Eurogamer to re-review Grand Slam Tennis

Friday, 19th June 2009 14:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt


EG’s just said it’s to re-review EA’s Grand Slam Tennis, and has pulled its original 5/10 score.

The site’s editor, Tom Bramwell, said on his blog today that the game’s retail version is significantly more responsive than the dev kit set-up used for the review.

“As a result, I’m immediately withdrawing Eurogamer’s Grand Slam Tennis review until we will publish a new review based purely on retail console play,” said Bramwell.

“The existing text will remain online with big whopping signposts on it that highlight the above, and once the replacement review is published, it will redirect to that.”

The new score will go live on Monday.




    Oh dear…

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Hunam

    Why are EA sending out bad code for review then? Silly bears.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    It wasn’t bad code, it was bad machine – they played the game on a debug Wii, where it performs ‘worse’ than on a common or garden Wii for some reason.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve changed that from “code” to “set-up”.

    #4 6 years ago


    #5 6 years ago
  6. anasui

    ah well, ready for 6/10 then

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Hunam

    Oh.. sounds like EG need a new debug wii then.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Someone was saying it’s something to do with the firmware in the debug units being different/older than the firmware in the retail machines.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Anders

    The obvious follow-up: How many Wii-titles have been reviewed on that machine?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Well, none of the other ones used MotionPlus. That seems to be where the issue lies.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. ecu

    Supposedly WMP improves the game greatly. Expect 7 or 8 out of 10.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. BraveArse

    It does improve it … but it takes a good few hours of play for it to click. I was getting whupped on easy mode for ages until I finally stopped trying to play it like an old “waggle” game.

    It still has it’s quirks and it’s never going to get above a 7 or 8 but as first WMP game it’s pretty impressive. Roll on TW10..

    #12 6 years ago
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    #13 6 years ago

    No thanks.

    #14 6 years ago

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