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GF Rating
7.1

1074 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great gameplay, very shiny, needs a bit more depth

posted by TheArvis (DELAND, FL) May 9, 2007

Member since Apr 2007

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

I can safely say that this is the best tennis video game I have ever played. Unfortunately, that isn't saying a whole lot, since the last tennis game I really spent any time with was the abysmal "Super Tennis" on SNES. However, Virtua Tennis 3 went far beyond my expectations of a tennis game in terms of graphics and gameplay, but underwhelmed a bit in the character creation department.

Things it delievered on: graphics were absolutely amazing, very finely tuned gameplay that's easy to pick up, but hard to really master, create-your-own-character, many gameplay options.

Things it delievered that I didn't know I wanted: all the extra mini-games, like Alien Attack and Pin Topple. These were alot of fun, and using them to "train" your character in World Tour was a clever way to use them and get the player familiar with them. Also, the interaction between your custom player and the Pros was a neat little surprise. Nothing more exciting than playing mixed doubles with Maria Sharapova.

Things it needs work on: facial expressions need alot of work. The create-a-character mode, while good, needs more depth. Also, getting name brand equipment, MORE equipment, and a better interface would help. The custom character faces also need MUCH more freedom when you're making them. The guy I made looks nothing like me... or any other actual human for that matter. The increase in AI difficulty could be smoothed out a bit more as well. The computer opponents go from "special olympics" to "will kill you in 8 volleys" very abruptly.

All in all, the game is alot of fun, and interesting enough to keep my attention off of other older games I have had for a while now. Not to mention, my interest in tennis is growing every time I sit down to play the game. It's worth checking out if you like fun video games.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Great Tennis

posted by slovakia94 (LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA) Apr 12, 2007

Member since Dec 2006

4 out of 9 gamers (44%) found this review helpful

No other tennis game is better than this game. Controls are easy, and very fun to play. Only a very bad thing is that this game is not online enabled.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Virtua Tennis a Flop with no online play

posted by MNSandman (CASPER, WY) Sep 12, 2007

Member since Sep 2007

1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

I had planned on buying this game originally before joining Game Fly. I am glad I tried it out on GF first. I would not have been very happy to get this home and then not be able to play it online.

The graphics, etc. are great but it is no fun playing the computer. Therefore I rate this game as a 5.

Thanks,
MNSandman

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