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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. NoelS.
    Jan 5, 2008
    I think this is the most fun game I've ever played on any system. The controls took a big of getting used to, and the load times were non-existent for me, so I have no idea why so many people complain about it. It's an intense game that gives me quite a workout, and while challenging, it always puts a smile on my face. It's no Mario Galaxy, but it's still a winner in my book. Expand
  2. JebR.
    Jan 24, 2008
    This is the most fun I have had with a Wii game. If you are into RPG games and sitting by yourself than this game is not for you! If you enjoy having buddies over, drinking beer and trashing talking, then THIS is the game. This game should be within the Top 10 list. Expand
  3. StevieJ
    Mar 23, 2008
    Totally awesome game - especially against another human player. We have been playing it 24 hours solid and are risking RSI ! The controls take some getting used to, but once you get the hang of focus mode, the game transforms itself into a contest that you cannot put down. Expand
  4. RicardoG.
    Oct 23, 2007
    I was really looking forward to this so I feel very disappointed with what I got. first up, load times are disgracefully long,second there is a distinct lack of synchronisation between actions with the wii remote and actions of the character. Third are the graphics which, as the load times are so long I thought may be high end, but no, average at best. it could have been done on a game cube. Fourth was that the reviews praised the multiplayer and said that it was worth getting for this. Well, for me multiplayer made me feel like an idiot, standing up waiting for the game to load. To sum up I feel that port games for the wii have only brought mediocrity, whether its lazy coding or poor gameplay design. Please, please please give us some proper games built from the ground up for the Wii, don't try to rip us off with a quick fix to your programming problems. By the way exchanged it for Zelda phantom hourglass on the DS, now there's a game that kicks a*s. Expand
  5. R.S.
    Dec 7, 2007
    Horribly awful controls. The ball does not go where you intend it to, and the responsiveness to the wii remote is extremely poorly designed. Why can't companies spend a little more time on making games realistic? I had high hopes for this game, but it poorly delivered. There are only two options for playing the stupid game. This game had high potential, but Rockstar completely blew it. Expand
  6. DanielR.
    Oct 23, 2007
    I bought this game about 5 hours ago......took it back to the shop after 1 hour of playing it Pro's A port of a good 360 game Con's It feels really clunky with the wiimote You can't react fast enough 90% of the time The graphics are terrible ( not that they matter ) Full price for a half assed port 0/10 i know that's harsh in some respects but the game promised so much....but delivered too little. Expand
  7. S.P.
    May 2, 2008
    Awful. I still regret the spontaneous move of grabbing it when I saw it in the shop. Wiimote + table tannis + Rockstar - it should be great.

    Well, it isn't. The load times are long but I can live with them. But the control are horrible and have no relation to the on screen action. The point of the Wiimote is to mimick a realistick move, not assign butto presses to random gestures. Apart from the poor model, the delay between the move and the on screen action ruin what's left of the gameplay.

    The worst Wii purchase I've ever done.

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