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85
Vandal Online (May 22, 2009)
Es una entrega muy continuista, muy conservadora, muy "edición 2009" al estilo del resto de juegos deportivos, en la que se han esforzado por pulir al máximo el sistema de juego de la anterior entrega, pero sin asumir ningún riesgo que pueda romper la "fórmula mágica" que Sega Japón encontró ya hace diez años. Los británicos de Sumo Digital han hecho un buen trabajo con esta cuarta parte, dándole una vuelta de tuerca más y ajustándola al máximo. Sigue siendo una compra obligada para los fans del tenis, pero nos gustaría ver más cambios en la siguiente entrega, si es que queda tiempo en esta generación.
85
Console Monster (May 29, 2009)
To conclude, SEGA has served up as a great sequel, fixing problems with Virtua Tennis 3 though going that step further with an extended SPT Tour. The online leaderboards are definitely the cream on the strawberries, making Virtua Tennis 2009 the best sports title of this summer.
83
The Video Game Critic (Jul 03, 2009)
I should also mention that this is a heck of a lot like Virtua Tennis 3 (Xbox 360, 2006). The player selection is nearly the same, and the basic gameplay is unchanged. The single player mode does employ a lower vantage point, but it's no better or worse that the default high overhead view. Additional on-line modes are now available for those interested in that kind of thing. Gamers in the market for a tennis title will love Virtua Tennis 2009, but long-time fans looking to elevate their game may be disappointed.
82
Power Unlimited (Jul 24, 2009)
Met wat meer tijd, wat meer finetuning had Virtua Tennis nóg hogere ogen gegooid. Maar wie weet: als de Wii-versie net wat meer controle geeft dan zou die versie wel eens een Gold Award kunnen scoren.
80
4Players.de (May 22, 2009)
Wir spielen hier seit zwei Wochen nur noch zwei Sportspiele - UFC und Virtua Tennis 2009. Und selbst wenn Letzteres hier nicht zu vergleichbarem Jubel führt: Es macht immer noch einen Heidenspaß, sich den Filzball wie in alten Dreamcast-Zeiten um die Ohren zu hauen! Zumal Sega auf den ersten Blick alles richtig gemacht, indem man endlich angenehm flüssige Online-Matches für alle Plattformen anbietet und die Spielmechanik etwas authentischer gestaltet hat. Sprich: Weniger übertriebene Hechtsprung- und Schmetterakrobatik, mehr lebendige Stolper- und Schlaganimationen. Das sorgt dafür, dass sich dieses Tennis trotz seiner Arcade-Rasanz etwas realistischer anfühlt. Allerdings ist die Spieldynamik keine neue und irgendwann überschaubar, da es vor allem den Stopps an Effizienz fehlt. Und sobald man sich alleine der Welt-Tour widmet, bröckelt der Putz für Solisten: Die Karriere ist trotz leichter Verschönerung und Minispielaufstockung stinklangweilig, steril und unpersönlich.
80
MS Xbox World (May 30, 2009)
This may not be a ground-breaking accomplishment, and there still could be some tweaks here and there – such as introducing a more realistic graphics engine, and extra animations – but it is a noticeable improvement from Virtua Tennis 3, and offers more than enough content for a modernised remake.
80
Meristation (May 22, 2009)
Los que ya hemos jugado a los otros títulos anteriores nos sabemos las estrategias de ataque de memoria, con una IA que casi parece de la familia después de tanto tiempo. Quizás en esta ocasión, si con el Wii Motion Plus consiguen un acabado bien calibrado, el juego de Wii sea el mejor Virtua Tennis 2009 que podamos ver. Para los nuevos jugadores, VT2009 es un arcade muy recomendable por su sencillez y su capacidad de diversión a corto plazo. Para los que llevamos muchas partidas a los anteriores, nos parecerá estar ante el mismo perro con distinto collar. Un collar con más definición, más animaciones y mejores texturas, pero que sabemos de antemano hacia dónde va a ir cuando lo saquemos a pasear.
80
VT has always been a party game, and it pulls that off well enough to excuse the rough edges. If the more technical Top Spin 3 is posh dinner in polite company, this is a pie and a pint with friends - a little boisterous, maybe, but you don't need etiquette to have a good time.
80
Wonderwallweb.com (Jun 16, 2009)
Virtua Tennis 09 doesn’t really innovate and perhaps some people think that this version should have, however in saying that it is still a real fun game to play and at the end of the day for arcade and tennis fans that should be all that counts.
