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leonidas1982
11-29-2007, 03:54 PM
http://www.topspin3thegame.com/

What are your thoughts; this should be an entertaining game.

caesar66
11-29-2007, 04:23 PM
i really hope its more like top spin than top spin 2. I loved that top spin was pretty user friendly and didnt have all the extra shots and buttons to worry about in top spin 2, and also you could create and train players with ease and come up with a huge roster of players, whereas top spin 2 req'd you to train for a long time.

leonidas1982
11-29-2007, 04:31 PM
Supposedly, this is the working roster.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Spin_3

soggyramen
11-29-2007, 04:43 PM
I don't really care which one it replicates but they need to buff up the difficulty. i was winning slams way before my training was done in 2. but i hope the roster is bigger and more distinct. alot of the characters played the same. as for the roster i'd like.

Men:
Fed
Nadal
Gonzalez
Gasquet
Nalbandian
Djokovic
Ferrer
Karlovic (doubt they'd put him in)
Youzny
Murray

Women:
Henin (don't think we've every had her in a game)
Ivanovic
Chakvetadze
Hantuchova
Vaidisova
Szavay
Zvonareva
Golovin
Peer

Maybe throw in a top junior or two and donald young somewhere in there as well. I think they should also include pros playing on the retired tour and have a mode playable where you can play on the ATP/WTA or the senior tour. maybe transfer your character to the senior tour after your ATP/WTA run as well. i think that would be cool. as well as lots and lots of licensed gear.

soggyramen
11-29-2007, 04:47 PM
pfft. coria on there?! he ain't no legend. now bjorn bord now theres some fun there as well as goran. i wonder if they'll have him do his between the legs shot.

leonidas1982
11-29-2007, 04:57 PM
I wonder of Bjorg will be using a wooden racquet. Licensed gear is essential, I think.

Breaker
11-29-2007, 05:55 PM
Supposedly, this is the working roster.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Spin_3

Coria...legend? :lol:

leonidas1982
11-29-2007, 06:08 PM
I am under the impression someone has vandalized the website, as Federer has been placed under Legends. Rafter was placed, and never Coria.

stormholloway
11-29-2007, 06:22 PM
Legends

* Guillermo Coria
* Roger Federer
* Goran Ivanisevic
* John McEnroe
* Bjorn Borg

Hilarious.

BiGGieStuFF
11-29-2007, 07:04 PM
Where are you guys seeing coria? The wiki page doesn't show it from what I'm seeing.

leonidas1982
11-29-2007, 07:07 PM
Where are you guys seeing coria? The wiki page doesn't show it from what I'm seeing.

Its been reset to prior the vandalism.

power_play21
11-29-2007, 07:18 PM
i hope they take away the jumping for the ball. its ridiculous.

Sanyi
11-29-2007, 07:22 PM
Anyone played SmashCourt? That's my fav series; most realistic. The original for PS2 had Sampras and Agassi down very realistically. Wimbledon really looked like Tennis' Cathedral in that 1 too

leonidas1982
11-29-2007, 07:29 PM
I have both Smash Courts, and yes the play seemed realistic. And I will have to agree with you, Wimbledon looks nice, especially on smash 2. You can hear the thump of an ace hitting the walls. Only downside to that game was the lack of online play and licensed products amongst others.

Heavy Metal Tennis Star
11-29-2007, 08:08 PM
hey guys, what console is this?

BiGGieStuFF
11-29-2007, 08:14 PM
I sure hope there is PC version. Doesn't look like it though.

leonidas1982
11-29-2007, 08:21 PM
PS3 and Xbox 360

quest01
11-29-2007, 10:32 PM
I like how they have the legends in there such as Pete Sampras and Pat Rafter, but what no Agassi on that list. I just hope this game has individual player animations just like Virtua Tennis 3 had.

!Tym
11-29-2007, 10:52 PM
My dream lineup of anti-legends would be Michael Stich (prettiest, smoothest as azz wipe silk like sliver player like ever), Sergi Bruguera (most uniquest topspin groundie form like EVA, for real), Cedric "My Private Dancer" Pioline, Richard "Knight Rider Fan here" Krajicek, Petr "I love SKIM milk on my cereal for breakfast" Korda, and Yevgeny "I'm grumpy" Kafelnikov.

This said, what good is a legends game with out Jimmy Connors? Man, that would be something fierce if he ever got his virtual reality hands on that good for nothing Andrei Medvedev, with that lazy-boy recliner serve; flipping channels, in his dreams.

Leelord337
11-29-2007, 11:37 PM
Top Spin 1 for original X box: Still the The best tennis game ever IMO, Very smart artificial intelligence in this game,,,if you have this game play doubles on hard against robredo and grosjean on clay courts, its REALLY difficult and really fun...this game plays so fluidly and realistically, sometimes i forgot i wasn't actually playing tennis, kick serves bounce high, dropshots, angles, its great

Top Spin 2: Totally stunk compared to Top spin 1. racket ball contact noise sounds like a garbage can lid banging, and there are no instant replays, plus all you have to do is slice the ball corner to corner to beat the computer....boring...stupid artificial intelligence. Even though i have a 360 i still keep my original x box plugged up to play top spin original

Top Spin 3: Hope its as good as Top Spin 1 and nothing like top spin 2

PimpMyGame
11-30-2007, 03:06 AM
By the way, it's coming out on the Wii:

http://uk.wii.ign.com/articles/814/814844p1.html

leonidas1982
11-30-2007, 03:33 AM
By the way, it's coming out on the Wii:

http://uk.wii.ign.com/articles/814/814844p1.html

yes, and i can image that swinging the controller around will cause problems for some people's arms.

PimpMyGame
11-30-2007, 04:43 AM
yes, and i can image that swinging the controller around will cause problems for some people's arms.

Those problems can be countered by adding 10g of lead and avoiding a stiff wrist strap.

leonidas1982
11-30-2007, 05:31 AM
Those problems can be countered by adding 10g of lead and avoiding a stiff wrist strap.

haha. funny stuff.

leonidas1982
01-09-2008, 12:29 PM
Here are the latest screenshots of Top Spin 3.

http://www.gamersyde.com/news_5660_en.html

http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/sports/topspin3/images.html

Cup8489
01-09-2008, 12:41 PM
Anyone played SmashCourt? That's my fav series; most realistic. The original for PS2 had Sampras and Agassi down very realistically. Wimbledon really looked like Tennis' Cathedral in that 1 too

i've never heard of this, but if it's as good as you say, ill have to try and track it down...any game stores stock it anymore?

adams_1
01-09-2008, 01:43 PM
I don't have a Wii, but it would be great fun to play Top Spin on one. If it turns out to be good, it may even get me to buy one.

maverick66
01-09-2008, 01:50 PM
they screwed up top spin 2 so bad im torn over even trying 3. top spin 2 was a disaster. the movement sucked players were so clunky. vt3 blew it out the water in terms of gameplay. and 2ksports has a way of screwing up games. look at mlb2k7 every thing is home run.

Forehand Forever
01-09-2008, 01:51 PM
Those screenshots look amazing I can't wait until it comes out for 360. What's the release date?

Teh_pwnerer
01-09-2008, 02:07 PM
im in love with feds k90 lol it lookz awesome in HD!

Teh_pwnerer
01-09-2008, 02:10 PM
anyone noticed nalbandians butt full of clay in the first pic link?, i have a feeling this game is totally gonna rock!

leonidas1982
01-09-2008, 02:11 PM
Those screenshots look amazing I can't wait until it comes out for 360. What's the release date?

The release date is early 2008. Looking forward to it.

