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This is the Virtua Tennis for Virtua Tennis fans. I have been addicted since my high school/dreamcast years and every instalment has been a blast. Part 3 is on of those early next-gen titles that lacks online abilities in our day and age now, but 2009 takes what isn't broken and runs with it.
I have never written a review before but at my standards of a 25-year-gamer this is top-notch, party or solo, online or off, solid fun. It is why I play video-games. Games like this don't have a hype train or a blip on a radar and surpass most blockbusters that fade in a month.
The graphics had a huge update, the career mode follows unbroken VT standards, and the training games still fit in the to-easy for now very challenging later frame (with a slue of new ones).
My qualms with the game are the same as last, the am career is so horrowing to get through but does give it lasting value. The character creater still let's you make funny characters but all of the Ams still look like your inbread siblings.
The best major change to gameplay is that while still stuck with stamina and injuries in career mode; the player does not loose juice that has been earned in XP.
I'm going to keep it, and if you have been a virtua tennis fan like me (it actually made me start playing tennis) it is well worth the discount through gamefly. One constant thought is going through my head when I play, "will dlc and trophies make it better or worse?" but then I realize that this is the sleeper hit of the year and in a month I will have to battle with people in Eurpope.
In its first week I forgot I owned any other games. Even got a friend who had no prior interest in tennis hooked on it. It's good fun; might not be the most ultra realistic game out there, but it's still a blast. Yes, the tournament mode is a bit of a grind, but I think the game truly shines for its doubles mode anyway. Just my $0.02.