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2Black
Jan 9th, 2009, 08:26 PM
Are you guys interested in doing this? The game is supposed to come out late 2009. If we can start a serious wishlist, we may help get some of the things we want out of this game & show that tennis has a serious video game fan base.

I know this takes place on game sites & the developers actually check them out so let's make it happen.

2Black
Jan 9th, 2009, 08:28 PM
I'll start...

1) #1 for me is realistic gameplay with good winner/error ratio, aces and doublefaults and where the professional characters in the game play like the real person.

CiarŠn
Jan 9th, 2009, 08:31 PM
-Extensive list of players. (Top 15 + 5 rookies)
-Official Tourneys
-Official Attire clothing
-Actual players shots
-Real grunts
-Pick up and play controls
-Not too easy, not too hard rankings.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 9th, 2009, 08:50 PM
I'll start...

1) #1 for me is realistic gameplay with good winner/error ratio, aces and doublefaults and where the professional characters in the game play like the real person.

lol you pretty got my major gripes with tennis video games all in one point (i think they should be separate)


Another thing to add: the ability to have phenomenal shots once in a while and horribly awkward shots once in a while. (i.e. randomness)

Retrievable smashes as well.

wales1994
Jan 9th, 2009, 08:57 PM
I would like a game where u start ranked like 900 train them up to start, real injuries etc randomness things, also control their socail life and their off court stuff like sponserships, autographs etc

Slutiana
Jan 9th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Get some challenger players instead of those fake rookie ones! Tatiana Golovin! :lol: :tape:

miffedmax
Jan 9th, 2009, 09:04 PM
Well, you don't want to make it too random, because players want to feel like their video game skill has something to do with it.

On the other hand, yeah, players should have wicked bad shots that actually resemble their best shots. I mean, yes, if I take Lena D and practice with her my serve should be better, but it should never be as good as Serena's. On the other hand, if I mash the buttons right and get to uncork the Full Body Rotation Screaming Forehand of Death, it's my point, bitch, I don't care who's on the other side of the net. It seems like they claim this stuff is built in, but I never see all that big a difference between players, frankly.

Diving into the shallow end of the pool, another gripe--why do they give every female player a freakin' Barbie doll physique?

I mean the game I've got the virtual Lena makes the RL Rena look like a little boy.

ms. double fault
Jan 9th, 2009, 09:31 PM
yaaay a wish list :inlove:

general
# more licensed players (if EA worked out with FIFA, etc.., why not with WTA & ATP??)
# real grunts, techniques and trademark playing styles of licensed players
# real apparel and racquets brands!!
# real tourneys^^
# realistic game play (no arcade shit!!)
# misc like.. changing weather conditions, authentic behavior of players, signs of exhaustion after long rallies, etc..

career
1# some kind of management mode where you have to take care of your contracts with sponsors, coaches, etc... (some people may not like this cos they want to focus on the game itself, but it would just be soo much more realistic!!!)
3# realistic ranking system in the career mode, and it shouldn't be too easy to become world's number one
4# real tournament calender (+ something like ITF's challengers, futures for the very beginning of your career)
5# it would be nice to have some extra training mode to improve certain abilities and exhibitions with other players would be funny as well (i really liked those mini games on virtua tennis, they were kinda funny^^)
6# creating mode itself could be as extensive as possible!!

that's it! :drool:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 9th, 2009, 09:33 PM
I want Venus AND Serena Williams in a game!!!

And a proper double handed player like Monica Seles in Virtua Tennis 2.

jo„o.
Jan 9th, 2009, 09:35 PM
1) Alternative Outfits for Sharapova :hearts: :worship:


lol, jk. well, not really, but nvm.
Anyway, the same as the ones posted before, obviously. :)

IceHock
Jan 9th, 2009, 09:36 PM
I think their should be 32 players, all of the top 10 then start picking players, reitred ones should also be included with these being chosen: Seles, Hingis, Capriati, Henin, Clijsters, Davenport, Pierce, Myskina. They should somehow make it to be able to make errors so i can actually throw my paddle once in a while and make the players according to their caliber in real life. Tournaments should follow the WTA calendar so you could start a dynasty. They should just follow everything according to how the tour is.

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jan 9th, 2009, 09:41 PM
I hope the online playing option is there and they actually have world rankings. I may actually buy it :)

2Black
Jan 9th, 2009, 09:59 PM
OK, this is going well ... I hope this becomes a massive so we can send it to EA Sports ... who knows they may include at least some of the things. I know they wont include everything because they'll want people to anticipate the next release but they'll have to include some things so people buy it & word of mouth advertising.