Teh_pwnerer
01-09-2008, 02:15 PM
The release date is early 2008. Looking forward to it.

spring actually

crazy8tiger
01-09-2008, 03:37 PM
By the way, it's coming out on the Wii:

http://uk.wii.ign.com/articles/814/814844p1.html

Sounds great, at least the Wii won't be left out this time.

leonidas1982
01-09-2008, 04:10 PM
I'm just happy the characters do not have that plastic look to it as other next gen games have.

dr_punk
01-09-2008, 05:11 PM
Topspin 1 was the best tennis game i've ever played, out of the virtua tennis franchise or even the arcade games; there is no engine better and more precise than that of the topspin 1 game. I hope this one is like that, or else it will be just another marshmellow tennis title like others after topspin have become

leonidas1982
01-09-2008, 05:35 PM
i've never heard of this, but if it's as good as you say, ill have to try and track it down...any game stores stock it anymore?

I am sure you can get it on amazon.

califsurferboy33
01-09-2008, 05:45 PM
i only have topspin. its a great game. i do have some problems with it though. i mean the one thing that i don't like is that its pretty much impossible to hit more then 5 aces in a match. plus you can't hit RISK slice serves out wide. i mean you kinda can if you move the ball all the way to that side of the box, but it would be cool if you could actually hit a designated slice serve. also you can't really hit drop shot winners from the baseline. if your player is set to defense, precision, and has 5's on strokes, you can just pretty much hit top spin shots to the very corners which is just freaking cheap lol. but other then those complaints its a great game, playing on clay is a little exaggerated but im not going to complain!

SpinningForehand
01-09-2008, 05:51 PM
Topspin is okay, almost all the players play the same though. Nadal's forehands don't have any more topspin in the game than anyone elses which they should since they are attempting to make it really realistic.

chiapants226
01-09-2008, 06:40 PM
Here are the latest screenshots of Top Spin 3.

http://www.gamersyde.com/news_5660_en.html

http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/sports/topspin3/images.html

who is the black guy in those screenshots supposed to be??? :confused:

westside
01-09-2008, 06:41 PM
who is the black guy in those screenshots supposed to be??? :confused:

I think it's just a custom player

TennisLover17
01-09-2008, 07:12 PM
I have both Smash Courts, and yes the play seemed realistic. And I will have to agree with you, Wimbledon looks nice, especially on smash 2. You can hear the thump of an ace hitting the walls. Only downside to that game was the lack of online play and licensed products amongst others.

yeah i have the second one, and I think its one of the best tennis games out there because its actually realistic. If you've played VT3 or the topspin series, you have probably seen the computers making some impossible shots.

leonidas1982
01-09-2008, 09:21 PM
who is the black guy in those screenshots supposed to be??? :confused:

A character from player creation. I assume demonstrating the player creation capability.

leonidas1982
02-19-2008, 04:04 PM
More screenshots:

http://www.jeux-france.com/images_5979.html?Nbr_images_pages=128

http://www.oxm.co.uk/article.php?id=2752

Breakaz54z
02-19-2008, 04:51 PM
More screenshots:

http://www.jeux-france.com/images_5979.html?Nbr_images_pages=128

http://www.oxm.co.uk/article.php?id=2752

nice shots! thank you.

leonidas1982
02-19-2008, 05:09 PM
nice shots! thank you.

No problem. Its tough finding news or updates on the game. They are being highly secretive.

Breakaz54z
02-19-2008, 05:19 PM
No problem. Its tough finding news or updates on the game. They are being highly secretive.

those jerks, hype it up will ya! :D And my gosh! these screen shots look beautiful! very realistic. Though it's probably off of a premium hd tv eh?

leonidas1982
02-19-2008, 05:21 PM
those jerks, hype it up will ya! :D And my gosh! these screen shots look beautiful! very realistic. Though it's probably off of a premium hd tv eh?

Yeah, but it is for next-gen games.

Breakaz54z
02-19-2008, 05:26 PM
Yeah, but it is for next-gen games.

Yeah.. I guess I'll wait till it comes out to PC since it can still hand these games and I lack $$$ for a 360/ps3 with a good HD TV

vbranis
02-20-2008, 05:14 PM
Mark Philippousis is included??? He hasn't played in ages.

TokyopunK
02-20-2008, 06:01 PM
According to my new issue of Game Informer.... "Anna Sharapova" will be a returning player.

leonidas1982
02-20-2008, 06:27 PM
According to my new issue of Game Informer.... "Anna Sharapova" will be a returning player.

Yup, 10 char

tennisfan_23
02-20-2008, 06:32 PM
Anyone played SmashCourt? That's my fav series; most realistic. The original for PS2 had Sampras and Agassi down very realistically. Wimbledon really looked like Tennis' Cathedral in that 1 too

Yes, I have Smash Court Tennis: Pro Tournament 2 for the PS2.

The graphics are pretty good for the system, I'd rate it an 8.0 - 8.5/10. The gameplay is FANTASTIC. Nothing too fancy, no weird trails of sparkly lights following your shots... Just basic, fundamental tennis executed by some of the top players in the world (I say some... This game was probably made around the time that people thought Hewitt was god or something.)

leonidas1982
02-20-2008, 06:36 PM
Yes, I have Smash Court Tennis: Pro Tournament 2 for the PS2.

The graphics are pretty good for the system, I'd rate it an 8.0 - 8.5/10. The gameplay is FANTASTIC. Nothing too fancy, no weird trails of sparkly lights following your shots... Just basic, fundamental tennis executed by some of the top players in the world (I say some... This game was probably made around the time that people thought Hewitt was god or something.)

Agreed, I still continue my career on SC-2. More realistic as opposed to virtua tennis.

Teh_pwnerer
02-20-2008, 07:35 PM
"Everyone needs a rival. Where would Federer be without Roddick"

are u serious? roddick's sh1t, what bout nadal and djoko?

leonidas1982
02-20-2008, 07:40 PM
"Everyone needs a rival. Where would Federer be without Roddick"

are u serious? roddick's sh1t, what bout nadal and djoko?

From the screenshots, Nadal is in.

iradical18
02-20-2008, 08:06 PM
According to my new issue of Game Informer.... "Anna Sharapova" will be a returning player.

I caught that as well, what was most disappointing about that preview was that they said Sampras won't be included on the roster. Any reason why Agassi is never in any Tennis games? I know he has his own game but it's like 10 years old and there haven't been any sequels.

tennisplayer1981
02-21-2008, 04:20 AM
Funny things is this- in one of the screenshots from the game, Nadal is using a Yonex...

leonidas1982
02-21-2008, 10:09 AM
This has turned into a joke of a roster.

The full roster:

* Mario Ancic
* Tomas Berdych
* James Blake
* Roger Federer
* Tommy Haas
* Justine Henin
* Svetlana Kuznetsova
* Amelie Mauresmo
* Gael Monfils
* Andy Murray
* Rafael Nadal (only on PS3)
* David Nalbandian
* Mark Philippoussis
* Andy Roddick
* Maria Sharapova
* Nicole Vaidisova
* Caroline Wozniacki



Classic legends:

* Boris Becker
* Bjorn Borg
* Monica Seles

2K Sports says the classic players will not be available on all platforms.

http://www.videogamer.com/news/21-02-2008-7579.html
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/853/853552p1.html

BigServer1
02-21-2008, 11:26 AM
Funny things is this- in one of the screenshots from the game, Nadal is using a Yonex...

That wasn't Nadal, that was Nalbandian.

