Tennis World Tour 2 allows you to “cheat” in a game that feels like it is missing. Like the poorly-received original of 2018, Tennis World Tour 2 features a variety of “skill cards” that can be activated during matches, allowing you to boost your player’s values ​​or for your limited time. May also affect the qualities of the opponent. You can reduce your shot or serve accurately, improving your serve. Also, these skill cards are found in packs that you should buy with in-game currency just like the FIFA Ultimate team. Unlike the microtrans model present in the first Tennis World Tour game, at least you cannot buy in-game currency this time.

Still, it’s terrible game design – and worse, it’s completely unnecessary. Just look Fifa. EA Sports found that most players never used “training items” (found in the final team pack), which functioned in a similar way to the “skill cards” of the Tennis World Tour. And after years of feedback from the players, EA is finally getting rid of them Fifa 21. There is no need for Tennis World Tour 2 to continue with an older model. You can easily ignore the whole system, but when you are online against AI or even other humans there is naturally no one around it. Tennis World Tour 2 does not allow you to deactivate a skill card, no matter which game mode you are playing.

Talking about the game mode, Tennis World Tour 2 also offers doubles tennis this time around, which was missing from the original game. This is great fun, especially to see how quickly AI players react to each other’s shots. Up to four human players can play two locally online on the same device or on two different machines. Oddly, you can’t connect four consoles or PCs together on Tennis World Tour 2. This is not the only change. Tennis World Tour 2 also includes a new game engine developed by Melbourne-based Big Ant Studio – More behind AO Tennis 2 Cricket 19 – Tennis World Tour Maker takes over from Breakpoint Studio. It claims to offer dual character animations, improved visuals and overhauled gameplay.

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Tennis doubles in Tennis World Tour 2
Photo courtesy: Nacon / Big Ant Studios

But despite all those claims, the Tennis World Tour 2 engine lacks the fluidity of other AA sports games. Heck, it could even match what efforts are made by fans like Tennis Elbow 2013. The movement does not seem natural as players move from one place to another instead of running like humans. It all seems a bit harsh. There still seems to be a lack of animation as the best players in the world – the likes of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer featured in Tennis World Tour 2 – are nowhere near as superhuman as their real-life counterparts. You cannot slide into the courthouse or attempt a last-ditch lobe, because the animation does not exist.

Instead, frustrating at times, in Tennis World Tour 2 it is pre-decided that the ball had passed us and would not even let us swing our racket. Our players just stood there as a dodo and let the ball around them or sometimes hit them. At other times, the player will not swing his racket, even if the ball is within his reach, simply because we did not move the left stick in the direction from where the ball was coming. Even the way the ball itself moves in the air is not a natural experience of a real-life tennis ball. It simply rotates in the air without any friction – there is no wind factor in Tennis World Tour 2 anyway – and its trajectory and arc are not affected by which part of the racket it hits. Just to say that it sounds very artificial.

Where Tennis World Tour 2 considers how important lifespan is. As anyone who has ever played tennis can attest, it is a different game. Hit the ball half a second sooner or later, and it makes all the difference. Tennis World Tour 2 sows deep ethos in every aspect of the game. With shots, you must give your player enough time to swing their racket, which naturally changes depending on the speed of the ball. This means that you have to choose flat-shot, top spin, slice or lobe before the ball reaches you. And if you want to add power, by pressing any button, you have to start soon, sometimes as the ball is going the other way.

It took us a long time to get into the habit of that concept and later the mechanic. Thankfully, Tennis World Tour 2 has a built-in timing trainer – “too soon”, “good”, “perfect”, or “too late” – that will help you every time your player hits the ball and tells you how to ‘ Tells. are doing. Nevertheless, many of our shots will come late, and only when the team has a better percentage of delivering high-performing shots against top players who give you less time to react.

