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  • Summary: Virtua Tennis 4 with the PlayStation Move is more than just hitting the ball; it's about the angle of the racquet, the spin and speed of the ball and the power of the shot. The advanced motion sensors of PlayStation Move precisely track both the fast and subtle movements of the controller allowing for pinpoint accurate shots as players improve their racquet skills. Virtua Tennis 4 will also support 3D technology delivering unprecedented realism to the tennis experience, bringing you closer than ever to being out on the court. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. As long as you aren't interested in motion controls, it's the best tennis game on Wii. [June 2011, p.100]
  2. May 6, 2011
    80
    Still, what makes Virtua Tennis 4 great is the multiplayer. [May 2011, p.88]
  3. 80
    Virtua Tennis 4 might very well be the deepest and most complete tennis experience on Wii.
  4. May 13, 2011
    65
    It would be great if all the buttons were accessible and you didn't have to use a D-pad. [May 2011, p.59]
  5. May 21, 2011
    60
    A disappointing effort from the series veterans and creators - it feels as if the Wii version was considered last, with faulty controls and a blatant lack of planning when it came to motion control. There are plenty of features to dig your teeth into, but the lack of care makes it difficult to tackle without many compromises. Worth trying if you're a fan of the sport or Virtua Tennis, but only worth buying if you can become accustomed to the controls.
  6. May 10, 2011
    60
    By partially abandoning the arcade style SEGA has made a bad choice. Virtua Tennis 4 is flawed in many ways, from its unresponsive control scheme to the poor use of the motion controls. Not the best way to enjoy tennis on Wii.
  7. May 16, 2011
    34
    Virtua Tennis 4, however, seems to take about a dozen steps backward, with few redeeming features able to keep your interest. Hopefully, they take a long hard look at their flaws and serve up a better product the next time around. Until then, where's my Wii Sports?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Dec 14, 2011
    9
    Gran arcade, teniendo en cuenta que es esto, un arcade, Virtua Tennis 4 es un gran juego con mucha diversión y encima, tiene modo online y personalización completa de un avatar :) Expand
  2. Nov 27, 2013
    1
    When the player needs to refer to the manual just to get to the main menu, there's something wrong with your game.

    "You will mostly be
    holding the Wii remote sideways to play this game."

    Seriously? For a tennis game that features a "Compatible with Motion Plus™" logo on the front of the case?

    There is a "Motion Play" option in the main menu (which you navigate to using the controller NES-style) which lets you play "Exhibition" or "Party" mode, but for the "World Tour" or "Arcade" modes (that is, about 99% of the game) it's 4-way d-pad and 2 action buttons all the way. Welcome to 1985!

    I played the first mini-game in World Tour and then quit; I put about as much effort into playing the game as Sega did porting it to the Wii. I give it a 1 because it did technically work, and caused no physical harm to me or my belongings.
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