Grand Slam Tennis
As a tennis fan, I was really excited for this game and got it right when it came out. I love playing as the older characters, like McEnroe and Bjorg, but also as current players, including my favorite: Jo-Wil Tsonga. Each character has a special trait synonymous with their playing skill. It is hard to get used to, and there is a big gap between medium and easy. I am in my 5th Slam cycle with my player and it is getting boring because there is not much else to do.
great, fun, and enjoyable
i've been playing tennis since i was 9 and i love the game. graphics are decent (but sort of childish), the play is great, and there are no stupid minigames or anything other games have. aditionally, he controls are easy and its simple to play in a tournament and such. a good job.
Not great, but okay for tennis lovers.
Okay graphics, but doens't let you design your own player. The remote doesn't seem to sense exact movements. But you get some exercise or it's a good warm up to another more serious workout. Not great, but okay.
Can't stop playing !!
I've never wrote a review before but felt i had to do so this time. Being the owner of over 65 wii games ( alot of them being sports at least 5 tennis games alone) I LOVE THIS GAME im going to make this short and sweet its challenging ! ( yes i play real tennis too!) its fun ! its a great workout ! (if you mimic the actual tennis moves) a nice break from wii fit plus it is fun to play alone or with a friend ! I think the timing on your swings is right on ( compare w/ wii sports tennis) overall if you didnt like the game because it wasnt real enough hit the real court instead this is a game after all the only con i can mention is i could have done without the grunting :) especially Sharapova i guess thats part of the REAL FUN though !! 100% yes to anyone thinking about this game
EA hits a winner with Grand Slam Tennis
As someone who has played tennis my whole life, even playing in a handful of professional qualifying tournaments, when I got the wii and the motion plus I knew this game was top on my list to get. Let me tell ya, when I got it I was not disapointed. When you start off the challenge this game offers is downright insane. For me, I was trying to swing like I would out on the court, which made me miss more in a few games than I think I ever have in my whole life while playing out there. It took quite some time to get used to, and like many before have said ya need to hit the practice courts to get the hand of it, not to mention have a motion plus to get the most out of the game. Once ya get the feel for Grand Slam Tennis, you will find yourself playing it for hours on end. The Grand Slam mode is great, seeing as you first have to create your own likeness to work through it. Having to build yourself up makes this mode a fun challenge that will keep you hooked. The roster is absolutly loaded! Getting to play against Pete Sampras, someone I played against in the junior ranks is great, more so this time around since I was able to beat him. I would of liked to have seen EA add the likes of Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors and Andre Agassi, but the pros they give ya are still top notch. The sound from the pros are great too. Hearing McEnroe yell "you can not be serious" after a close call brings back memories of the good old Johnny Mac. The venues are as close to real life as they can be given the cartoonish feel EA has given this game. If you are looking for a fun challenging tennis game, pick this bad boy up, you will not be disapointed!
Grand slam tennis is a great game I would recommend it to anyone who likes sports. The graphics are okay. And the best part is when you make a person and play real tournaments against real people. You can do alot of different shots like the lob ,topspin ,flat and slice. There is also online play. There are three modes of play easy, medium and hard I play on easy. You can dress your player in hats, shirts, headbands, bandanas, sneakers, and shirts. I can't wait for the next one. Grand Slam tennis is my favorite game for the wii. I would definetly buy this game instead of virtua tennis. They should make this game for playstation and xbox too. The all play controls are awful because you can't move your player. The game is only good if you play using the advanced controls.
Grand Slam Tennis does nothing for me
I have been looking forward to trying out this game and I have hunted down a Used copy so that I could return the game if I didn't like it. For me, this was the right choice. I bought this game today and will take it back tomorrow. I have seen good reviews and bad reviews, so the only way to really form an opinion is to try it out. (This is where Xbox Live shines, game demos give you an early idea of whether or not you will like the game, Nintendo really needs to work on offering this feature.) Alright, got the game, load it up. Nice green screen, very quiet, no real soundtrack. (Unlike Tiger 2010, which has this really pumping intro.) Then we move on to the Play Now to try out the game. Player's look cute, but they are very plain. The fans are flat and lifeless. The referee blandly calls the action. No real music other than the player making some sounds which only come through the small wiimote speaker. I am not impressed with the Presentation at all. From the bland courts to the lack of any real soundtrack, it is very hard to get excited about an Arcade Tennis Game with Cartoony Characters. If you are going to make an Arcade Tennis Game it needs to give you the perception that it is more fun than the real thing. Gameplay, okay, I used to play high school tennis 20 years ago. The gameplay on this game feels nothing like real tennis. From the too slow service toss, to the poor computer player movement the gameplay could definitely use some tweaking. Time after time the AI moves the player in the wrong position and you have to switch from what should be a forehand to hitting a backhand and vice versa. I could continue about what I don't like about this game, the real deal is that this game just does not excite me to play it at all. With all of this Summers excellent Wii titles, Punch Out, ExciteBots, Tiger Woods 2010, this game just simply cannot compare.
