Excerpt: It is widely acknowledged that Wii Tennis was the most played, most enjoyed game in the Wii Sports bundle that accompanied the system at launch. It was easy to play, but hard to master. It was obvious that developers would be quick to produce new tennis games to follow up the success of Wii Tennis. After a few somewhat disappointing tennis outings over the past couple of years, EA seeks to offer up the definitive tennis offering on the Wii.
Summary: Even with Wii MotionPlus, Grand Slam Tennis isn't as precise as it needs to be. Nintendo's new peripheral makes a difference for shot placement and the application of spin on said shot, but it doesn't mend this game's inability to correctly interpret your motions every time. One minute, the game has a firm grasp on my play style. I painted lines and made Nadal look like a fool. The next minute, my character looked like he lost his vision mid-match.
Conclusion: Concept: Kick Wii Sports off the court with a real tennis game featuring real tennis legends
Graphics: The presentation shines with instant replays, a clean cartoon look, and great camera angles
Sound: With on-court announcers and broadcasters, this is the best sounding tennis game to date
Playability: One minute you're painting the corners, the next you're throwing the Wii remote in frustration
Entertainment: A definite upgrade over other Wii tennis games, but it won't...
Conclusion: Grand Slam Tennis is one of the most impressive sports games packages that I've seen in a while. EA deserves to be commended for getting on the ball with MotionPlus and offering up a game that provides a compelling reason to purchase the accessory. If you're a tennis fan or are just excited about Wii MotionPlus, then you owe it to yourself to check out Grand Slam Tennis.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The console developing giants, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, are now trying to make the controller more of an item in a game rather then a console accessory. They want to make the controller more interactive, by using motion sensors and capturing the action of gamer on screen. The Nintendo Wii was a unique idea when it was unveiled in E3 2005.
Conclusion: Is this the best tennis game available for the Wii? It depends what kind of tennis you're looking to play, as anyone just looking for a deeper version of Wii Tennis will want to look to crowd, with an enjoyable mix of career mode play, party modes and online competition. But with the controls implementation difficult to get a handle on and the graphics looking unfinished, the Wii tennis throne remains slightly out of reach, but it's a solid debut for the franchise.
Summary: EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis puts the racket in the palm of your hand and offers the deepest tennis experience ever. As the home to all four Grand Slams, and exclusive to Wimbledon, you can take your customized created player on a quest to win the four slams in Grand Slam career mode.
Excerpt: The Wii owes much of its success to tennis. Wii Sports came with every Wii sold, which means gamers (and everyone else) had a chance to experience motion controls before the term "waggle" was associated with just about everything on the system. Of the games bundled with the system, bowling and tennis were the most popular, and remained, for a long time, one of the most practical applications of the motion technology.
Summary: The decision to purchase this game comes down to a pretty easy question, do you like tennis? If you are a big fan of the sport, and even engage in the sport in your free time, you will no-doubt enjoy this game. Grand Slam is a fun way to prepare you for the game’s real online draw. If you’ve just been settling for Wii Tennis over the past few years, then now is the time to act, because Grand Slam Tennis is likely as good as it is ever going to get for the sport on the...