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POSTED 25/2/12


VIRTUA TENNIS 4 WORLD TOUR EDITION

SEGA



Stretch, Armstrong, stretch!

Lob is in the air, everywhere we look around. Lob is in the air, every sight and every sound...

When we reviewed Virtua Tennis 4 on PS3 a little while back, we liked it but didnít see that much of an improvement over the previous incarnation. The laws have changed now, however, as this here World Tour Edition is the first fuzzy ball assault on the Vita. If you like tennis, and want to take it with you, then itís ace. Really Ė that wasnít just another of our shit puns.

The stuff you get in the big version is essentially whatís here: a thorough career mode, arcade matches, exhibition games, practice and those cool-fun arcade games where you collect chickens, play tennis poker, go all soccerific and the like. Thereís also local ad hoc or online multiplayer, and some gimmicky stuff utilising the Vitaís capabilities, like a See-Saw-Margery-Daw pirate ship thingy, a positively chunder-inducing first-person view and a fun little overhead touch game for two players thatís basically Pong on steroids.

Needless to say, touch controls are available on the main events. Your mileage may vary to ours, but we went back to the traditional stick and button assault fairly quickly Ė not to sound old fogeyesque or anything, obviously. Danged new-fangled touchy-feely devilís contraptions, dagnabbit!

Otherwise, you can snap your own face and stick it onto your own Frankensteinís monster of a player. If you sort the lighting out well enough this gives good results. We didnít, and our doppelganger looked like the Phantom of the Opera. Thankfully it didnít sing Andrew Lloyd Webber at us though, it just grunted lots.

VT4WTE looks better than Maria Sharapova or Novac Djokovic in the nuddy (depending upon your preference), and plays almost as well. See? We can be seriousÖ

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