J-man
02-21-2008, 01:44 PM
More screenshots:

http://www.jeux-france.com/images_5979.html?Nbr_images_pages=128

http://www.oxm.co.uk/article.php?id=2752Yes, thanks for the screen shots. I read that Nadal might be only playable on the PS3 version. Why?

aceroberts13
02-21-2008, 01:45 PM
I enjoyed both games and completely dominated both. There's nothing like taking down Fed at Wimbledon.....I beat him there with Roddick once and my system crashed:)

iradical18
02-22-2008, 09:15 AM
This has turned into a joke of a roster.

The full roster:

* Mario Ancic
* Tomas Berdych
* James Blake
* Roger Federer
* Tommy Haas
* Justine Henin
* Svetlana Kuznetsova
* Amelie Mauresmo
* Gael Monfils
* Andy Murray
* Rafael Nadal (only on PS3)
* David Nalbandian
* Mark Philippoussis
* Andy Roddick
* Maria Sharapova
* Nicole Vaidisova
* Caroline Wozniacki



Classic legends:

* Boris Becker
* Bjorn Borg
* Monica Seles

2K Sports says the classic players will not be available on all platforms.

http://www.videogamer.com/news/21-02-2008-7579.html
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/853/853552p1.html

What the hell is wrong with these people, that is an absolute joke of a roster. They can do much better than this, how hard is it to put the top 10 players in the world into a tennis game?

Teh_pwnerer
02-22-2008, 01:04 PM
What the hell is wrong with these people, that is an absolute joke of a roster. They can do much better than this, how hard is it to put the top 10 players in the world into a tennis game?

licencing.. maybe some top 10 didint want to be in it

leonidas1982
02-23-2008, 07:34 AM
Here is a copy of an email I sent to the PR staff and customer service. It is up to us to demand a game that is worth our money. Please feel free to use my email and send it to the following addresses:

marcelyn.ditter@2kgames.com, jan.sturm@take2.de, etramblais@taketwo.fr, barbara.ruocco@take2.it, sandra.melero@take2espana.com, warner.guinee@take2benelux.com, snezana@2kgames.com, customerservice@2ksports.com




Good afternoon,

We must say that we are extremely disappointed with the roster of players that will be included in Top Spin 3. 2k Sports declares that they want to give players the opportunity to play with their favorite characters, but how is that the case when so many good and exciting players are not included? How are the Australian Open Finalists left off? How is the 3-time French Open champion left off, except on the PS3? How can you have a list of legends that includes only 3 players? How can you call it a list of legends without an individual who has the most Grand Slams in the open era and an individual who accomplished a Career Grand Slam? Are you toying with us? Essentially, you lied to us by claiming what is not true; you have not giving us the players consumers want to play with. Only 17 players to play with, that is unacceptable; clearly other players must be included into this weak lineup.

Players to add to make this roster the best that it can be:

David Ferrer, Novak Djokovic, Nikolay Davydenko, Marcos Baghdatis, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Marat Safin, Nicolas Mahut, Fernando Gonzalez, Paul-Henri Mathieu. Mikhail Youzhny, Ivo Karlovic, Carlos Moya, Canas, Lleyton Hewitt, Anna Ivanovic, Daniela Hantuchova, Jelena Jankovic, Anna Chakvetadze, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Elena Dementieva, Patty Schnyder, Maria Kirlenko.

We have been eager since July for the release of this game. Now what you have done has only negated our excitement. Thus, we, and our contemporaries, have come to the conclusion that since we've waited this long for the release, we we will continue to wait until another game, such as the Smash Court Series, makes a proper tennis game that one can enjoy, because it will have players that consumers will want to play with. So we will not be purchasing Top Spin 3 until acceptable changes have occurred.

I hope you are paying attention to message boards and blogs on how dissatisfied your potential customers are. The opportunity to make a really fine tennis game and succeed in areas where others have failed is still achievable. Please listen to your consumers; because in the end they are the ones who will be purchasing the game -- but only if they have cause to purchase. At the moment, cause is lacking.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Dissatisfied consumers

TokyopunK
02-23-2008, 07:51 AM
This is garbage man!

I have to buy a PS3 to play as Rafa???
Looks like I have to make my own rafa with the custom thingy.

leonidas1982
02-23-2008, 08:03 AM
This is garbage man!

I have to buy a PS3 to play as Rafa???
Looks like I have to make my own rafa with the custom thingy.

I own a PS3, and still feel this is garbage. Let them know of your dissatisfaction.

iradical18
02-23-2008, 09:23 AM
I've sent a few emails of my own.

leonidas1982
02-23-2008, 09:54 AM
I've sent a few emails of my own.

Opportunity squandered to make a great game.

TennisLover17
02-23-2008, 10:41 PM
I don't really care which one it replicates but they need to buff up the difficulty. i was winning slams way before my training was done in 2. but i hope the roster is bigger and more distinct. alot of the characters played the same. as for the roster i'd like.

Men:
Fed
Nadal
Gonzalez
Gasquet
Nalbandian
Djokovic
Ferrer
Karlovic (doubt they'd put him in)
Youzny
Murray

Women:
Henin (don't think we've every had her in a game)
Ivanovic
Chakvetadze
Hantuchova
Vaidisova
Szavay
Zvonareva
Golovin
Peer

Maybe throw in a top junior or two and donald young somewhere in there as well. I think they should also include pros playing on the retired tour and have a mode playable where you can play on the ATP/WTA or the senior tour. maybe transfer your character to the senior tour after your ATP/WTA run as well. i think that would be cool. as well as lots and lots of licensed gear.

actually, henin was in smash court tennis pro tournament 2 for PS2

Leelord337
02-23-2008, 11:21 PM
Who is Caroline Wozniacki? wth?

Hot Sauce
02-23-2008, 11:57 PM
Damn. What a sh*tty roster.

Teh_pwnerer
02-24-2008, 09:26 AM
lets all tt posters get together and start TT Studios and design our own tennis game.. yeah that would rock..

Hot Sauce
02-24-2008, 01:27 PM
Here is a copy of an email I sent to the PR staff and customer service. It is up to us to demand a game that is worth our money. Please feel free to use my email and send it to the following addresses:

marcelyn.ditter@2kgames.com, jan.sturm@take2.de, etramblais@taketwo.fr, barbara.ruocco@take2.it, sandra.melero@take2espana.com, warner.guinee@take2benelux.com, snezana@2kgames.com, customerservice@2ksports.com




Good afternoon,

We must say that we are extremely disappointed with the roster of players that will be included in Top Spin 3. 2k Sports declares that they want to give players the opportunity to play with their favorite characters, but how is that the case when so many good and exciting players are not included? How are the Australian Open Finalists left off? How is the 3-time French Open champion left off, except on the PS3? How can you have a list of legends that includes only 3 players? How can you call it a list of legends without an individual who has the most Grand Slams in the open era and an individual who accomplished a Career Grand Slam? Are you toying with us? Essentially, you lied to us by claiming what is not true; you have not giving us the players consumers want to play with. Only 17 players to play with, that is unacceptable; clearly other players must be included into this weak lineup.

Players to add to make this roster the best that it can be:

David Ferrer, Novak Djokovic, Nikolay Davydenko, Marcos Baghdatis, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Marat Safin, Nicolas Mahut, Fernando Gonzalez, Paul-Henri Mathieu. Mikhail Youzhny, Ivo Karlovic, Carlos Moya, Canas, Lleyton Hewitt, Anna Ivanovic, Daniela Hantuchova, Jelena Jankovic, Anna Chakvetadze, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Elena Dementieva, Patty Schnyder, Maria Kirlenko.

We have been eager since July for the release of this game. Now what you have done has only negated our excitement. Thus, we, and our contemporaries, have come to the conclusion that since we've waited this long for the release, we we will continue to wait until another game, such as the Smash Court Series, makes a proper tennis game that one can enjoy, because it will have players that consumers will want to play with. So we will not be purchasing Top Spin 3 until acceptable changes have occurred.

