Excerpt: EA hit first with its MotionPlus enabled Grand Slam tennis, but SEGA hasn't been resting on its laurels. Hot on the heels of Grand Slam is Virtua Tennis 2009, released just in time for Wimbledon and also packing in full MotionPlus support for the early adopters of Nintendo's new tech.
Conclusion: In the end, we definitely recommend Virtua Tennis 2009. It's a solid step up from what's been on the Wii so far, a great if imperfect debut for MotionPlus, and an addictive enough experience that we kept playing well past the point where our arms got sore.
Summary: Virtua Tennis has something of a reputation to maintain. From the glorious days of the Dreamcast the series has maintained a good reputation for the past few years with iterations on a number of systems.
Excerpt: , after languishing a bit in the dwindling arcade market, found great success debuting on the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. The game's sharp graphics and accessible multiplayer action were reasons why the game earned a spot in many gamers’ libraries -- sports fans and non-sports fans alike -- ultimately...
Pros: MotionPlus detection is accurate., Mini-games, while scarce, remain fun., Cheaper than most Wii games.
Cons: 'Updated' career mode is tedious., Online play ruined by lag., You get what you pay for.
Excerpt: I have many fond Virtua Tennis related memories. It’s actually one of my dorkier admissions that the Dreamcast game from way back when inspired me to try the real thing. It was definitely the doubles game that galvanised it as one of the greatest sports games I can remember.
Excerpt: Virtua Tennis is unquestionably the best “arcade” tennis game in recent times, with excellent accessibility to the title and true “pick up and play” qualities. With the release of the MotionPlus accessory for Wii, Sega have decided to bring this franchise to the motion sensing platform that seemed...