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  • Summary: Create your own player and join the new World Tour where you are trained by a real-life legend of tennis to compete for the #1 ranking against the biggest stars. Then take your character online and prove you're the best with the new online ranking system! With brand new courts, a new roll call of tennis stars to compete against and even more court mini-games, Virtua Tennis 2009 is set to be the #1 tennis title once again! New World Tour & Online Rankings - Take your career online and compete for the ultimate title of ‘Virtua Tennis Champion’ with the new PLAYSTATION 3 system and Xbox 360 online ranking system. With prize money you earn in online tournaments, you can purchase over 800 shop items in the new Tennis Store and upgrade your character. New Players / Courts - Play as or against over 20 of the world’s top players, including seven new to Virtua Tennis and three legends. All-new arenas and the officially licensed Davis Cup provide the most realistic tennis competition to date. New Player Creation System - You now have full control over facial, body and clothing customization, as well as the depth to populate the game world with hundreds of unknown opponents. More Court Games. Playing alone or with up to three friends compete in 12 mini-games, five completely new, and upload your hi-scores on the worldwide rankings in games such as Zoo Feeder and Pirate War. Improved Gameplay - Courtside action is better than ever, with extensive updates to the famous arcade-style Virtua Tennis match engine, as well as 3D crowds and a more realistic courtside experience. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. SEGA has served up as a great sequel, fixing problems with Virtua Tennis 3 though going that step further with an extended SPT Tour.
  2. They took a long time for the development of Virtua Tennis 2009. Why? There’s actually nothing new around.
  3. 75
    Virtua Tennis 2009 plays a better, more compelling game than any other tennis game around, but it is still fundamentally more of the same. Nonetheless, if you're in the market for a new set of balls, then this is certainly a game that you'll love.
  4. 70
    However, the franchise is in risk of going stale and not pushing more boundaries in other areas while maintaining the excellent gameplay.
  5. Despite the fact that all the evidence suggests Virtua Tennis is a series stuck in a rut, Virtua Tennis 2009 is still great fun, especially in multiplayer.
  6. 67
    It's a slight advancement over its predecessor, VT 3, but its biggest weaknesses, the online and single-player modes, mire an otherwise satisfying experience.
  7. Simply put: do not buy Virtua Tennis 2009. There is absolutely no reason to buy this over the superior (and cheaper) VT3.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jan 27, 2014
    10
    i for one love the games feel and fast paced action, the only thing i don't like about the game is how slow you move up the rankings but everything else is spot on. Expand

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