Excerpt: In the ten years since Virtua Tennis was released in arcades, it's hardly changed. Sure, the graphics have improved a bit, and the player roster has kept up with the times, but for all intents and purposes it's exactly the same game now that it's always been.
Excerpt: As some of you know, I’m a tennis fan. I played in high school and I still play today (and I’m actually quite good, despite my very un-tennis-like 6’3, 220lbs. frame), which is why I’m always looking for the next great virtual incarnation that will capture my attention during periods of bad weather.
Excerpt: It’s always something of a surprise when a time-honoured (or well-known at the very least) videogame franchise, usually able to deliver an overall solid and enjoyable experience, fails to elicit a favourable reaction with its latest edition, but this is the case with Virtua Tennis 2009.
Excerpt: Every year it seems we are given new versions of all the leading sports games and the latest title to jump on the cycle of updates is Segas Virtua Tennis. This time around developer Sega-AM3 have stepped aside to allow UK based Sumo Digital to handle the coding duties.
Excerpt: Summer is back! We Brits like nothing better after a season of drinking lager and watching football than to break out the fruit squash, strawberries and cream and place our finest tennis players on a giant pedestal so we can grieve for the rest of the summer when they fail to win Wimbledon.
Excerpt: We were recently invited by Sega to a hands on session with the forthcoming Virtua Tennis 2009 behind closed doors. Even with our limited time spent with the game I am already sure that this could very well be the best iteration of the game yet.