Excerpt: There is no better sport for creating great video games than tennis. From Pong at the dawn of virtual time through to the storm of excitement that Wii Sports Tennis served up for the Launch of Nintendo's newest console, there is something about hitting a ball backwards and forwards that just works. Virtua Tennis has always been the undisputed champion of tennis games, and the latest release proves that the series just gets better with time.
Conclusion: While SEGA's way of looking at one of the most elegant sports in the world has stayed the same, the addition of new mini games and a much better established career mode is definitely the winning formula as far as tennis games go. Drawing the line between real tennis games and simple and fun ones, such as Wii Tennis, Virtua Tennis 3 does an amazing job at making you feel like a real sportsman/sportswoman trying to make his/her way up towards the top-ranked players in the...
Conclusion: So if you’re a big fan of tennis games, you might want to check this out just for the player roster and presentation, but I think a rental would be best. The gameplay can also have its fun and/or intense moments, however rare they are, so it’s not completely terrible. It’s just that they messed up on the most crucial part while doing everything else correctly. If it had all these features while simultaneously having good gameplay, it would be great.
Excerpt: For many sports game fans, Sega’s Virtua Tennis series has always marked the apex of quality and accessibility that so many lesser titles strive to achieve yet rarely manage to imitate. Without the additional play mechanics inherent in other titles such as TopSpin 2, the Virtua Tennis team somehow manages to produce a title with more depth and tactical play simply by combining deft usage of the analogue sticks and a well-honed shot placement system developed over...
Excerpt: In Virtua Tennis 3 you hit the courts as one of 20 of today's top ranked stars including: Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, Rafael Madal, or Roger Federer or as a custom player you create for yourself on one of 25 courts from around the world. Even if you are not very good at tennis, this game is easy to pickup the basics, though it can take quite a while to master the different swings. Some of us are still working on the last part.
Summary: Take on the world's greatest tennis stars on any court surface worldwide; with newly added players and improvements to the game's AI, Virtua Tennis 3 has upped the challenge to becoming the top seed of the tennis world.
Excerpt: I’ve always been more of a basketball fan, so when Virtua Tennis 3 for the PSP arrived last week, my initial response was complete confusion. I’m not lying when I tell you that my only experience with tennis in the past 24 years of existence is the original Virtua Tennis for the Dreamcast. I played it for about 10 minutes, most of which I spent trying to find the dunk button.