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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: August 01, 2011 (09:26 AM)
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Nice job, Joe. I am ashamed to admit that I also checked this game out, because I wanted to check out what looked like an appealing... tennis game. >_> Does the game really label your crap shots, "too bad"? Weird.


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Author: SamildanachEmrys
Posted: August 01, 2011 (11:05 AM)
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Good review. You sell the game's strong points very well, but also give a good representation of its damning flaws. I approve.

For 80 MSP I might give it a go (I don't own even one tennis game) but the lack of any multiplayer component could be an issue. I also don't relish the idea of slogging through 36 Easy tournaments against the same small selection of opponents just to get to Normal. I think really Normal should have been unlocked after, say, half the Easy tournaments are done. That way the game doesn't diminish its content, but it also doesn't require a gruelling slog.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: August 01, 2011 (11:04 AM)
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Thanks, Marc!

Yeah, the appeal didn't go much further than some character screens. XBL avatars aren't exactly sexy, either.

And yes, the game rates your crap shots as "too bad". I think something more offensive like "you suck" would have been better. That might have spurred me to play better.

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Sam:
You can actually play normal and hard on a kind of free mode, but you can only access the normal tournaments by completing all of the easy tournaments. Still makes the task feel daunting.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: August 01, 2011 (08:50 PM)
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Wait... who the hell is Joseph Shaffer, and what's he done with JOE THE DESTROYER?


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: August 01, 2011 (10:17 PM)
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Mwahahaha! I've eaten his soul.


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Author: SamildanachEmrys
Posted: August 15, 2011 (06:59 PM)
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I just played this myself, since I was curious and it was cheap. Your review is a very fair one. The game is tough until you work out the timing, then it's frustrating that your opponent returns every single shot, until you work out the key (which I'd forgotten about from your review - the short-short/long-shot combo). At that point it became kind of fun, if not particularly satisfying. I reckon it's probably good for the odd couple of matches here and there.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: August 15, 2011 (11:03 PM)
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Yeah, it's not a bad game. I might play it once in a while, but it's not the best download I've had on XBI. I do recommend Acid Rain and Akane the Kunoichi, though.


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