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pixelman

1. Posted:

Early reviews for Grand Slam Tennis are in:

IGN: 8.5/10
Official Nintendo Magazine UK: 9/10

So picking this up this week. See you guys online!

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Eurogamer gave it a 5/10
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/ea-sports-grand-slam-tennis...
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IGN with an 8.5
http://wii.ign.com/articles/992/992615p1.html

I'm pulling for the Sega property. Old, old, old, old allegiances die hard.

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pixelman

3. Posted:

I'm an avid tennis player (just got off the courts this morning), so I'll let you guys know how it plays when I pick it up this week.

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astarisborn94

4. Posted:

Nintendo Power wasn't that nice:

It got an 7.5/10. That's still good thought.

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pixelman

5. Posted:

It's halfway between "Good" and "Great". That's "Very Good" in my book. Oh, and I've heard Tiger is amazing, but the graphics are so incredibly bland, stiff, and pukish that at best I'll rent it.

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Watchful_Eye

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I guess I will still stay at VT 2009, its a close put though. I've read some reviews in german print magazines, the ratings are almost even with a slight favour towards VT 09 - so I think you cant be really wrong with both of them and its a thing of personal taste.

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pixelman

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There we go! http://www.gamesradar.com/wii/grand-slam-tennis/review/grand-...

Another 9/10. Okay, four positive reviews, and one negative review (from a site I've never even trusted. 4/10 for Deadly Creatures? Please.).

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KnucklesSonic8

8. Posted:

http://www.videogamer.com/wii/grand_slam_tennis/review.html
They claim that there are recognition issues as well. Some sites like Eurogamer I don't trust and I think it's more a matter of spending enough time with it. Given that it's meant to be a realistic experience, surely you're supposed to make mistakes and see your skills gradually improve over time. So rushing out a review is rather silly. Anyway, we'll see what readers say.

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pixelman

9. Posted:

Yes, IGN has been playing this game for several weeks, and has had a ton of hands-on previews with it. Naturally Bozon's at home with the controls by now, which is why I trust his review most.

I think the recognition issues will be nearly non-existent if you hold your remote in a service position for a few seconds after each point.

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Okay, I just got this game about 2 hours ago and I've played it for about 30-45 minutes. There is a training mode that it starts you out in. I hit balls around for about 10 minutes and definitely could tell it was gonna take getting used to. I am for sure going to get a wireless nunchuck because I would rather control myself than the computer telling me where to go, but the cord gets in the way when my nunchuck is hooked up.

I played one online match and it was lag FREE. Had not one bit of lag, but I lost, need more experience. There were 46 people online, I don't know if thats a lot or a little for its first day. Theres really not much more I can say about it at this point, I'll be able to play it more tomorrow after I wake up. Gotta go get ready for work in a bit :)

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Watchful_Eye

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I must say, the "lag free" argument makes me think about changing my mind towards GST. I already pre-ordered VT09, but what is if the game is laggy in online mode? Even a comparatively slight lag would destroy the motion control gameplay so much. Grand Slam Tennis seems to be a secure choice here.. the best thing would probably be to wait for personal reviews, but I just cannot wait any longer to finally play any Tennis Game which support Wii Motion Plus.

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SonicMaster

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Tennis ain't mah thing. Oh, and now all the forums show me.

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pixelman

13. Posted:

Hmm, some of the users are saying there is hardly any delay between you and the onscreen character's motions. I'm getting really excited.

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KnucklesSonic8

14. Posted:

Same here. I only hope VT 2009 is the same though.

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astarisborn94

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I hate to be the bear of bad news, but Grand Slam Tennis isn't as good you wanted the Metacritics score to be:

http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/wii/grandslamtennis

Looks like those Metacritics idiot forgot to add the reviews we've mentioned (Except Nintendo Power's). Hopefully, the positive reviews here will jump the score up.

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KnucklesSonic8

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The aggregate average is hardly "bad news" especially when one rushed review can ruin it and so therefore its not accurate.

I've been told the game has a steep learning curve and is well worth it for PATIENT gamers (like myself). This would explain why many are having trouble and are just concluding the game is faulty.

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pixelman

17. Posted:

I'm happy the game requires a ton of skill. It'll make victory all that more satisfying.

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pixelman

18. Posted:

Okay, I have done more research on the game. Lots of people have problems with calibration, though they think the M+ device and/or game is broken. As long as you let the peripheral recalibrate every point (hold it still for a few seconds at your side or something) it should be fine.

There is a steep learning curve, but once you get the hang of the controls the game is a blast.

There are no reports of any lag online whatsoever.

There are mixed opinions on the lag between your motions and the on-screen motions. Some people notice it, some don't.

There are some people that have trouble registering their swings - I'm guessing they're just flicking their wrists or something, as with WM+ you have to take a full swing like you would in real tennis. In all of the footage I've seen I haven't noticed that problem.

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pixelman

19. Posted:

AHA! After further investigation, the quirkiness of WM+ is caused when playing without the Nunchuck! Yay!

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