Tennis debuted on the Nintendo Wii a while back, we saw potential for a possible new series from EA Sports, one that focused on the fundamentals of the sport, while remaining accessible enough for mainstream gamers to “get it”, without needing to study the history of the sport to gain an understanding of how it works.
Excerpt: Get used to those words, you’ll be hearing them a lot. Grand Slam Tennis is, to the best of my knowledge, the first tennis series to ever feature commentary. The superb commentary of John McEnroe (the best commentator and analyst in the industry) and Pat Cash in Grand Slam Tennis 2 makes it feel like you’re watching an actual match unfold.
Conclusion: A game mode which held my attention was a selection of scenario set-ups, placing you in a classic match to rewrite history. These scenarios are tense, and each has a sense of occasion since most of them are based on important rivalries or high profile matches. Still, there is only so much you can do with a sport made up of smacking a fuzzy yellow ball back and forth, so unless you are passionate about the sport you shouldn't expect to be captivated for too long.
Pros: Stunning visuals, with authentically recreated venues and star players, Intriguing scenario matches, Wimbledon!
Cons: Total Racquet Control system needs an overhaul, Career mode is too easy and gets old fast, More licensed tournaments and players, old and new, would be appreciated
Excerpt: If you’re a Move owner like me, then you probably haven’t gotten a whole lot of use out of Sony’s motion controller. Outside of Tiger Woods and a couple of light gun style games I haven’t been all that impressed with the Move. So my hopes where up when I received Grand Slam Tennis 2 from EA for review. Not only is this the first EA Sports Tennis game to appear on the PS3, but it also promises full Move implementation.
Excerpt: Met de Australian Open net achter de rug vond EA het hoogtijd worden voor een nieuwe tennisgame. Met Top Spin en natuurlijk Virtua Tennis als concurrenten lijkt de tegenstand groot in deze tak van sport. EA probeert echter deze franchise weer leven in te kunnen blazen met een nieuw deel. Of ze daarmee een directe ace slaan?
Pros: Visueel meer dan prima, Zeer compleet pakket, Weg tussen arcade en realisme
Cons: Analoge controls werken soms tegen, timing vrij irrelevant, Herhalende commentaar, Ballen vliegen vrijwel nooit uit of tegen het net