Conclusion: The new "match momentum" feature allows players to build up and unleash powerful shots: these can bring a satisfying end to a rally, but their infrequency ensures that the game isn't unbalanced.
Excerpt: SEGA might have been considered to have lost a lot in the last ten years or so but one item that they continually bring back is its Virtua Tennis franchise. A wild, fast paced arcade blend of skill and madness, it has a long line of fans awaiting its sequential return, but does it offer all that it...
Summary: The series might not change much over the years, but its core mechanics remain one of the best in any sports title. The lack of stats and an in-depth approach to the sport will turn off hardcore fans, while newcomers will be put off by the lack of information and at times bewildering behaviour...
Excerpt: It's going be difficult not to compare Virtua Tennis 4 with the recently released 2K Sports title Top Spin 4 . While both are (obviously) tennis games, they approach the sport from seemingly opposite ends of the spectrum.
Summary: I’m drawn to sports like tennis; specifically, it’s the angles and spin that can be applied to the ball. It’s not just tennis, in fact, but soccer, baseball, golf, billiards, and table tennis all draw me in for the same reason.
Summary: On the surface " Virtua Tennis 4 " may only come across as having few overall differences from other titles in the series but it is the little touches which shows that there is still a lot of life left yet.
Excerpt: In the late 90s, real gamers were the ones who frequented smoky arcades until there were no more quarters. When the original Virtua Tennis made its way into arcades for the first time, it made quite a splash.
Excerpt: Tennis is not the type of game you will typically find me playing, either in real life or in a video game. Through 30 plus years of continually watching sports highlight shows like ESPN SportsCenter and TSN SportsCenter I have gained a working knowledge of the sport.