Reviews and Problems with Virtua Tennis: World Tour
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Virtua Tennis World Tour
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Arcade style tennis action is there in force on the Playstation Portable. Virtua Tennis World Tour from Sega certainly has a step right up, and start winning approach to it. For those that expect a simulation then they will be disappointed. However those looking for a good, clean and fun tennis game that will not immediately humble them can pick up Virtua Tennis World Tour.
Excerpt: There have been a lot of sports games released for the PSP in its short lifetime, but tennis is one sport that has been conspicuously absent. Until now that is – Virtua Tennis fills the PSP tennis void and fills it quite nicely.
Excerpt: Virtua Tennis should bring back fond memories for Dreamcast owners. Despite the console lacking EA sports titles, and a crippling lack of good football (soccer) games, SEGA made up for it with their own line-up of sports titles. One of the best was Virtua Tennis. Originally an arcade game running on the Naomi arcade board, it was ported to the Dreamcast and proved to be a huge hit. It, and its sequel, will go down in history as two of the system's most loved games.
Excerpt: Virtua Tennis World Tour features a playable array of internationally renowned tennis pros in addition to a make-your-own player mode, exclusive mini-games, and original courts. Wi-Fi gameplay is supported, encouraging up to four friends to play together. Virtua Tennis World Tour features three core gameplay modes: World Tour, in which players travel the globe using a custom-created character to win cash; Exhibition, where players can take control of a pro tennis...
Conclusion: Virtua Tennis World Tour is clearly one of the best PSP titles we've experienced so far, and offers an ideal mix of long-term gaming where you can spend a couple of hours working your way up the rankings, alongside simply having a couple of minutes of action whilst on-the-go by improving your player stats or having a quick match against the tricky AI.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: If you have even the remotest interest in furry yellow balls, Russian teens or Tiger Tim there will be something here. Virtua Tennis starts off simple, but has the ability to grab and hold your attention for a very long time.
Excerpt: Tennis, while relatively easy enough to pick up and understand as a game, isn’t nearly as popular as other sports franchises. You’re not constantly finding seasonal games with tennis “roster updates,” or dynasty features where you try to run the professional league. So you can just imagine that it takes a couple of extra features to attract the hardcore and the occasional fan.
Excerpt: If the sole objective of a game for a handheld system like the PSP were to emulate an existing console video game, then Virtua Tennis: World Tour would be a smashing success. Everything found in Tennis 2K2 for the Dreamcast (which became Sega Sports Tennis upon its arrival on the PlayStation 2) can be found in World Tour.
Pros: Captures the accessible Virtua Tennis gameplay style, World tour mode provides hours of single-player fun, Great-looking visuals--smooth animations especially stand out, Maria Sharapova!
Cons: Basically a rehash of Tennis 2K2, Music feels exceptionally dated, Ball game mode not as fleshed-out as it could be