I hope you are paying attention to message boards and blogs on how dissatisfied your potential customers are. The opportunity to make a really fine tennis game and succeed in areas where others have failed is still achievable. Please listen to your consumers; because in the end they are the ones who will be purchasing the game -- but only if they have cause to purchase. At the moment, cause is lacking.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Dissatisfied consumers

I just saw a picture of Nadal diving in Smash Court Tennis 3. I don't know if I'd ever buy a game with diving as a natural part of tennis, like VT3.

TheKingOfClay
02-24-2008, 01:31 PM
I own both TS2 and VT3 and apart from the diving, VT3 is the better game overall... I do like the actual licensing in TS2 however... I am wondering if they will retain that... in all fairness Nadal didn't make TS2 either... hmmm wonder why... well I will buy any Tennis game I can get my hands on for my 360... I will pick up VT4 if it ever comes out, but I will get TS3 and Smash Court as well... that is is they don't cancel it...

Hot Sauce
02-24-2008, 01:59 PM
Yeah, I had a fun time with VT3, aside from the diving. I used to play it quite a bit, and then stopped. And recently I tried it again, but as soon as my character dived I shut down the console.

Ocean Drive
02-24-2008, 05:08 PM
I want Safin in a tennis game...Only one I seen him in was that one in 2003, Next Generation Tennis 2003 or something...

herosol
02-24-2008, 09:13 PM
The game looks nice, accurate rackets, and clothing, and shoes.
But roster is ridiculously SUCK

First of All Get rid of Ancic, Monfils, and Philliphousis (This guy is frikkin Senior tour player now)

Men really need the majority of top 20. Gasquet, Youzuhny, Davydenko (At the least), Gonzalez, Djokovic, and one of the following few: Ferrero, Baghdatis, Ferrer, Hewitt, and IF they really want to bring back an older fellow, Safin is the perfect candidate.

And Nadal has to be MANDATORY, for all versions, it would be ridiculous to have a current tennis video game and not even have the number two ranked player in the game.

Virtua Tennis 3 had a pretty good line-up, the women had a huge variety too. The only thing on VT3's roster that needed to be replaced was Grosjean, Monfils, and Ancic. Those guys don't really have what it takes to be in a video game. Seriously, people put in video games have to have something stand out, some weapon each have. Those guys are just regular top 100 professional players. Not video game requirement material.

don_dukes
02-25-2008, 07:39 AM
Andy Murray!?!? Oh please! I'm all for us Brits but he's not even that great... bad attitude on court and very scruffy, not how us Brits should be identified!

OK, rant done. On a more serious note: I hope 2K Sport do a better job this time! TP2 was "rightfully rubbish"! The sound of the ball hitting the strings sounded damp and unrealistic and even the player actions (forehand, backhands etc...) were silly! Virtual Tennis was better on that factor!

Kudos on the player line up though, especially Seles, I bet they really pumped up the grunts on her character! I'd swap Daniela Hantuchova for Elena Dementieva and Mario Ancic for John Isner.

I hope this game is worth the money like TP1!

iradical18
02-25-2008, 07:40 PM
This is the response that I got from 2K Sports regarding this piece of sh*t roster.


"Hello,

Because there is no unified tennis players association to create a group licensing deal for all tennis players (unlike the NFLPA, MLBPA, NHLPA) we have to sign each player in the game to a separate agreement. Because of this, we
are not always able to work out agreements with all the best players and thus cannot include players that we do not reach and agreement with."

Thanks for contacting 2K Sports

Christian Scatena

Customer Service

califsurferboy33
02-25-2008, 07:46 PM
hey i mean thats true

krchawaii
02-25-2008, 08:38 PM
Why wouldn't one want to be in a game?
I can't understand that.

I would pay to be in a game.

leonidas1982
02-25-2008, 09:38 PM
This is the response that I got from 2K Sports regarding this piece of sh*t roster.


"Hello,

Because there is no unified tennis players association to create a group licensing deal for all tennis players (unlike the NFLPA, MLBPA, NHLPA) we have to sign each player in the game to a separate agreement. Because of this, we
are not always able to work out agreements with all the best players and thus cannot include players that we do not reach and agreement with."

Thanks for contacting 2K Sports

Christian Scatena

Customer Service

So, essentially, they are claiming that out of 200 players (ATP 100 & WTA 100) only 17 players agreed to participate. Hmmm, conversion rate of 17/200. We are to believe this tale?

vince916
02-26-2008, 12:07 AM
Wow what a horrible roster. Were the players asking for too much money or was 2k sports too cheap to shell out money to get them signed?

Duzza
02-26-2008, 12:38 AM
I would say a lot of players just cbf helping them make the video game...

Leelord337
02-26-2008, 12:40 AM
when does this game come out for 360?

Duzza
02-26-2008, 01:00 AM
when does this game come out for 360?

As soon as we buy Topspin 2 :D. I'm sure its July 08 or June.

maverick66
02-26-2008, 12:30 PM
So, essentially, they are claiming that out of 200 players (ATP 100 & WTA 100) only 17 players agreed to participate. Hmmm, conversion rate of 17/200. We are to believe this tale?

its more players want more money than 2k will give them. how much do you really think they make from this game. not very much so they probally dont want to even bother talking to them unless they give them a good payday. tennis players are busy enough they dont want to add on extra stuff unless they get paid for it.

kadishack
02-26-2008, 01:07 PM
I want Gasquet and Baghdatis to be in the game and of course Grosjean.

Hot Sauce
02-26-2008, 02:57 PM
Cons of being a player in a tennis game? I don't know of any.

I think they should add on some non-licensed players like in Dream Match Tennis. All they have to do is change the name.

califsurferboy33
02-26-2008, 04:09 PM
i mean hey some players might not want to "sell out" or may feel weird about being in the game. plus it probably costs a lot of money for the company to make the exact players movements, which requires the players to go to where the game is being developed and record their movements using computers exetra. and if they don't spend thousands of dollars on that, let alone paying the player to even show up, then they get yelled at by the tennis community for not getting the movements just right.

leonidas1982
02-26-2008, 04:40 PM
i mean hey some players might not want to "sell out" or may feel weird about being in the game. plus it probably costs a lot of money for the company to make the exact players movements, which requires the players to go to where the game is being developed and record their movements using computers exetra. and if they don't spend thousands of dollars on that, let alone paying the player to even show up, then they get yelled at by the tennis community for not getting the movements just right.

Actually, the players are not needed. They use 2 - 3 actors to achieve player animations.

leonidas1982
03-24-2008, 03:29 PM
2ksports is conducting a poll on which characters you will be willing to pay for to download.

Options are legends (Pete, Andre, etc), mlb athletes, nba athletes.

The poll is at the bottom right of the page.

www.2ksports.com

quest01
03-25-2008, 07:34 AM
I don't see a poll in the bottom right.

leonidas1982
04-01-2008, 09:52 AM
New screenshots. They will provide downloadable content to deal with the roster demands and other accessories (apparel, racquets, shoes, etc...)

http://www.gamepro.com/screen_gallery.cfm?globalid=140562
http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/previews/172768.shtml

quest01
04-01-2008, 09:56 AM
From looking at one of the screen shots it looks like Federer uses just the leather grip.

leonidas1982
04-01-2008, 10:00 AM
From looking at one of the screen shots it looks like Federer uses just the leather grip.

