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Now that the demo is over, what did you think of Mario Tennis Aces?

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There hasn't been as much hype around Mario Tennis Aces, either from fans or even really from Nintendo themselves. So after spending the weekend with the demo, what is your impression? Does Nintendo know that they're serving a fault and that is why they haven't  built up the hype, or is this going to be a surprise must own title?

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I spent a few hours with the demo, enough to get somewhere north of the 1500 points required to unlock Chain Chomp. I got to the final round a few times but I never won a tournament, so I think that means I'm OK at the game, but I'm not good. Within the first 30 minutes or so I was thinking that Mario Tennis Aces is going to be a must own game for me. I was having fun playing with randoms and would have some long volley's with people, each of us being able to return special shots. But after an hour or two with the game the repetitive nature of it began to wear on me. The soundtrack was the first thing that got to me, I really hope there is much more music variety in the final version. The characters are different, but not enough to make me be excited about playing against one vs the other. Maybe it's the people I tended to play against but most of the time I could use the same opening strategy and get a win within 2 to 3 touches of the ball. I entered the demo without a real clear opinion on the game one way or the other. As I said, initially I was infatuated with it. However; like most infatuations it quickly faded and I found myself only focusing on the flaws. I left the demo thinking it's a fun game, but I'll probably wait to pick it up on the cheap to keep around for a fun way to pass the time rather than to play seriously.

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I’ve heard it called by reviewers a “return to form” for the Mario Tennis series.  You might have had an easy time with the game, but consider how pros will play.  The game opens up for those who play it at a higher level.

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Dude... I am definitely interested in this game and I was really looking forward to the demo, but I never got it. It is not a game I would pay full price for, but does seem to have some fun party potential. You and your friends could do like a tournament with brackets and shiz. I think that would be fun. We used to do that with fighting games when I was just a lad and you had to use the same character each match. 

Again though, I never got a chance to experience the demo. 

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I loved it, awesome game can't wait to play it especially on local multiplayer!

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Haven't been on the Switch this past few months whatsoever; although I'm really keen  to give Mario Tennis a shot when I find the time.

I've generally always dismissed Mario spin-off games (shame on me) until I tried Mario Kart on Switch which opened my eyes. I also have a strange history with tennis games - particularly Virtua Tennis on the PS Vita which I was damn near addicted to and quickly found myself learning and appreciating the intricacies and depth of the games and sport... beforehand I had no interest in Tennis but with VT I loved the learning curve and felt myself getting better and better! It's especially fun when playing against friends or family! I'm sure Mario Tennis is no different so I'll need to give it a try! and will revisit the thread with my opinions.

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Haven't been on the Switch this past few months whatsoever; although I'm really keen  to give Mario Tennis a shot when I find the time.
I've generally always dismissed Mario spin-off games (shame on me) until I tried Mario Kart on Switch which opened my eyes. I also have a strange history with tennis games - particularly Virtua Tennis on the PS Vita which I was damn near addicted to and quickly found myself learning and appreciating the intricacies and depth of the games and sport... beforehand I had no interest in Tennis but with VT I loved the learning curve and felt myself getting better and better! It's especially fun when playing against friends or family! I'm sure Mario Tennis is no different so I'll need to give it a try! and will revisit the thread with my opinions.
Just a heads up for , pretty much all Mario sports games make great party games for friends and family, my favorite is Mario golf and I will be picking up Mario Tennis Aces for the switch!

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I like the story mode pretty well but I also really like the motion control mode, I heard that it was inprecise but I thought it worked pretty good and was really a lot of fun

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