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Snooker 19

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by robfosters, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. robfosters

    Caporegime

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    this will probably be a lonely thread, but I’ve been waiting for years for a good snooker game, (Looking at you Jimmy Whites whirlwind snooker). Hoping this it. Shamelessly released at world champs time to drum up sales.

    Graphics look ok, but nothing groundbreaking. Let’s face it, with a snooker game, it’s all down to the physics to get the gameplay right. Hopefully they’ve done a decent job. It’s only £26 so I’m gonna give it a bash. Has the look of a game that will be in the PS sales within a few months.

     
  2. chrismscotland

    Wise Guy

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    I've got his pre-ordered, fingers crossed its got a good physics engine, saw a few moans about animation but can live without that if the action on the table is good!
     
  3. TonyTurbo78

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    Love a snooker game, last snooker game I really enjoyed was Jimmy White Whirlwind Snooker back in the 90s on Amiga. There's not been a snooker game that's come anywhere near that level in all the years since, WSC 11 was last ok one but it wasnt great. Will prob get this on Steam though.
     
  4. robfosters

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    Yeah, I’m a bit torn actually on whether to go console or pc.
     
  5. sityeuropa

    Wise Guy

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    Lord snooks. The snookertron.

     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2019
  6. robfosters

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    ^lol, that’s funny.

    There’s been a moan up about the cover from snooker fans.

    There’s four players on it, Trump, Ronnie, Selby and Robertson and the world champs trophy. However, in a strange decision, they appear to have omitted the actual world champion, Mark Williams!
     
  7. Safetytrousers

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  8. robfosters

    Caporegime

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    Not surprised he liked that. He’s got a great sense of humour has Williams.

    I can kind of see why they have done it though. He won the world championship in 2018, this is 2019 and the 2019 world champion is extremely likely to be one of the four players pictured. They’re hedging their bets with the cover I feel lol.
     
  9. ic1male

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    Well I doubt Judd will get past his first round match. He is still not consistent enough.
     
  10. robfosters

    Caporegime

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    Brian Blessed was good at commentary too

     
  11. robfosters

    Caporegime

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    What the hells happened here!!!

    Just got an email from amazon saying that my preorder has been delayed until 7-30 May! Didn’t give any reason at all. The game hasn’t been delayed as far as I know. Others have it. What could have forced such a long delay? I ordered on the 1 April. Very disappointed I have to say.

    I might just get it digital. It’s the same price as other places. I can’t see me selling it and it stops all the disc changing.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  12. robfosters

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    This games as hard as real snooker ffs!
     
  13. TonyTurbo78

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    Is the AI as atrocious as the reviews are saying? Graphics of players and animations terrible?
     
  14. robfosters

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    It’s not great. Looks more like a 2010 game than a 2019 one.

    The AI is strange. The shots they play make no sense at all most of the time. They go for pots which no pro would ever attempt. And when they do go for a safety, it’s invariably an ultra slow roll up, which is just stupid.

    It needs a hell of a lot of work. I could list dozens of things wrong with it. We’ll just have to see how dedicated the devs are to updating it. I get the feeling it’s nowhere near finished. They just wanted to get it out 3 days before the world champs starts. For example there’s still a bug where Selby plays every shot with a rest.
     
  15. TonyTurbo78

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    Doesn't sound great, might not even bother getting it, for now at least, it sounds overall pretty disappointing. And yeah, I read about the rest bug, how something like that gets missed (Or ignored) is beyond me.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  16. robfosters

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    Another hour playing and I’m starting to get into it more now.
     
  17. byeo

    Wise Guy

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    What’s the problem? Sounds like a cheat from a 1990’s Snooker game :D
     
  18. robfosters

    Caporegime

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    Started a career as Jimmy White.

    He will win that world championship dammit!
     
  19. OneZeoN

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    Is the online done well??

    Until the AI gets patched online might be best option to play
     
  20. TonyTurbo78

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    damn this game is terrible, what a massive disappointment, my god. WSC Real World Snooker 09 is leagues and leagues better than this tripe. I could make a 20 point list of things that this game does so poorly and that's just in a 30 minute play around.

    Refund time.