Virtua Tennis 2009 Review
NB. Only got the game recently so yet to really get into the World Tour Career mode.
Good: Impressive graphics, esp. when compared to previous tennis games I have briefly seen in trailers, shops and other people's homes. Players that are included such as Federer, Nadal and Ivanovic are well-chosen, and you certainly aren't left wanting for more (alhough I wouldn't say no...) World Tour mode seems impressive from the little taste I have had of it so far, with very realistic settings and detailed also. Serving control is very good in an area where I would imagine is very hard to get right.
Bad: Not much, considering how apathetic I was when I eventually took the plunge and bought the game. By far the most annoying thing is the drop shots, which it seems to be almost impossible to do anyway realistically close to the net. If they landed where they do in the game in real life, you'd be eaten alive by your opponent, yet it treats the shots as if they are really difficult. Although I cannot vouch for this, I have heard the unlicensed, created players, are also much less detailed than the real life ones.
To sum up, this game has really impressed me so far. I don't write many reviews, but this really deserves its four star rating and wouldn't have to do much in order to earn five in my opinion. Only a few some faults as mentioned above hold it back. Personally, one of my favourite things about this game is it's 'pickup-ability' - the way that even if you're a complete amatuer like I was (mostly) to tennis games, you can pick it up as long as you've read the manual, and enjoy a decent game of realistic tennis.
Overall, again, I would recommend this product to anyone that is either an expert pro or a complete novice of any age that is interested in tennis for this product.