Like it, but...
This game is great, with a lot of features, except where it really matters, from my point of view. The game itself has a nice varied play style, with various players graded according to their skill levels. I think the learning curve of the players abilities was set a little high, as by the end of the first tournaments, you've gone from blind players with Parkinson's to some of the world's top 32. People play in pubs and clubs that aren't that good, so why have them shut out of the tournaments by "world class" AI?
When you come to take shots, there are some shots that I wouldn't have attempted in the hall myself, had I been able to get down and look at it from a normal player's point of view. Perhaps the "cue view" is what you need, to allow the player a sighter, in order that you don't try for a speculative red and flick the green in passing, which from above looked possible, but from table level looks so bad, that you really need your eyes testing, had you decided to take it on.
The physics of the table seems screwed up - so many times, I find myself going in off, without there being a natural angle from contact to the pocket. The cushions seem as hard as a pool table's, which is mechanically wrong, taking some of the skill out of the game, because it loses the feel of playing actual snooker.
Maybe there needs to be a few tutorials in the game, such as how to use side, screw and top-spin, to benefit you during the game. I think that this game is one of the best out there, but it really needs to tweak a little to get the most out of it.
Oh and I'd love to see medals in this game, just like in your Pool simulators, as I'm addicted to this one as well.
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i love it.
I've honestly never heard of snooker before. And It looked confusing upon first looking at it. But after playing a frame of it, I love it. I'm certainly adding this game to my favorites. This is definitely one game I'll keep coming back to play when I'm bored.
Very good snooker game. Only thing that could be improved is that the resolution could be higher so I can see the angles better cuz sometimes I mess up dead-easy shots because of not having enough precision to see the angle.
Thanks for the good review. Yeah, it's difficult to get the precision right, but you can see that once you master it, it's not too hard. If you click on the Recent Best Breaks button, you'll see breaks (points without missing) around the 100 mark and more.