Top Spin 4 is an enjoyable tennis game that left this player with a surprisingly positive first impression.
I use the word “surprisingly” because I know next to nothing about tennis. I know Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are good players, I know John McEnroe had a temper and I know Ana Ivanovic is one of the world’s best female players but probably gets more attention for her appearance. As far as tennis video games go, the last one I played featured Mario in the umpire’s chair.
Despite my tennis ignorance, 2K Sports has succeeded in designing a game in which it is easy to learn the basics and play the game out of the box. What’s more, the title seems to have enough of a learning curve to keep players coming back.