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The Tennis Videogames discussion thread

leng jai
04-17-2007, 12:27 PM
So whos playing this fine example of a tennis game? The custom animations in this game are pretty accurate. Particularly good ones are Ferrero's forehand, Haas' backhand, Monfils' forehand, and Nadal's everything. The graphics are pretty good, but there no no real courts or tournaments which is a bit of a bummer.

Male Players:

Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal
Tommy Haas
Tim Henmen
Gael Monfils
Fat Dave
Mario Ancic
Tayler Dent (WTF?)
James Blake
Lleyton Hewitt
JCF
Arod
Seb Grosjean

Pity it doesn't have Rafa's antics or Haas shouting at the umpire.

Yappa
04-17-2007, 12:33 PM
The animations are ok, other than that, I just don't like the game. I played both the PC and the PSP version and the constant falling of the players is getting on my nerves. Add to that the lack of realism, and I return to Top Spin 2.

Loftra
04-17-2007, 12:36 PM
All the serve motions are really well simulated. Apart from the other motions already mentioned I also like the Roddick forehand and backhand, Hewitt backhand and Monfils backhand. Too bad the volleying looks quite the same with every player.

Btw, check www.intertopspintour.net to play the full ATP calender online with VT3 and/or TS2:devil:

leng jai
04-17-2007, 12:43 PM
The animations are ok, other than that, I just don't like the game. I played both the PC and the PSP version and the constant falling of the players is getting on my nerves. Add to that the lack of realism, and I return to Top Spin 2.

You're diving because you aren't in position and pressing the button too early. Topspin 1 and 2 are pretty poor games because they try to be realistic. Some parts of it are realistic and others are not and it just ends up being stupid. Eg. How come the topspin shot goes out but the flat shot never goes out? In real tennis its the opposite, topspin is much safer than flat. The risk shot is also exceptionally retarded and stupid.

Yappa
04-17-2007, 12:48 PM
That may be true, but the diving is stupid nevertheless. It's a feature to add to the arcade feel of the game which is unnecessary IMO.

First, at least the shots can go out in TS 2, while in VT 3 it's nearly impossible for that to happen. And the flat shot is just a save shot. When you played the game long enough, you'll use other shots more than the save shots. And the risk shots are far more difficult to pull off than in the first game. They aren't that powerful anymore, anyways.

And then, let's not even start to talk about the poor audio aspects of the game.

leng jai
04-17-2007, 12:57 PM
I'ved played Topspin 2 to death. The risk shots are near useless in it, while in number 1 they were way overpowered. My main gripe is that it takes way too long to charge up your shots. Its virtually impossible to "use the pace". And perhaps the biggest flaw in a game thats trying to be realistic. Its near impossible to run around your backhand and do inside out forehands. The game just doesn't like you do it for some reason. Pretty poor considering its the most common shot in men's tennis.

kartveteran
04-17-2007, 02:43 PM
If you want realistic stroke-animations of ATP players and tennis simulation gameplay in my opinion there's one game that beats everything: Dream Match Tennis Pro.
http://www.bimboosoft.com/DMTP/

It plays so much better than the topspin series. Dropshots and lobs are actually realistic. There are no strange power bars and it's actually very possible to make errors in this game.

The game is ridiculously cheap, probably because the graphics are quite low-budget looking. However, if you can look past that, you'll see that the strokes look very realistic, especially Federer's backhand, all of Nadal's strokes, Roddick's service, forehand and backhand, Agassi's groundstrokes. The shot parameters are also very realistic. The tactics I found most succesful in a Roddick - Nadal match were actually very similar looking to the strategies those players used when they later met in real life Indian Wells... Other characters are: Sampras, Becker, Edberg, Lendl, Chang, McEnroe, Connors, Borg, Graf (don't know why they included 1 female...). You just need to rename the players as they didn't seem to have licence for the real player names.

canbera
04-17-2007, 02:46 PM
it's already out for computers? I will buy it when my I receive my salary then.

tripb19
04-17-2007, 02:52 PM
Wow, I didn't know Fat Dave was in it, I want to play it now

Yappa
04-17-2007, 03:00 PM
He is, but his grunting sounds very weird.

Seneca
04-17-2007, 04:30 PM
Ahh... Dream Match Tennis was already mentioned here. Since the lack of realism is a common gripe when discussing these household-name tennis games, I too want to recommend DMT for everyone interested in more complex tennis gameplay. Demo is free and it features the full game but you can only play for 5 minutes at a time. The learning curve might be a bit steep at first but when you learn the basics, you can pretty much try any shot from anywhere on court.

As an indie game, it has some minor glitches (I dislike the idea of different-era players against each other) and the overall eye candy -aspect is nowhere near the recent Top Spin / Virtual Tennis titles. The player animation, however, is superb, with every player's strokes recognisable. The players' different attributes force you to try different strategies depending on which guy you are playing as.

Groundstrokes are not aimed and powered by keeping a button pressed for as long as possible, instead your timing and position are the most important components of a stroke.

If you want a tennis game that is a bit more than just glorified Pong, you should check Dream Match Tennis out. I've played Virtual Tennis and Top Spin since they were released and eventually got bored with their mechanical gameplay and unintuitive shotmaking. DMT keeps me hooked.

The link is a couple of posts upwards, try it.

aramis
04-17-2007, 04:37 PM
Well, VT3 is meant to be an arcade type of game and not an actual tennis simulation. Smash Court 2 is a much better simulation type of game IMO. By the way, in VT3, who has the better forehand? Roger or JCF?

Byrd
04-17-2007, 04:53 PM
Has anyone actually managed to beat king and duke yet in VT3???

Aretak
04-17-2007, 05:45 PM
Well, VT3 is meant to be an arcade type of game and not an actual tennis simulation. Smash Court 2 is a much better simulation type of game IMO. By the way, in VT3, who has the better forehand? Roger or JCF?Definetly JCF. Federer isn't actually particularly good at anything. He's listed as an all-round player, which basically means he doesn't have a big weapon. Nalbandian's backhand is something else. :eek:

Has anyone actually managed to beat king and duke yet in VT3???Yeah, both of them. It's easier if you set it to just one game, and then you don't need to face their serve. They're still pretty tricky though. Nadal is the best player to face them with, as he can reach their ridiculous shots better than anyone else due to his speed.

brent-o
04-17-2007, 09:19 PM
Speaking of tennis games, does anyone know where I can buy and download Top-Spin 2 for the PC online (preferably legally lol)?

ljubicic_
04-17-2007, 09:30 PM
I don't now if i want to buy on as i don't have a ps3 yet. i do have a psp
but if you look at it the list with tennis players is short so can you acctually win other players if you take part in a tournemant?