This also applies to services that use the Tennis World Tour 2. All-New System. You can take two different components: ball toss and racket swing. With the toss, you can choose to go “safe” (button press) or push for greater accuracy (button grip). For the next step you have to hit the ball at its maximum height. They in turn decide how close the ball will come to the selected position, and how much power will be behind it. Again, the timing trainer also applies to your service, letting you know if it’s too weak, “maximum power”, or just fine.

While these additions are welcome, Tennis World Tour 2 is still missing some short but useful gameplay tweaks. The position of the receiver’s court is one of the things that is important to a tennis player’s strategy, whether they like to play deep behind the baseline or push their opponent to play fast, it depends How defensive or aggressive they plan to be. But the game resets your receiving status, forcing you to reclaim yourself on every service. This kind of thing makes tennis elbow 2013 understandable. It misses your position by both first and second serve, which is very helpful as it lets you focus on the game, once you have adjusted to your opponent’s service.

The options are equally limited to better career mode on Tennis World Tour 2. As you progress and level up, you will earn skill points that can be assigned to either “Attack”, “Defense” or “Accurate”. Those categories are very broad. For what it’s worth, you can also improve your player by spending (earning) in-game currency, purchasing new equipment such as licensed rackets, or creating a customized racket by picking up frames, strings, handles, vibration dampers. , And so on.

In Career Mode, in addition to the game’s basic difficulty options (too easy, easy, normal, hard, or too hard), you’ll also have to choose career difficulty: “futures”, “challenge”, “world”, or “grand” slams. “. This determines how many matches you play (number of sets and number of games per set) and whether they can be played again. You are also (randomly) injured in career mode during the match. Can be. Tennis World Tour 2 allows you to play through it but we have increased the injury more.

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Court Philippe-Chopper in Tennis World Tour 2
Photo courtesy: Nacon / Big Ant Studios

Outside of Career Mode – and the expected singles and doubles exhibition – Tennis World Tour 2 also allows you to create your own tournaments. The licensed ones (Roland-Garros and tie-break tens) are part of the Tennis World Tour 2 season pass, known as the “Annual Pass”, which also brings in licensed stadiums (launched from Paris, Madrid and Halle At the time of) the base game is about Rs. 3,000 and the annual pass is available as part of the Tennis World Tour 2 Ace edition, which costs around Rs. Comes in 4,000. It’s a shame that licensed stuff is locked behind a second payment, although for what it’s worth, the annual pass will give you more content and players for release. The launch has 36 players, with two more – Gustavo Cuerton and Marat Safin – available for pre-order.

Finally, Tennis World Tour 2, with its own steep learning curve and sticky animations, is a game that hardcore tennis fans will love to a large extent. It is not at the level anywhere it needs to be, but it is also operating in an environment without competition. This is why despite the disaster being the original 2018, it was still the only option when virtual competitions featured virtual choices in tennis competitions. When footballers were dubbing it on FIFA’s polished pitches, the likes of Andy Murray joined the Tennis World Tour.

A game that its developer accepted was only 20 percent complete when publisher BigBen Interactive pushed the release button as it had to cash in on the upcoming French Open. The same is the case with Tennis World Tour 2 – the game takes place on Tuesday in the US and elsewhere on Thursday, and Roland-Garros begins Monday – but the sequel is in much better shape as it exits the gate. Hopefully, Big Ant can solve problems in the form of new content roles. Or maybe a third time attraction, if Tennis World Tour 3 is ever made.

Pros:

  • Emphasis on time
  • Shot timing trainer
  • New service system
  • Doubles tennis

Opposition:

  • Rigid player movement
  • Weak animation affects gameplay
  • Artificial ball movement
  • Skill card system
  • 4 systems cannot connect
  • Career progression is very broad
  • Season pass license license

Rating (out of 10): 6

Gadgets 360 played Tennis World Tour 2 on Xbox One X. The game is available on 24 September in India on PC (Steam), PS4 and Xbox One. it costs Rupees. 2,724 (XB1) / Rupees. 2,999 (PS4), while Tennis World Tour 2 Ace Edition costs Rupees. 3799 (XB1) / Rupees. 3,999 (PS4). Steam Prices not yet available.

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