All Geek to Me

October 31, 2008

Top Spin

Filed under: Geek Stuff — britinla @ 7:11 pm


I rented another Wii game. This was Top Spin 3, a tennis game. Unlike the games in Wii Sports, the characters in this are normally proportioned representations of real players. You are offered one off exhibition matches or a set of increasingly complex tournaments; success unlocking ones further up the chain. The tutorial is disappointing, consisting of fairly static descriptions of the various moves and offering no opportunity to practice them.


The biggest problem I have with the game is that there is an easy, almost automatic mode which is always on. Your player will move to about the right spot and pressing the ‘B’ button returns the ball. Eventually, your computer controlled opponent will make an error and you win the point. The advanced moves to work, you can send a ball to the opposite corner and leave the other player scrambling, but the incentive to try is reduced by the knowledge that pressing ‘B’ will probably win you the point with less risk. 


The game is competent and I feel could be more fun in two player mode, but I am not excited enough to find out. It will go back to the rental store and will not be added to the wishlist. I think part of the problem is the quality and high fun quotient of the sports that come bundled with the Wii.


1 Comment »

  1. Very Fun Video Game.I like it.

    Comment by tatumlogue — November 1, 2008 @ 9:48 am

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