Duncan
04-17-2007, 09:39 PM
Nothing will ever beat Pete Sampras Tennis on the Mega Drive!

Koptamizo
04-17-2007, 09:41 PM
I don't now if i want to buy on as i don't have a ps3 yet. i do have a psp
but if you look at it the list with tennis players is short so can you acctually win other players if you take part in a tournemant?

The only other players you can unlock are "King" and "Duke" in Tournament Mode, so not real life players. There are also 7 WTA players (Hingis, Davenport, V.Williams, Sharapova, Hantuchova, Vaidisova, Mauresmo) so 20 real life players in total.

I like VT3, and have been having a lot of fun playing it online on XBOX360. I also play Top Spin 2, but I don't like the online play as much. I still enjoy both games, despite their very different gameplays. Just depends on what mood I'm in.

Pfloyd
04-17-2007, 09:51 PM
Yeah, they made Nalbadian to skinny IMO.

However this game is a solid 7 (out of 10). The lack of realism is obviously annoying. The constant falling (due to lack of good court positioning) is easily the most annoying aspect of the game.

However player movement on court is generaly quite smooth and players groundstrokes are quite realistic. The lob against a computer on hard or higher is useless and the volleying techniques are inconsistent.

Another issue with the game is difficulty. On hard, I spank the computer and beat them with relative ease. However, put the game on very hard and you will get you ass handed to you, no doubt. Not being arrogant (though I kinda am :)) I kick everybody's ass in this game that I have played so far. Very hard is too hard for me, so I kinda can't play competivley.

However, don't buy the game just because it isn't a true simulation of tennis. The rallies can be really fun and occasionaly you can perform really cool shots. Great graphics + solid gameplay (which could be tweaked quite a bit) make this game very good.

I however, perfer Top Spin 2 (8 out of 10). But both games are good.

Solid_Snake
04-17-2007, 10:28 PM
I have the last Virtua Tennis game on PSP. I'm going to check this one out.

Havok
04-17-2007, 10:38 PM
VT3 is honestly THE best tennis game I've ever played. Arcade tennis, that is;). Even putting it up with the other powerhouse tennis games that I've played (almost all of them, gonna have to check out that dream tennis thing mentioned here), it ranks #2 in my books. Smash Court 2 is #1 even though it's painstakenly easy to beat the cpu on hard :O.

VT3's graphics are out of this world, even the PSP version's graphics have seen incredible upgrade from the original VT game on the PSP. The dynamics and realism of the game has definitely gone up a notch or two from VT1 and VT2. Yes diving may cause people fits, but that's due to the more realism to the game. This time footwork and positioning is crucial on how you play. You can hit running shots now (you lose major footing, just like real tennis, but hit it pretty damn hard) so if you aren't in good position/press the button too early you dive, and dive, and dive some more! If they would have had real tournaments and a tour mode that followed the real WTA/ATP schedule, it would be the best tour mode in a tennis game. There's a big difference between the levels of tournaments, you have to play mini games/complete tasks at the tennis academy to improve your own stats, and there's also a difference when you play in the semis and finals of a tournament (i won my semis 4-0, the lost my finals 0-4!).

Also you make friends and enemies on the tour. Friends will give you their outfits/racquets when you play practice matches/skills games vs them, and enemies will play you pretty tough when you draw them in tournaments. Overall 8.5/10 for me, I have it for my PS3 and PSP so I'm constantly playing it when I'm not at work/school/studying.:D Everyone should go buy a copy.

Havok
04-17-2007, 10:41 PM
Also I've read off of reports from the games and elsewhere that the volleying is inconsistent. I disagree because if you're in position to hit a good voley you'll smack the shit out of it. If they try and pass you and it isn't in your vicinity to hit it, you'll hit a weak volley. Just like the real thing :shrug:. I've yet to hit a weak/shitty volley when I'm in proper position so I have no idea why I keep on reading negative comments about the volleying.

Everyone remember the craptastic volleying in VT2?:help:

SaFed2005
04-18-2007, 01:56 AM
It really pisses me off when the player is next to the ball and they dive. It gets annoying as hell. I played both he psp and the 360 versions of the game. Its good overall but I hate the fact that you can almost NEVER miss. I would like something inbetween topspin 2 and virtua tennis 3. At first i didnt like smashcourt tennis pro 2 much for the ps2 but i think now it is my favorite tennis game...

Ays25
04-18-2007, 02:10 AM
do you guys really pay for those games?
we can buy anything for pc or psx for 2-3 $

Havok
04-18-2007, 02:42 AM
It really pisses me off when the player is next to the ball and they dive. It gets annoying as hell. I played both he psp and the 360 versions of the game. Its good overall but I hate the fact that you can almost NEVER miss. I would like something inbetween topspin 2 and virtua tennis 3. At first i didnt like smashcourt tennis pro 2 much for the ps2 but i think now it is my favorite tennis game...
Smash Court 2 is THe ultimate tennis video game to play with a buddy. That really is tennis at it's most real state. Though they could have amped up the error % because if you got down your timing you only hit errors when you try and blast a flat shot off of a slice or something :lol:. Still an incredibkle game. The 3rd installment is coming out for the PSP this summer, can't wait. though their line-up pales in comparisson to the 2nd (from memory, federer, nadal, blake, berdych, seppi, monfils, hingis, henin, mauresmo, ivanovic, krajicek, mirza, sharapova) full list is somewhere on wtaw.;)

SaFed2005
04-18-2007, 03:24 AM
Smash Court 2 is THe ultimate tennis video game to play with a buddy. That really is tennis at it's most real state. Though they could have amped up the error % because if you got down your timing you only hit errors when you try and blast a flat shot off of a slice or something :lol:. Still an incredibkle game. The 3rd installment is coming out for the PSP this summer, can't wait. though their line-up pales in comparisson to the 2nd (from memory, federer, nadal, blake, berdych, seppi, monfils, hingis, henin, mauresmo, ivanovic, krajicek, mirza, sharapova) full list is somewhere on wtaw.;)

oh thats awesome! I can't wait!!! when is it coming out?

trulliscorpion
04-18-2007, 03:33 AM
Smash Court 2 was very good, but it paled in that the players were way too slow. It was way too easy to finish a point up.. which is pretty opposite to Virtua Tennis 2 / 3. Actually, the games are just completely different.

On Smash Court 2 your player will adjust himself to the ball, all you gotta do is get the stroke timing right. On Virtua Tennis 2, you can press the button whenever you want, but you better put your player on the best place or else it won't go too well.
Yep. Complete opposite. And this is just an example, I could go with further descriptions for serve, moving, and even screen image for both games. It took me over a year to get used to both of these games; whenever I got good at one of them, I'd suck at the other.

