Conclusion: Underneath the surface of being an over-the-top, arcade style, sports videogame the Outlaw series has always had solid sporting mechanics. While the insipid one-liners that occasionally force gamers to chuckle under their breath are still firmly intact it’s the tennis action that could use a bit more refining. Despite the added depth Outlaw Tennis still falls a bit flat in the gameplay department which, as we all know, is where it really counts.
Excerpt: While anyone watching this year's Wimbledon who saw a women's match may have been taken aback by the constant grunting, tennis is really about grace and style, with Roger Federer - the dominant force in the men's game - proving that to be the case. Why Global Star and Hypnotix felt they had to go all 'extreme on its ass' I'll never know, but I do know that as a game, Outlaw Tennis doesn't really work.
Conclusion: Slick movement and controls, make or break a tennis game and once their stats are up to scratch, the Outlaw Tennis players play as good, varied and accurate game of power tennis as any other game out there, Top Spin and Virtua included. The AI is clever and believable (with 3 difficulty settings) and you’ll see them mishit and get hit by the ball and you can even hit your partner in a doubles game should they get in the way.
Pros: Slick movement and animations., Nice mixture of power shots and finesse., Loads of characters to unlock., Amazingly, it’s a budget game.
Cons: Tennis is tennis, no matter how you dress it up., Lag affects the online game., The Outlaw ‘humour’ isn’t to everyone’s liking., The Outlaw games are never as ‘outlaw’ as they think they are or could be.
Conclusion: Lowdown Tennis fans you owe it to your gaming selves to pick up a copy of Outlaw Tennis. This budget priced game is well worth the discounted price. The humor might not be for everyone, but if you like outlandish characters, crazy game modes, and bad-- but good jokes, then you will love Outlaw Tennis.
Conclusion: The bargain price of the Outlaw series does without doubt raise the appeal of games, and Outlaw Tennis is no different. Although the game may seem “over the top” at times, under all its crazed 15+ rated antics there is a very well developed tennis game. Although it does not rival the godly Virtua Tennis it does offer around the same level of fun as the recently released Top Spin abet with a more arcadey feel.
Summary: Wusstet ihr eigentlich, dass Tennis, der legendäre „weiße Sport“, zu den ältesten Konsolentiteln überhaupt gehört? Vor fast dreißig Jahren gab es auf den alten Atari Konsolen den Kulttitel Pong. Gut, zwar weder Tennis im eigentlichen Sinne und auch ohne menschliche Mitspieler. Aber mit zwei „Schlägern“ und einem „Ball“. In der Zwischenzeit sahen wir etliche Tennisspiele wie Virtua Tennis, Roland Garros oder Top Spin kommen und gehen.
Pros: + 16 abgedrehte Charaktere, + superber Audiokommentar, + Xbox Live, + recht abwechslungsreiche Herausfoderungen, + Charaktere "lernen" durch Punktevergabe, - Schwierigkeitsgrad zu schwankend, - zu wenig Untertitel, - Sprache nur Englisch, - KI schwankend, - keine richtige Karriere wie bei Top Spin