Virtua Tennis 4 (Xbox 360)

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Out Today: Virtua Tennis 4 (Europe)

Posted Fri, 29 Apr 2011 by James Newton

How will controller-free tennis shape up?

How will controller-free tennis shape up?

Drop the racquet

Xbox 360 gets its second "Better with Kinect Sensor" game today with the release of Sega's Virtua Tennis 4 across Europe.

The game is only playable with Kinect in a two-player Exhibition game or Party mode, so don't expect to take on the world's best players online using your sensor. Nor can you take on the offline career World Tour mode using Kinect, so keep your Xbox 360 controller within arm's length.

We'll bring you a full review of Virtua Tennis 4 on Kinect next week.

Tags: Out Today, SEGA, Europe.

  • Virtua Tennis 4 (Xbox 360)

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User Comments


1. mastodona United States 29 Apr 2011, 22:53 BST

Reading other reviews out this game sounds terrible with kinect...incredibly unresponsive and certainly not "better with kinect" like the box says suprise there then! When (if ever) will we actually see a really great kinect game?


2. James United Kingdom 30 Apr 2011, 09:29 BST

I think the "Better with Kinect" flash is a marketing idea; for PlayStation Move games they say "PlayStation Move features" which might have been a better idea here. Haven't tried it with Kinect yet (playing the PS3 version at the moment.)

Hate to say it but your next great Kinect game is probably six months away.


3. dirtyvu United States 01 May 2011, 19:10 BST

Child of Eden comes out in June


4. Spock Italy 01 May 2011, 20:04 BST

I have bene playing Virtua Tennis 4 with kinect since a copule of days and ... , well, it is very nice, indeed!
You can actually play in one-player exhibition mode and controlling the player is easy, although Sega programmers could have done better in giving more movement possibilities with kinect.
Also, when playing with kinect the view of the tennis court is from the player's backs, a great improvement with respect to the classic bird view of the game played with the traditional controller, as in this last case the players are too small (imho)
All in all, a nice surprise, seen the expectations and the previews of the game.


5. James United Kingdom 02 May 2011, 09:53 BST

Er, apart from that one, obviously... :$

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