Republished on Wednesday 28th July 2021: We’re bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of August’s PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows.
Tennis games tend to be a lot of fun, but even the best ones struggle to capture the intricacy of the sport. In franchises like Virtua Tennis, the emphasis is on baseline rallies rather than pin-point ball placement, and so matches devolve into a battle of attrition as players slug it out from left-to-right until the angles no longer make sense. Tennis World Tour 2, a much-improved sequel from the developer of this year’s AO Tennis 2, captures the flow of the sport better than ever before – at the expense of accessibility for those who aren’t willing to master it.
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