Virtua Tennis 3 seems to be less fluid yet less arcadeish than Virtua Tennis 2. The dive thingy, is more of a problem for people used to other games. When you get used to VT3 it won't happen. It has to do with pressing the stroke button before placing the character well, or in most cases, turning them around.

aramis
04-18-2007, 04:00 AM
^ Some of the women in that game (SC2) were sickeningly quick, though. Not enought to cause many problems, but they were usually able to chase down shots that most of the men couldn't.

Still my favorite tennis game (actually the only tennis game I've played, unless you count Mario Tennis). What I really liked about the game though, is that it has all the sponsors! Even the grand slams are just like real life. You can actually play at Wimby, USO, RG, and AO. What other tennis game lets you wear Sergio Tacchini clothes or wield the i.Prestige and the POG, etc?

BigAlbinoDonky
04-18-2007, 04:12 AM
I think that sports entities should back the video games for their sport, instead of charging licensing fees etc. I don't think they realize how big video games are in getting kids into sports on some level. Not to mention it would likely make the best possible game, being as more money is poured into it. In the future I think it would be a smart marketing strategy, but who knows.

Ferrero Forever
04-18-2007, 10:16 AM
I really like Virtua Tennis 3. It cost me whats heaps of money to me (I never spend so much money on games, but it had Ferrero in it and I couldn't resist) but it's an excellent game. I adore how the players come up to the screen and talk to you, and that you're only playing with the professional players that we all know and love. And I think I've fallen in love with the Ferrero animation, they've gotten the strokes of some of the players almost exact, and it's also relieving that the game can be difficult at times, it gets boring if it's always too easy to win. I like how it's so fast paced, but WHAT IS WITH NALBANDIAN's BACKHAND? It's not that fast in real life, and I can never beat the guy. But yeah 8 out of 10 for this game


*and I love Mario Tennis too, nothing funnier than watching Wario doing tumblerolls all over the court and watching him try to run hehe*

leng jai
04-18-2007, 10:21 AM
Ferrero's forehand animation and Tommy's backhand animation are undeniably sexay. Thats worth the price of admission alone.

Ferrero Forever
04-18-2007, 10:42 AM
Ferrero's forehand animation and Tommy's backhand animation are undeniably sexay. Thats worth the price of admission alone.

That forehand animation is almost perfect. I love it when Juanqui walks up to the screen and you get that close up, I can't believe I find an animation sexy hehe

Sinerra
04-18-2007, 03:09 PM
Is Virtua Tennis 3 also out on pc? I cant find it anywhere...

Yappa
04-18-2007, 03:14 PM
Yes, it is. Looks like the Xbox 360 and PS 3 versions.

belco
04-18-2007, 03:19 PM
DONT WASTE UR MONEY!!!!!!!!!

The last top spin is much much better

trulliscorpion
04-18-2007, 03:24 PM
Ferrero is also on Smash Court 2.

I can't comment on the second Top Spin, but I'd rather have either Virtua Tennis 2 or Virtua Tennis 3 over the first. Top Spin was more realistic, but way stiffer.

leng jai
04-18-2007, 10:48 PM
Topspin 2 is too flawed for it to be a serious tennis simulator. Might as well go with the more arcadey VT3 with sexay animations.

Ferrero Forever
04-19-2007, 08:27 AM
Ferrero is also on Smash Court 2.

I can't comment on the second Top Spin, but I'd rather have either Virtua Tennis 2 or Virtua Tennis 3 over the first. Top Spin was more realistic, but way stiffer.

I also bought Smash Court 2 only because Ferrero was on there. I actually bought a PS2 just for that game. Then I played it too much and my mum got sick of me hogging the TV, so I got banned from playing it.

Modetopia
04-19-2007, 11:12 AM
Smash Court 3
Release Date:
US: October 2007
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20070406/sct3.htm

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20070406/sct3_11.jpg
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20070406/sct3_28.jpg

leng jai
04-19-2007, 11:16 AM
The player list has gone down hill...

Ferrero Forever
04-20-2007, 11:37 AM
There is no way in hell I'll be buying that game. I mean, seriously Seppi has so much commercial appeal. And though I adore Feliciano Lopez, I don't think anybody knows who his is who isn't a tennis fan. And theres no Ferrero in it, so no way in hell will I be forking out the money for that

trulliscorpion
04-21-2007, 06:06 AM
I also bought Smash Court 2 only because Ferrero was on there. I actually bought a PS2 just for that game. Then I played it too much and my mum got sick of me hogging the TV, so I got banned from playing it.

Are you serious? :lol:

petesampras_1
04-21-2007, 06:21 AM
will "Virtua Tennis 3" have PS2 version?

Ferrero Forever
04-21-2007, 06:29 AM
Are you serious? :lol:

unfortunately I am hehe.

petesampras_1
04-21-2007, 06:39 AM
Smash Court 3
Release Date:
US: October 2007

Will Smash Court 3 have PS2 version?

deflori
06-23-2007, 06:35 AM
No ps2version,sry...

I play my vt3 on xbox an love it,but the biggest bullshit is,that they canceled the Onlinemode in the pc version...
Only 360 has it,no other platform...

Smashcourt only psp,or not?
What the hell,andy seppi -lol-

El Legenda
06-23-2007, 06:45 AM
anyone play TS2 on x-box 360live

Forehander
06-23-2007, 03:21 PM
yeh i beat duke and king in the doubles. Team with Grosjean he's the best.

SaFed2005
06-24-2007, 03:08 AM
I have been playing Smash Court tennis 3 for about a month now...
I really love the pro tour mode in it... wayyy better than VT3 on th psp...

When your rank is low you play qualifiers at grandslams then u make the main draw and get your ass handed to you. LOL
I loved the mode until I realized once you get to level 100 you cannot get any better. i thought that was mad retarded. Had i known about this earlier i would have made my character more all around. But i maxed power and serve and volley but rest of my game sucks. Everytime u level up you get a point to use on your stats. You cna also use it to get special shots like the buggy whip shot which u can use to hit the abll around the net and into the court or super dropshots, etc...
but i was mad upset when i realized once u hit 100 u cant get any better. grrrr so frustrated.....
i mean i have so much more room to improve i wanted to maz everything and get all the special shots but i dont even have 30% of everything and i cant get better.... :rolleyes:

there must be a cheat to improve after hitting 100

ReturnWinner
06-24-2007, 04:18 AM
this game is very good but now it find it boring as I dominate the very hard level pretty well

Enjoy Incubus
06-24-2007, 05:53 AM
this game is very good but now it find it boring as I dominate the very hard level pretty well
Do you? I beated Nadal in an exibition playing with fat Dave 6-3 in that level, but I cant reach fourth fase in the tourney:awww:

SaFed2005
06-24-2007, 12:20 PM
return winner is right
its mad easy to dominate even on the hard level once your character stat's are good...

