Conclusion: With all of this tweaked gameplay goodness comes something we could have done without. The push for realistic tennis play and subsequently more realistic tennis player animations has resulted in an entirely different character movement process for Top Spin 3 .
Conclusion: My final impression of Top Spin 3 is its the best tennis experience that you’re going to find on the 360, but it still has some things that I’d like to see get fleshed out a bit more in the next version. If you take the time to learn the new control scheme (go to Top Spin School!
Excerpt: The king has had a long reign. SEGA's Virtua Tennis series has sat almost completely unchallenged as the premier tennis video game for years. Contenders have come and gone, yet few have been able to go a full five sets with the arcade master.
Summary: 2K Sports took two steps forward and three steps back on Top Spin 3. They have managed to capture one of the most authentic and real tennis games to ever hit a game console while at the same time making the control system so complicated and annoying that the game loses the enjoyment that Top Spin is...
Excerpt: I think the challenge in making a tennis game is how you differentiate it from the inevitable comparisons to a game of Pong. Although I am a fan of tennis games I really didn’t get into Top Spin 2 all that much as I found it to be quite unbalanced.
Conclusion: With solid and technical game mechanics, this title is robust with more challenge than other tennis titles. It may not be for everyone, but it's simply the best for a knowledgeable tennis player that wants a home console experience. TS3 is beautiful and executes its objectives nicely.
Conclusion: 2K Sports has done Top Spin 3 a great service with a lot of the improvements that the game has gotten. The only issue I really had was the control scheme which I think takes some of the excitement of the Top Spin experience away, but at the same time sets up a deeper experience for Top Spin in the...
Excerpt: Name: Top Spin 3 Genre: Sports - Tennis Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS (Reviewed on Xbox 360) To quote the late, great George Carlin, “tennis is Ping-Pong played while standing on the table. Great concept, not a sport.
Excerpt: The original Top Spin is the benchmark many people judge all other tennis games by. It made a lot of people forget about Virtua Tennis because it offered a more sim-like gameplay style, as well as solid online play.
Pros: Most realistic tennis game to date., Controls are a step forward for the genre., Nice to see some tennis legends in the game.
Cons: Difficulty curve will turn some people off., Roster is a bit thin., Presentation needs an overhaul.
Excerpt: . After my experience with the game I found I was highly disappointed by this outing. The game certainly looks good, but looks are only skin deep. The best parts of the graphics are the characters themselves (now with increasing sweat textures!