I also want TV style announcers once you make it to the pros in career mode. They need to sign someone. Even Mary Carillo so I yell at her to shut up while playing a big match. :lol:

SV_Fan
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:26 PM
If you can Top WT2 the best tennis game IMO then you I'll buy it.

SvetaKuzzy
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:31 PM
i'd quite like an "impossible" level coz i find that once you have been playing on "very hard" or equivalent for a few weeks, you double bagel the supposed top dog every time...BORING!

IceHock
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:38 PM
heres my player wish list going by rankings)

Jankovic
s.williams
safina
dementieva
ivanovic
v.williams
zvonareva
kuznetsova
sharapova
radwanska
petrova
schnyder
chakvetadze
hantuchova
mauresmo
vaidisova
davenport
seles
clijsters
henin
myskina
capriati
pierce
dokic
kournikova
hingis

Roookie
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Defenitly the real tour. (The real tournmanents).
the more real players the better, and being able to edit the fake ones.
the new ranking system
double faults
unforced errors
injuries
(coaching, contracts, sponsors)
real clothing lines
not so easy wins once you're no.1

Ballbasher
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:48 PM
More Players! Include a few lower ones possibly, too ;)

Saralah.
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:00 AM
Pretty much everything that everyone already said, and might I add that I'd like all the versions to be equally good. Because for example, Top Spin 3 on the Wii is shit and on the other consols it looks awesome. I know you can't do as much on the Wii as on the other consols, but I can't believe you can't make a decent tennis game on it.

BartoliBabes
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:13 AM
a game with marion bartoli and jelena dokic ha and real motion capture so the players play correctly. i would like the game to be more about controls and gameplay, rather than graphics. although, this too is very important!

Alenyaa
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:13 AM
Real tournies, actual sponsors & clothing
Many real players with their own realistic grunts
Errors and double faults
Off court activities such as post match and regular interviews, contracts, pr duties, etc.
Create your player option without having them look like zombies
Real emotions on court
Speech technology to pronunce created player's names
Interaction with crowds

Also, I played top spin for a while and what I really liked was the ability to show your appreciation after hard fought points. They should elaborate on that in any new game.

BartoliBabes
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:20 AM
player wishlist would consist of,

venus AND serena
maria sharapova
jelena jankovic
amelie mauresmo
ana ivanovic
aleksandra wozniak
patty schnyder
vera zvonareva
marion bartoli
sania mirza
anna chakvetadze
jie zheng
anne keothavong
jelena dokic

in choosing which players, key is to select a wide variety and those very different from eachother in terms of look and playing style, and from all over the world also for obvious reasons

serenus_2k8
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Brits :drool: Lol I fink sum sort of fed cup - perhaps online wher ppl can make their own teams together :shrug:

WS on same game with most top 20 players and some ''WC'' players. Different styles and strengths need to emphasised. Players like Masha should hav no business at net.

And interesting styled players like Momo, Marion, Schnyder etc should be different/ take longer to get used to than say Wozniacki for eg

Serena should be invincible (except for when a pre-determined injury is already stated before the tourny starts) :)

Temporary0369
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:27 AM
Serving like Top Spin 3.
Drop Shots like Top Spin 1.
Slices like Smash Court 2.
Some kind of atmosphere. If I scramble back and forth for 2 minutes and hit a ridiculous winner to win a point I'd appreciate more than 2 seconds of mild applause.
Different swing animations that are consistent (unlike Top Spin 3 where maybe your forehand would look like this but then oh wait no maybe it's like that instead)
Optional color commentary.
No one surefire way to just abuse the create a character. Power should not always beat everything else.
A good career mode modeled after the actual tour.
Realistic fatigue. Not passing out on the court and hitting powder puff shots after 2 long rallies.
A good amount of real players that actually play like they should.
Intelligent AI.
Low percentage/high percentage shots.
So many things. I wish someone could get a tennis game all the way right. Top Spin 1 and 3 are still the best in my book but they have so many things about them that are just terrible.
Oh and the ability to adjust the length of a player's hair in create a character :).

yukon145
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:29 AM
tatiana golovin is in the game.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:01 AM
Different play styles for AI such as in Tennis Elbow 2009

serenus_2k8
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:10 AM
Play styles shud just depend on the player?

