Winter!: Prepare for holiday gaming!
I've been digging the Wii of late, largely thanks to the folks at 2K Sports. When I'm not working on my virtual hula-hooping and competitive yoga in Wii Fit, I'm cranking on 2K's MLB 2K8, the first game to do baseball right on the Wii. That game gave me a lot of faith that 2K's Top Spin 3 would follow suit for tennis. While the game does a reasonable job of putting you on the court, it doesn't have the depth you've come to expect from top sports titles. Tennis is nothing new for Wii owners; the system shipped with a tennis game as part of Wii Sports, and if you'd always dreamed of seeing cute, Mii versions of you and your friends swinging away at doubles tennis, you were in heaven. Sega Superstars Tennis was a deeper take on the game, but because you were playing as characters from Sega's roster of characters -- complete with funky power-ups -- the game still wasn't something the serious tennis fan could get too excited about. Top Spin 3 is as close as gamers can now get to a real tenn...
What's Hot: The most realistic way to volley away with the Wii.
What's Not: Not a great variety of game modes; Might not warrant the $50 price tag