Let’s face it, when it comes to sports titles, let alone more serious sports sims, the Switch library is a bit of a wasteland. While tennis may not be the sport you’d have at the top of your list to see on the system AO Tennis 2, for some of its technical issues, delivers solid play matched with what are often broadcast-like presentation elements to give sports sim fans something to smile about. Weirdly one recommendation I’d have is to pretty well skip the training as I found it a bit clumsy and even aggravating as even though it puts you through the paces of how different shots and your shot gauge work it actively made me question whether the game was an over-complicated mess somehow. Once I abandoned the training and simply dove into match play my concerns quickly subsided though, as a grasp of general smart play and tactics on the court made it easy to understand how to at least get on the road to success. Some performance hitches and periodic missed shots tied to the timing that is demanded for some of your shots cropped up once in a while but on the whole I was more often impressed by the quality of the game than I was disappointed. With some small tweaks or a degree of understanding by the player, being willing to overlook some mild to moderate shortcomings, AO Tennis 2 is a well-implemented tennis sim that allows for technique but also feels like it was built to still be fun if you just want to get your lobs and backhands on.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]