Excerpt: Tennis isn’t the most widely appreciated sport about. Barring Tim Henman’s annual two-week Wimbledon debacle the game of bat and ball is largely ignored. So developing a game in a genre that has a king already in Virtua Tennis might not seem that shrewd.
Excerpt: Ahh tennis, the game of v-neck sweaters and white skirts, of country clubs and riches, of half-naked midnight games on campus… these are a few of the things we think about when this grand sport is mentioned.
Excerpt: Top Spin started out in life as a Microsoft published Xbox exclusive tennis game back in 2003. It even made use of Microsoft's innovative, but short lived XSN service for the Xbox. Fast forward to the end of 2005 and it has done the impossible and jumped to the PlayStation 2.
Excerpt: It seems like only yesterday that Microsoft was launching their line of XSN Sports titles to take on the giants in a quest to carve out their chunk of the sports gaming pie. Great in theory, not so good in execution.
Conclusion: Most of the magic of the original version of the game was the presentation coupled with the online play. With 50% of that largely taken out of the equation, and no extras two years later, this is just a bastardized version of a very good Xbox game.
Excerpt: Jet Li, well known martial arts
movie star in Asia and more recently in the US (Lethal Weapon
4, Kiss of the Dragon, The One, Cradle 2 The Grave) has now
entered the virtual world of a PlayStation 2 video game.
Conclusion: This section of the review really seems to be the most difficult portion of the review for me to write. I have found that playing the game on Live can be a lot of fun if you get into a good game (that’s easier said then done).
Excerpt: "Top Spin on toimiva, joskin harmittavan vasemmalla kädellä tehty käännös yhdestä Xboxin parhaista tennispeleistä. Turhan lyhytikäistä uramoodia, askeettista grafiikkaa sekä raivostuttavia latailutaukoja kompensoidaan loistavalla pelattavuudella, hektisellä moninpelillä, sekä varsin toimivalla...
Conclusion: En conclusión: Si bién esta conversión no está del todo acertada en algunos aspectos, la finalidad de un videojuego es la diversión y Top Spin la tiene y más si jugamos entre amigos unas partidas.