Product Type: Sega PSP games
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Very addictive tennis game
Virtua Tennis: World Tour (PSP)
Member Name: nanger
Virtua Tennis: World Tour (PSP)
Advantages: Great tour mode
Disadvantages: none as yet
This is another game that gets you hooked as soon as you start playing. The game offers a great range of features including tournament and exhibition matches and also of course the World Tour mode. When you start the world tour it is hard but the more training you do the better you will get and as you start to win more tournaments you will notice your world ranking slowly starting to rise. Training includes drills such as serving, volleying, footwork, forehand and backhand. Once I started my world tour I couldn't go back to play a normal tournament or exhibition game as I wanted to be the world number 1 as soon as possible! I have never played as multi player, but the game goes offer wifi multiplayer for up to 4 players.
This game is great fun and they funfactor will not wear off until you manage to conquer the world and win all the grand slam events. With all the different mini games (training) in world tour mode there is always something new to be doing. These games are good fun and takes the repetitive edge of just playing match after match.
The World Tour mode can be hard to start with and also gets quite hard to break into the world's top 100, you will need to be patient and keep working in training to do this. It also becomes extremely hard to become number 1 as Roger Federer has so many more points than anybody else and you will need to beat him a few times before you can take his spot. When playing normal exhibition games you can set the difficulty to your choice to have an enjoyable game.
The usual game controls for a tennis game with the joystick setting the direction of the shot and triangle, circle and X to hit either a lob, slice shot or the normal topspin. When you start playing you will probably get away with just playing a normal shot with X but as your game starts to improve you will need to use a full range of different shots.
I think the graphics for this game are rather good and it is easy to tell who every player is without seeing their name. The audio is ok I suppose with the regular repetitive background music, sound effects on all the shots and the calling of the score.
To be honest I have not even read the instructions, tennis games like this are rather self explanatory and you should be able to work it out for yourself. I would imagine the manual is easy to follow and covers all the game controls with ease.
I have played other tennis game such as Virtua Tennis 3 and Top Spin on other consoles but I do find this one the most addictive and you won't lose the fun factor until you find yourself in the world number 1 spot.
Summary: GREAT GAME !!!
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