Sega has always been a master at creating games that are easy to pick up but hard to master - and the Virtua Tennis series has been a shining example of this design ethic since its inception.
The arrival of Virtua Tennis 3 on PlayStation 3 is therefore cause for celebration. Accessible controls hide nuances and strategies that are a pleasure to discover, and as ever, multiplayer matches are a joy to play.
Making full use of the graphical horsepower of PS3, Virtua Tennis is stunning to behold. The tennis players - of which there are more than ever - look uncannily like their real life counterparts, even down to the veins on their necks standing out after a particularly gruelling rally.
The mini-games - always one of the most popular features of Virtua Tennis - return, with favourites from previous versions of the game being joined by a variety of new events. As ever, they're lots of fun and perfect for honing skills that will prove vital in your quest to become the world number one.
• Sega's masterful sports game comes to PlayStation 3
• Incredible graphics bring your favourite players to life
• A variety of game modes to try, including the ever-popular mini-games