Conclusion: Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip offers a marked improvement over the first Hot Shots Tennis game with a much better single-player mode to anchor its feature set. The story mode offers about 15 hours of enjoyable tennis fun that is a more interesting mode than previous challenge modes in the Hot Shots series. It’s a bit lacking in multiplayer options, so that aspect of the game really depends on if you have a group of PSP-owning friends to play with.
Excerpt: The well established golf game franchise, Hot Shots, has traded its clubs for a racket--and oh what a racket it is. After ten years of making fun and accessible golf games, Hot Shots Tennis arrives, attempting to adapt Hot Shots Golf's winning formula and turn it into another lucrative franchise.
Excerpt: Hot Shots Golf has been a staple for developer Clan Hanz, as over the past 10 years Sony has employed the developer to work on only one franchise. Until two years ago, when development of a Hot Shots branded tennis game went into development for the PS2. Having been released in Japan some time ago, Hot Shots Tennis has finally arrived here in the US.
Conclusion: A solid foundation and pretty walls aren't of much use if there's nothing inside to actually make the place habitable. That's precisely what Hot Shots Tennis is; pretty from the outside, solid, but without anything on the inside. Shame, really.