Conclusion: What Nintendo did for “easy to pick up” golf, Sega did the same for tennis. Sega Superstar Tennis is probably the best tennis game out there today. There are a few controller issues and the mission stages to start to get tedious after awhile. If you’re either a tennis or Sega fan I highly recommend this game.
Excerpt: Fans love compilations. Just recently in the US Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Brawl sold a staggering 1.4 million copies in its first week on sale. Yes, it's a good beat 'em up but its real draw is the huge number of Nintendo characters all in one package. In SEGA Superstars Tennis SEGA has attempted to mimic the Smash Bros. formula of taking classic characters and putting them in a solid game - in this case tennis.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Sega has long reigned as a king of addictive arcade games and consoles. From the early years of Sonic and the Sega Drive, to the arcade action with House of the Dead and Virtua Cop, Sega has always delivered fun and enjoyable games through the years. But with its foray into the next-gen market, Sega hit a snag with the launch of Sonic for the ps3, which had numerous bugs and really let gamers down.
Summary: SEGA Superstars Tennis is a game that brings together some of the most treasured and well known characters from the SEGA universe, in some of the most unusual courts and outrageous settings ever imagined.
Excerpt: Although Sega's timing in releasing Sega Superstars Tennis on the PS3 could be seen as a mistaken oversight in its decision to directly face the competition with a certain Wii Brawler that descended in the States recently, the inclusion of a fresh Sega approach to an otherwise abysmal year for the developer/publisher leads many to believe that Sega is back on track to once again deliver the goods.Superstars Tennis is a fine example of a well packaged compendium of...
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: This is one of those games that everyone is going to get something different out of, and provided you're not expecting anything like a serious tennis sim then I think most gamers will be pleasantly surprised overall. Despite a couple of dodgy missions and a couple of areas where the IP isn't exploited to its full potential, there's some lovely gaming stuff in here whether you're a Sega obsessive or not.
Summary: After Sonic's recent lackluster performance in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, you'd be forgiven for having low expectations for Sega's next sports game to feature mascots: Sega Superstars Tennis. The characters aren't all A-listers and the tennis isn't great, but the game's interesting court designs, minigames, and classic Sega tunes make for a good package. Sega Superstars Tennis features 16 characters from classic Sega games.
Pros: Characters, courts, and music based on classic Sega games, Many minigames combine tennis with the gameplay of another game, More than 100 different challenges, Lots of online options
Cons: Actual tennis is pretty average, Some levels use their source material much better than others, Many of the characters are D-listers, Nobody is playing online
Summary: It’s pretty common to see a video game release alongside films these days, and Disney PIXAR’s latest film, Brave, is no exception. While most of these video games are very easy to play and complete, you do get one game every now and then that tries to go the extra mile and offer something a little different. Brave: The Video Game has taken this route and come out with some rather surprising results.
Pros: Engaging battle system, Nice graphics and effects, Addition of co-op is welcome