75
Retro Gamer (Jul, 2009)
In terms of an arcade tennis game, you'll find no better. However, if you shelled out for the last game, there's a strong chance you might feel disappointed by the lack of new features and visual improvements.
75
Play.tm (May 31, 2009)
Despite all of the welcome improvements Virtua Tennis 2009 brings, the game is essentially a significantly updated version of VT 3, tuned and revamped just in time for this year's Wimbledon. Sumo's previous experience on Sega Superstars Tennis and their conversion of Virtua Tennis 3 for the PSP certainly shines through here, making VT 2009 undoubtedly the best tennis game you can currently buy. If you already own VT 3 however, you might want to think twice before you consider upgrading to this. 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.
75
XGN (Jun 06, 2009)
Virtua Tennis 2009 is een kopie van Virtua Tennis 3 met de nodige veranderingen en verbeteringen. Maar een game hoeft niet revolutionair te zijn om toch lekker weg te spelen.
75
Gameplanet (Jun 22, 2009)
So as long as you go into it knowing that while SEGA is claiming that it’s “The World’s No.1 Tennis Series”, Virtua Tennis 2009 isn’t the greatest looking or most accurate game in the tennis genre, but it’s definitely worth playing, has some excellent arcade diversions and provides quality multiplayer enjoyment.
74
XboxAchievements (Jun 29, 2009)
This is still a solid tennis game but it is also one that offers almost no improvement over its predecessor. The controls are still easy and this is the perfect ‘pick up and play’ sports title. Still, the single player is a long winded drag, with your player being far too good from the get go - not to mention the fact you have no control over the difficulty. The online is also fairly basic and will not grip you for long. You can still have plenty of fun here, especially with friends, but do not expect anything ground breaking.
73
A solid effort that just does not live up to the great first Virtua Tennis.
72
NZGamer (Jul 07, 2009)
Chances are that if you’ve played Virtua Tennis 3 you may be slightly disappointed, as the usual high bar that is the VT series hasn’t been quite reached this time round, and 2009 is quite similar to VT3 to begin with. But if you’ve never experienced a Virtua Tennis title it is a great game to pick up, as its accessibility and charm will have you hooked for hours.
72
GameFocus (Jul 20, 2009)
Virtua Tennis really needs to start justifying its existence at this point. It’s more of the same with some minor additions, and is only recommendable if you missed the previous games. With other tennis games competing for the top spot, Virtua can’t be complacent for one more game. Evolution is a must.
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GameTrailers (Jun 26, 2009)
If you haven't already picked up Virtua Tennis 3, Virtua Tennis 2009 is worth a look since it offers more content, including the online world tour option. For everyone else, though, it's too much of a rehash to warrant a purchase, even at its discounted 50 dollar price tag. It still features the same solid arcade-style tennis, but there isn't much forward momentum for the series with this year's installment. Well, there's always next season.
70
Jeuxvideo.com (May 22, 2009)
Une fois de plus, Sega s'appuie sur son savoir-faire et sur l'expérience acquise dans les précédents volets de la série Virtua Tennis pour proposer un titre de qualité. Les joueurs qui ont refusé de craquer pour Top Spin 3, la faute à son côté élitiste, pourront se jeter sur Virtua Tennis 2009 sans aucune crainte. Pourtant, si cet opus est réussi, il n'en reste pas moins peu surprenant et trop proche de son aîné. Encore perfectible, parfois frustrant tant il privilégie les longs échanges aux vrais coups risqués, il s'impose toutefois comme le jeu de tennis le plus fun sur consoles et que l'on conseillera en priorité aux amateurs de multijoueur et de parties sans prise de tête. Les connaisseurs et joueurs qui misent sur un gameplay profond et novateur lui préféreront en effet le dernier Top Spin.
