The top players in the world return, joined by some of the most exciting up-and-coming contenders. An all-star line-up of 19 players, including Nadal, Federer, Murray, Sharapova, Wozniacki and Williams, are gathered for a new World Tour that mixes in roleplaying elements to ensure that no two careers are the same. Players will be able to get even closer to the real thing with new motion control functionality on Move and Kinect.
Franchise followers will find Virtua Tennis 4 a difficult title to resist. The gameplay has proven solid for years, and everyone loves to see their favorite games in a fresh coat of paint. Yet no matter how powerful our nostalgia may be, it's obvious when a developer is relying so heavily on its namesake that it takes lazy shortcuts and ignores the potentially genre-breaking possibilities of new gameplay. The mechanics are second nature to fans of the series. Swings types are assigned to the buttons, while the stick is used to aim your shot. One new addition can be found in the power gauge, which builds slowly with successful shots. The player can unleash these shots in slow motion (we’re not still calling it “bullet time”, are we?), and the effect is cool.... Read Review