Loremaster
06-24-2007, 12:36 PM
return winner is right
its mad easy to dominate even on the hard level once your character stat's are good...

yeha custom character or blake I beat everyone on very hard level, with Blake it is easy you just shot to backhand than to forehand until he gives you easy ball to blast winner

Havok
06-24-2007, 02:19 PM
Is the difficulty level harder in SCT3 than SCT2? The 2nd version, I was completely dominating on my 3rd day of playing that game :o. By the end of the first week, I was able to win every single event on the calender (including slams) with my stats at pretty much 0 :help:.

Forehander
06-24-2007, 05:05 PM
Do you? I beated Nadal in an exibition playing with fat Dave 6-3 in that level, but I cant reach fourth fase in the tourney:awww:

yes , the "very hard" of the tournament is much harder than the "very hard" of exhibition. However to me the males are still pretty easy when playing tournament. What's hardest? Try playing the females tournament singles, i've won it but that's MUCH MUCH more challenging.

deflori
10-19-2007, 10:52 PM
That may be true, but the diving is stupid nevertheless. It's a feature to add to the arcade feel of the game which is unnecessary IMO.

First, at least the shots can go out in TS 2, while in VT 3 it's nearly impossible for that to happen. And the flat shot is just a save shot. When you played the game long enough, you'll use other shots more than the save shots. And the risk shots are far more difficult to pull off than in the first game. They aren't that powerful anymore, anyways.

And then, let's not even start to talk about the poor audio aspects of the game.

probier einfach bessere Laufarbeit zu leisten,du wirst es lieben lernen :)
Im Ernst,wenn leute sagen das sie nur durch die Gegen fliegen hängt das damit zusammen das sie nicht richtig in Postion stehen..

CyBorg
10-19-2007, 11:01 PM
I had multiple match points against King, but lost. Yet it was enough to unlock him.

Not sure why, but I'll take it.

Btw, I can't play at the baseline at all. I serve and volley exclusively - usually with Timmy Henman.

Burrow
10-19-2007, 11:02 PM
It's pretty shit compared to the Top Spin games.

Virtua Tennis - Arcade tennis game

Top Spin- Simulation tennis game

Burrow
10-19-2007, 11:03 PM
Any you guys got Xbox live, and play Top Spin 1 or 2 over it?

RickDaStick
10-19-2007, 11:04 PM
Any you guys got Xbox live, and play Top Spin 1 or 2 over it?

I have xbox live and top spin 2 so ill have to kick you ass sometimes :)

Burrow
10-19-2007, 11:04 PM
anyone play TS2 on x-box 360live

I will be soon, and willing to give you a good old beating ;)

Top Spin 3 previews look great.

Allegretto
10-19-2007, 11:22 PM
It's pretty shit compared to the Top Spin games.

Virtua Tennis - Arcade tennis game

Top Spin- Simulation tennis game
Bleh... TS2 is about as much of a simulation as VT3 is. The ridiculous risk shots completely ruin any sense of realism.

The best simulation of tennis released to date is Smash Court Pro Tournament 2 on the PS2. The 3rd one is due out on the 360 at some point, which should be ace.

leng jai
10-19-2007, 11:23 PM
It's pretty shit compared to the Top Spin games.

Virtua Tennis - Arcade tennis game

Top Spin- Simulation tennis game

Virtua Tennis - knows it purely an arcade game and doesn't try to pretend its not.

Topspin - try hard sim that ends up being extremely flawed and frustrating to play.

ReturnWinner
10-19-2007, 11:25 PM
Virtua Tennis - knows it purely an arcade game and doesn't try to pretend its not.

Topspin - try hard sim that ends up being extremely flawed and frustrating to play.

agree, i did not like TopSpin whereas VirtuaT ennis 3 is pretty fun and it has beautiful graphics and animations plus both players' motions and outfits are pretty well realized

The Freak
10-19-2007, 11:49 PM
I will be soon, and willing to give you a good old beating ;)

Top Spin 3 previews look great.

Yes they do. :worship:

Havok
10-20-2007, 03:24 AM
Virtua Tennis - knows it purely an arcade game and doesn't try to pretend its not.

Topspin - try hard sim that ends up being extremely flawed and frustrating to play.
Pretty much.

Only the Smash Court series (starting from the 2nd onwards) are able to call themselves a tennis simulator game. Virtua Tennis knows it's an arcade game and bases the game around that and does an amazing job. Top Spin has way too many added crap to trying to force itself as a simulator but since they try and cram so much shit in the game and because it plays incredibly quick, it's still an arcade game.

VolandriFan
10-20-2007, 03:28 AM
I disagree about SCT. I really enjoyed it, and the tour was almost realistic, but there are only three types of shots- good (nice) shots that land perfectly deep, average ones that are float and misstimed shots that go long or hit the net. It's impossible to hit balls short (unless you use a drop shot), or wide. It's far too easy and I can play the whole world tour mode without losing a match.

Blue Heart24
10-20-2007, 10:34 AM
any of top spin 2 and virtua tennis 3 on PS2? :sad:

NikolaBGD
10-20-2007, 10:47 AM
I like VT3!

I beat all in career mode, but in tournament mode on "very hard" option I beat 3 players in a row, than came Monfils and I can't won any points, that is the end of my game;)

the answer
10-20-2007, 11:21 AM
smash court tennis >>> virtua tennis

Allegretto
10-20-2007, 11:21 AM
The most annoying thing about VT3 is the player balances.

Hewitt is the best player in the game by a country mile, with insane power off both wings and recovery shots which defy belief. The second tier is people like Roddick, Ancic, Monfils, Blake and, oddly, Grosjean. With the exception of Blake they all have huge serves and groundstrokes (Blake just has the latter). Henman and Dent are beyond useless for singles, but for doubles they're excellent.

The rest of players are portrayed as complete mugs -- Federer (pathetic groundstrokes), Nadal (pathetic everything apart from running fast), Haas (same as Federer), Ferrero (no backhand, moves like an 80 year-old) and Nalbandian (WTA junior tour serve, no forehand).

Smash Court 3 and Top Spin 3 better pay some attention to this area. :o

theDreamer
10-20-2007, 01:41 PM
Virtua Tennis - knows it purely an arcade game and doesn't try to pretend its not.

Topspin - try hard sim that ends up being extremely flawed and frustrating to play.