70
XboxFrance (Jun 20, 2009)
Au final, Virtua Tennis 2009 n'est pas un mauvais jeu, bien au contraire. Bien aidé par son mode World Tour très long et ultra complet et sa jouabilité arcade, accessible et spectaculaire, cet opus fait le métier, sans toutefois chercher à renouveler complètement la saga. Certes l'on constate quelques améliorations ou nouveautés de ci de là mais l'ensemble reste trop classique et sans surprises pour devenir incontournable, notamment pour les amateurs de tennis qui auraient déjà plié Virtua Tennis 3 en long, en large et en travers. A trop se reposer sur ses lauriers, la franchise se laisse peu à peu déborder par ses concurrents et si Top Spin 3 reste devant sur certains points, étrangement absents du jeu malgré les deux ans qui le séparent de son prédécesseur, Electronic Arts et son Grand Chelem Tennis pourrait bien lui apporter le coup de grâce. Sympathique mais pas indispensable, surtout pour les possesseurs du précédent opus !
70
Good Game (May 18, 2009)
We haven’t checked it out yet, but the wii version looks a bit more interesting, as it has motion control so it might be a bit like a hardcore version of wii-tennis, but the 360 version gets a 7/10, we craved much more and felt like we’d played it all before.
70
Au final, ce Virtua Tennis 2009 est un bon titre, tout aussi bon que Virtua Tennis 3. Seulement ce dernier est sorti il y a deux ans. Sega est opportuniste, et profite de la période de Roland Garros pour sortir ce titre, dont la principale évolution est au final de proposer de l'online sur PS3. La version Wii est probablement la version principale de cette cuvée Virtua Tennis 2009. Avec des modifications de gameplay pas particulièrement pertinentes, un mode solo mieux géré mais qui traîne en longueur et un roster élargi, il n'est pas forcément évident de trancher. Par conséquent, Virtua Tennis 2009 sur PS3 ne présentera réellement de l'intérêt que si vous n'avez pas déjà Virtua Tennis 3 ou que vous voulez à tout prix jouer en ligne.
70
Video Games Daily (Jun 15, 2009)
A good tennis game, let down by a frustrating slow campaign and terrible loading times. If you are a fan of 2 player head to head games or tennis itself then Virtua Tennis 2009 is a safer bet than Federer. For the single player there are better games in the genre out there.
70
Gameplayer.se (Jun 09, 2009)
Virtua Tennis 2009 är emellertid fortfarande ett bra spel, men absolut inte värt att byta upp sig till om man äger något annat Virtua Tennis till 360 eller Playstation 3. Nyheterna är få, affischnamn och aktuella licenser så där relevant inom tennis, så det fungerar utmärkt att köra på daterade versioner. Har man emellertid inte någon sådan är Virtua Tennis 2009 ett bra köp. För trots allt bör alla tv-spelare av rang äga åtminstone ett tennisspel.
70
Kombo.com (Jun 30, 2009)
Virtua Tennis 2009 is good but needs to be looking to the future and changing up some of the formula.
70
Gamer.nl (May 31, 2009)
Virtua Tennis 2009 is een goed tennisspel. Door het gebrek aan essentiële vernieuwingen blijft een ware revolutie echter uit, ook al zijn er zo hier en daar wat alleraardigste aanpassingen doorgevoerd. Het spel steekt fundamenteel nog steeds prima in elkaar, maar dat neemt niet weg dat Virtua Tennis 2009 haar potentie lang niet volledig benut heeft.
70
Eurogamer.net (UK) (May 29, 2009)
Still, taking both elements of the game into account, it's hard not to feel a little underwhelmed by what Virtua Tennis 2009 has to offer. While the online multiplayer facet has undoubtedly been improved, the disappointment over what's been done to World Tour mode and the general lack of ambition in certain areas leaves me wanting.
70
videogamer.com (May 29, 2009)
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. The original 1999 Virtua Tennis engine is so good that it provides, even a decade later, one of the most compelling multiplayer experiences not just in sports games, but in all games. It feels like a cop-out to let the game off for this, but it's unavoidable. Watching this series evolve is like watching the white-painted lines on Centre Court dry, but it's still impossible to put down. Virtua Tennis 2009 is the best in the series by virtue of iteration, but justifying forking out £45 for what feels like little more than a roster update is getting pretty hard, especially with Top Spin challenging for that coveted world number one tennis game ranking. Right now VT is holding it off. But for how long?
70
I want the full tennis experience – the ATP tour, all the Grand Slam events, endorsement deals, everything. Sadly, with all the competing interests that run the sport, I’ll probably never see it. The players are independent contractors, as are the major tournaments, as are the major sponsors and equipment manufacturers. Negotiating all the contracts necessary to make a real tennis experience might be mission impossible. Still, there’s got to be a better way than this. The Top Spin series, despite its gameplay issues, at least made an effort. Virtua Tennis needs to try much harder if it’s going to regain its title as the preeminent tennis franchise.