CiarŠn
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:13 AM
a game with marion bartoli and jelena dokic ha and real motion capture so the players play correctly. i would like the game to be more about controls and gameplay, rather than graphics. although, this too is very important!

Players don't have to time motion capture :shrug:

Justin SW
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:14 AM
I want Venus AND Serena Williams in a game!!!

And a proper double handed player like Monica Seles in Virtua Tennis 2.

I totally agree about SERENA and VENUS!!!! Maybe a French Canadian also because they,re not well known. It would be nice!

Justin SW
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:15 AM
AND... Challenges!

So Disrespectful
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:21 AM
Actual effects of spins should be taken into consideration. For example, slices should be more likely to draw an error, but also be easier to attack. Topspin should be used to create angles and draw your opponent out of the court.

In some matches, your opponent should simply be too good. There should be realistic form fluctuations during matches, including concentration lapses from your opponent, choking and unforced errors on key points. This way, the player doesn't solely dictate whether a game is won or lost. Confidence should also play a factor, taking into consideration your opponent's prior matches of that tournament.

There should be a realistic ratio of winners to unforced errors, aces and double faults.

Full playing schedule with multiple choices for events.

Include Hawk-Eye like SCT3.

A variety of playing styles, actual benefits and drawbacks of playing a certain way. In TS3, if you gave your player a low power rating, they stood no chance against power hitters. There weren't really any benefits to playing consistent tennis. Hard hitters should be prone to errors, while retrievers should be able to frustrate their opponent.

V-MAC
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:21 AM
Online doubles from 4 differant consoles. That would be great:cool: Topspin 3 only allows doubles from 2 consoles :(

So Disrespectful
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:33 AM
Oh yeah and also, I'd like the game to have a steep learning curve. If you want arcade tennis, go and play Virtua Tennis 3. This should be a real simulator that takes a long time to master.

Andy.
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:12 AM
A game where you can play created players against eachother unlike top spin 3 :rolleyes::fiery:

Renalicious
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:12 AM
Serena Williams.

starin
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:25 AM
Actual effects of spins should be taken into consideration. For example, slices should be more likely to draw an error, but also be easier to attack. Topspin should be used to create angles and draw your opponent out of the court.

In some matches, your opponent should simply be too good. There should be realistic form fluctuations during matches, including concentration lapses from your opponent, choking and unforced errors on key points. This way, the player doesn't solely dictate whether a game is won or lost. Confidence should also play a factor, taking into consideration your opponent's prior matches of that tournament.

There should be a realistic ratio of winners to unforced errors, aces and double faults.

Full playing schedule with multiple choices for events.

Include Hawk-Eye like SCT3.

A variety of playing styles, actual benefits and drawbacks of playing a certain way. In TS3, if you gave your player a low power rating, they stood no chance against power hitters. There weren't really any benefits to playing consistent tennis. Hard hitters should be prone to errors, while retrievers should be able to frustrate their opponent.

That's all I do on top spin 3. Works really well.

But I agree like a really low slice should bother someone who is tall and slow. Or a really high kicking top spin shot a la Nadal should affect the shorter weaker players, etc. And there should be some luck in the game, like net cords and hitting some crazy winners while completely out of positition or just having an off day. Also, a better risk system where it doesn't become just figure out to hit risk shots and just hit risk shots all day. That shouldn't be possible.

Golovinjured.
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:00 AM
1) on Xbox 360
2) include Jelena Dokic, Tatiana Golovin, Martina Hingis, Anna Kournikova, Monica Seles, Maria Kirilenko, Ana Ivanovic, Amelie Mauresmo on WTA side.
3) include Richard Gasquet, Dmitry Tursunov, Fernando Verdasco, JW Tsonga, Rafael Nadal, Joachim Johannson and Simone Bolelli on ATP side.
4) just make it exactly like Top Spin 1, with the career mode of TS2, and player building abilities of TS3.

Havok
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:17 AM
Here are mine....

