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Beach Spikers: Virtua Beach Volleyball (GameCube)

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Written by  :  jon moses (7)
Written on  :  Dec 24, 2003
Platform  :  GameCube
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Summary

It's volleyball, but it's still fun.

The Good

Gameplay - The gameplay is pretty good. It's fairly easy to play, and the controls are also easy. There's three ways to bump and set, and two to spike, and they're all either a one or two button press. The game itself is fun, if you like volley ball. The camera is good, and doesn't usually put itself where you can't see the action.

Graphics - The graphics are ok. They're not spectacular, but they're not atrocious either. I'd call them average.

Sound - The sound is also ok. The music is not too annoying, and the sound effects are adequate.

The Bad

The major thing I don't like about this game is that's it's just volleyball. There's really not that many modes of play. There's your normal, play a game of volleyball mode, and a tournament mode, and that's really it. It _is_ 4 player, which does add some replayability, but only some. There's also some little 'mini' games, which don't really add that much to the game. The tournament mode is fun, for a while, but then it's just monotonous.

The Bottom Line

It's a volleyball game, and that's it. The single player modes are alright, but multi-player is where this game has the most going for it. If you don't like volleyball, or don't have many friends to play with, don't buy this game.