Todd Hargosh Writes: "The original Top Spin arrived for the Xbox and proved itself to be a fine alternative to the Virtua Tennis series. The same could be said about its 360 sequel. However, there were always those who complained that both Top Spin and Virtua Tennis were nothing more than modernized versions of Pong featuring real players.
2K Sports and PAM Development sought to change that. By altering the control scheme, Top Spin 3 breaks away from the simplistic arcade gameplay of the past in favor of a more sim-like approach. Is it for everyone? Surely not. Those who prefer the classic gameplay might want to stick with VT, but for someone who is up to a new challenge, favors a more sim like taste in their tennis, and has a LOT of patience, they will find that the rewards of Top Spin 3 are well worth it."