Virtua Tennis play mechanics are crap. I don't like the camera angle, and the sound that you hear when you strike the ball is like playing ping pong. Also you don't have a complete shot selection. I never quite figured out how to do drop shots in that game, even though the computer did it a few times against me. And for some reason, whenever I play that, my character has a tendency to move toward the net.
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I always prefer simulation, so if u r telling me SCTPT2 is more realistic
Me too. Which is why I like SCTPT2 the most. SCTPT1 is more realistic, but it's frustrating. Especially serving the ball.
well, i'd like a tennis game where i can find more nets, more faults, more outs and not always perfect balls onto the line.
Faults happen a lot. Shorter players net the ball a lot. Unforced errors don't happen much, unless you hit flat shots and mistime it. Then you get lots of errors... errors are realistic in real life, but when you play a game, it doesn't make it more fun... What decides whether the ball lands in or out? Sheer luck? It could miss by a few cm. In a game, the focus would be on tactics, rather than execution. You don't want to have a match decided by luck, since it isn't you striking the ball, it is the computer that makes the hit, and they won't stuff up unless you mistime it.
Having said that SCT series is more realistic than Top Spin because you have to connect the shots yourself. Swing too early and you're gone. Be out of position when you swing, and you will miss. Top Spin connects the shots instantly and your character will even move into position to reach the ball if you aren't already, which makes it extremely unrealistic. In a real match, you will frequently be forced to guess one way or another, but in TS, you hit the button and they'll automatically move in the correct direction. You can also move one direction and turn quite easily. It's a game more for newbies to the sport than SCT.
For realism, SCT1 is the most realistic, but it's frustratingly so. SCTPT2 makes a compromise and goes half way between realism and practicality. If you make it too realistic, then casual tennis gamers won't be able to play it. Volleying by the way is a lot easier in TS than SCTPT2 (you do perfect volleys and you don't really have to guess the direction). Too easy, but that's good I think. In TS I find myself always serve-volleying, while in SCTPT2 I'm usually at the baseline. That's because serve-volleying is very difficult in SCTPT2. When you're at the net, it's kinda hard to connect the shot. You have to press it early like a reflex, but if they lob it, you're screwed if you pressed early.
My gripes with SCTPT2 are that the shot connection can sometimes be difficult too... returning a Lob comes to mind. And the idea of drop shot and lob sharing the same button is stupid. I often attempt a drop shot and end up hitting a poorly placed lob which loses me the point. Similarly, returning a drop shot in TS is difficult, without your opponent hitting a winner on the next shot (I play on Hard).
In the end though, the points you can construct in Top Spin's flimsy physics are a lot more satisfying. You can make some amazing scrambling and counterpunching that would put the real life Lleyton Hewitt to shame...
And also SCTPT2's character line up blows Top Spin out of the water (except that TS has Lena of course
Other than that, Top Spin has players like Sampras, Anna K, Michael Chang who had stopped playing well before the game released) It's the best of any tennis game. The best player to play as by far in SCTPT2 is Juju. Everything that backhand touches turns to gold.
I hope they make a SCTPT3, and it should include Roger Federer to be complete (Roger himself says he wants to be in a game). They should get rid of Richard Gasquet to make room for him. On the women's side, they should replace Anna K with someone who's actually active on the tour... either Masha, Nastya or LenaD. They'll probably end up picking Masha for marketing purposes. No offense to Anna K of course, but she's not an active player, and that makes her the odd one out.
Smash Court Tennis has the worst graphics I've seen
I have no problems with it. When you're seeing the match from the default angle you aren't really looking at the detail anyway. It's the gameplay mechanics that count.
To people looking to download top spin, first I hope you have a good game controller, and you need a graphics card that is at least a Geforce3. (Geforce 4 MX is not good enough by the way).
First way to get it is through a bittorrent client and a site like suprnova.org or torrentbits.org.
The other way is with an IRC client, and using an IRC search engine like debateroom.com.
Not sure if it's ok to post links here, but PM me if you need further help...
BTW just won the championships with lena
But Lena is not in SCT is she? Which game are you playing?
i don't care the graphics, the moves of the players in SCT are superb, it seems that real hewitt or safin are playing the match, each one with his own shots and serves
Yeah the same goes for top spin. The player's receiving stance, serving stance, and strokes simulate the real player's manerisms. Except in the case of Lena, who doesn't have that shocking serve in the game... She actually can hit a very graceful flat serve, or top spin, or slice.
Oh something I should mention, TS seems to get some tennis rules wrong. The way they announce scores in tie breaks is wrong. And there is not supposed to be a change of ends before a tie break. And I'm not too sure an under-arm serve is legal in tennis...