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Virtua Tennis 2 Dreamcast

Virtua Tennis 2

Format:
Dreamcast

Genre:
Sporting

Style:
Competitive
Cooperative

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This old one is always the best, forgotten, downtrodden but still dolling out the Dreamcast fun.

In My Experience

Having got excited by Top Ranking Tennis recently on the Gameboy, I wanted to dig out Virtua Tennis 2 on the Dreamcast as a comparison. Again, the old games show the newer ones how itís done.

Gameplay and graphics are spot on - it really is like being there. I decided to play as Pat Rafter to keep the Aussie wife happy and I was amazed at how slick the animations and presentation is, even years later. The simple controls ensure that I always felt the ball had a decent chance of going where I wanted it - and OK, there arenít loads of options like newer games and itís annoying to have to play around with the settings to get a full 3 or 5 set match set up, but it sure is worth the effort to get the fuller Dreamcast tennis experience. The sound is awesome.

Last Word

What is it with tennis games? There are so many great ones out there, but for me this one is up there with the best. The gameplay, graphics and the sheer feeling that Iím actually playing a match for real. Just make sure you play with another human and itís gaming gold.

Prepare for some long but exciting rallies.

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Really stands up against all recent titles. Actually, itís better. If you donít mind the older tennis stars, itís a guaranteed smash for all players.

Written by Steve Manser

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