Agree, although to be fair, I dont think virtua tennis is purely an arcade game. It has many realistic elements. The difference between it and top spin IMO is that it is realistic in enough of the right places that overall it still feels like tennis. topspin on the other:o - a couple of glaring problems spring to mind - shot types (whose physics are pretty suspect - Risk shots, topspins and slices that move wierdly) with unrealistic balances, and over-reliance on the charge mechanism (relegating court positioning and ball height to a "too distant" 2nd place in determing the quality of each shot - "impossible to use the pace as leng said").

In summary, at least the shots in VT generally look like something you might play in real life (diving aside) - thanks partly to the custom player animation which topspin cannot even compete with.

Forehander
10-20-2007, 02:09 PM
To be honest i find Virtua tennis much better than Top Spin. Top spin is ridiculous and too flawed when it comes to the risk shots and some other stuff.

theDreamer
10-20-2007, 02:30 PM
By the way, leng (and anybody else), can you explain to me how VT3 has improved (if it has) over VT2 (apart from the graphics of course)?

I really loved VT2 and felt that with just a few tweaks:
- improved volleying
- somehow slightly increased possibility for longer rallies
- (of course better graphics)
it would have become as good a game as it could be, but looking at gameplay videos, it
looks like the whole style of gameplay might have changed (not sure for better or worse)
-[I think the problem is that it was done by a different developer?]
so I'm not sure whether I'll like it if I get it.

For you, does it feel more realistic (relatively speaking) than VT2? Is it possible to play it in a similar way to VT2 and get similar results?

My favourite player on VT2 was Haas - big forehand, good single-handed backhand - remind you of someone we all know? ;)
but I bet they spoilt him on VT3, and I bet Federer on VT3 is not even as good as Haas was on VT2:rolleyes:

Burrow
10-20-2007, 02:48 PM
:haha: Now we are all getting into a serious discussion about computer games which is ending up in bashing them...true MTF style.

Well you know I got the second VT way back and really liked it but it was incredibly easy (and i'm terrible at games) but then I got Top Spin and felt it was much better, and I dunno what major flaws your talking about leng and its not frustrating to play for me, infact I also think this is too easy. The graphics in top spin totally overwhelm Virtua Tennis. The thing that totally annoys me about Virtua tennis is the diving, players are diving from one end of the court to the other. Any sport game, even if it is more arcade based like Virtua Tennis will set out to be relatively realistic. Virtua Tennis certainly doesnt aim to be "purely" arcade based, listen to what the creators say.

But yes they are two different games and are bound to have people who prefer one alot more over the other.

Burrow
10-20-2007, 02:51 PM
Bleh... TS2 is about as much of a simulation as VT3 is. The ridiculous risk shots completely ruin any sense of realism.

The best simulation of tennis released to date is Smash Court Pro Tournament 2 on the PS2. The 3rd one is due out on the 360 at some point, which should be ace.

I think that the risk shots could have been a good part of the game however, they ARE ruined due to the awful control sceme which makes it very hard to hit one of them in. Your timing needs to be near perfect.

Thats why I never attempt to hit one :tape:

Kuhne
10-20-2007, 06:11 PM
Man, Wii tennis > the world

btw, lengjai please read your private messages

MrExcel
10-20-2007, 08:38 PM
The most annoying thing about VT3 is the player balances.

Hewitt is the best player in the game by a country mile, with insane power off both wings and recovery shots which defy belief. The second tier is people like Roddick, Ancic, Monfils, Blake and, oddly, Grosjean. With the exception of Blake they all have huge serves and groundstrokes (Blake just has the latter). Henman and Dent are beyond useless for singles, but for doubles they're excellent.

The rest of players are portrayed as complete mugs -- Federer (pathetic groundstrokes), Nadal (pathetic everything apart from running fast), Haas (same as Federer), Ferrero (no backhand, moves like an 80 year-old) and Nalbandian (WTA junior tour serve, no forehand).

Smash Court 3 and Top Spin 3 better pay some attention to this area. :o

If anyone on here fancies a game I'll show you how to beat people using Henman in singles :)

leng jai
10-20-2007, 09:28 PM
By the way, leng (and anybody else), can you explain to me how VT3 has improved (if it has) over VT2 (apart from the graphics of course)?

I really loved VT2 and felt that with just a few tweaks:
- improved volleying
- somehow slightly increased possibility for longer rallies
- (of course better graphics)
it would have become as good a game as it could be, but looking at gameplay videos, it
looks like the whole style of gameplay might have changed (not sure for better or worse)
-[I think the problem is that it was done by a different developer?]
so I'm not sure whether I'll like it if I get it.

For you, does it feel more realistic (relatively speaking) than VT2? Is it possible to play it in a similar way to VT2 and get similar results?

My favourite player on VT2 was Haas - big forehand, good single-handed backhand - remind you of someone we all know? ;)
but I bet they spoilt him on VT3, and I bet Federer on VT3 is not even as good as Haas was on VT2:rolleyes:

In my opinion VT3 is a step back from VT2 in terms of gameplay. The gameplay just feels way too stiff to me compared to VT2. In VT2 the movement was much better and it was a bit easier to get angles with your groundies. In VT3 it takes an eternity to charge up any sort of angle and even then you can't get much angle. VT3 is just very predictable in the shots you can play and theres far too much diving everytime you have to run to a wide shot.

They also gimped the slice backhand which is disappointing. In VT2 is was probably overpowered but in VT3 is just plain sucks balls. Its impossible to get angle now and the ball doesn't get anywhere near as low as it did in VT3. All in all its a much less useful shot than it was in VT2. Onto the volley, its just appaling in VT3 and incredibly stiff and unrealistic. Its lucky that you can't hit great angle with the groundies in VT3 otherwise you'd never be able to volley anything. If you're not in perfect volleying position your player will either hit a mega high lob defensive volley or miss the ball completely.

Onto the individual player mechanics, its not very accurate. It seems to me that Ferrero's forehand is absolutely massive. Monfils seems to have massive power on both wings. Haas and Federer both suck. Henmen's groundstrokes are so appaling that its impossible to win with him because you can't even get to the net anyway.

Also I want to know why can't they at least make the sets in the proper format. Why are we changing ends every game? Well at least we can play more than one set now which is an improvement. To me the only good things about VT3 over VT2 is in the graphics and the animations. In terms of gameplay mechanic, its a step backwards. I'd rather they remade VT2 with these graphics/animations.

theDreamer
10-20-2007, 10:31 PM
Thanks leng.
The movement did look too stiff on the videos. And it's sad to hear
they spoilt the slice backhand.
Looks like I definitely won't be getting it then. They should have stuck with the same development
team - that's the only way the gameplay would have improved.

