BBC Raves Over Rockstar Ping Pong

Posted on May 26, 2006

Rockstar Table TennisWhen we last left Rockstar's Table Tennis game bloggers were shocked that Rockstar would even be considering developing a ping pong game. However, it may have been a good move. The BBC is delighted by Rockstar's move from gangster car jackings to the calm game of ping pong.
There are no guns, no fast cars and no prostitutes, just two bats, a ball and a net.

Instead of a sprawling city to explore, this game gets close up and personal.

But Table Tennis for the Xbox 360 proves an unexpected delight - fast, frantic and fun.

Rockstar Table Tennis allows players to choose from multiple characters and compete in over a dozen different arenas.
Instead, players can choose from 11 characters with a range of skills and styles and compete in 15 international arenas. It makes for a welcomed change and makes it easier and quicker to get to the action.

In single-player mode, gamers can try their hand at tournaments to unlock additional players and goodies such as new outfits.

But there is also the opportunity to pit your skills against the world via Microsoft's online gaming service, Xbox Live.

It is easy to see the appeal of challenging friends online and earning bragging rights after a closely-fought match.

As the BBC explains even if the game is great fun will it be something that Grand Theft Auto fans will enjoy?
For all its gloss, this is after all ping pong. It is uncertain whether the legion of Grand Theft Auto fans will embrace this game with the same fervour.
You can learn more about Rockstar Table Tennis on the game's website.


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