With the absence of chains with a large presence in tennis (or tennis) like Virtua Fighter and Top Spin, fans of this sport have struggled with not having a game to represent it at such a high level, comes the Australian Open AO Tennis 2 from Bigben Interactive and the Australian development team Big Ant Studios, will this game cover this void? Read on with us to find out.
This game offers an official license for one of the Grand Slam four tournaments, which is the Australian Open tennis tournament, and it is clear that the date of the game is planned to coincide with the start of the tournament, which begins in January annually and is the first of the four tournaments in time, as it is later followed by Roland Garros in France and Wimbledon in Britain and finally the US Open and the Australian Open competitions are taking place on solid ground.
Athletes in the game
Let's talk at the beginning of the matter about the athletes in the game, in fact, the list of players created a bit of frustration for us, and there is no doubt that it was restricted by the budget allocated to the project, but we nevertheless wanted the presence of the Swiss maestro Roger Federer, and other heroes such as Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, However, the game includes at least the famous Spanish champion Rafael Nadal as the main face of the game. The game offers deep options for making athletes too.
The gameplay is very good, but it is not perfect, the game is fun and it is the best choice for fans of realistic tennis games in the current generation. Other than that, you should go to the last Mario Tennis game, which was very fun for fans of playing Arcade, getting used to the way of playing and the correct timing Hitting the ball is not easy and it really made us feel a little uncomfortable compared to the level of control that we were getting in Sega's addictive superb Versa Tennis, but the play system is deep and strategic with many types of hitting and good physical ball and control and it sometimes succeeds in emulating the excitement of And the thrill of this sport, artificial intelligence is cheap and almost does not make mistakes even at the easiest levels, but manipulating it by sending the ball left and right is not completely difficult, but when the level of difficulty is raised, the player will need a real strategy and there will be a lot of excitement.
The way of playing
Yes, it is a good way and there is nothing wrong at all, but it is not the magnificence and attractiveness of Virchua Fighter nor the mastery of the Top Spin and there is still room for improvement, but the game is rich in play phases, there are single and double competitions for males and females, and there is a phase for the Australian Open championship Is unique, as there is also a career phase, which is the primary phase in which the player will likely spend most of his time, in this phase the player will be able to coordinate the time per week between training, rest and competitions, and he will collect money and experience points to develop his own personality.
Nice touches provided by the game
The profession is well developed and full of options, and there are beautiful touches that the game offers to create a sense of realism such as press conferences or signing deals of sponsors, and the player will have to deal with all possible situations such as exposure to injuries and so on, and yet we felt that the game as a whole tends to unjust difficulty in Sometimes or the control needed a bit more fine-tuning, loyal tennis fans would likely be happy with the technical level of the experience, but those looking for quick and fun matches might be disappointed. The game has interesting ideas such as the ability to challenge each game, which will affect the points of fame and the media and audience's perception of your character, but the game does not go much deeper into these ideas.
The graphical level is good
The character models are good and modern and the stadiums are good, but the audience looks like it is coming from the games of the last generation and in general, do not expect from this game the massive level of detail from the NBA2K games or the lethal animation in the Fifa games, it is a limited game on the budget level in the end. The game offers great age value and very many gameplay options, as well as customization and participation with the community, are things that will compensate for the lost licenses a bit, but the way of playing needs the practice to get used to it and does not always offer much fun, as it needs more control. And improvement in hitting the ball and directing it accurately, this game is the best option to simulate the sport of tennis currently, but it does not reach an ideal level, however.
AO Tennis 2
- Many game modes and good career upgrade, many different customization options.
- Cheap artificial intelligence, gameplay that needs a lot of practice to get used to and does not offer instant fun, the absence of famous players like Roger Federer due to licenses.
- An elaborate game that can simulate the excitement of this beautiful sport, the rich content is encouraging to buy and guarantees long playing times, but some discomforts have prevented this game from being the perfect tennis game for this generation.