Yeah. I suppose they didn't pay attention to all the details; they even have Blake w/ his 5 o'clock shadow.

iradical18
04-01-2008, 10:03 AM
That is damn good news. Everyone who wants to play with their favorite players needs to go to the front page of 2kSports.com (link provided by leonidas) and vote in that poll. We already have quite a bit of votes compared to the other choices but let's get that number up.

leonidas1982
04-01-2008, 10:09 AM
That is damn good news. Everyone who wants to play with their favorite players needs to go to the front page of 2kSports.com (link provided by leonidas) and vote in that poll. We already have quite a bit of votes compared to the other choices but let's get that number up.

The poll is at www.2ksports.com

Hot Sauce
04-01-2008, 11:20 AM
I don't see a poll :|

leonidas1982
04-01-2008, 11:33 AM
I don't see a poll :|

scroll down on the right side.

Nadal_Monfils
04-01-2008, 02:26 PM
So what is the next tennis game to come out and when will it be coming out? The roster isn't too bad for me as I can play with my favorite Nadal and Monfils and Borg.

Mansewerz
04-01-2008, 03:13 PM
I still don't see the poll. I even went on the topspin 3 website from the 2k sports website.

SempreSami
04-01-2008, 04:40 PM
I own a PS3, and still feel this is garbage. Let them know of your dissatisfaction.

Not as bollocks as the 360 getting exclusive downloadable episodic content for GTAIV.

Hot Sauce
04-01-2008, 05:03 PM
http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/3519/2ksportszu8.jpg

Where?

2ndserve642
04-01-2008, 05:07 PM
could you play this on ps2 like by it for ps3 then use it for ps2 answer quick plz

Mansewerz
04-01-2008, 05:10 PM
could you play this on ps2 like by it for ps3 then use it for ps2 answer quick plz

reread your question please and then think about it.

2ndserve642
04-01-2008, 05:27 PM
on some systems u can use an older game or older controllers on the new system wondering if it could work the other way

TokyopunK
04-01-2008, 05:54 PM
on some systems u can use an older game or older controllers on the new system wondering if it could work the other way

in mcenroes words you have got to be kidding me

Mansewerz
04-01-2008, 07:18 PM
on some systems u can use an older game or older controllers on the new system wondering if it could work the other way

The exec's at sony and other major video game companies aren't generous enough to do that. It's a shame, really. A lot of people don't want all of the new features, they just want the games!!!!

Rafael_Nadal_6257
04-02-2008, 02:12 PM
I just don't get how Nadal can be only in the PS3 version. I get the licensing part, but if they can get him to be in one video game console, I don't see how they can't put him in the other consoles' versions.

He's number two in the world and has won three French Opens in a row...and the only player in this game who's only available for one console.

Just doesn't make sense, especially with the licensing part...

Turning Pro
04-05-2008, 08:45 AM
For people who want to know why Nadal is exclusively on PS3

In a recent e-mail to the 2K site:

"Unfortunately, this decision was out of 2K’s hands. Nadal was originally supposed to be in all Top Spin 3 versions and so I can understand why you are annoyed/upset. However in our defence, the reason why he’s only featured in the PS3 version is because, and I quote Nadal’s agent:

“Due to a possible relationship with an electronics corporation, it is Rafael Nadal's best interest to only be featured in "Top Spin 3" on Playstation 3”.

Hope that explains everything J
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Kind Regards,
Snezana Stojanovska
PR Manager – Australia and New Zealand "




Seems Nadal may be a PS3 fanboy :)

Still a little skeptical really as he's appeared in games on all 3 consoles.

http://www.ps3forums.com/showthread.php?p=2666877#post2666877

ambro
04-05-2008, 08:52 AM
They're making it for Wii! My life is complete!

TennisProdigy
04-05-2008, 09:00 AM
Forget these video games. Go out and play tennis for REAL!!!

leonidas1982
04-11-2008, 07:18 AM
video of gameplay: http://media.video.ign.com/ev/av.html?dlURL=http://xbox360movies.ign.com/xbox360/video/article/865/865928/topspin3_creation_040908_flvhighwide.flv&object_ID=949654

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/865/865404p1.html?RSSwhen2008-04-11_000100&RSSid=865404

moxio
04-11-2008, 08:54 AM
Wow it looks a lot more realistic now... I mean it actually looks like a realistic match.

The grunts sound really fake though... listen to Sharapova.

leonidas1982
04-11-2008, 08:58 AM
Yeah, the grunts weren't impressive.

tennisplayer1981
04-11-2008, 09:06 AM
Yeah, the grunts weren't impressive.

They sound too forced, IMO.

leonidas1982
04-11-2008, 11:43 AM
Pictures of Nadal

http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/949/949655/imgs_1.html

grimmbomb21
04-11-2008, 01:19 PM
If you don't see the poll on 2k sports site, refresh the page until it shows up. Sometimes it doesn't work.

Mansewerz
04-11-2008, 05:28 PM
Looks real, the graphics look pretty good. Can't wait to see a better preview and a newer one. The video here makes it look choppy.

Mansewerz
04-12-2008, 11:55 AM
I hope they have Doubles modes and possibly a doubles world tour or doubles tournaments on the world tour including the grand slams and masters. Davis cup/fed cup would be nice too.

And as for the poll, don't click a link to get to teh website, just type in 2ksports.com on your browser. Bottom right corner. Their choices were like Tennis legends, nba athlete, mlb athlete, other vid game characters. Tennis legends was winning by a landslide.

mavsman149
04-12-2008, 04:25 PM
Anyone know what racquets and stuff you can get your custom players sponsored with. Apparently you can get the fxp prestige and not the microgel because thats what monfils is playing with so probably no kblades either

Hot Sauce
04-12-2008, 05:08 PM
Graphics look good, gameplay looks alright, roster is horrible, grunts are pretty bad. I'll definitely get it though.

I noticed in the gameplay video that one of the guys was standing like 3-4 feet inside the baseline (no man's land) and still getting everything back. This would never be possible on the tour :|

Grunts are very unrealistic, but I guess that's a good thing for Sharapova. Although I'd still rather have it legit.

soggyramen
04-12-2008, 05:30 PM
Anyone know what racquets and stuff you can get your custom players sponsored with. Apparently you can get the fxp prestige and not the microgel because thats what monfils is playing with so probably no kblades either

but monfils isn't even using a pj'd MG prestige in tournaments so maybe you can still get one.

captinsane903
04-12-2008, 07:09 PM
i mean hey some players might not want to "sell out" or may feel weird about being in the game. plus it probably costs a lot of money for the company to make the exact players movements, which requires the players to go to where the game is being developed and record their movements using computers exetra. and if they don't spend thousands of dollars on that, let alone paying the player to even show up, then they get yelled at by the tennis community for not getting the movements just right.

Well, then, whats 2k sports do for their baseball games, and baseketball games? I mean, these sports do have much larger rosters than just 20 tennis players. =P

stormholloway
04-13-2008, 02:59 PM
It's all about game play. They can have Spiffy the Tennis Clown and Bonzy the Racquet ****** for all I care as long as it plays well.

http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/sports/smashcourttennis3/index.html?tag=result;title;1

There's competition though. ^^^

grimmbomb21
04-13-2008, 04:57 PM
It's all about game play. They can have Spiffy the Tennis Clown and Bonzy the Racquet ****** for all I care as long as it plays well.

http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/sports/smashcourttennis3/index.html?tag=result;title;1

There's competition though. ^^^

That game was only released in Japan.

mavsman149
04-14-2008, 01:47 PM
Looks like smash court 3 is coming out for 360 this spring according to ign

leonidas1982
04-18-2008, 09:49 AM
http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/949654/top-spin-3/images/top-spin-3-20080418093342217.html

krchawaii
04-18-2008, 11:04 AM
was it just me..
or did it seem like almost every shot hit, the players were off balance?

and also, if you look at one of the pictures with haas.
It says in the score that Haas is playing HEN...
is that tim hennman? I hope so..
May 19, can't wait..
i'm going to sell halo 3 for this

TMCW140
04-18-2008, 01:40 PM
My mate is the standard body for all the players. had to spend about a month covered in ping-pong balls hitting different strokes so they could capture it all.
Quite a cool claim to fame: "thats my body!"

