VIRTUA TENNIS 4 WORLD TOUR EDITION
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
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
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