Review: Virtua Tennis World Tour Edition

The Hugely popular Virtua Tennis series hits the Sony PlayStation Vita. How will it stand up on the handheld.
  • Touch controls are non evasive and a welcome edition
  • Looks gorgeous on the Vita screen
  • Has all the options and depth that the console versions have
  • Online play works well
  • Uses all the Vita capabilities from using the camera to add your face to the game, To using the rear touch pad for control shots
  • Has a Vita only section where you again use the vita capabilities to play special matches. Like play in first person view or using the gyro to help sink a pirate ship
  • You can even play the whole game using just the touch screen and well
  • Mini games are all present from the console versions
  • Has a huge in depth career mode where you start off as a rookie and work your way up through the ranks
  • You may not like tennis
  • The AI can get very cheap on higher difficulties
  • Playing against King is still an infuriating experience
  • Getting angry and smashing your pad on the console version is one thing, But with this one if you do that then you got yourself a high repair bill!
As you can see hardly any down sides to owning this game on Vita. I’ve known non tennis fans enjoying this game. Its a bright and colorful easily accessible arcade tennis experience

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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