Okay. VT2009 looked great from the adverts and reviews released before the game. However, I feel they poorly portrayed the game. I was really expecting something great from this new release. New players, better graphics, better game play. Realistically, in career mode I am faced with simple opponents, only advancing one or two places in the rankings when winning a tournament. You end up playing pointless matches over and over again to reach some form of decent opposition.
Furthermore, the minimum system requirements are rather high ; 2.8 ghz dual core processor, 1 gb ram, nvidia 6600 graphics with the recommended only likely to be achieved by those with high-spec PCs. On my PC running a Quad Core processor (3.2 ghz), 8 gb ram, nvidia 9600 graphics the game runs choppy (although this may be solved by a later patch).
In terms of game-play VT2009 is still enjoyable. However, if you have played VT3 you will soon be put off by the recycled grunts for the new players (i.e. making exactly the same sound as other characters), the mispronunciation of player names and the poor quality sound effects (e.g. ball bounce and player movement). One more thing that has bugged me since VT2 is the removal of Serena Williams, I still do not see the point in having a tennis game with one sister and not the other. To conclude, the game still plays similar to VT3 and it is therefore enjoyable, especially in exhibition mode. On the other hand, several areas still need improving if the game is to be ranked higher than VT3.