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Top Spin 3!

The latest in the popular and realistic tennis franchise has finally been released, but will Top Spin 3 be worth your money?

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Serve: Top Spin 3 maintains the intense realism that the previous installments had. You will be able to create a tennis player using an intensive player creation system, and then guide him or her through their tennis career.

You will be able to train your tennis pro once again, but the training in Top Spin 3 doesn't feel like it has a significant impact on your player's skills or abilities.

The training in Top Spin 3 doesn't feel interesting, and feels more like busy work to fill in the time then something that increases your abilities.

The controls in Top Spin 3 are a little different then that of previous games in the series, and are more difficult to grasp early on.

While they do feel more realistic, they are too complex to be consistent. You will often run into moments where you will miss your shot simply because you are wrestling with the controls.

Stammer Court: There is a relatively large amount of venues to play at; with some of them being so incredibly rendered that you would swear that you were really playing there.

Although many of the venues are beautiful, they occasionally can stutter and lag for reasons unknown during the opening sequence showing the court off.

Rent vs. Buy: Top Spin 3 again is an intensely realistic game that pushes the boundaries of virtual tennis.

The complex controls, redundant training mini-games, and stutter-y courts offset the great visuals and incredible realism to much to make Top Spin 3 a very worthy addition to the Top Spin franchise, and Top Spin 2 is preferred to 3 any day.

Report Card

The complex controls, redundant training mini-games, and stutter-y courts offset the great visuals and incredible realism to much to make Top Spin 3 a very worthy addition to the Top Spin franchise, and Top Spin 2 is preferred to 3 any day. (Krakrabbit.com)


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