1) Don't know how difficult it is to sign players, but at the very least there should be 10 official pros from both WTA and ATP as well as 6 legends on both sides making the roster 16. This has to be the bare minimum amount of players so a real draw can be reproduced.
2) Realistic gameplay: even if I do everything right, button hitting wise, random errors should always happen to make things more realistic and put more emphasis on important points. it will force people to struggle ether or not they should play it more on the safe side and not hit errors or go for it and hope for the best
3) True-to-life ranking system as well as World Tour. I really don't care if they aren't able to get real events, I would want to start out in the juniors for 1-2 years, then become a pro would still have to play shitty ITF events before breaking through on the real WTA/ATP Tour. Everyone should be ranked as N/A and work their way to the top
4) Injuries need to be implicated; no injuries means we can all play Dokic schedules ala 2002 which diminishes the challenge of getting to the top
5) Pros play like their counterparts; If I'm attacking Mauresmo's forehand it should produce some nasty forehands from time to time, Jankovic should be playing her groundies moderately safe and unleash when she can smack a dtl backhand, Ivanovic should most definitely be hitting the most random errors during rallies
6) Have a Doubles Tour as well as the option to play mixed doubles at the Slams
7) Olympics as well as Davis Cup/Fed Cup should be implimented in the calendar
8) Create a player needs to be maybe not as extensive as the Top Spin series has been, but please anything better than the dreadful robotic Smash Court series :o
9) Real sponsors (Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Lacoste, Head, Wilson, Babolat, etc) for things such as clothing, racquets, shoes and whatnot
10) NO supershots whatsoever. If they need to add that "extra" shot then a hightened meter should be placed and everytime you win a point/hit a winner it will fill up and the chances of hitting errors are diminished all depending on how much the meter is filled up
11) GRUNTS, trust me little things like this make video games so realistic and enjoyable. We should all be hearing HA-AYYs (Seles), AAAAAAHHHHHHHH (Sharapova) OUAH-UGHHH (uerten) when we play this game
12) Make the damn game difficult if I select Very Hard Mode! So sick and tired of owning the AI on the hardest level and forget about online because everyone cheeses the shit out of tennis games online
13) Having to pre-select events a couple of weeks before, not decide what you want to play THAT week. Let's make this thing a bit more realistic huh ......
14) Create as many character as you want to
15) The ability to not only upload your created characters in "World Tour" Mode so you can face them, but also the ability to play against them in a singles/doubles/mixed match
16) The ability to tweak the liscenced players' stats if we think EA did a shit job on them!:o Lord knows when Ivanovic gets branded a "Big Server" and Mauresmo gets "Hard Hitter" someone royally f*ed up
17) Don't know if this pisses other people off, but when I create a player I would want to have the same options to fill in so when he/she is announced, they are announced like all the other real pros. Often the created player's name isn't written the same as the pros, missing info on their player profile during their intros, and if anybody noticed on Virtua Tennis 3 your created player is mentioned as PLAYER 1 on the scoreboard in the background or some crap like that.:o
18) Have pre-entered names of past starts to the announcer/chair umps really say the names of players we want to create. I know EA did this for NHL07 because Stall nor Malkin were in the Pittsburgh Penguins line-up but they had their names in a massive list so everytime they scored or assisted on a goal their actual names were mentioned


Damn I wrote a ton of stuff, and I know that isn't even the half of it! That's all that is coming to my head at the moment.

eugreene2
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:52 AM
I'm so feeling this ... my top 3 are

1) Speech technology to promounce my created players name
2) CHALLENGES - and on clay matches, the umpire comes down and checks the spot
3) A serious career mode with all the bells & whistles like they do for Madden

Andy.
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:55 AM
Here are mine....

