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  • Summary: "Our goal was to create a game that is perfectly addictive in its focused simplicity, a game that showcases the true possibilities of a next gen experience, not just in looks but in feel and pace," stated Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games. "We wanted to use the power of the new hardware and the resolution of new televisions to give the game an immediacy, an intensity and a sense of physicality and reality, resulting in a purer, more visceral experience that simply was not possible previously." Houser continued, "It is a distillation of game design philosophy, focusing on removing the traditional areas of compromise inherent in managing size and scope and concentrating the hardware's entire power on one activity, with the aim of doing that better than it's ever been done before." [Rockstar Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. Ultimately, it's a good version of a good game that originated on a very different platform — an even better game, really, just as Resident Evil 4 for Wii is the definitive version of an already excellent title.
  2. From a Wii-friendly point-of-view, Table Tennis succeeds as a hardcore title that lends itself to Nintendo's console with a clever approach to the control setup. It's slightly disappointing to find no new features beyond a mundane Training option, which leaves the long-term appeal slightly questionable. Nevertheless, Table Tennis on Wii manages to retain many of the qualities of its 360 predecessor, providing you've got a couple of Wii Remote's lying around.
  3. 78
    The real deal, tons of fun to play, and wonderfully simplistic. The game could have used an overhaul, and if Rosktar decides to keep the series alive it could use more options and far more content – a career mode and mini-games are nowhere to be seen – but as it stands it’s still just as strong of a game now as it was a year ago.
  4. If the controls had worked slightly better and there had been some more play modes, especially online multiplayer, this could have been an exceptional title. As it stands now, it feels incredibly short and somewhat unfinished.
  5. I don’t feel this game is the best Rockstar has to offer.
  6. While it’s still a passably good time, it’s not even close to the fast and precise feel that this title achieved on the 360.
  7. Sure, you see the box and you think, “if this is anything like Wii Sports tennis, it’ll be awesome!”, but trust me when I say this is nothing like Wii Sports Tennis. This is everything like every other crappy port the system has received – graphically inferior, feature-poor and suffering from controls that were originally meant for an analog stick but are now shoehorned uncomfortably into nonsensical hand gestures.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. Aug 6, 2013
    7
    I know everyone was expecting a violent and gruesome game filled with profanity and sexual acts, but at the time, Rockstar was getting in trouble because people were finding extremely inappropriate sexual mini games in Grand Theft Auto 3. So in the next game Rockstar was going to make. Everyone was ready for more mature content, though Rockstar surprised everyone with a very mellow game that came out for the Wii console. If you look at it compared to other table tennis games, it is quite good. Expand

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