First strengths and weaknesses.
Long world tour
Good mini games
The CPU opponents in world tour all look the same
Core gameplay very basic and lacks any depth
Not point in having lines on the court, impossible to hit the ball out, unless you are serving.
No risk/reward in the gameply.
Limit character creation tools.
TopSpin 3 is much better.
No character development in world tour.
First off my main problem with this game is there is no risk/reward. You can easier hit a screamer everytime and you know the ball will stay in. During the time I played it, (approximately 4 hours before I traded it in) I did not hit the ball out once. Thats not because I am a great player, far from it. I actually tried it, its impossible.
I understand that virtua tennis is all about player position and lining up the shot early, but come on. The line gudges in virtua tennis have an easy job. Moreover the drop shot is pointless. Again there is no risk of you hiting the ball into the night, no matter how hard you try the ball always lands about half way between the net and base line making it quite easy for the other player to get to it, rendering the drop shot pointless.
I have played other virtua tennis games, and i have to admit this was a big dissappointment. The CPU players in the world tour mode look poor, and all the same. Also the character creation tools are very limit.
There is some fun in be had 4 player with your mates, but again it grew old quick.
I expected a lot more from this game, lets hope next years will provide a more challenging, more realistic experience.