Virtua Tennis 2009 Wii

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 5 out of 21
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  1. Obs
    Apr 8, 2010
    3
    Awful. Do not buy. The graphics are pretty poor. There are frame rate issues which make it difficult to play when using Motion Plus, which is surprising because it's not a pretty game. Animations seem to bear little resemblance to the shot actually being played. The game itself is rather shallow, offering little beyond what you'd get playing Wii Sports Tennis. Motion Plus Awful. Do not buy. The graphics are pretty poor. There are frame rate issues which make it difficult to play when using Motion Plus, which is surprising because it's not a pretty game. Animations seem to bear little resemblance to the shot actually being played. The game itself is rather shallow, offering little beyond what you'd get playing Wii Sports Tennis. Motion Plus certainly doesn't help, since what your player does seems bizarrely disconnected from your actual motions - to aim your shots you sometimes have to swing well before the ball even reaches you, and it just feels really strange when you swing and then sit and wait for a second before anything happens. Also, as mentioned, the stuttering frame rate can make it difficult to time shots properly when using Motion Plus. Expand
  2. SteveH
    Dec 28, 2009
    2
    This is a ridiculously easy game. It is impossible to hit the ball out wide and opponents are awful. So far I have won every tournament entered. It's a shame because the idea is great but it's much much much too easy.
  3. JS
    Jun 15, 2009
    4
    I bought this game based on good reviews but was very disappointed. I play the Wii games with my 5 year old son and although a good video game this is not a good "Wii" game. For multiplayer there is no split screen so you are essentilaly playing backward if you are in the far court (I would think for the Wii this would be a no brainer) (and half the time your player is obstructed by the I bought this game based on good reviews but was very disappointed. I play the Wii games with my 5 year old son and although a good video game this is not a good "Wii" game. For multiplayer there is no split screen so you are essentilaly playing backward if you are in the far court (I would think for the Wii this would be a no brainer) (and half the time your player is obstructed by the scoreboard that overlies the back upper area of the screen which I found extremely annoying. The online multiplayer was not of much use as I could not find someone to play with (this may change as more people buy the game). The game also does not take advantage of the motionplus (main reason i had bought the game) (Compare with Tiger Woods 10 and Grand Slam Tennis (which I bought after this). Overall for a single player it is OK but for multiplayer look elsewhere. Expand
  4. Laurent
    Jul 11, 2009
    3
    I like tennis games and was thrilled to see this one on the wii. It's a disappointment. As somebody said it takes skill to get it to work with you but to me the skills it takes are the wrong ones. 1. The way you choose the direction is really odd sometimes you have to swing a whole second before you would based on the ball position 2. The control is overall unreliable -or I I like tennis games and was thrilled to see this one on the wii. It's a disappointment. As somebody said it takes skill to get it to work with you but to me the skills it takes are the wrong ones. 1. The way you choose the direction is really odd sometimes you have to swing a whole second before you would based on the ball position 2. The control is overall unreliable -or I didn't find a reliable way that is natural enough to me Collapse

Awards & Rankings

#43 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. What Virtua Tennis lacks in panache or style, it makes up for with substance, including a comprehensive World Tour mode and the best tennis controls on Wii. [July 2009, p.62]
  2. It’s a solid step up from what’s been on the Wii so far, and it’s addictive enough that we kept playing well past the point where our arms got sore.
  3. As a first attempt at Wii MotionPlus controls this is a decent effort, but it's not quite the definitive article. [July 2009, p.88]