Thursday, May 5, 2011
Top Spin 4 : Much better than expected
I am not a big tennis fan to be a honest. Football - soccer - and basketball are the ones that I really care and spend my time on. However, that does not mean I dislike tennis, I enjoy watching tennis tournaments and play it myself occasionally.
My experience with the tennis games was limited with the Virtual Tennis series. I enjoyed them most of the time but it took only a small amount of time that I stopped playing them as they start to get boring quite easily.
Top Spin is a bit different. I only played the demo version of Top Spin 3 before the 4th title and even though I enjoyed the demo I did not buy it considering the experience with Virtual Tennis.
After reading much about Top Spin 4, I was quite amazed by how people reacted to it hence I decided to purchase it a week ago. As the topic suggests it , it is way better than I expected, definitely.
What impressed me the most ?
1- Technical aspects of the game. Graphics, animations are amazing. Nadal looks real, Federer looks real, Agassi looks real, Djokovic looks real, all of them looks real !!! And it's not only how they look like, it is also how they move on the court. The animations, 2K Sports' incredible job on signature moves made me feel the game as it was just as realistic as in real life. The physics, the way the ball moves, the way the players move... just impressive. Game mechanic is superb.
2- Career mode. It is not short and it's FUN ! It's easy to develop a tennis player, you never get confused, the tutorials are incredibly good and the menus are quite accessible.
3- Not just the menus, the game is quite accessible. Even if you know little to none about tennis, the game teaches you everything you need to know and make you execute them easily and quickly.
4- Just like every great game, the game is easy to learn but hard to master. This formula always work. Once you learn about the game, you would like to master it. Then you'd start spending time on improving yourself and you'll feel the improvement with the time you put on it. The game simply pushes you more
I am not reviewing the game or anything. I am not telling any stories either. Based on my experience with the game and the article that I am writing at the moment, I am sure people will have some ideas about the game - even if they had some before - . I just emphasized the strongest points of the game and it's up to you to give it a try or not.
Lastly, even if you like watching or playing tennis even a little percent, you will have a great time playing this game I am pretty sure about that. The game attracts you immediately and never lets you go. Congrats 2K Sports for the best Top Spin game so far - and probably the best tennis game -