I still enjoy VT2 occasionally (I love how I can now beat the computer so easily on very hard,
even though I used to find it impossible - it can still provide some close/challenging matches tho,
especially in the women's game)
but I've moved on to Dream Match Tennis - it has very realistic gameplay and its so fun
to play online (but unfortunately graphics are not flashy - its an indie game). There's even a
tour online with a similar tournament tournament schedule to real life. And it's constantly being
tweaked with updates to try to improve the gameplay. Check out the gameplay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7ykpiU9Erc)

PS - I never understood the changing of ends either! I can't imagine they didn't
actually bother to study the rules for changing ends. Maybe they wanted to make it
so that in a 2 player game, the server always serves from the bottom end?

The Freak
10-20-2007, 10:42 PM
As far as gameplay, VT3 is the best I've ever played.

Allegretto
10-20-2007, 11:06 PM
Onto the individual player mechanics, its not very accurate. It seems to me that Ferrero's forehand is absolutely massive. Monfils seems to have massive power on both wings. Haas and Federer both suck. Henmen's groundstrokes are so appaling that its impossible to win with him because you can't even get to the net anyway.
Monfils' forehand isn't really that great. It loops up most of the time, which slows it down and gives an opponent time to recover. Grosjean's forehand is exactly the same. They both have excellent backhands though. As for Henman, yeah his groundies suck, although when hit right his backhand is an excellent approach shot due to how low it stays. That's pretty much the only way you can get to net with him (other than a MAX serve). Dent has a huge forehand, which makes the task slightly easier (though he moves side to side like an iceberg).

Also I want to know why can't they at least make the sets in the proper format. Why are we changing ends every game?
Yeah, that's annoying. :o

Forehander
10-21-2007, 03:39 AM
By the way, leng (and anybody else), can you explain to me how VT3 has improved (if it has) over VT2 (apart from the graphics of course)?

I really loved VT2 and felt that with just a few tweaks:
- improved volleying
- somehow slightly increased possibility for longer rallies
- (of course better graphics)
it would have become as good a game as it could be, but looking at gameplay videos, it
looks like the whole style of gameplay might have changed (not sure for better or worse)
-[I think the problem is that it was done by a different developer?]
so I'm not sure whether I'll like it if I get it.

For you, does it feel more realistic (relatively speaking) than VT2? Is it possible to play it in a similar way to VT2 and get similar results?

My favourite player on VT2 was Haas - big forehand, good single-handed backhand - remind you of someone we all know? ;)
but I bet they spoilt him on VT3, and I bet Federer on VT3 is not even as good as Haas was on VT2:rolleyes:

VT3 is alot and alot better than VT2 despite the graphics. VT3 is much more challenging and more balanced. You actually need skill and a good bit of anticipation to play the game. The timing is what improved the game so much, they made it pretty realistic in that field for example: u gotta find the correct time to do the approach the net etc...

and guys haha they can't just make the Federer the best in the game just because he's world number one :P they need to balance the game out hehe

but of course everybody have different opinions so it may not necessarily be better. I know other friends who likes VT2 better too :)

theDreamer
10-21-2007, 09:50 AM
VT2 was/is challenging - i'm sure it took me at least
a month b4 I could get maybe a 50% win rate against the computer on v. hard - Think Monica Seles
- and I wasn't a newbie to tennis games either (the 1st VT had become extremely easy to me).
And even now, the computer (on v. hard) actually provides some close matches and wins once in a while.
VT2 is more balanced - you can actually win matches with Henman.
You needed skill and good anticipation to play - you definitely did, and in fact what the
game rewarded was intelligent play. You really had to vary your play otherwise the computer
would wise up and punish you.
And yes, you did need to find the right time to go the net or you would
get owned...

I get that the characters should be balanced but what I dont get is the inaccuracy of the (relative) player attributes:
i.e. Federer's forehand should be at least as big as Ferrero's (because its bigger in real life)
Henman's groundstrokes are actually pretty good and definitely should be good enough to at least get
him to the net (in fact, if the players should be balanced, why is henman so difficult to use
compared to the others) ... etc

Allegretto
10-21-2007, 10:37 AM
and guys haha they can't just make the Federer the best in the game just because he's world number one :P they need to balance the game out hehe
The problem here is that such a player who's better than everyone else still exists in the game, but it's Hewitt and not Federer. I personally wouldn't have wanted Federer to be so much better than the rest that he'd be the only logical choice for multiplayer, but why make Hewitt that way instead? 90% of people playing online use Hewitt these days in ranked matches, including all of the best players I know. It's boring. :o

theDreamer
10-21-2007, 02:03 PM
Exactly. It's very strange isn't it? It's like the people that designed
the game don't even know enough about tennis to make it even vaguely accurate.

Burrow
10-21-2007, 03:10 PM
All tennis games are too easy, Virtua tennis 2 was too easy beyond belief.

theDreamer
10-21-2007, 03:30 PM
All tennis games are too easy, Virtua tennis 2 was too easy beyond belief.

The reason for this is that most of them have this whole "charging" scheme where all you have to
do to play the most amazing shots is just hold on certain buttons as long as possible.

This is why I say you guys should try Dream Match Tennis out. It has no charging whatsoever. Its
completely based on timing and positioning - thus shots that are difficult in real life are also difficult in this game.

Forehander
10-21-2007, 04:54 PM
The reason for this is that most of them have this whole "charging" scheme where all you have to
do to play the most amazing shots is just hold on certain buttons as long as possible.

This is why I say you guys should try Dream Match Tennis out. It has no charging whatsoever. Its
completely based on timing and positioning - thus shots that are difficult in real life are also difficult in this game.

Hey i just went ot the website to check out this dream match tennis out. Might download it to try it out =P Does it run smooth and do you get to play online for free if you download it?

theDreamer
10-21-2007, 05:36 PM
Hey i just went ot the website to check out this dream match tennis out. Might download it to try it out =P Does it run smooth and do you get to play online for free if you download it?

It runs very smoothly. Download the online version - you get to play online for free (but you can't host, you can only join games) Play through the tutorial and try a couple of exhibition matches
(there is a 5 min time limit on single player matches) before you go online tho.
And be warned, you'll probably get your a** handed to you online.:) I'd offer to meet you online but
my connection at uni doesn't allow me to play.

Forehander
10-21-2007, 05:42 PM
It runs very smoothly. Download the online version - you get to play online for free (but you can't host, you can only join games) Play through the tutorial and try a couple of exhibition matches
(there is a 5 min time limit on single player matches) before you go online tho.
And be warned, you'll probably get your a** handed to you online.:) I'd offer to meet you online but
my connection at uni doesn't allow me to play.

hey man, tried it out just then =) the game seems to be quite good but runs a little slow. I'll try running through the tutorials later and i'll give you a message as soon as I tried them out. :)

K90
10-21-2007, 06:04 PM
i tried this dream match tennis pro, i hate it :D the players move around like turtles, i like top spin better

theDreamer
10-21-2007, 06:16 PM
i tried this dream match tennis pro, i hate it :D the players move around like turtles, i like top spin better

That's a graphics issue (not gameplay) and topspin has a few of those as well.