1) Don't know how difficult it is to sign players, but at the very least there should be 10 official pros from both WTA and ATP as well as 6 legends on both sides making the roster 16. This has to be the bare minimum amount of players so a real draw can be reproduced.
2) Realistic gameplay: even if I do everything right, button hitting wise, random errors should always happen to make things more realistic and put more emphasis on important points. it will force people to struggle ether or not they should play it more on the safe side and not hit errors or go for it and hope for the best
3) True-to-life ranking system as well as World Tour. I really don't care if they aren't able to get real events, I would want to start out in the juniors for 1-2 years, then become a pro would still have to play shitty ITF events before breaking through on the real WTA/ATP Tour. Everyone should be ranked as N/A and work their way to the top
4) Injuries need to be implicated; no injuries means we can all play Dokic schedules ala 2002 which diminishes the challenge of getting to the top
5) Pros play like their counterparts; If I'm attacking Mauresmo's forehand it should produce some nasty forehands from time to time, Jankovic should be playing her groundies moderately safe and unleash when she can smack a dtl backhand, Ivanovic should most definitely be hitting the most random errors during rallies
6) Have a Doubles Tour as well as the option to play mixed doubles at the Slams
7) Olympics as well as Davis Cup/Fed Cup should be implimented in the calendar
8) Create a player needs to be maybe not as extensive as the Top Spin series has been, but please anything better than the dreadful robotic Smash Court series :o
9) Real sponsors (Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Lacoste, Head, Wilson, Babolat, etc) for things such as clothing, racquets, shoes and whatnot
10) NO supershots whatsoever. If they need to add that "extra" shot then a hightened meter should be placed and everytime you win a point/hit a winner it will fill up and the chances of hitting errors are diminished all depending on how much the meter is filled up
11) GRUNTS, trust me little things like this make video games so realistic and enjoyable. We should all be hearing HA-AYYs (Seles), AAAAAAHHHHHHHH (Sharapova) OUAH-UGHHH (uerten) when we play this game
12) Make the damn game difficult if I select Very Hard Mode! So sick and tired of owning the AI on the hardest level and forget about online because everyone cheeses the shit out of tennis games online
13) Having to pre-select events a couple of weeks before, not decide what you want to play THAT week. Let's make this thing a bit more realistic huh ......
14) Create as many character as you want to
15) The ability to not only upload your created characters in "World Tour" Mode so you can face them, but also the ability to play against them in a singles/doubles/mixed match
16) The ability to tweak the liscenced players' stats if we think EA did a shit job on them!:o Lord knows when Ivanovic gets branded a "Big Server" and Mauresmo gets "Hard Hitter" someone royally f*ed up
17) Don't know if this pisses other people off, but when I create a player I would want to have the same options to fill in so when he/she is announced, they are announced like all the other real pros. Often the created player's name isn't written the same as the pros, missing info on their player profile during their intros, and if anybody noticed on Virtua Tennis 3 your created player is mentioned as PLAYER 1 on the scoreboard in the background or some crap like that.:o
18) Have pre-entered names of past starts to the announcer/chair umps really say the names of players we want to create. I know EA did this for NHL07 because Stall nor Malkin were in the Pittsburgh Penguins line-up but they had their names in a massive list so everytime they scored or assisted on a goal their actual names were mentioned


Damn I wrote a ton of stuff, and I know that isn't even the half of it! That's all that is coming to my head at the moment.
I say we send this its extreamly comprehensive and covers everything.

duhcity
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:58 AM
decent gameplay for the wii
really
thats all I want

DeLorean
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:43 PM
i would love if they put in all the tournaments...well maybe tier 1 and 2 except add Auckland

But what they should do is change player stats. TS3 is awesome but players with power 100 and FH,BH and serve 100 couldnt lose. I would make a sliding scale where as you increase power, acuracy drops for example and as power increases speed drops.

also i think stat improvement like on the tiger woods games would be sweet, where your stats improve based on your game. The more aces you hit the more your serve goes up. If you play at the baseline alot then speed and power will go up etc

BartoliBabes
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:52 PM
Players don't have to time motion capture :shrug:

huh?

Shafanovic.
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:10 PM
Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 has the best world tour IMO.

If they could make a better schedule. It would be GREAT!

50Sense
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:31 PM
A world tour system like the Smash Court games.

Oh, and I want Serena's weight to fluctuate like it does in real life :tape::lol:

Ballbasher
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:50 PM
My Player's List:
1.Jankovic
2.S. Williams
3.Dementieva
4.Ivanovic
5.V. Williams
6.Kuznetsova
7.Sharapova
8.Radwanska
9.Wozniacki
10.Pennetta
11.Schnyder
12.Cornet
13.Azarenka
14.Bartoli
15.Chakvetadze
16.Hantuchova
17.Mauresmo
18.Zheng
19.Kanepi
20.Sugiyama
21.Kirilenko
22.Kleybanova
23.Vaidisova
24.Dulko
25.Govortsova
26.Stosur
27.Seles
28.Capriati
29.Graf
30.Henin
31.Clijsters
32.Myskina

mirzalover
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:51 PM
For errors.


I think if you miss 4 forehands in a row, a highlighted bar should go down each time for your forehand and the one for your backhand and serve should go down also but not as much as your forehand. The bar would say how confident your players is going for their shots. The higher it is, the flatter the shot you can hit but the lower the bar gets your flats shots start to go, then your top spin shots start to go. To build the bar back up for have to win points whle hitting that shot.

Ex. You hit a ok forehand return, then follow it up with a backhand, then you hit a winner or the computer misses its shot. You would gain back confidence on both your backhand and forehand.



