- Jan 29, 2012
You should try Tennis Elbow 2013 - slice shots curve in the air and spin off the court and there's a button combination for topspin shots with sidespin that curve and the physics/gameplay are by far the best in any tennis game with the types of surface dramatically affecting the matches.
The developer is also great and is active on the forums to answer any queries, and the modding community has really got stuck into it so you can get loads of real life players (with accurate animations) and courts/tournaments as well as really good sound effects. I mostly play it online but it has an excellent career mode too.
Sorry for the off-topic, but I like to spread the word on this great little game whenever I think someone may be interested, as I would elsewhere with DBC .
Madman...........I agree with Tennis Elbow 2013...........I'm a subscriber to it (with Mana Games), one of the main reasons I joined was for the regular updates, where they constantly spend time updating the engine behind it, and not updating the 'hype'.....I've been a member since the 2011 version. As opposed to the hyped up Top Spin 4 where every damn shot was in a straight line...................and that game was hyped up so much its unreal. I did had a lot of time for Virtua Tennis 4 due to its shots that often had sidespin on, its amazing how many major games didn't have this though and yet no-one mentions it............it should be a basic demanded requirement ahead of anything else in these games.
That's what makes me so passionate about all sports games having proper ball physics in all aspects of the game, its laziness and an indication of a poor ability to apply real mathematics to ball spin that renders coding teams "unable" to apply them to all parts of their respective games.
Back to what I said on an earlier post though, I don't enjoy being a pain in the Sir Alex with this (Sir Alex = Mr Ferguson = Arsehole), and I just want to hopefully see what, when patched with all the imminent graphics patches that the community provide, will be a really fantastic and convincingly believeable Cricket sim.................so why not have realistic outfield ball physics as well????? Lazy *** coding, due to coders who are not up to coding ball physics correctly (*** or should I say have been forced to remove them for outfield), could well hold this game back from true greatness