So, whether you're looking for an extended Career Mode or just a quick bit of fun with a pirate ship, Virtua Tennis 2009 caters to you. The only problem is that it does not stray very far from the template of Virtua Tennis 3 before it. It's more of the same, basically, even though it is just that little bit better and packs a superior control system. Is this a bad thing?
Depends if you bought Virtua Tennis 3 or not, or if you liked it enough to want a very faithful sequel. Nobody can make that decision for you. For new joiners to the series or those who go "There's a new Virtua Tennis game out? Cool!", this game is recommended if you're after some competent, comprehensive and occassionally crazy Tennis fun.