2 Top Spin 2 Hands on: Which should be believed?

hasanahmad
hasanahmad
Since 5109 Days
Gamespot:
The first thing you'll notice about Top Spin 2 is its graphics, which on a proper HD monitor look great. Player models are very lifelike and authentic looking, especially the models based on the many famous tennis pros that are playable in the game, including Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Venus Williams, and Maria Sharapova. Furthermore, the environments themselves benefit greatly from the Xbox 360's graphical horsepower--the textures on both grass and concrete courses are more detailed, and the light and shadow effects are far more impressive than what we've seen on the Xbox and PlayStation 2. The backgrounds are more alive than ever before too--as you play in a local park, for example, you'll notice folks jogging by the tennis court or simply hanging around the court watching the action. The courts show off a lot of design variety as well, from slightly run-down regional parks, to splendid country club courts, to the famed Wimbledon Centre Court in London.
IGN:
Visually, I must admit the preview build wasn't terribly impressive looking. We played it in widescreen at 720p and at 480p and the game, at least this preview build, doesn't seem to have the next-generation chops we were expecting. Are we expecting too much? Perhaps Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter has whet our appetites quite a bit, but what should we expect? It's 2006 and it's a next generation game right? Overall, the game looks decent with good looking stadiums, a quick framerate, and average load times. The character models, however, were the most disappointing. You could barely make out the real athletes, and in some cases it was a blessing to see their names under their pictures. Again, we're hoping to chalk this up to this preview build, so we'll see a little later on when more advanced versions come to our door.
hmmmmmm



Gamespot: http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/sports/top...tml?sid=6144820
IGN: http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/691/691021p1.html
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Jato
Jato
Since 4970 Days
See it for yourself:
http://www.gameinformer.com/News/Media/Media.htm?C...{8828EF5A-5950-422A-A30C-854BB4780CA5}
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Jato
Jato
Since 4970 Days
Hmmm..just checked the 'singles' vid.
Pretty bad quality vid and small....
Doesn't really help...
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grifter_66
grifter_66
Since 5045 Days
I have always thought IGN sucks. Anything that has to do with EGM isn't worth the paper it's printed on or the keyboard it's typed up with. IGN is the kind of company that distorts and alters a story or pics just enough to fit their point of veiw.Look at the differance between the Gamespot pics and the one's on IGN.

I don't really read gamespot either but from what little I have read their complaints and negative reviews about games seem more legit and not like a couple fanboys whining and crying over some nitpicky issue. Honestly though most reviews on sites like these are worthless imo, I see the videos, I know the developers and I listen to the points of veiw of guys like BlimBlim and many others so it is pretty easy to tell rather a game is worth playing or not without going to these corporate sell out "gamer" sites.

Jato your link is no good.
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Jato
Jato
Since 4970 Days
Just rightclick the green url, copy link, paste it in the adres window, then copy the bit in black and paste it behind the 1st part...
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grifter_66
grifter_66
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ok
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