Smash Court Pro Tennis 2
Smash Court Pro Tennis 2 - PS2 Review
Extensive tutorial modes ease you into the fairly standard controls but I found a huge discrepancy between the serving tutorial for the service ball placement and the actual results I achieved during gameplay. Double faults came easily as I tried to place even the subtlest of steering on my serve.
Thankfully for me the game has eradicated the long standing annoyance I had with tennis games, designed so that you have to switch ends between sets. SCTPT2 keeps the player in the near end of the court, always playing upwards towards the opponent thus eliminating having to, in effect, learn the game twice by playing from two different on screen positions.
The graphics are good with well crafted character animation and bright clear scenery. Sound effects are pretty realistic too, right down to regional accents in the encouragements shouted by the crowd.
There is only so much you can say about tennis sims as the very nature of the sport restricts the gameplay. If you like tennis and video games then SCTPT2 will be good for you but for me the whole thing seems constricted and far from satisfying because of the lack of free play options. It's all a bit back and forth. Like tennis I suppose.
For a tennis gameout of 10
For a way to spend precious hours of your lifeout of