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TENNIS AO Tennis

Discussion in 'Sports Games' started by beechcroft, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. JohnnyDGaming89 Club Captain

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    I didn't expect their approach to change despite the link up with Bigben. It does baffle me as to why they don't change their approach given it can only help in terms of getting more interest in a new game going forward. I expect to see an announcement end of the month or early next and likely no gameplay until very close to the release date.
     
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  2. Tomma18 School Cricketer

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    Yes that's becoming more and more evident now. I just don't understand it, The Paris Games Week event was last week, BigBen's last published tennis game was shown off there...BigBen in a french company.....and the best male tennis players in the world were in France for the Paris Masters event. That literally wrote itself as far as promotion and timing, yet they couldn't even put out a tweet or send a few screen shots. It's almost like they don't want people to buy their games.
     
  3. Dutch Staff Member

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    Well the last tennis game Big Ben published is still utterly utterly broken so yeah maybe they are keeping their heads down.
     
  4. Tomma18 School Cricketer

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    That's understood but then why blast the publishing deal all over the press release. It was literally more about the deal with BigBen than it was about AO Tennis 2. Either way it's head scratching and there's no rationale for it.
     
  5. JohnnyDGaming89 Club Captain

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    Bigben released a reveal trailer not long ago, hard to gauge if much has changed off the trailer, does appear there's a few new outfits and De Minaur added. I did notice that rather awkward forehand appears to be in the game still though.

     
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  6. TomW777 Club Cricketer

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  7. JohnnyDGaming89 Club Captain

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    I think it helps having the previous academy creations available, saves people doing all the hard work again with the nicely detailed players and such.
     
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  8. Dutch Staff Member

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    The animations look pretty decent!
     
  9. JohnnyDGaming89 Club Captain

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    I can still see that same awkward forehand, I'm hoping it's been overhauled though.
     
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  10. Tomma18 School Cricketer

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    I’m glad this reveal ended up being earlier than most expected. Seems to look like more of a re skin , although there’s a few odd things that leave me inclined to believe this footage is from an older version...but I’ll leave that for later.
     
  11. beechcroft Associate Cricketer

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    I'll be interested to see what this statement means:

    "For the first time in AO Tennis, success for a young talented player depends as much on external events as great play on the court, which provides deeper immersion into the world of professional tennis."

    It could be significant, or it could be, like, whether Mars is in retrograde? How much the player had to drink the night before?
     
  12. TomW777 Club Cricketer

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    Sounds a bit like it is trying to mimic Fifa's The Journey. But without EA's resources who knows if it will actually be any good.
     
  13. DalePlaysSports Associate Cricketer

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    The Journey was shite tbf
     
  14. TomW777 Club Cricketer

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    Never played the Journey tbh. But I can't imagine Big Ant with 2% of EA's budget could do a better job of it.
     

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