OXM UK: Virtua Tennis 2009 Review

OXM UK writes: "It's hard not to be churlish about being told what to do by Tim Henman. No chance we could be coached by someone who's actually won something, is there?

Still, someone needs to put rookies through their paces in this latest instalment of Sega's beloved arcade tennis series.

The formula's largely unchanged from 2006's solid VT3 - an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master philosophy rather than any pretence of genuine simulation.

With controls that feel as natural as stroking a cat, this is tennis as pure, heroic joy. As such, it's a party game more than anything else, though the addition of a persistent online leaderboard will encourage more disciplined play and add a little more meaning to competition with friends..."

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