Publisher: 2K Sports
Release Date: June 23, 2008
Systems: PS3 (reviewed), Xbox 360, Wii, DS
ESRB Rating: E
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In a nutshell: Mario Tennis it ain't.
0:00 My exposure to tennis games is mainly limited to the Mario Tennis series and Virtua Tennis on the Dreamcast. I preferred Mario Tennis, and it's not just because I'm a Mario fanboy. It's NOT! OK, maybe it is.
0:01 So I accidentally put this PS3 version of the game into my Xbox 360 and then wondered why it wasn't working. It's too early in the morning here...
0:02 Maybe the Xbox 360 move was wishful thinking, as I'm forced to download the 47-MB "version 1.1" patch. This is the first time I've seen the PS3 download progress bar in full HD. It's still just as annoying.
0:04 Well that wasn't TOO bad. We're all installed and ready to go.
0:05 Or so I thought ... the game has to install itself on my hard drive as well. This is not optional. ARGH!
0:09 I've taken this opportunity to watch a bit of "A Garfield Christmas" on the excellent BetaMaxMas. So far it's been the best part of the game.
0:11 A GoBots commercial just came on the BetaMaxMas. I don't know how this game can top that!
Read the full review at Crispy Gamer
Monday, December 8, 2008