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  • Summary: The new standard developed by veterans of tennis simulations: play as one of 30 professional tennis players, learn all the shots, master each type of surface and experience a realistic career mode. Define your style of play and tactics to become n°1 in the world!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 12 out of 21
  1. May 25, 2018
    68
    Despite being very improvable in all its aspects, Tennis World Tour is today the best realistic actual tennis game today. That doesn't mean that is better than Top Spin 4 (2011).
  2. May 27, 2018
    60
    This game has a quite solid foundation, although it’s clearly a game in progress. We believe it can be a great simulator, but at the moment it needs some work.
  3. Jun 26, 2018
    50
    After all these years of waiting, tennis fans deserved something better than this shallow and buggy pseudo-realistic sport experience.
  4. Jun 20, 2018
    45
    Needless to spend too many words: Tennis World Tour is a total failure.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jul 2, 2018
    40
    As big a letdown as Tim Henman's efforts at Wimbledon, it does a huge disservice to Top Spin's legacy. No amount of Pimm's should sanction you buying this. [Issue#151, p.96]
  6. Jun 10, 2018
    40
    There is no point in paying 60 dollars for a Tennis game when so many better alternatives are already available. One of the worst games of 2018.
  7. Jun 12, 2018
    30
    I understand that release windows are a big thing that helps boost sales maximizes exposure. I’m sure that’s the reasoning behind Tennis World Tour’s release in this state because I can’t think of any other reason a developer would willingly release such a debacle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 14 out of 23
  1. Jun 4, 2018
    10
    Improvement after the first patch, but game needs more patches, I think it was release too early but now the rest of the work needs to be putImprovement after the first patch, but game needs more patches, I think it was release too early but now the rest of the work needs to be put in - we need an online mode Expand
  2. Jun 4, 2018
    8
    I wanted to wait a bit before writing a review for this game, in order to see if the studio was able to improve it... and they did! The gameI wanted to wait a bit before writing a review for this game, in order to see if the studio was able to improve it... and they did! The game certainly is not TS 4 but it has its merit: the positioning, the timing, the fact that you (or the other player) can fault is very interesting. It is not a beautiful game as well, but I think it's correct.

    Let's reckon that the studio + publisher are not the biggest ones, and they still need to work on the game (still waiting for that multiplayer mode...) but the game is fun to play (especially with a friend) and at least they tried.
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  3. May 22, 2018
    7
    Finally a tennis game for PS4. Does this feel like a complete game, no. Does it need a number of patches, yes. Are the ground strokes there,Finally a tennis game for PS4. Does this feel like a complete game, no. Does it need a number of patches, yes. Are the ground strokes there, yes. I want more of everything, but there is a basis to build on. It is a solid first try and could be a great game given time and resources. Lots of them. Expand
  4. May 22, 2018
    2
    A preemptive tl;dr: Do not buy this game. This is no Top Spin 4, or even Top Spin 2, or even Virtua Tennis.

    After waiting 7 years for a
    A preemptive tl;dr: Do not buy this game. This is no Top Spin 4, or even Top Spin 2, or even Virtua Tennis.

    After waiting 7 years for a follow-up to the standard-bearing Top Spin 4, I had very high hopes for this game. I quickly discovered it is an all-around disappointment in every way. I could go into the glaringly poor audio, the lack of licensed events and tournament sites, the stilted commentary...and I didn't even bother with the career mode, not to mention the LACK OF ONLINE PLAY UPON RELEASE. But by far the biggest problem is the gameplay, the most critical component of the game.

    This game represents huge leaps backward on every aspect of Top Spin 4. The animations are clunky and drawn out, and not particularly specific to the unique players. This leads to difficult, awkward movement, both along the baseline and to the net. A HUGE pet peeve: if you stretch to hit a flat shot or a topspin shot, the game repeatedly defaults to sliced shots, or little chip shots. By far, most shots struck, regardless of the button you select, result in chips down the middle. This is wildly unrealistic and in direct opposition to the user's control and wishes. The spin varieties end up becoming meaningless, as everyone simply chips the ball back and forth repeatedly (and the spins don't seem to impact the opposing player's reply shot). The rallies are repetitive and boring.

    The AI player wanders into "no man's land" (the large rectangle behind the service boxes) to return all shots consistently--another massive no-no in tennis, and another thing that most people would notice after watching a pro match for ten minutes. This means that timing seems irrelevant--you have no idea where to go to get the best strike on the ball. Sometimes players rip a shot into the corner with the tiniest racket movement right off the bounce, other times they don't swing at all.

    The players may as well all be the same, as they all play the same. You don't get a feel for Federer's silky movement and forehand, the weight of Wawrinka's shots, McEnroe's impeccable volley, etc. etc. They might as well all be the same avatar. Top Spin 4's brilliant combination of precision shots (made with a simple tap of the button) and power shots (made by holding the button), which equipped players with full control of their avatar and allowed them to maximize the unique strengths of their selected players, are ditched in favor of a confusing mix of the two--again, with little measurable feedback to know what shot you hit and when it is best.

    Serving is sensitive and it seems users have little control over power and placement.

    Some of the animations are downright embarrassing; at least one Twitter user posted an image of a ball fully one to two feet behind a player, followed by another frame of the ball being returned, without *at all* being struck by the avatar. There are also framerate issues--unacceptable for a game that isn't exactly too sophisticated visually.

    Dear 2K/Sony: Please port Top Spin 4!!!
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  5. May 22, 2018
    1
    DO NOT BUY:

    This is embarrassing given what was expected and promised during development. I paid for the legend edition on PSN i'd say at
    DO NOT BUY:

    This is embarrassing given what was expected and promised during development. I paid for the legend edition on PSN i'd say at the moment this is more of a PSN title than fully fledged game.

