I picked up a Switch last week and Aces yesterday. It’s my first foray into the Mario themed tennis games since Mario Tennis on N64 (which I loved as a kid).
I was quite surprised as to how much depth there is in just the moment to moment gameplay–Zone shots and zone speed, the rock-paper-scissors style matchup between certain charge shots, the durability system of the rackets that throws a bit of risk/reward into the mix.
I have yet to start the Adventure mode and have so far, just played a bunch of matches and tournaments against CPUs. I thought I was “the business”, blowing away CPUs in every match on every court with my good ol’ go-to Toad. Then, like Austin, I tried out Multiplayer, and wow…
got my butt completely handed to me in the first couple minutes. Like complete shutout with me unable to score a single point.
I do really appreciate seeing the various playstyles of other people (one thing I enjoy about having an online mode in ‘competitive’ games), and having to learn to pay closer attention to the game’s systems. I can definitely see myself playing this for some time.
Now, do I dare try loading up the online mode in Pokken Tournament DX…?