Smash Court Tennis 3 Xbox 360

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  • Summary: The first in the tennis simulation series for the new console generation, Smash Court Tennis 3 for Xbox 360 tests the player's skills against 16 of the world's finest international tennis players. From established stars such as world number one Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Rafael NadalThe first in the tennis simulation series for the new console generation, Smash Court Tennis 3 for Xbox 360 tests the player's skills against 16 of the world's finest international tennis players. From established stars such as world number one Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal and Martina Hingis, to rising talents including Italy's Andreas Seppi and Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic, each player has their own strengths and weaknesses which come into play on the game's painstakingly rendered courts. Making the most of the power of Xbox 360, Smash Court Tennis 3 boasts enhanced graphics including improved player animations, realistic shadows, skin shaders and High Dynamic Range rendering which combine to deliver a greater level of realism and immersion for the player. A host of customizing options allows players to choose rackets, shoes, hairstyles, skin tone and clothing to create their own unique star of the courts. New gameplay includes a system which lets all players, no matter what their skill level, benefit quickly from the powerful shots and finely honed skills of the star players. Gameplay modes include Tutorial, Arcade, Pro-Tour, and Exhibition mode where up to four players can go head to head offline. The game also features an online mode allowing players to play online via Xbox LIVE online entertainment network. In addition to Xbox LIVE voice chat and rankings, players can take on opponents in online tournaments and in a range of different matches. Online doubles matches let players team up side by side for a long distance match against another pair, bringing the action and interaction alive like never before. [Atari] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. Smash Court Tennis 3 is infuriating, as you must use ultra-precision timing to hit the tennis ball to the lame-brained computer.
  2. A good game, but one which feels eerily out of place and out of time. [Sept 2008, p.79]
  3. 60
    Despite some frustrating and inconsistent controls and an overpowering serve/volley design, Smash Court Tennis 3 offers a deep and rewarding tennis experience.
  4. Smash Court Tennis 3 actually fails in every section -graphical, gameplay, sound, control...- to fall in the absolute mediocrity. It´s difficult to recommend it even to the hardcores of that sport, maybe them will like it less than anybody else.
  5. With numerous problems that work against the gameplay, poorly designed game modes don’t make this simulator fun or interesting even for gamers who love the sport. Sorry, this one just isn’t good enough to recommend.
  6. Tennis games usually turn out to be fantastic gaming experiences, well adapted to the entertainment form of gaming. Surprisingly Namco managed to utterly fail when moving Smash Court Tennis 3 from PSP to Xbox 360. The game still almost looks and sounds like a PSP game and the pacing is just horrible. The career mode where you can devlop you player is a nice touch although it doesn't come close to making this worth a buy.
  7. Ironically, the old Virtua Tennis continues to do the job for me if I need to play a tennis game; this one is at the bottom of the heap.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. STaylor
    Mar 17, 2009
    8
    It is with great difficulty, that with a mere few hours a critic is expected to evaluate a game to which they hardly know. Smash Court Tennis It is with great difficulty, that with a mere few hours a critic is expected to evaluate a game to which they hardly know. Smash Court Tennis 3 is a game which on reflection a lot of reviewers will wish they had not been so hasty to critique. It is a game which is most difficult from the outset to acquaint oneself with, if a gamer is persistent however the gameplay is most fulfilling. IF the ideal tennis simulation is a game finely balanced between technique, tactics and gameplay, between reality and control then Smash Court Tennis 3 is a game which should have been given a much higher rating than its competitors. Expand
  2. RafaelD
    Sep 23, 2008
    4
    not even close to the best tennis game avaliable ( top spin 3, virtua tennis 3) still fun to play , but keep away from this game if you not even close to the best tennis game avaliable ( top spin 3, virtua tennis 3) still fun to play , but keep away from this game if you already have ANY other tennis game. specially if this game is top spin 3 , which is muuuch better in all topics. or if you like arcade style stick with virtua tennis 3. Expand