I also want to option of creating your own player with a two-handed backhand.

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:05 PM
I just want a good double handed FH :o

And Santoro :bounce: (of couse with motion capture :lol: )

And a lot of things u say ;)

Li Na, Peng Shuai and Zheng Jie should be there.

I need real MOTION CAPTURES of all players.

eugreene2
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:47 PM
For errors.


I think if you miss 4 forehands in a row, a highlighted bar should go down each time for your forehand and the one for your backhand and serve should go down also but not as much as your forehand. The bar would say how confident your players is going for their shots. The higher it is, the flatter the shot you can hit but the lower the bar gets your flats shots start to go, then your top spin shots start to go. To build the bar back up for have to win points whle hitting that shot.

Ex. You hit a ok forehand return, then follow it up with a backhand, then you hit a winner or the computer misses its shot. You would gain back confidence on both your backhand and forehand.



I also want to option of creating your own player with a two-handed backhand.

This is kinda innovating for tennis ... cool idea

Ballbasher
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:53 PM
For errors.


I think if you miss 4 forehands in a row, a highlighted bar should go down each time for your forehand and the one for your backhand and serve should go down also but not as much as your forehand. The bar would say how confident your players is going for their shots. The higher it is, the flatter the shot you can hit but the lower the bar gets your flats shots start to go, then your top spin shots start to go. To build the bar back up for have to win points whle hitting that shot.

Ex. You hit a ok forehand return, then follow it up with a backhand, then you hit a winner or the computer misses its shot. You would gain back confidence on both your backhand and forehand.



I also want to option of creating your own player with a two-handed backhand.
True :)

2Black
Jan 21st, 2009, 07:17 PM
Are we done with this list?

wales1994
Jan 21st, 2009, 07:49 PM
I would also like a singles and doubles tour like you can play both which you couldn't on SCTPT2 or topspin AND GET THE OPTION to create players with their playing style being two hands on both sides :D

Dawson.
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:55 PM
Someone mentioned weather conditions. I like this idea. In Smash court 2 for example, they have it sunny at the AO, dull and cloudy at Wimbledon and night matches at the USO - which is all very good, but they don't effect the actual game.

I'd like to see damp and dull conditions make the clay courts slower, or the wind playing a factor in places like New York, Miami, Eastbourne etc, and for players stamina to go down in hot conditions down under.

Also all the things already mentioned (errors, real calender, grunts etc)

2Black
Jan 21st, 2009, 09:18 PM
I would like to add more on presentation. I think EA needs to hire at least a 2 person team for the slams. Make the slams bigger in every way - trophy presentation. Have some type of opening "We're coming to you live from New York tonight where Player X & Player Y are vying for the coveted US Open Championship. It is their 4th meeting this year in what's becoming a significant rivalry in tennis..."

That would be hot

Shafanovic.
Jan 21st, 2009, 09:27 PM
The option they had in Top Spin where you can control their emotion. Maybe after a longer rally or a better shot, we have more range of emotions.

Maybe real come ons and ajdes

Br'er Rabbit
Jan 21st, 2009, 09:28 PM
Licensed rackets, bags, apparel, and shoes (Wilson, Head, Nike, Adidas, etc)
Legendary players (Sampras, Graf, Edberg, Borg, Agassi, Ashe, Becker, among others)
The official Tour schedule and Entry Ranking Points format
Normal number of draws for respective tournaments (128s Grandslam, 64s Masters, etc)
Abilty to design your own apperal so that everyone doesn't play in the same oufit.
A spectator mode.
An official online tour, for singles and doubles, where it closely models the ATP and WTA calenders plus friendlists, messages, ladder tournaments, etc

That's all I can think of for now.

Shafanovic.
Jan 21st, 2009, 09:34 PM
Official online tour :speakles:

I love that. Follows the exact calendar of ATP and WTA and you have to use your created players. So during their off season, they can have like exhibitions and stuff. :speakles: Great idea.

Pebbles
Jan 21st, 2009, 10:22 PM
I just hope that this will be the ultimate tennis game we've all been waiting for. I don't even play TS3 anymore, it's just incredibly irritating, and the shots and gameplay are nothing close to how they are in real life.

What I'd like to see from this game;

-Lots of licensed players (at least 20-30 for both genders)
-Official stadiums (because both TS3 & SCT3 had made-up courts)
-Realistic rankings in career mode
-WTA/ATP Calendar
-Deep career mode (EA are usually VERY good with this stuff)
-More stroke/service styles in career mode (and please, a DBL handed forehand)
-Authentic sponsors for rackets, clothing etc. (Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Yonex, Wilson, Babolat, Price...)
-Just make the game as realistic as possible, something that flows well and something that tennis fans can enjoy!

