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Virtua Tennis 3 (PSP)
- The legend returns to the world circuit for the next generation of tennis!
- A new challenge awaits.
- 20 of the world's best tennis stars in a rich mix of stadium and surfaces from across the world.
- Photo realistic graphics - Advanced player animations and shot A.I. give unparalleled realism.
- New World Tour mode - Create your own superstar and enjoy a host of new mini-games, tournaments and challenges.
- Communicate with the top seeds and arrange training games or exhibition matches in the all new career mode.
- Online tournaments and modes let you take challenges from across the world.
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- Platform: Sony PSP
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Virtua Tennis 3 (PSP)
Virtua Tennis 3 includes a host of superstar tennis players from both the male and female circuits. World No.1 and 2006 Wimbledon Champion Amelie Mauresmo heads up the roster of women's tennis greats alongside global superstar Maria Sharapova, world renowned powerhouse Venus Williams and the resurgent Martina Hingis. Rising star Nicole Vaidisova, hard hitting Lindsay Davenport and Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova complete the list of women's headliners you can chose to either play as or against as you compete in one of Virtua Tennis 3's many tournaments.
The very best of men's tennis is also available in Virtua Tennis 3 with top seed and four times Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer leading the men's line up. Gamers can also sample the raw power of World No.2 Rafael Nadal, the dangerous serve of Andy Roddick, the serve and volley skills of Tim Henman or the tenacity of Lleyton Hewitt. New to Virtua Tennis 3 are the next generation of tennis superstars in James Blake, Mario Ancic, Gael Monfils and Taylor Dent. Completing the list are global stars David Nalbandian, Sebastien Grosjean, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and Tommy Haas.
Virtua Tennis 3 allows players to create their own tennis superstar to take part in a brand new iteration of the popular World Tour Mode. By using the extensive player creation module, building up your stats and winning exhibition and tournament matches you too could become a World No.1! In addition to this the World Tour mode includes 10 brand new addictive mini games that feature all the hallmarks of the classic games fans know and love. And that's not all! There are also two classic mini games that will help you perfect your skills on your quest to the top.
Also new to the series, Court Games, add a fresh feel to the multiplayer side of Virtua Tennis 3. These quirky variants of the beloved mini-games allow for frantic games against up to three human opponents, offering a new multiplayer experience for all and further deepening the longevity of the definitive next-gen tennis experience.
The final addition of five set matches rounds off Virtua Tennis 3's comprehensive list of new and improved features, cementing the franchises' position as the benchmark tennis videogame available on any videogames format.
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The only problem I find is the rather irritating background music (or more accurately muzak). Although you can switch this off and continue with FX sound there is not the option of adding your own soundtrack, which you find on a few sports sims.
Overall though, this game is excellent and well worth an investment!!
The main thing that strikes you is the graphics- they are superb. I played the PS3 version just before playing this and there isn't much difference. I know it sounds stupid saying that, but really when making the shots in game, the courts and player movements are outstanding.
Virtua Tennis has a good range of male and female players. Federer, Nadal, Henman etc. However, a very strange thing is that players like Federer look spot on in look and motion, yet its like the female players were completely rushed, as they look nothing like their real life counterparts!
Virtua Tennis 3 has a good range of modes, but the best probably being World Tour in which you create a player and take him/her around the world completing challenges and winning matches. Where this is good, it also has some flaws. It's pretty repetitive, and you can't really customize your player much at all, in look or style. Also you play "Challenger Tournaments" which are small tournaments when starting out, but you can get drawn against Federer when your only just beginning! Yet you can beat him easily! They should have just created some amateurs to make the tour more realistic.
In multiplayer, there is no online which is disappointing, but there is ad-hoc. So if you have a few friends that also have the game, playing them should be alot of fun. A problem I've had with Virtua Tennis 3 is that it has been freezing ever since I bought it. It can not happen for a while, and then just happen at an awkward time- so just needed to mention that.
So Virtua Tennis 3 is a great portable game, especially if you love tennis. It has great graphics, fun mini games and a good range of players and courts. It's arcade style is perfect for the PSP.
However the game crashes very regularly(freezing the psp then switches it off).
Ive managed to get my custom character to No.1 but i'm unable to use it to play a game under the Tournament tab.
Great game made almost unplayable,such a shame.
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