Nadal_Monfils
04-18-2008, 03:10 PM
^^ Why was he wearing ping pong balls?

leonidas1982
04-18-2008, 03:19 PM
point of reference for the animation.

maverick66
04-19-2008, 11:58 AM
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/33051.html

it still looks clunky. the graphics are good but players move so wrong. maybe its cause its early but something about it just doesnt look right.

stormholloway
04-19-2008, 12:03 PM
That game was only released in Japan.

It's coming out in the states. Not sure what you're talking about.

stormholloway
04-19-2008, 12:05 PM
I think the game looks good. It might look clunky because of the video itself, not the game. It chopped up a bit for me.

Mansewerz
04-19-2008, 06:51 PM
Looks like smash court 3 is coming out for 360 this spring according to ign

Oh, smash court tennis: pro tournament 2 was amazing and I still own it for ps2. played it like last month. So much variety in shots: topspin, slice, flat, lob, kick serves, everything.

It just needed like a professional realistic world tour. I mean the realism was there, but I mean like your agent and sponsorships an dceremonies that are made for championships and hall of fame. Great game though.

Leelord337
04-19-2008, 07:28 PM
Topspin 3 is the only reason i am not selling my xbox 360. Supposed to come out in May 2008. I hope it isn't anything like Topspin 2 (which was really bad) and more like topspin 1, which is a classic and still the best tennis game.

grimmbomb21
04-19-2008, 11:13 PM
Top Spin 3 delayed until June 24. They are working on tweaking the player animations...

grimmbomb21
04-19-2008, 11:16 PM
It's coming out in the states. Not sure what you're talking about.

On IGN it still says TBA 2008. But it said that when the game was announced. Now the game is out in Japan, but still no US release date.

gamerx52986
04-23-2008, 02:34 PM
I was all set for Topspin 3 to release in the US on May 19th and now notice is's pushed back to June 23rd.

grimmbomb21
04-24-2008, 10:16 PM
Smash Court Tennis 3 was announced today for North America. It will release Aug. 2008.

leonidas1982
05-15-2008, 07:10 AM
Wimbledon is not included.

quest01
05-15-2008, 06:10 PM
I don't think Top Spin 3 will be as good as VT3. From watching a few gameplay videos on You Tube the player animations look very mechanical and unrealistic. With VT3 the player animations are more realistic with the same swing motion of each pro while in TS3 the swing animations of each player such as their forehand all look the same.

stormholloway
05-15-2008, 08:14 PM
Did you play VT3? It was horrible. The players moved way too quickly. It was absurd. I didn't like it at all and I used to like Virtua Tennis.

1970CRBase
05-15-2008, 08:16 PM
They do too much belly flopping around.

tennisplayer1981
05-15-2008, 08:25 PM
They do too much belly flopping around.

So very true. I hated how they constantly did that in the original Topspin. No one can dive, get up and chase the ball, and hit a crosscourt or down the line passing shot.

quest01
05-15-2008, 09:13 PM
I love VT3. Its by far my favorite Tennis game especially when I play online. I play this game almost everyday and thats probably a reason why I'm ranked in the top 200 in the game.

mdjenders
05-15-2008, 10:18 PM
vt3 is great, esp. with the accurate player animations. when you play the best people online, there is no diving because everyone knows how to anticipate and time the ball. the only lame things about vt3 are the stupidly effective slow *** slice serve and the fact that the player attributes are so ridiculous. apparently hewitt is the fastest player on earth and has ultra powerful groundstrokes, federer does everything mediocre, henman had the groundstrokes of a 10 yo girl, and ferrero "the mosquito" moves as slow as molasses but can hit forehands twice as hard as anyone else :).

Fedexeon
05-18-2008, 12:25 AM
Will they release a PC version? They did come out with one in Top Spin 2. Hope they will do it again.

Duzza
05-18-2008, 12:27 AM
Pre-ordered for 25th May woo!

BiGGieStuFF
05-21-2008, 05:28 AM
I love that they have the racket licenses so you can use REAL rackets :)

maverick66
05-21-2008, 06:47 AM
I love that they have the racket licenses so you can use REAL rackets :)

who cares. what does it matter what there holding. the game is looking pretty bad from the game play ive seen. same problem with the clunkiness in the animations. vt3 makes it look like a piece of crap.

vt3 is the best tennis game out right now. will be until smash court tennis 3 challenges it. sadly the topspin series is dying after 2k sports took it over. they made one of the worst ports ive ever seen when they put it on the ps2. then top spin 2 was awful. everything about it was bad.

Lionheart
05-21-2008, 09:19 AM
who cares. what does it matter what there holding. the game is looking pretty bad from the game play ive seen. same problem with the clunkiness in the animations. vt3 makes it look like a piece of crap.

vt3 is the best tennis game out right now. will be until smash court tennis 3 challenges it. sadly the topspin series is dying after 2k sports took it over. they made one of the worst ports ive ever seen when they put it on the ps2. then top spin 2 was awful. everything about it was bad.

actually the animations are looking bad on most gameplay videos because the people who are playing get late to every shot..

rightytopspin79
05-21-2008, 10:35 AM
I love VT3. Its by far my favorite Tennis game especially when I play online. I play this game almost everyday and thats probably a reason why I'm ranked in the top 200 in the game.

No offense but VT3 is perhaps the worst online tennis game of all time. That stupid lag is the most annoying thing in the world, why the hell can't you slide when you play on clay? Have fun being the 200th best player in the world.

greenfan
05-21-2008, 11:54 AM
How about the gameplay? I'm sick of tennis video games that every ball goes in and almost every hit is a winner! I want the game to be realistic, I want to lose points and games from better players, I want to see the ball going out after a bad hit and I don't want to win every tournament after some games...

baek57
05-21-2008, 12:17 PM
anything good for the ps2?

quest01
05-21-2008, 07:35 PM
No offense but VT3 is perhaps the worst online tennis game of all time. That stupid lag is the most annoying thing in the world, why the hell can't you slide when you play on clay? Have fun being the 200th best player in the world.

Well I'm in the top 200 in the world now. I only have lag issues when I play people who live far away for instance if I'm playing someone who lives in Japan or Hong Kong. VT3 so far is the best Tennis game I have ever played online but this could change when I get my hands on Top Spin 3 but I will have to wait and see. So far from watching a few videos I'm not a big fan of the player animations, the swing animations look mechanical and identical among all players.

bamatennis07
05-21-2008, 07:47 PM
top spin three is supposed to be a tennis sim. its trying to be real tennis. unlike vt3 which is nothing like real tennis.

stormholloway
05-21-2008, 07:52 PM
VT3 has terrible game play. There's no point construction. The players move far too quickly, almost cartoonish.

I thought the best tennis game ever was Mario Tennis for the N64.

rfprse
05-21-2008, 08:22 PM
Smash Court Tennis 3 was announced today for North America. It will release Aug. 2008.

Nice........
Hmmm, but why not for ps3?

alienhamster
05-27-2008, 05:27 PM
VT3 has terrible game play. There's no point construction. The players move far too quickly, almost cartoonish.

I thought the best tennis game ever was Mario Tennis for the N64. Mario tennis is definitely the best one I've played so far.