K90
10-21-2007, 07:47 PM
how is it a graphic issue if the players are slow, it seems as tho they are walkin all the time. i dont think thats a graphics issue

theDreamer
10-21-2007, 08:08 PM
The players are pretty fast to me (probably too fast in fact)
It's just that the game models acceleration. Thus, when you first hold on the direction,
they start off slowly, but within half a second, they pick up speed, until they're moving
at full speed. This is a good thing.
The graphics issue I mentioned is that, the animation
of the characters moving their feet isn't detailed enough to fit with this acceleration (and deceleration), thus it briefly looks like they're sort of sliding when you start/stop running.

K90
10-21-2007, 09:09 PM
oh, yeah you might be right then

moon language
10-21-2007, 09:42 PM
The problem here is that such a player who's better than everyone else still exists in the game, but it's Hewitt and not Federer. I personally wouldn't have wanted Federer to be so much better than the rest that he'd be the only logical choice for multiplayer, but why make Hewitt that way instead? 90% of people playing online use Hewitt these days in ranked matches, including all of the best players I know. It's boring. :o

Yeah I don't understand how Hewitt ended up being so good in this game. Every time I see Hewitt come up when I'm being matched against another played online I hit cancel and back out before the match starts because it's just stupid. I played with him for a bit myself and had a much easier time winning, but it felt cheap and I didn't get much satisfaction out of it.

Burrow
10-21-2007, 11:47 PM
That's a graphics issue (not gameplay) and topspin has a few of those as well.

Come on, Top Spin is by the far the best tennis game out, this dream tennis game or whatever is ridiculous, horrible game to say the least.

leng jai
10-22-2007, 06:10 AM
Come on, Top Spin is by the far the best tennis game out, this dream tennis game or whatever is ridiculous, horrible game to say the least.

Topspin is clearly the most ridiculous tennis game out:

1. Its impossible to run around the backahand and hit off forehands in the game. This is the most common shot in tennis and its retarded that they pretty much made it impossible to do.
2. Somehow they made the topspin shots more risky and made it so the flat shots never go out. Good logic there.
3. The risk shot is the most appallingly implemented idea I've seen in any tennis game.
4. The player stats are completely inaccurate. Why bother trying for detailed statistics when you're not going to bother doing a bit of research and actually getting it remotely accurate?
5. Its almost impossible to volley any shots that have any angle on them. Half the time the player just flat out misses the ball when its clear they could have easily hit it.
6. Whats with some of the topspin shot that bounce so high it goes right over your head?
7. I love how dropshots are sometimes performed after a topspin shot animation.
8. The fact theres a charge up bar for the drop shot is stupid and defeats the purpose.
9. The movement and sliding on clay is crap and another poor attempt at being "realistic".
10. 90% of the animations are generic which just makes the ones they actually did make realistic look out of place.

theDreamer
10-22-2007, 03:04 PM
Exactly. And I could continue that list if you want.
I mean, just compare this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7ykpiU9Erc
and this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1J3lpvj634

with this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ9JEd7_MG8

and tell me which looks more like the kind of tennis that we watch in real life.
Even the way the ball moves looks wierd in topspin.

ReturnWinner
10-22-2007, 03:11 PM
TopSpin is not that good, even Robredo is an eligible character in that game :tape:

gameshownetwork
10-22-2007, 06:42 PM
One question re VT3: How do you hit a drop shot serve? Also, I play this tennis game all the time because Top Spin 2 is so inferior compared to Top Spin and Top Spin is not available on Xbox 360. So I am stuck with VT3 despite my 33% win/loss ratio. Any tips to make me a better player? Do I need to reach No. 1 in the World game in order to be a better player when I play live?

Allegretto
10-22-2007, 09:41 PM
One question re VT3: How do you hit a drop shot serve?
Underarm serve is down on the stick and Y.

So I am stuck with VT3 despite my 33% win/loss ratio. Any tips to make me a better player? Do I need to reach No. 1 in the World game in order to be a better player when I play live?
Single player won't prepare you at all for Live. The AI plays nothing like a human player. Practice is the only thing that'll make you better.

leng jai
12-02-2007, 09:33 AM
I've been playing Smash Court Tennis 3 on PSP for the last week. Now this is the game that Topspin should have been. There aren't a whole lot of flaws in the game and it is actually quite realistic. The animations could do with some work and the AI is not hard enough, but this game is quality. There is a 360 version coming out soon and we'll see how much better that is.

Yappa
02-21-2008, 12:34 PM
http://uk.ps3.ign.com/articles/853/853552p1.html
US, February 20, 2008 - Today 2K Sports announced the line-up for its upcoming tennis game Top Spin 3. The roster includes both current players and retired greats -- on some platforms, at least.

"With Top Spin 3, we wanted to give gamers the choice to play with their favorite tennis players, as well as classic legends, an option that no other tennis game is offering," said Chris Snyder, Director of Marketing for 2K Sports.

The full roster:

* Mario Ancic
* Tomas Berdych
* James Blake
* Roger Federer
* Tommy Haas
* Justine Henin
* Svetlana Kuznetsova
* Amelie Mauresmo
* Gael Monfils
* Andy Murray
* Rafael Nadal
* David Nalbandian
* Mark Philippoussis
* Andy Roddick
* Maria Sharapova
* Nicole Vaidisova
* Caroline Wozniacki



Classic legends:

* Boris Becker
* Bjorn Borg
* Monica Seles



2K Sports says the classic players will not be available on all platforms.

Top Spin 3 is set for release this spring.

Is this supposed to be Becker?
http://uk.ps3.ign.com/dor/top-spin-3/949655/images/top-spin-3-20080220043646109.html
Okay, I guess. I hope that the classic players won't be exclusive for either the PS3 or Xbox 360. They should be available for both nextgen consoles.

I agree with the comments on the IGN site, that players such as Djokovic and Sampras are missing. Djokovic is big, since he won his first Masters series title in 2007.
Hopefully it'll be possible to download new players

EDIT:

Good to see that Haas will be in, after all.
Funny that Hewitt was replaced by Philippoussis as the Aussie in the game. :lol:

EDIT2:

Oh, and no Rogi vs Rafa battles on the Xbox 360. According to http://www.pastapadre.com/2367/top-spin-3-player-screenshots "Rafael Nadal will appear only on the PLAYSTATION 3 system."

