WoSland – getting things done, again
Alert viewers will doubtless recall a recent piece in which we praised the toweringly magnificent gameplay engine of Evolution Tennis for iOS, while savagely attacking its awful, unbelievably user-hostile metastructure.
As ever, though, WoSland's nudging has managed to secure tangible and thrillingly awesome results where others merely flail around impotently.
This week saw the release of an update to the game, which retains the same brilliant engine but now also allows the player to have a single quick game for fun rather than forcing them through an entire career season at a time, with no means of exiting other than completely deleting and reinstalling the app.
There's a whole new front end on the latest version, which provides a "Practice" game at one of three difficulty levels (you can play as long as you want up to three sets) in addition to the full-season option. There's also now the option of a tidy exit from a Season game (you can leave any time between points, with the state of the game saved), and you can also reset a season in progress without deleting the whole app. And finally, you can now enter your name rather than being called "PLAYER" the whole way through.
With these simple improvements, Evolution Tennis has become one of the best tennis games we've ever played on any format. It's still going for just 69p, and in the interests of fair warning, if you own an iThing and don't buy it now, we're going to kill you in the face.