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Oct 4th, 2016 12:41 PM
Sammo
Re: BOMBSHELL!!! Top Spin 4 announced!





Top Spin 3 memories (these played during the character creator iirc)
Oct 2nd, 2016 10:09 AM
LebaneseLagoon
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Oct 2nd, 2016 10:07 AM
toxina90 Still nothing has come close to Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2. It's sad I still have to dig out a Playstation 2 game for a half decent and realistic career mode.
Oct 2nd, 2016 09:10 AM
LebaneseLagoon
Re: BOMBSHELL!!! Top Spin 4 announced!

Tennis Elbow was a very good game, it's just as far as the women go you could never choose a gameplan similar to the "big personalities" of tennis game. If you watch tennis the way I watch, you'd know the shoulder stretch needs to be felt if you want to time a return that well and in Top Spin 3 it still took some practice, (allot of practice) to understand your players movements up to the ball and timing was crucial.
Oct 2nd, 2016 09:07 AM
LebaneseLagoon
Re: BOMBSHELL!!! Top Spin 4 announced!

I don't think games like these do very well when they try to make the tennis game realistic.

Virtua Tennis 3, the graphics and the controls were simple enough to be realistic and in Top Spin 3 the amount of gameplans you could employ made it very realistic.

Then came the version 4 of both games, respectively one of them had so much timing errors and the other was simply trying to copy Virtua Tennis 3.

They need good camera angles and all that but the controls need to be a "surprise" for the audience as does the grunt, the sound of the racquet and even the crowd reactions and player reactions. But it should all still fit under the label tennis, tennis is not a new sport whatsoever.
Oct 1st, 2016 03:43 AM
Wozpolakki
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The one thing giving me hope is that 2k has kept up the Top Spin 3 and 4 servers, even though both games are quite old games at this point. Servers for NHL 2K and MLB 2K have been shut down years ago.

In addition, 2K sports have publicly come out and said they are not going to continue the NHL or MLB sports series.
However with the Top Spin franchise, 2k sports have never said if they are going to continue it or not.

My (perhaps optimistic) thinking goes like this: If 2k sports have no intention of making another game then why keep the servers up this many years after release? Also why not just call the franchise dead like they did with NHL or MLB? Why is Top Spin still on life support?

I've got a feeling Top Spin is a low priority in the company, but they are not ready to axe it just yet. Hopefully once Mafia 3 is done 2K Czech will have more time to work on Top Spin 5.

I would really want to get a new tennis video game in 2017 or 2018. It has been way too long.
Tennis video game drought since 2011....
Oct 1st, 2016 12:07 AM
smarties
Re: BOMBSHELL!!! Top Spin 4 announced!

Yes, I read that main reason is that 2K Czech (software company behind Top Spin 4) has been struggling. seems like they are coming out with a new Mafia so fingers crossed...
Sep 29th, 2016 11:42 PM
Daniel535
Re: BOMBSHELL!!! Top Spin 4 announced!

I saw this thread and thought a new game was gonna be released then I saw the 4... I'm a gamer and it's so frustrating the lack of tennis games. I'm so envious that other sports get a release every year
Sep 29th, 2016 09:12 PM
Wozpolakki
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I just want a game before all the current greats retire.... Federer, Nadal, Serena, Venus etc. They could all easily have only 1 or 2 years left on the tour.
A new console tennis game would have to come out in 2017 or 2018 to include them.

I would love to see Wimbledon or Roland Garros with the graphics we have now. The courts would look so good.... Just look at Fifa 17 compared to it looked 5-6 years ago. Big improvement.
Sep 29th, 2016 09:05 PM
CR3WLFC
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Virtua Tennis 3 was pretty competitive online. Ranked match against good opponents was probably the best gaming experience for me.
Sep 29th, 2016 08:59 PM
Wozpolakki
Re: BOMBSHELL!!! Top Spin 4 announced!

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Originally Posted by Barty_Tennisfan View Post

Is there any chance for a new VT 2017 or Top Spin 5 or something?
I would love for this to happen.

Eventually, I think we will get a new tennis game in 2017 or 2018. Especially because the Nintendo NX comes out next year and tennis games have always sold well on Nintendo consoles.

After all if cycling and Formel One is able to get video games, than tennis can too. Tennis is a bigger sport than both of them.

Personally, what I really want is a new Top Spin. Virtua Tennis is cool for what it is, but the game is extremely arcadey and the gameplay has been exactly the same since the first game in 1999.
Sep 24th, 2016 12:24 AM
M&M
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Originally Posted by V-MAC View Post
I'm on a 100 match winning streak in the online WT mode but got bored and haven't played in a month or two
maybe we should play then :P

who is your player? :P
Sep 23rd, 2016 08:48 PM
Barty_Tennisfan
Re: BOMBSHELL!!! Top Spin 4 announced!


Is there any chance for a new VT 2017 or Top Spin 5 or something?
Sep 23rd, 2016 05:22 PM
danieln1
Re: BOMBSHELL!!! Top Spin 4 announced!

I had a dream they realeased a new tennis game
Sep 23rd, 2016 05:08 PM
MalJackson
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Well looks like the online WT server has been shut down for good.....hasn't been working for at least the last 6 weeks so I guess that is that.
download the virtua tennis challenge game on iPhone at the app store, its quite good and has online play.

i play it when I'm travelling, had some great online matches with other people.
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