Burrow
02-21-2008, 12:55 PM
I think Top Spin 2 is currently the best game despite it being a dissapointment, I think. Top Spin 3 will have to be a lot better. All I play these days is Halo 3 online, I never look at the tennis games.

m9m9m9m9m9
02-21-2008, 01:13 PM
I've been trying to find the best real Tennis simulation game and yet to find anything close to my expectation..
Those new tennis games with fancy graphics and animations(Top Spin, Virtua tennis) seem to be very appealing at first glance but grows old pretty fast because of extremely poor game mechanics and physics.
At this point, I still think Dream Match Tennis offers the closest thing to real tennis simulation..I just hope Bimboosoft can spend some time to improve the animation and graphics. not likely to happen though :(

Yappa
02-24-2008, 08:51 PM
A PS 3 packshot (french, german, british versions will probably have different covers again).
http://media.insidegamer.nl/packshots/11405.jpg
Federer with his Rolex. :D

gambit84
02-24-2008, 09:02 PM
A PS 3 packshot (french, german, british versions will probably have different covers again).
http://media.insidegamer.nl/packshots/11405.jpg
Federer with his Rolex. :D

the photoshop version of Federex is ridiculous :lol:

Yappa
02-24-2008, 09:11 PM
Yeah, I was thinking the same, but didn't mention it, since I thought that it might just be me. :D

Yappa
03-27-2008, 12:47 PM
For those who go to the Miami tourney, you can test TS 3.
http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=24240

Yesterday, they held an event with Blake, Monfils, Sharapova and Kuznetsova. Check out a video here:
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v6521890zkke7GSd

Roland9
03-27-2008, 12:51 PM
Sorry if this is already mentionned, but do check out this game if you haven't before: Dream Match Tennis Pro (http://www.bimboosoft.com/DMTP/)

VolandriFan
03-27-2008, 01:12 PM
A PS 3 packshot (french, german, british versions will probably have different covers again).
http://media.insidegamer.nl/packshots/11405.jpg
Federer with his Rolex. :D
http://www.das-weisse-pferd.com/de/main/dwp/98_15/b_9815gattaca.jpg

:spit: Sharapova looks like Uma Thurman in Gattaca.

Benny_Maths
03-27-2008, 01:15 PM
Will the game have Fed tossing his hair back or brushing his hair with his hand? :D

Yappa
03-27-2008, 01:22 PM
I don't know about that, but it'll be interesting to see if he'll wear his Rolex in Exhibition matches. :D

Marksman
03-27-2008, 03:08 PM
A PS 3 packshot (french, german, british versions will probably have different covers again).
http://media.insidegamer.nl/packshots/11405.jpg
Federer with his Rolex. :D

This is the one for the British version.

http://images.play.com/covers/4992767x.jpg

bokehlicious
03-27-2008, 03:11 PM
and the French version :tape: :lol:

http://image.jeuxvideo.com/images/p3/t/o/tos3p30f.jpg

VolandriFan
03-27-2008, 03:14 PM
Gael looks nice there. Almost hot. ;)

Allegretto
03-27-2008, 03:36 PM
That looks like a bad Federer impersonator. :lol:

Benny_Maths
03-27-2008, 03:41 PM
Lol different countries just replace the A-Rod with another player.:D

VolandriFan
03-27-2008, 03:52 PM
Lol different countries just replace the A-Rod with another player.:D

It's to add to the realism. :p

Yappa
03-28-2008, 03:25 PM
Here's some actual gameplay.
http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/2ksports/32352/

Havok
03-28-2008, 04:53 PM
DId Roger really need to wear his Rolex for this cover shoot?:o

Murray looks like a Mug, and Monfils looks like he's going to murder both Fed and Sharapova. Horrible game covers all around!

Bobble
03-28-2008, 05:00 PM
Here's some actual gameplay.
http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/2ksports/32352/

blake's service stance was off, ha

Allegretto
03-28-2008, 06:31 PM
The animation definetly doesn't look as good as VT3's. The players still seem to slide across the court like they did in TS2, rather than running and turning convincingly. I'm rather bored of VT3 now though after a year of playing it, so I'll get this for variety if nothing else.

Yappa
03-29-2008, 01:09 AM
Here are a couple of new pics.
http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/gallery/1803/Top-Spin-3/p1/

And the official site is finally up and running, albeit not complete yet.
http://www.topspin3thegame.com/

And yes, Nadal will be only available in the PS 3 version. :(

Gonzalez88
03-29-2008, 02:00 AM
What a game!!

aramis
03-29-2008, 04:30 AM
This game looks hot! Thank goodness I have a ps3.

mdjenders
03-29-2008, 04:31 AM
looks crappy. all the player movements and animations look jerky and not very accurate. as arcadey and silly as some of the stuff in vt3 was, the players moved very fluidly, and the "real" animations were awesome. player roster for ts3 is farcical, as well.

leng jai
04-12-2008, 02:10 PM
http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/865/865941p1.html

Latest TS3 videos. Blake has a terrible forehand animation.

FiBeR
04-12-2008, 03:04 PM
i love tennis videogames :inlove:

i still have the old tennis game from gameboy from 1989 :rolls:

:D

Yappa
05-10-2008, 11:17 AM
The german version will feature Becker on the cover. :D

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fpAej6RrL._SS500_.jpg

I expected Haas, of course, but Becker makes sense, considering how popular he is.

And here's the official trailer (some nice music):
http://www.gamershell.com/tv/11520.html

leng jai
05-10-2008, 01:17 PM
The game is being released on may the 20th I think.

Albop
05-10-2008, 03:28 PM
the best game is Dream match tennis pro

http://www.mininova.org/tor/1177484

this is the link for the complete game :) (it's a torrent)

Burrow
05-10-2008, 04:00 PM
Federer is by far the worst looking on those covers.

Yappa
05-10-2008, 04:36 PM
The game is being released on may the 20th I think.

No, that was the old date. New date is end of June.

the best game is Dream match tennis pro
this is the link for the complete game :) (it's a torrent)

Is it freeware? If not, then I suggest that you remove the link to avoid any trouble.

leng jai
09-12-2008, 02:02 AM
Anyone still playing TS3? Really good tennis sim, anyone here with a 360/PS3 who doesn't have it needs to get on it.

fast_clay
09-12-2008, 02:14 AM
i'll see if i can have a go at it somewhere... all it'd take would be a well researed tennis sim to have me get a new console...

like... i went around to a mates place around new year... he'd been hammering Virtua Tennis 3 for a while and i picked it up and after two games i smashed him no problem... WITH FAT DAVE... great fun sim.. but the game engine was pretty much letter for letter Jimmy Connors Tennis on the old (but mighty) SuperNES... and what a story that game was..!!