QUOTE(deacon187 @ Mar 31 2006, 02:28 PM)
i just picked it up yesterday, so far the only real complaint is loading time, game play seems pretty damn smooth, starting out in career mode is ruff with no experience points, you cant really control the ball where you want it to go just yet until you build up some stars, the experience points system is totally new, no more traing on the world map like the original, its sorta set up like tiger woods 06, im totally enjoying the game so far
I think the game is excellent. I found that gameplay was very similar to Top Spin on the Xbox, which is a good thing. Graphics/animations are very smooth.
Loading time does seem excessively long and very frequent. The auto-save function gets very annoying.
When starting a career, 2K gives you many options when customizing your player, which is good and bad. Some of the details I found were unnecessary (like all the shadowing) but I'm sure others might enjoy the level of detail.
All in all, I think this is a solid tennis game, especially for $39.99. Don't believe everything you read on game review websites. This game is great!