Summary: This is not a very practical way to play the game. Pointing your shot is very difficult as you have to move the player around with the same part of the joystick. Doing two things with the same part is just impractical and does not work well at all. As others have pointed out the game spends an inordinate amount of time between plays focusing on the avatars expressions, WHO CARES! Get on with the game! Serving is another disappointment.
Summary: Ok... I saw this game in a magazine ad. I LOVE tennis. I thought, "Hey, this is perfect for me." Wrong. I got the game to be immediately disappointed. Why would you hold the Wii remote sideways when you hold a tennis racquet straight? There was no create-a-player mode (that was a big factor of me getting it). The Career mode was impossible. The soundtrack sucked. I could barely see the players. Just spend your time on another game.
On time release should not be Nintendo's #1 Priority
M. J. REC "rec", Amazon
24 July 2008
Summary: Completely frustrated is the only way to describe my overall attitude towards this game! I like the playability, the graphics are more than enough (You do not own the Wii for the graphics) but HOW IN THE WORLD do you market a game designed only for right handed play? No Rafael Nadal in the Wii version, makes sense now! Could they at least put this on the box to let us WEIRD LEFTIES know before purchasing that THS GAME IS NOT FOR YOU!
Summary: As a huge fan of tennis and as a player of the sport, I greatly anticipated the release of Top Sping 3 for the Wii, primarily for the Wii remote functionality. Upon receiving my copy of the game and playing it, I was immediately disappointed. First off, the graphics and overall look of the Wii version is completely different than its Xbox360 and PS3 counterparts.
Summary: This game is terrible. I rented this at the local blockbuster where they had several copies just sitting on the shelf. I decided to try renting before splurging to buy. Glad I did. There are many deficiencies with how this game is designed, as listed below: 1) It forces you to use the nunchuck which is an utter nuisance while trying to swing the racquet during play.
Summary: This game is greatly disappointing. The primary problem I had was that you have to play with the numchuck in your left hand, which makes you feel like playing tennis with a 2 foot rope tied between your two hands. As a result, the swings are not natural and your balance during play is nothing like real tennis. Maybe it would be more natural for people who hit both two handed back-hands and fore-hands where your left and right hands are allways close together.
Summary: THIS GAME SUCKS!! How can a tennis game be released that does not play left handed! I guess if Rafa Nadal, Jimmy Conners or John McEnroe (all hall of famers & lefty's) wanted to play they should forget about it. Wii Tennis (a cartoon game) can be played lefty and this supposedly realistic game can't? The programmers who made this game are a joke to their profession and are seriously LAZY! Also, you can't create your own player. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!