Conclusion: The complete lack of a career mode and any sort of minigame doesn’t give any appeal to the game, and with no online support, one would hope to have friends over to ever enjoy this game fully. Nothing new and in fact worse looking than its predecessor, or more specifically its non-mutated brother, Rockstar Table Tennis for the Wii is a fine addition for those who’ve never owned it, but almost a waste for those of us who have.
Excerpt: Has it ever been fashionable to like Table Tennis? In this country sports tend to fall in and out of popularity, so one minute everyone loves football, then Cricket, then Golf, then Tennis, before everyone decides all sports bar football are boring and not worth bothering with. Still, big sporting events and a few brief weeks in the limelight can't be bad for the sports in question.
Conclusion: Rockstar Table Tennis is a logical and perfect fit for the Wii's control scheme, and it's nice to finally see the game make its logical jump from Xbox 360 to Nintendo's next-gen console. Although the gameplay modes are limited and the online play is non-existent, Wii owners should find plenty to cheer about with this game, Rockstar fan or not.
Pros: Intuitive, responsive Wii remote controls, Challenging, and fun!
Cons: Limited gameplay modes, No online play, Serving controls need more work
Wii Review - 'Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis'
7 February 2008
Summary: Feel the unmatched speed and intensity of the real-life sport with an authentic physics engine and intuitive gameplay that mimics the exhilarating experience found in international competition.
Conclusion: That said, it's still fun for the more hardcore gamers out there, and it's a great way to get non-gamers into video games. Essentially, Family Table Tennis is a cheap, enjoyable multiplayer game -- if that's what you're looking for, then this is a title you should definitely think about downloading.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It's a missed opportunity, and it's saying something that tennis on Wii Sports is a far better example of how to do things for the machine. The game shouldn't have been ported over - it should have been rebuilt. Maybe some of the subtleties of the balancing may have been lost in the refurb, but it would have resulted in a game actually made for the Wii, not one crowbarred in to ill effect.