Shafanovic.
Jan 21st, 2009, 10:37 PM
:worship:

That banner. :speakles: Who made it.. :lol: JOkes.

Pebbles
Jan 21st, 2009, 10:42 PM
:worship:

That banner. :speakles: Who made it.. :lol: JOkes.
:worship:

&& I have no idea! :lol:

tae04
Jan 21st, 2009, 10:57 PM
Basically both Venus and Serena Williams in the game.

Andy.
Feb 1st, 2009, 10:09 AM
Here are mine....

1) Don't know how difficult it is to sign players, but at the very least there should be 10 official pros from both WTA and ATP as well as 6 legends on both sides making the roster 16. This has to be the bare minimum amount of players so a real draw can be reproduced.
2) Realistic gameplay: even if I do everything right, button hitting wise, random errors should always happen to make things more realistic and put more emphasis on important points. it will force people to struggle ether or not they should play it more on the safe side and not hit errors or go for it and hope for the best
3) True-to-life ranking system as well as World Tour. I really don't care if they aren't able to get real events, I would want to start out in the juniors for 1-2 years, then become a pro would still have to play shitty ITF events before breaking through on the real WTA/ATP Tour. Everyone should be ranked as N/A and work their way to the top
4) Injuries need to be implicated; no injuries means we can all play Dokic schedules ala 2002 which diminishes the challenge of getting to the top
5) Pros play like their counterparts; If I'm attacking Mauresmo's forehand it should produce some nasty forehands from time to time, Jankovic should be playing her groundies moderately safe and unleash when she can smack a dtl backhand, Ivanovic should most definitely be hitting the most random errors during rallies
6) Have a Doubles Tour as well as the option to play mixed doubles at the Slams
7) Olympics as well as Davis Cup/Fed Cup should be implimented in the calendar
8) Create a player needs to be maybe not as extensive as the Top Spin series has been, but please anything better than the dreadful robotic Smash Court series :o
9) Real sponsors (Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Lacoste, Head, Wilson, Babolat, etc) for things such as clothing, racquets, shoes and whatnot
10) NO supershots whatsoever. If they need to add that "extra" shot then a hightened meter should be placed and everytime you win a point/hit a winner it will fill up and the chances of hitting errors are diminished all depending on how much the meter is filled up
11) GRUNTS, trust me little things like this make video games so realistic and enjoyable. We should all be hearing HA-AYYs (Seles), AAAAAAHHHHHHHH (Sharapova) OUAH-UGHHH (uerten) when we play this game
12) Make the damn game difficult if I select Very Hard Mode! So sick and tired of owning the AI on the hardest level and forget about online because everyone cheeses the shit out of tennis games online
13) Having to pre-select events a couple of weeks before, not decide what you want to play THAT week. Let's make this thing a bit more realistic huh ......
14) Create as many character as you want to
15) The ability to not only upload your created characters in "World Tour" Mode so you can face them, but also the ability to play against them in a singles/doubles/mixed match
16) The ability to tweak the liscenced players' stats if we think EA did a shit job on them!:o Lord knows when Ivanovic gets branded a "Big Server" and Mauresmo gets "Hard Hitter" someone royally f*ed up
17) Don't know if this pisses other people off, but when I create a player I would want to have the same options to fill in so when he/she is announced, they are announced like all the other real pros. Often the created player's name isn't written the same as the pros, missing info on their player profile during their intros, and if anybody noticed on Virtua Tennis 3 your created player is mentioned as PLAYER 1 on the scoreboard in the background or some crap like that.:o
18) Have pre-entered names of past starts to the announcer/chair umps really say the names of players we want to create. I know EA did this for NHL07 because Stall nor Malkin were in the Pittsburgh Penguins line-up but they had their names in a massive list so everytime they scored or assisted on a goal their actual names were mentioned


Damn I wrote a ton of stuff, and I know that isn't even the half of it! That's all that is coming to my head at the moment.

I really think this covers just about everything. We need to get a riggle on emailing them.