67
1UP (Jun 29, 2009)
Despite its beguilingly lean fundamentals, VT 2009 is as challenging and engaging as the competition, and shows that fun and interesting matches don?t require an excessive amount of options. 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.
65
Good Game (May 18, 2009)
If you hit a ball or return one to get your opponent moving, then move closer to the net and hit it the other way as hard as you can you pretty much win without any hassles. And it makes me think that the game doesn’t really know it’s audience – newcomers are going to hit a wall eventually but without any tutorials it might frustrate them enough to quit and hardcore players will be able to toughen themselves up really fast in the training ground, but will probably get bored with the ease of the campaign before any real challenge.
60
Game Arena (Jun 18, 2009)
Virtua Tennis 2009 isn't a bad game - it's more fun than most sports games with three other people at hand - but it certainly isn't a good game. Go and get Virtua Tennis 3 or Top Spin 3 if you desperately need a tennis game on your Xbox 360 though - they're both better.
60
IGN (Jun 12, 2009)
Virtua Tennis 2009 was a disappointment for me. Maybe it’s because I’m a rabid tennis fan and player and I wanted more from the series this year, or maybe it’s because I feel like I’ve played this game before on the Dreamcast. Sumo Digital needs to turn their focus to changing the gameplay dynamics and World Tour mode, along with solidifying the connectivity issues online if they want to keep pace with the other tennis titles of the world.
60
Truly, Virtua Tennis 2009 is little more than a lazily rehashed and less than polished iteration of what was offered in Virtua Tennis 3. I strongly urge players to save their money and pick up 2007's version used for nearly an identical experience. Still, if you simply must have the latest SEGA tennis offering, Virtua Tennis 2009 controls great and offers quite a bit of whilst playing against friends on the couch.
60
AceGamez (2009)
With a growing number of tennis game upstarts snipping away at Virtua Tennis's heels, the series really will have to do much better if it is to retain its position as an ace title. Sumo Digital is without doubt one of the most talented development houses in the UK and is more than up to the challenge, so perhaps our expectations will be met with their next attempt. Sadly though, for now Virtua Tennis 2009 is only probably worth a look if you've missed the last couple of iterations; otherwise it might be best to hope that VT 2010 is a little more enticing and give EA's new Grand Slam Tennis a look instead.
60
Gamervision (Jun 29, 2009)
Virtua Tennis 2009 is a prime example of a game treading water that desperately needs an overhaul. Fans joke about the release of Madden NFL every year being nothing more than a roster update, despite the growth the gameplay of that franchise has seen. Virtua Tennis hasn’t changed one bit in ten years, and nobody seems to notice. The time for letting Sega slide on this has passed. If you’ve played one VT, you’ve played them all, and this year’s version is so unexceptional, that it doesn’t even deserve to be rented. Break out your old Dreamcast version, or track down a used copy of Virtua Tennis 3. It’ll be cheaper, and just as fun.
60
Worth Playing (Jun 23, 2009)
Don't get me wrong. Virtua Tennis 2009 isn't bad, but it isn't stellar either. If this were any other game with a fresh title and some modern advances, it might even be received better. Since this is a continuation of a franchise, though, I expect some level of advancement to justify the constant and continual sequels. This is like the Shrek 3 of tennis games: It's OK and it's good for a quick chuckle, but in the scheme of things, it's nearly wholly unnecessary.
60
GameSpot (Jun 23, 2009)
It's a shame that Sega didn't capture the frenetic energy of the minigames in the rest of the game. There is a distinct lack of energy in Virtua Tennis 2009 that makes the experience feel dull and lifeless. From competitors that don't seem to care whether they win or lose to mechanics that are accessible but lack depth, Virtua Tennis gets stale within a few hours. The audio brings it down even more, pumping bland rock music during the matches without even a commentator around to spice things up. Virtua Tennis used to be the king of the racket world, but it's going to have to put in a lot more work if it's going to regain the top spot.
25
Game Shark (Jul 20, 2009)
Simply put: do not buy Virtua Tennis 2009. I could write a two page review with “Don't buy Virtua Tennis 2009, stick with Virtua Tennis 3” over and over again and I still wouldn't have said it enough times. There is absolutely no reason to buy this over the superior (and cheaper) VT3.