There was another thread going earlier, but for those who wanted to wait for the reviews of Outlaw Volleyball, let me chime in and give my opinion that it is one fantastic game, especially with friends. Graphics. Not just the ...ahem... "well animated" character models. The animations are very well done also. Bumping, setting, spiking, serving, and blocking look pretty realistic. Sound. Well, here, I like that you can turn the announcer off, which is nice after the first few matches. What I really wish, though, is that you could keep him on, but make him comment only once in a while, not [rant] AFTER EVERY SINGLE PLAY!![/rant]. Another high point is custom soundtracks, in case you'd like to hear your own tunes when you play. I also like that, when using a custom soundtrack, if you're doing a drill that you need to start over, it lets the song keep playing in the background and doesn't start it over or go to the next one. The 5.1 sound could have been used a little more, but all in all it's well done. When you click the right thumbstick, the crowd will taunt, and it will come from the rear speakers. There is also the very realistic sound of airlplanes in the rear speakers occaisionally. Gameplay. This is where this title really shines. It's got all the fun and action of Tennis 2K2, and all the rude humor of Outlaw Golf, except in my humble opinion, this game is much better than Outlaw Golf was (and that wasn't a shabby game!) The solo play is challenging and enjoyable, the minigames ("drills") are a hoot, but there is real joy to be had with 1 or more friends. I've not played over XBL yet, but the reivews I've read all indicate that it is a very smooth running game. Well, there you have it. If you took a "wait and see" approach, your wait is over. Head on over to your favorite retailer and snatch up a copy of this gem. Hah! I just previewed the post, and if you use a tag that says "[rant]", you get your text Bold and Italicized.