That’s right, it’s a full-fledged game with a campaign and the ability to customize your own character. First person tennis is one of the first tennis games to be released on Vive and when you have competitors like Selfie Tennis you don’t have a lot of competition at all.
What is first person tennis?
First Person Tennis is a tennis simulator that feels like you’ve been placed in a tennis game that you might find on one of the latest generation consoles. You come to a screen that allows you to customize a character that you want to represent within the confines of this world. Once you’ve done that, you can enter 13 tournaments in total, each with their own difficulty. You can also play with others through the split screen.
Graphics and visuals 4/5
The graphics in this game are good enough to make you feel like you’re on a real tennis court, but not good enough to make you think you are actually on a tennis court. Unlike some tennis games, you will be playing on a court that is the size of the regulation size for professional tennis. Beyond that, the grandstand graphics and everything beyond the court will likely remind you of the graphics we’ve seen with the last generation of tennis consoles.
This will be one of the few times that I will give a game a full rating in the hardware categories, as it’s hard to go past a minimum of a 2.66GHz Intel Core Duo 2 Quad Q8400 or AMD Phenom. 2 X4 940 at 3.0 GHz. processors are processors that I would have used in a computer almost ten years ago which is very impressive as a minimum quantity, but this game goes above and beyond as it even works in Windows XP and only needs of 1 GB of space. The graphics card is a GTX 760, which is only a few years old in terms of graphics cards.
However, this is only if you want to play it with a controller and not with virtual reality. If you want to play with VR, you need at least an i7 3700 or FX 8350, with 8GB of RAM on a GTX 970 or R9 390 graphics card. You can still run it on Windows XP.
Let’s get down to business because this game puts the precise in the exactitude. Every trick you do with the ball is like what you would do in real life. It still has some bugs though and that’s okay as it’s still in Early Access which is an amazing fact about the game even though many see this game as complete as it is. How long will it stay in Early Access? “As long as the community wants it to get better.” According to the developers. They are even planning to add an online multiplayer mode to the game.
However, as it is now, we only have the tournaments to judge and it makes Wii Sport tennis look more serious. It gives you a decent tennis experience and it often feels like a real match.
Gameplay could be improved, for example serving the ball can feel a bit slow and getting accurate shots can be difficult at times due to a data conflict, but it works well overall. If you are looking for a serious VR tennis game, this is the best game for it right now. At $ 24.99, the price of an early access game is a bit steep, so hopefully the game improves enough with new modes and bug fixes that the price looks fair.
Overall rating: 4.25 / 5
Although I love tennis, I don’t like to miss tennis because of the rain or people who don’t want to play, so this game is perfect for me. The price is a bit steep for most people, but at the same time the game is always getting new features and it feels very real playing tennis on a court.