    Presentation:

    The game is lifeless both in it's delivery from commentary to umpire down to the overall look of the courts and crowd engagements. The ball kids don't move to retrieve the ball and no matter where the event is the umpire and crowd reactions are appalling even in exhibition mode playing at their version of Wimbledon.

    We see big Eurosport signs but this has no enhancement to the games feel or delivery it's purely aesthetic which when having a major global broadcaster of Tennis you would of expected to feel like you're there! However in career thus far I've been nothing short of feeling like I'm down a local park not a tournament.

    Gameplay:

    The mechanics are very clunky. The control is feel totally unresponsive and prone to bring caught in animations which prevent you from returning an easy shot. If you approach the net (running on to the ball) the players seem all to often to stumble and this seems unavoidable and like the game is built for baselines only.

    Serving is very difficult. With no knowledge of arch system to detect where the ball is being placed it's impossible to attack or place serve without committing a fault. Simerily with in game shots, I can feel as though I've put the ball in a corner with my analogue stick and the ball not go anywhere near. As for some training drills I don't think they're possible with the control system being how it is coupled with the mechanics of player movement.

    The events structure in career is also confusing. Only allowing players to partake in one event per month is baffling when we know players have to juggle multiple events and practice sessions.

    You're advised to rest but then the only way to develop in career is to play and win events (rankings) so I feel although it's our career we're dictated to by the linearity of the season's structuring.

    Modes:

    There is no online, I know the game has been delayed till June first but for US and PSN users this should have been delayed also to endure the title is fully completed.

    It's very basic with only tournaments and exhibitions and career. No challenge moments no historical challenges.

    In career you're advised to use coaches and agents to develop your player although I feel they've been put there to feed trophies via unlocks and level ups instead of actually enhancing a players career.

    Verdict:

    At present I would advise against the purchase of Tennis World Tour. Having seen reviews for AO tennis I expected a great deal from this title under the impression that Top Spin 4 members were in the development. In my opinion unless things change via patches or the price decreases if you want to experience tennis on console play Top Spin 4. For 2018 this game lags severely behind the expectations of today's era of console games in the sports genre!
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  6. May 25, 2018
    1
    An utterly rancid game. We gave it a fair shot, playing multiple times over serveral days, and it was a consistently terrible experience. TheAn utterly rancid game. We gave it a fair shot, playing multiple times over serveral days, and it was a consistently terrible experience. The gameplay is just extremely bugged. The server serves from the wrong side. The commentary doesn't line up with the play whatsoever, no crowd sound, no control over shots as it defaults to slicing all the time. It is very annoying, as they cleary released it several months of development before it was ready. Expand
  7. Jul 3, 2018
    0
    Je ne m'étendrais pas sur l'absence de jeu en ligne au lancement, les collisions lamentables, le gameplay mal réglé et complètement aléatoire,Je ne m'étendrais pas sur l'absence de jeu en ligne au lancement, les collisions lamentables, le gameplay mal réglé et complètement aléatoire, les contrôles qui répondent quand ils veulent, les graphs dégueus qui accusent une (voire deux) générations de retard, les animations random et l'audio minable (notamment les commentaires consternants de Guy Forget...). Tennis World Tour cumule absolument TOUT ce qui se fait de pire en terme de jeu de tennis. Mais ce n'est là que la partie visible de l'iceberg de mon indignation, car ce jeu est en prime un parfait exemple de la mentalité corrompue qui gangrène l'industrie du jeu vidéo. Ce jeu a eu la malhonnêteté de sortir alors qu'il n'était finalisé qu'à seulement 20%, et ce, de l'aveu même de l'éditeur. ( L'interview dans "Le Monde" ici : https://lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2018/06/03/bigben-l-editeur-de-jeu-video-qui-aimerait-enfin-monter-en-gamme_5308944_4408996.html ). BigBen a refusé de repousser la sortie de ce jeu qui était pourtant encore au tout début de son développement juste pour ne pas perdre le bénéfice de campagnes marketing, et pour surfer sur la hype provoquée par Roland Garros 2018.
    Et ces voleurs se vantent ouvertement de leur succès : « On a mis 500 000 pièces sur le marché mais avec beaucoup de distributeurs qui n’ont pas de droit de retour, donc on sait qu’on sera bénéficiaire. » Pour enfoncer le clou de l'arnaque décomplexée, cet éditeur véreux propose en prime du DLC Day One pour extorquer encore 20€ de plus aux plus influençables, alors que le jeu en lui-même (qui n'est donc même pas au QUART terminé - ou devrais-je plutôt dire "commencé") est déjà facturé 50 balles!!! Ahurissant ! Quant aux évaluations steam, le damage-control habituel est mis en place à coup d'évals bidons pour tenter de sortir du "très négatif" vers le "variable". On note par exemple qu'en zone FR, les reviews indiquées comme étant "les plus pertinentes globalement" sont bien entendu les deux seules évals positives (2 sur 23, et qui totalisent chacune une moyenne de 6 mots à l'heure ou j'écris), alors qu'elles n'ont reçu aucun like contrairement à toutes les autres évals indignées : là encore manipulation, triche, mensonge.... à gerber. Bref, ce jeu est une honte, un racket (sans mauvais jeu de mot), une insulte d'un mépris offensant pour tous les joueurs que nous sommes!
    Une escroquerie injurieuse qui mériterait d'être traînée en justice, juste pour l'exemple, et qui devrait être retirée de la page du magasin steam pour pur abus de confiance. Si vous avez fait l'erreur de l'acheter, n'attendez rien de ces truands lamentables, et faites votre possible pour obtenir un remboursement au plus vite.
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