Excerpt: The last couple of years we Belgians got to see quite some good (female) tennis with Clijsters, Henin and Wickmayer. 2K Sports took the task to put this noble sport onto game consoles and with high expectations I ended up putting Top Spin 4 in my X360.
Conclusion: During multiplayer matches the game mechanics proves to be very robust and rarely allows tactical exploits very common to tennis games. Pros: - Superb gameplay - Easy, intuitive control scheme - Nice online mode - Fun career mode Cons: - Lack of references to real life tennis tour - Limited host of...
Conclusion: Though Top Spin 4 is highly praised by our
staff, there are a couple of letdowns that
should be noted. The RB button that manages
speed is relatively clunky. It is unresponsive
and has no bearing effect no matter how hard we
tried to get our player back to a particular
Excerpt: With Top Spin 3, 2K Sports delivered a tennis game that didn't play like all the others. It wasn't just a re-skinned Virtua Tennis, instead offering a more nuanced control scheme that relied heavily on precise timing.
Summary: 2K Sport's brings its fourth installment of Top Spin to major consoles with more licensed pros than ever and a long list of venues for you to play through while chasing the dream of becoming a tennis legend.
Pros: Deep tennis roster/venues, Simplistic yet challenging gameplay, In-depth character customization system
Cons: Gameplay can get repetitive, Some timing elements in gameplay can be frustrating, Limited game modes
Summary: 's Career Mode is the meat of the single-player game and takes a created player from being a relative unknown to, ideally, earning a spot at the top of the rankings and into tennis immortality. Players gain experience points for many actions, both on and off of the court.
Excerpt: Top Spin 4 is a well-crafted game which will appeal to tennis enthusiasts as well as fans of sports titles with intensely competitive multiplayer modes. If you have dozens of hours to sink into its slow but rewarding career mode then you’ll be treated to a great virtualisation of an amateur’s rise...
Conclusion: What stands out about Top Spin 4 when it is all said and done is the amazing on court action. Whether your playing with a friend or the computer the game brings to life the game of tennis like no other game before it has.