Let me start off by saying, despite the criticisms, I had high hopes for this game... Well, they were help up! This game is AWESOME! I have not yet had the opportunity to use the WiiMotion with this game, and it's still amazing! I can only imagine the reaction time with having that! The venues for the games rock with having around 8 different courts with all surfaces! Grand Slam mode is unlike any other career mode i've played, since you HAVE to be yourself! You start from the bottom and work your way up, aquiring skills and more unique wardrobe options. This truely is the best tennis game out there! I am glad that EA took the cartoonish approach instead of a pathetic attempt at realism that will never be achieved on any console! My only gripe is that the player variety could be more vast, but they chose the best in the game... and you can always just be yourself! Absolutely AWESOME!!
This game is fantastic. It is one of the funnest games EVER!!!! First the game is great because of the authenticity of the game. You have every slam. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open, and the Aussie Open. Alot of people are making a big deal about the controls but i actually think that the controls are good. I bought the Wii Motion Plus prior to buying the game and it makes the game a bigger challenge. One thing that im not happy about is the player variety. Where is Connors, where is Aggasi, and where is Del Portro. Big people there who are no shows in the game. The career mode is fairly easy. I've already won 11 majors in my first three years. But it's fun. Sound was perfect and so were the camra and statistics. Overall it is an amazing game that i strongly recommend.
I bought this game 4th of July weekend, and I was not disappointed. This game is way better than Top Spin 3 on the Wii. The graphics are cartoonish which I thought were cool. The players don't have to look like actual humans to have great graphics like in Paper Mario where Mario isn't in 3d the whole game.. I also bought this game with a Wii Motion Plus and it really added to the control. However, the controls took some time getting used to with the new device. Like in the Youtube video with Thomas Singleton, I tried to stick to my strong side and not my weak side. My character just didn't know whether to do a forehand or backhand when I wanted to do a forehand. This caused to a lot of air swings, or the ball landing out. Also, the the motions don't really do much. The first time playing, i tried to perform all top spin shots swinging low to high, and my character slices. Sure its nice to see the new control you have over the ball by making the ball curve with your slice, but I end up doing slice when i want top spin. After a few days of 6-0 shut outs and being "0-many losses" I got used to the controls and started winning. The types of styles they gave the players are realistic. Nadal is definitely a defensive baseliner in real life, and that's what he is in the game. Its also really fun rallying with Nadal. His grunts just make him a fun opponent. also, the serve and volley players are probably the most annoying players to face in the game. When they get up to the net, you better hit a nice passing shot, or perform a really good lob that just clips the baseline if you want any chance of breaking serve. The challenge is really great for the game. The harder you make the difficulty, you'll really see the effect on how hard it is to win points compared to top spin 3 where you can hit the ball and its already a winner. One thing that bothered me was the drop shot. It doesn't look anything like a drop shot. Its more like a short slice lob. The drop shot takes forever to drop so your opponent can get run up to the ball and smack it for a winner. Another thing is that the ball judgment is kind of "on and off". In professional tennis, you see if any part of the ball touches the baseline, it is in play, but in this game it seems as if the whole ball needs to hit the baseline or alley line to be in play. The sound is really good and the applause is really realistic if you keep up a rally. As far as camera angle goes, I like the different angles during points. but when your in a rally that goes up to about 50 hits, and your moving around with your opponent, the camera angle scares me. sometimes I'll be in a point and my opponent hits a nice cross court shot hits the line and my player runs and i hit the ball back down the line, and the camera angle makes it look like I'm going to miss the line. The roster is really good. you got the players you know and love like Federer, Roddick, Murray, and Djokovic. You got teh Williams Sisters and some of the good female players, even some players you've never heard of got into the game like nishikorri.. you also have legends like Sampras, McEnroe, Becker, and one problem. WHERE IS AGASSI!!! You have the good legends, but you forgot Agassi. Come on EA. you let some unranked guy in the pro tennis league in teh game, but you don't have Agassi? that's an epic fail. Overall this is a good game, and I would recommend buying this game, Good gameplay and roster.