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PostSubject: Virtua Tennis(2009)   Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:09 am

Virtua Tennis 2009

The world s top tennis stars are hitting the courts again as SEGA s best-selling tennis series smashes back into action on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and the Wii Virtua Tennis 2009 will be arriving in May 2009.

Create your own player, join the new World Tour, where you will be trained by a real-life legend of tennis, and compete for the #1 ranking against the planet’s biggest stars. Then take your character online and prove youre the best with the new online ranking system!

With brand new courts to test your skills in, a new roll call of tennis stars to compete against and even more popular court minigames, Virtua Tennis 2009 is set to be a bigger hitter than ever before!

Key Features:

New World Tour & Online Rankings - Take your career online and compete for the ultimate title of Virtua Tennis Champion with the new PS3 and Xbox 360 online ranking system. Earn prize money from online tournaments and purchase over 800 shop items in the new Tennis Store.

New Players / Courts Over 20 of the worlds top players, including eight new to Virtua Tennis and three legends. Take to the court in new arenas and the officially licensed Davis Cup providing the most realistic tennis competition to date.

New Player Creation System Now have full control over facial, body, and clothing customization as well as the depth to populate the game world with 100 s of unknown opponents.

More Court Games Compete in 12 minigames, 5 completely new, for either single or multiplayer action where players can upload their hi-scores onto the worldwide rankings in games such as Zoo Feeder and Pirate War.

Improved Gameplay Courtside action is better than ever, with extensive updates to the famous arcade-style Virtua Tennis match engine as well as 3D crowds and a more realistic courtside experience.
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PostSubject: Re: Virtua Tennis(2009)   Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:16 am


Summer is back! We Brits like nothing better after a season of drinking lager and watching football than to break out the fruit squash, strawberries and cream and place our finest tennis players on a giant pedestal so we can grieve for the rest of the summer when they fail to win Wimbledon. Thanks to Sega, you can relive the glorious highs of the making it all the way to the semi-final before getting knocked out, just like your heroes.

Arriving three years after its predecessor (Virtua Tennis 2006, in case you were wondering), VT09 hasn�t aimed to reinvent the racquet. It�s a simple game to pick up and play and like all classics it�s a difficult one to master. Various shots controlled by with the face
buttons on your controller and early positioning for the return results in greater power and accuracy. So far, so tedious. What makes Virtua Tennis stand out from the crowd?

A lengthy solo campaign is the first option I dived into. Seminal runner-up Tim Henman is your guide and will take through a series of challenges to improve your game. Your game is split into three sections; base strokes, serves & volleys and footwork. Complete enough challenges (or mini-games outside tennis academy) and you�ll unlock a new play style for that specific part of your game which you can then allocate to your character.

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PostSubject: Re: Virtua Tennis(2009)   Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:33 am

Initially starting as a rookie, you�ll need to win games and tournaments to rise through the ranks of the amateurs. For the first few hours (until you are ranked well enough to be invited to better tournaments) this means playing against competition who are almost incapable of scoring a point. Serves by you are aces. Any serve by your opponent which is returned is almost guaranteed to score a point. Indeed, your opponents seem to be unaware of the fact that tennis is a competitive sport and not a challenge to see how long you can bat the ball between yourselves. This wouldn�t be very long anyway, as your opponents have an unerring tendency to fall over and miss.

Lack of competition early on wouldn�t be such an issue if you moved up the ranks more quickly for each tournament won. It will take a half dozen hours play before you can hope to reach the next level of events and the same again before you come across a real challenge to actually test the skills Mr Henman has been teaching you. Couple this with insanely long loading times (especially double matches, which I avoided after the first half dozen tournaments) and you have the disastrous situation of spending more time with menus than on the court
There is a lot to like about the campaign mode however. There is the afore mentioned tennis academy, a shop to spend your hard-earned cash on pirate boots, sheriff hats and more powerful racquets and a wide variety of zany, good fun mini-games which also improve your tennis skills. Events pop up in your calendar throughout the year and your stamina bar drops for every one you participate in. Care must be taken to ensure you don�t over-exert yourself at tournaments and the academy by taking time to rest or face injury. It�s not the deepest managerial sim the world has ever seen, but choosing between resting for the next major event or trying to win some money for a tie-die t-shirt to wear to it resulted in a snapped tendon and 3 weeks on crutches for me!

Virtua Tennis 2009 has a wide selection of locations and courts, however the backdrops are often bland with very little animation from either the crowd or umpires in the background. Likewise the game offers a huge host of licensed players and a comprehensive character creation mode, but the resulting characters look more plastic than Barbie�s boyfriend Ken. Even the in-game Andy Murray in the game looks like a preview to his Madame Taussauds waxwork. This lack of graphical realism is made up for by the character animations. A tense match between two players can be a joy to watch.

Much like this year�s Street Fighter 4, Virtua Tennis 2009 comes into its own in multiplayer. Online functionality is excellent, with a choice of standard tennis play or competitive mini-game matches such as a Breakout-inspired wall destroyer game or smashing tennis balls into the bow of invading pirate ships. Needless the action is even better played locally where you can throw your controller off the floor and storm out the room shouting endless John McEnroe clich�s at your partner.

Virtua Tennis 2009 arrives at a good time. The sporting season is reaching its climax and it�s been a long break from the previous instalment to get fans eager. While this is a solid title, it does nothing to make it a necessity. Rockstar�s Table Tennis and Top Spin invigorated what has been a staple genre since Pong and Virtua Tennis resolutely ignored lessons other games have been trying to teach. It�s difficult to give VT09 a high mark. None the less, the core gameplay mechanics are absolutely sound and fans will be pleased to break out the balls and get back into their swing.


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PostSubject: Virtua Tennis 2009 -Screenshots and images   Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:41 am

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PostSubject: Virtua Tennis 2009 Official Trailer   Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:34 pm

Virtua Tennis 2009 Official Trailer

The world's top tennis stars are hitting the courts again as SEGA's best-selling tennis series smashes back into action on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and the Wii - Virtua Tennis 2009 will be arriv...

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PostSubject: Re: Virtua Tennis(2009)   Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:38 pm

Virtua Tennis 2009 - Exhibition - Djokovic Vs Ancic

Novak Djokovic for the first time in Virtua Tennis 2009!
We play with Novak.Its amazing!



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PostSubject: Re: Virtua Tennis(2009)   Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:51 pm

Virtua Tennis 2009 Gameplay - Ivanovic vs. Kuznetsova.

Also Ana Ivanovic is in the game.Fantastic!

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PostSubject: Re: Virtua Tennis(2009)   Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:55 pm

Here more trailers for VT2009!This look's very realistic!

Virtua Tennis 2009 - Exhibition - Roddick Vs Ferrer


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PostSubject: Re: Virtua Tennis(2009)   Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:59 pm

Virtua Tennis 2009 -Federer vs.Nadal

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PostSubject: Re: Virtua Tennis(2009)   Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:03 pm

Virtua Tennis 2009 Gameplay - Murray vs. Djokovic

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