Golovinjured.
Feb 1st, 2009, 10:54 AM
Dokic must be in this game.

eugreene2
Feb 1st, 2009, 12:58 PM
yea, I was thinking about this yesterday ... have we emailed this to them yet? How do we get it to EA. I saw an article somewhere last week saying EA was exploring alot of options for this game. We need to get our requests to them with the quickness

Pebbles
Feb 1st, 2009, 08:58 PM
yea, I was thinking about this yesterday ... have we emailed this to them yet? How do we get it to EA. I saw an article somewhere last week saying EA was exploring alot of options for this game. We need to get our requests to them with the quickness
I second that. I'm so glad EA have finally stepped up for us tennis lovers!

Justin SW
Feb 1st, 2009, 10:28 PM
SERENA!!! SERENA!!! VENUS!!! Please!!

Justin SW
Feb 1st, 2009, 10:29 PM
Who will be sending it to Ea Sports??

Juan
Feb 5th, 2009, 08:42 AM
Just 2 things:
1. I don't mind how many players they sign for the arcade mode, but for the career mode it would be very nice to have a lot of players with real names and basic characteristics (height, hair, race, right/left handed...), at least the Top 100. I hate playing against fake players. If they succeed wtih FIFA and other games, I don't know why this is impossible with tennis. And there is always the old trick of putting very similar names just changing two letters, like Pavlyachenkiva, hahaha
2. Realistic career mode based on ATP/WTA. They have the calendar and the ranking system, is it that difficult?

2Black
Feb 5th, 2009, 04:27 PM
OK, I need to get to work & send this to EA ... I'm gonna try to find out how today. Anybody else got info, want to help???

jo„o.
Feb 5th, 2009, 04:37 PM
I can't wait for this.
Here's a bit more info from new articles related to EA Games:

EA Soars 11% On Hopes for a Bottom; Doubts Remain

(...) Investors will get a clear read on EA’s prospects in the June quarter with the release of Wii exclusives, EA Tennis, Boom Blox 2, and EA Sports Active, and Wii SKUs for Harry Potter and Fight Night 4. (...)

http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2009/02/04/ea-soars-11-on-hopes-for-a-bottom-doubts-remain/

Electronic Arts Rises as Riccitiello Chops Spending (Update2)

(...) Riccitiello is devoting more resources to developing hit games for the Wii. In May, the company will release “Active,” a fitness game for the Nintendo console that’s being marketed to women. Electronic Arts also will introduce a tennis game this year that utilizes the Wii’s motion-activated controllers. (...)

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=ayoxaD0Mpwug&refer=home

Electronic Arts: We're Focusing On The Wii (ERTS)

But for EA, we wonder: How well will the company's portfolio translate to the Wii? The Wii is more than just the best-selling console, its philosophy of intuitive controls with pick-up-and-play simplicity is what attracted people otherwise not into gaming. John mentioned some of the Wii titles EA has in the works: Tiger Woods PGA tour, EA Sports Active, EA Sports Tennis, Boom Blox 2, Harry Potter, and MySims Racing.

The proof will be in the implementation. EA Sports Active is taking a more cardio-based approach to "Wii Fit," and we'll see how that pans out. But titles like "Tiger Woods" and "EA Sports Tennis" on other consoles have traditionally had steep learning curves and appealed to "hardcore gamers." The secret of the Wii's success is our mother can play Wii Sports baseball or Mario Kart and have a blast. Will EA make that possible with Wii Tiger Woods?

http://www.alleyinsider.com/2009/2/electronic-arts-were-focusing-on-the-wii-erts

new-york
Feb 5th, 2009, 04:38 PM
what i hate in Virtua Tennis 3 is that you can find a way to beat the computer, not because you're playing well with the game of your character but just because at some point in the rally, you just guess what the computer will do.

also in VT3, the harder i hit a serve, the harder it's returned and the best is my shot, the best response i get.

:weirdo:.

please, work on making the computer an artificial intelligence.

2Black
Jul 16th, 2009, 08:15 PM
The fact that EA sports chose to release the PS3/360 version later shows that they wanna dedicate sometime to this game. I hope they listen to us/our ideas

Albireo
Jul 16th, 2009, 10:35 PM
1. Include player parties, with the ability to rack up good/bad karma by starting food fights, KHITBASHing, and Jell-O wrestling.

2. Change company slogan to "It's in the game, motherfucker!"

Havok
Jul 16th, 2009, 11:56 PM
Damn I got all excited thinking some screen shots or info on the game came out.

Anyways I know Gamespot went to EA Canada to check out all their new EA games, so we should be getting some news very soon.:banana: