Top Spin 3 or Smash Court Tennis 3? - TennisForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2008, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
hugo2004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 887
                     
Top Spin 3 or Smash Court Tennis 3?

Which of these two games do you prefer? In terms of graphics, gameplay, online game, etc..
hugo2004 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2008, 02:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Ciarán's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salem, MA
Posts: 29,759
                     
Re: Top Spin 3 or Smash Court Tennis 3?

graphics - Top Spin 3s are incredible, Smash Courts incredibly poor!
gameplay - Top Spin frustratingly real and Samsh Court, very Arcadey..
Online game - Top Spin - too realistic, with tourneys etc. and very easy to lag and cheat, quite boring too. Smash court - average at best.

Best bet? VT3


Paszek & Chakvetadze & Vaidisova & Sharapova & Pavlyuchenkova & Vekic.
Ciarán is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2008, 02:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Adal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 21,986
                     
Re: Top Spin 3 or Smash Court Tennis 3?

Just get both

Maria Sharapova
wim 04 / uso 06 / ao 08 / rg 12 / rg 14
Adal is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2008, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
hugo2004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 887
                     
Re: Top Spin 3 or Smash Court Tennis 3?

VT3 = Virtual Tennis 3? Didn´t think about this one..
hugo2004 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2008, 03:40 PM
blurring the lines between the real and the fake
 
V-MAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 25,307
                     
Re: Top Spin 3 or Smash Court Tennis 3?

ah VT3 I haven't played that game in ages but it rocks. Between TS3 and SCT3, TS3 wins easily. I thought SCT3 was alright when I bought it first but I lost interest in it way too quickly.
V-MAC is online now  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2008, 03:47 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,332
                     
Re: Top Spin 3 or Smash Court Tennis 3?

VT3 is ok... you can predict where every ball is going.

I spent quite a long time playing Top Spin 3 and it really needs some time to play well. (It's kinda hard to control at first.)
KanSuke is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2008, 04:43 PM
Senior Member
 
MakarovaFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,773
                     
Re: Top Spin 3 or Smash Court Tennis 3?

Ok

Graphics: Player Models-SMC 3
Arenas/Crowd TS3
Overall TS3
Gameplay: TS3 has a VERY steep learning curve,and can be downright unplayable at first,but once you get into it it is the most realistic and accurate to date. SMC 3 ,is in between the super arcade of VT3 and the super sim of TS3. Its in some ways is the most user friendly,it has depth,rallies are realistic shot spot is very useful and i actually prefer this one. Side note SMC 3 and VT 3 get the nod for player stroke and swing realism. The pros actually swing,stand and hit like themselves in those game. TS3 falters here

Sound: SMC 3.....in terms of crowd responses, ball effects and player grunts and movement

World Tour: Easily SMC 3. With multiple events per week. "Tiers",qualifying,practice sessions,endorsement/sponsor events,full draws, best of 3 matches,fed/davis cup events.....Dont remember VT 3s and TS 3s sucked

Playabilty: This for non fans of tennis will go to VT3 unfortunately. Very arcadey,never ending hyper points,crazy unrealistic gets etc. For tennis fans SMC 3 will probably be the bet as its not frustrating like TS 3;its pick up and play yet still takes stategy. Ofcourse it gets easy after a while but hey.

~Elena Makarova~goddess of tennis
New Breed: Maria,Anastasia Myskina,Nicole,Ana,Tatiana Golovin,Jelena J,Iveta Benesova,Olga Poutchkova,Camille Pin,Maria Kirilenko,Alonya Bondarenko,Meilen Tu,Sania Mirza,Rezai,Ashley H,Tataina Poutchek,Sandra Kloesel,Klara Z,Mirjana Lucic,Dominka Cibulkova,Emauelle Gagliardi,Jelena Kostanic,Iroda,Martina Sucha,Raluca Olaru,Kveta,Marta D,Bethanie,Bychkova

Lilia Osterloh,Viktoriya Kutuzova,Yurika Sema,Anastasia Pivavrova(?),Stanislava Hrozenska,Marie-Eve,Zsofia,Angelika Roesch,Sunitha Rao,Anne Keothavang,Olivia Sanchez,Angela Haynes,Alex S,Jelena Dokic,Rosana De Los Rios,Kristina Brandi,Eva Fislova,Lindsay Lee

Elena Makarova,Anna K, Capriati,Lindsay,Henrieta Nagyova,Anca Barna,Petra Mandula,Jana Kandarr,
MakarovaFan is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2008, 05:46 PM
Senior Member
 
VeeReeDavJCap81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 9,542
                     
Re: Top Spin 3 or Smash Court Tennis 3?

Top Spin 3 by far, sc3 is fun but it's too cartoonish in comparison to ts3. I do agree with a previous poster who said the world tour is better on sc3.

Really, don't even look at me...
VeeReeDavJCap81 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2008, 11:25 PM
Love the Legends of Tennis
 
tennisvideos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 4,466
                     
Re: Top Spin 3 or Smash Court Tennis 3?

I like both of them a lot, but I am enjoying SCT3 more because I like playing it's world tour more and I absolutely LOVE the graphics of Hingis in particular. She looks the most realistic of any tennis player in any game ever. Sensational.
Plus SCT3 is easier for casual gamers and so it's a lot more fun to play with friends in multi-player mode.
Still, these are both great games IMO and I enjoy them both.

Fave recent players: .. Seles .. Hingis .. Serena .. Venus .. Federer .. Roddick .. Hewitt .. Haas .. Rafter .. Safin .. Radwanska ..
60s/70s: Evonne Goolagong .. Francoise Durr .. Chris Evert .. Margaret Court .. Nancy Richey .. Maria Bueno .. Billie-Jean King .. Lesley Turner .. Virginia Wade .. Ken Rosewall .. Rod Laver .. Bjorn Borg ..
Entertainers: .. Diana Ross .. Dionne Warwick .. Shirley Bassey .. Randy Crawford .. Burt Bacharach .. ABBA .. Woody Allen .. Maggie Smith .. Gena Rowlands .. Judy Davis .. Heath Ledger .. Little Britain ..
Inspiration: .. Jeshua Ben Josepth .. Conversations with God .. Abraham with Esther & Jerry Hicks .. P'taah ..
tennisvideos is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2008, 11:27 PM
Senior Member
 
Ciarán's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salem, MA
Posts: 29,759
                     
Re: Top Spin 3 or Smash Court Tennis 3?

VT3 is I agree, less realistic but more fun online
The other two online are, TS3 in particular are vomiticious


Paszek & Chakvetadze & Vaidisova & Sharapova & Pavlyuchenkova & Vekic.
Ciarán is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 01:43 AM
blurring the lines between the real and the fake
 
V-MAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 25,307
                     
Re: Top Spin 3 or Smash Court Tennis 3?

Agree about VT3 online being the most fun. There seems to be a nice, close-knit VT3 online community too All the really good players seem to know and respect each other. Something I've always noticed too with VT3 is if you play an entertaining match, almost always your opponent will send you a nice pm after it. I haven't seen that happen so much in other tennis games.
V-MAC is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome