GAME REVIEW: Table Tennis

Rockstar (Xbox 360)
Game ••••½ Graphics/Sound ••••½
Laugh if you want, but there has never been a sports simulation more oddly addictive than Table Tennis. It's not ballistic or otherworldly - it's just Ping-Pong, like you remember it in your parents' basement. Only really meticulous.

The game uses dual control sticks, one for player movement and the other dedicated solely to swinging the paddle (no buttons required), mimicking the sport's freestyle motion. It's all incredibly reactionary, right down to the sweat that begins beading on your character's skin as you hustle around. And the subwoofer bounce of that hollow ball: powerful.

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