I hope the hype for Topspin3 is warranted. I'm dying to have a real tennis game for the Wii.

stormholloway
05-27-2008, 05:30 PM
Dude, just wait for Mario Tennis Wii. I had problems with Mario Tennis for the GC but using the Wii controllers for Mario Tennis is a Godsend.

Topspin 3 better be a whole different breed from the earlier versions. In the first installment I would be in perfect position to hit a forehand winner and my guy would lunge for the ball and hit a dinker. Uncool.

smO
05-28-2008, 03:44 AM
VT3 has terrible game play. There's no point construction. The players move far too quickly, almost cartoonish.

I thought the best tennis game ever was Mario Tennis for the N64.

I agree, VT3 isn't realistic at any point, and the diving.... It's like an arcade game.

cknobman
05-28-2008, 09:35 AM
Played VT3 and thought it was a great game......for a kid!!!

Anyone whos ever played tennis in real life or values any sort of realism in their sports games knows VT3 is a piece of crap.

stormholloway
05-28-2008, 11:08 AM
Mario Tennis Wii will raise the bar. Mario Tennis always had the best game play, and add in the virtual reality factor of the controller and you have it.

Mansewerz
05-28-2008, 06:24 PM
The game looks beautiful, with great game play it will be awesome.

maverick66
05-28-2008, 10:49 PM
Mario Tennis Wii will raise the bar. Mario Tennis always had the best game play, and add in the virtual reality factor of the controller and you have it.

problem is does it become like wii tennis where u automatically move to the ball and just flick your wrist. because that sucks and is boring.

stormholloway
05-28-2008, 11:11 PM
There's no chance in hell they would make such a game without player control.

armsty
05-29-2008, 12:49 AM
Anything on when this comes out for Xbox 360 in Australia.

leonidas1982
05-29-2008, 12:55 AM
June 23, 2008

armsty
05-29-2008, 12:57 AM
June 23, 2008
Cheers, less than a month :p

Better not be a game that's $100aus when it first comes out, going to be very annoyed if it does, will buy it if it's $aus80 though.

Mansewerz
05-31-2008, 04:40 PM
I really want a demo of this game to try it out.

Murray_Maniac
05-31-2008, 05:30 PM
I disagree w/ what u guys say bout vt3. Yea, it seems unrealistic when u first try it, but after mastering it, u dive less, volleys work normally, & groundies are not cartoonish. U guys must be too old for a new video game if u really think that its only 4 ppl that dont know how to actually play tennis. I used to play it every day for hours.

samtheman981
05-31-2008, 06:52 PM
any reviews yet? came out in NZ on the 23rd of may

westside
05-31-2008, 07:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_YFiTiYLE8&feature=related

To be honest, i think the gameplay looks horrible.


Smash Court 3 looks really good though

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ16T68OQqE&feature=related

BiGGieStuFF
06-01-2008, 06:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_YFiTiYLE8&feature=related

To be honest, i think the gameplay looks horrible.


Smash Court 3 looks really good though

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ16T68OQqE&feature=related

I dunno. I think top spin 3 looks more fluid and all of shots aren't picture perfect shots like in VT3 or that smash court 3 video. TS3 looked more fluid and it appeared that if you weren't in good position you wouldn't hit that great of a shot at all where SC3 seemed more like VT3 where every shot was a good shot no matter if you were on the full run or not.

But I did check out the gameplay video for TS3 on the Playstation store and I wasn't impressed with the graphics after seeing that video but the video you posted gave me some hope for the game play. It seems to be a better simulation of real tennis then VT3 or SC3.

cujays
06-01-2008, 09:06 AM
will both be out on wii????

caesar66
06-01-2008, 09:26 AM
I really want a demo of this game to try it out.

I really don't understand why there hasn't been one.

tennisplayer1981
06-01-2008, 11:56 AM
will both be out on wii????

Not Top Spin 3. It's only out for 360 and PS3.

cujays
06-01-2008, 12:04 PM
Not Top Spin 3. It's only out for 360 and PS3.

nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! !!!

mdjenders
06-01-2008, 12:17 PM
now that is some lame looking player movement (on both these games)

caesar66
06-01-2008, 12:35 PM
it'll be out on all three systems, Wii, PS3, and X360

Murray_Maniac
06-01-2008, 12:35 PM
I think that its for Nitendo DS too, which thankfully I have :)

Hot Sauce
06-02-2008, 09:39 PM
Another thing besides the roster that I don't like about TS3 is the sound of each hit. It really doesn't seem right.. in the clip with Federer and Philip, the serve sounded the same as the groundstrokes. It was all just a bit off to me, and it didn't give it the right emphasis on the strength of each shot. But the graphics look wonderful, the players look great, and the courts look amazing! I also like how they've scrapped the old system in the previous versions where you press the button and the direction you want to hit. More power = holding the button down longer.

TennisLover17
06-03-2008, 04:02 PM
i can't wait till it comes out <3

grimmbomb21
06-03-2008, 09:01 PM
If you guys want to vote for downloadable players, the link to the polls is here:

http://www.2ksports.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=124

There are polls for males, females, and legends.

But make sure you vote for Safin!!:mrgreen:

maverick66
06-03-2008, 09:34 PM
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34802.html


still doesnt look great. player animations are really bad for forehands. i liked the jumping shots they showed and how u can slide but the animations for the forehand is so bad. its tough to tell how good it will be to as the guys testing the game are just god awful at it.

grimmbomb21
06-04-2008, 01:32 PM
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34802.html


still doesnt look great. player animations are really bad for forehands. i liked the jumping shots they showed and how u can slide but the animations for the forehand is so bad. its tough to tell how good it will be to as the guys testing the game are just god awful at it.

That was the my main complaint with the game. The forehand. I played it for about an hour and everyone's take back on the forehand is the same, it seems. The follow-through for most players are accurate though.

maverick66
06-04-2008, 02:29 PM
That was the my main complaint with the game. The forehand. I played it for about an hour and everyone's take back on the forehand is the same, it seems. The follow-through for most players are accurate though.

howd u play it? is there a demo some where?

SempreSami
06-04-2008, 02:41 PM
Could I just ask why the hell Philippoussis is in the game?

KerryJ
06-04-2008, 02:45 PM
They better seriously expand the roster on both sides. With like 10-15 downloadable players for women's and men's.

Murray_Maniac
06-04-2008, 02:52 PM
They probably put Phil. in to get more ppl and make it cheaper. Just think, if the game had every1, such as Sampras, Agassi, Courier, Mcenroe, etc., it would cost Topspin too much money. So, it was probably cheaper to get Philippoussis than another great like Borg. Ya'll get what I mean? Just be thankful that they don't have only like 5 players. But, if you must play as some1 whos not on, just create a custom player. shessh.

iradical18
06-05-2008, 07:49 AM
Probably to get more ppl and make it cheaper. Just think, if the game had every1, such as Sampras, Agassi, Courier, Mcenroe, etc., it would cost Topspin too much money. So, it was probably cheaper to get Philippoussis than another great like Borg. Ya'll get what I mean?

Check page 4 of this thread. A couple of us sent emails to 2k sports and they told us why the roster is what it is.

grimmbomb21
06-05-2008, 06:32 PM
howd u play it? is there a demo some where?

No. I was invited to the 2k Sports office in Novato, CA. Here is a link to the article I wrote.

http://www.2ksports.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173644

cujays
06-05-2008, 06:56 PM
will it be on PSP???

grimmbomb21
06-05-2008, 07:18 PM
will it be on PSP???

no..........

Hot Sauce
06-05-2008, 08:52 PM
Awesome review/preview, Grimm. I'm pleased to hear that serving optimizes the skill sticks. It seems like the next gen sports games are implementing it, and I love it. It's also great to hear that you can create your own pro, so we'll be able to create a Novak Djokovic to play with. Very unfortunate that the signature shots are lacking since I feel that it is an aspect of ALL sports games that needs to be addressed with much care. Maybe they'll read your post and do some touch-ups?

Hot Sauce
06-05-2008, 08:57 PM
Also, I saw what you said about 2K saying that some players will be better on different surfaces (ex. Nadal on clay). I hope they don't just raise his attributes on clay, but make his playing style suit the surface. For example, giving Nadal +3 to the forehand stat on clay doesn't actually represent the heavy topspin that kicks up high on clay that gives other players trouble. I guess that would kind of be hard, though.

SempreSami
06-05-2008, 11:25 PM
Andy Murray!?!? Oh please! I'm all for us Brits but he's not even that great... bad attitude on court and very scruffy, not how us Brits should be identified!

OK, rant done. On a more serious note: I hope 2K Sport do a better job this time! TP2 was "rightfully rubbish"! The sound of the ball hitting the strings sounded damp and unrealistic and even the player actions (forehand, backhands etc...) were silly! Virtual Tennis was better on that factor!

Kudos on the player line up though, especially Seles, I bet they really pumped up the grunts on her character! I'd swap Daniela Hantuchova for Elena Dementieva and Mario Ancic for John Isner.

I hope this game is worth the money like TP1!

Not only did you get the acronym wrong but you also think it better that a player only recently entered the top 100 would be a better addition than someone in the top 20?

Duzza
06-06-2008, 12:13 AM
Not only did you get the acronym wrong but you also think it better that a player only recently entered the top 100 would be a better addition than someone in the top 20?

HAHAHAHA. Hilarious, really.

Mansewerz
06-06-2008, 10:11 AM
Wow, read the review. Is this game really that realistic? Awesome. May have to buy this one.Also, can you get sponsored? Are there ceremonies after championship wins?

Also, I have a ps3. Will need to start a thread for each console so that we can play each other.

nadalfan!
06-06-2008, 12:52 PM
I would buy it if it were for the pc....

greenfan
06-06-2008, 01:01 PM
I would buy it if it were for the pc....


I totally agree....

BiGGieStuFF
06-06-2008, 01:13 PM
Is it the 23rd yet? NO? *sigh*

nadalfan!
06-06-2008, 02:01 PM
I just hate that it's not on pc. Come on there are still people playing games on the pc!!!!!

grimmbomb21
06-06-2008, 04:56 PM
Also, I saw what you said about 2K saying that some players will be better on different surfaces (ex. Nadal on clay). I hope they don't just raise his attributes on clay, but make his playing style suit the surface. For example, giving Nadal +3 to the forehand stat on clay doesn't actually represent the heavy topspin that kicks up high on clay that gives other players trouble. I guess that would kind of be hard, though.

The way it was explained to me is Nadal isn't as slowed by sliding on clay as much as everyone else, so he doesn't get out of position as easy. They didn't mention his forehand attribute being raised, so I can't help you there. They also said Federer is better on grass, but it was not detailed as to how that works.

soggyramen
06-06-2008, 05:52 PM
they should have made a collector's addition with like making of dvd's doing motion capture with the pros and interviews and things like that, a topspin 3 tennis suited hat and/or wristband, tennis towel, and idk i can't really think of anything else. but they should have. i would have bought it. i've already paid for this game in full so i hope it's really good otherwise i'll be really disappointed.

grimmbomb21
06-09-2008, 11:55 AM
Official site is up.

www.topspin3thegame.com

Hot Sauce
06-09-2008, 04:22 PM
Do you guys know if rental stores carry the game on the first day? I'm the type of person who likes to rent before I buy.

grimmbomb21
06-09-2008, 06:51 PM
Do you guys know if rental stores carry the game on the first day? I'm the type of person who likes to rent before I buy.

No. Not usually. Games come out on Tuesday, usually. Then it is available for rent early the following week. Around here, anyway...

BiGGieStuFF
06-23-2008, 02:24 PM
c'mon already!! anyone have this game yet?

TB45
06-26-2008, 07:27 PM
hey, i just bought the game today. I have some mixed thoughts about it. It is much more realistic than Topspin 2. This game is all about timing....you must press b,x, or a before (or when) the ball bounces and hold it until you make contact with the ball. Timing is key in this game, i cant stress that enough! Any sort of misjudgement can, and will throw your shot off. With the game being so realistic, it feels so good inside when you crush the ball for a forehand winner! Also, the Career mode is awesome! You could literally spend a whole day creating your guy, it gets so minute...some of the things you shouldnt even care about.

Dont buy this game if you've never played Topspin 2 before.

If you were an advanced Topspin 2 player, i highly recommend this game.

8 out of 10 stars for me!

Mansewerz
06-26-2008, 08:03 PM
Check out my thread on people that have this game. I love it!

Fedfan4life
06-27-2008, 04:19 PM
Biggie, I've accepted your friend invite. Lets play this weekend.

Mansewerz... can you make another thread for ps3 owners only so we can set up matches and tourneys. Thanks

Ultra2HolyGrail
06-27-2008, 04:53 PM
I like the game alot more than when i first got it. Custom player is where it's at, just like every other topspin game. They hit way harder than the computer pro's. So much for buying this game for ps3 because of Nadal.

rightytopspin79
07-01-2008, 06:51 AM
Have to admit I hated the game right out the box and I went back to trade it in to GameStop after buying the day it came out for $60 bucks they were only giving me a $20 dollar credit the next day, I told them to go phug themselves,

Anyways started playing the game again and I've started liking it more and more. The only gripe I have is that I'd like to know when my timing is off, you know like a ITZ meter or something like that..

Great career mode..~

dima
07-01-2008, 07:05 AM
Great career mode..~

You're being sarcastic obviously, right?

MESSY
07-01-2008, 05:16 PM
cmon they are still not willing to put Marat Safin in the game :evil:

caesar66
07-01-2008, 05:26 PM
I like the game alot more than when i first got it. Custom player is where it's at, just like every other topspin game. They hit way harder than the computer pro's. So much for buying this game for ps3 because of Nadal.

Too bad you can't play against created characters or create more than 4 of them. Everything else about the game is perfect for me. I hope they can fix it in a patch or something.

miniRafa386
07-01-2008, 05:32 PM
whats the official roster?

leonidas1982
07-01-2008, 07:06 PM
they lost the plot with career mode.

wyutani
07-01-2008, 07:48 PM
Coria...legend? :lol:

yea. he did reach FO final. haha. lolz.

grimmbomb21
07-01-2008, 08:00 PM
cmon they are still not willing to put Marat Safin in the game :evil:

He still could be DLC. They haven't announced who is in yet.

caesar66
07-01-2008, 08:41 PM
He still could be DLC. They haven't announced who is in yet.

Nice to see you on both this forum and the 2ksports forum, you really hold things down over there.

Mansewerz
07-01-2008, 09:49 PM
cmon they are still not willing to put Marat Safin in the game :evil:

I tried creating him, he looked hispanic and a little too big :D

rightytopspin79
07-07-2008, 08:26 AM
You're being sarcastic obviously, right?

no, not really..I played online and I have to say that I enjoy then playing someone in Europe with ****** lag. Of the tennis games that have come out that use pro players TP1,TP2,TP3, VT 1, VT2,VT3..which one has a more intricate career mode?

Ultra2HolyGrail
07-07-2008, 09:24 AM
Too bad you can't play against created characters or create more than 4 of them. Everything else about the game is perfect for me. I hope they can fix it in a patch or something.


The baseline game is good but there is literally no serve and volleyers that i played. Most leave volley at 30.