This is without doubt the best representation of pool I've ever seen in a video game. Everything about the control and feedback is spot on. People are complaining about the lack of a top down view. Do you guys hang from the ceiling to aim your shot in real pool? The graphics and presentation are breathtaking. For the price, this game is the biggest steal of the year..
Pure Pool offers a beautiful and accurate game of pool, featuring a large amount of various games types and difficulties to accommodate all players. The network works enough to get the job done, but there are a great deal of flaws that keep the servers from being a constant stomping ground. Regardless of the online issues, Pure Pool has a great sense of progression that embodies a stellar pool mechanic only beaten by actually playing pool.
A proper pool simulator that allows you to play several modes of this sport without going out home. Pretty all-round, eye-pleasing and a wide range of possibilities both online and offline that will keep you playing for quite some hours.
Pure Pool is a fantastically addicting and fun pool sim that feels as good as it **** boy does it look good in 1080/60. As a league competitor who owns a pool table i can honestly say that P.P. is the best feeling pool game with the best physics i have ever encountered in console gaming. The people who feel P.P. is a glorified demo are quite foolish in their arguments considering the fact that P.P. is $9.09 and gives you 3 career modes, online/local mp, free play, DNA play, 8ball, 9ball, killer, accumulator and numerous other mini games along with a Platinum trophy. I spent $32.10 on MGS V Ground Zeroes and i'm okay with that, but to be honest MGS V GZ was a glorified demo with 14 trophies . If i had paid 60 bucks for P.P. then maybe i could sit back and knit pick like an elitist snob, but i would still be pleased with my purchase. The music is great and the pool hall/bar environment with people moving about in the background is great, but i would love it if they added more locations and more songs. I also have yet to play The Last of Us Remastered because every time i turn on my PS4 i'm playing Pure Pool. If you have a PS4 and 9 bucks then you owe it to yourself to get this game, at the very least it's a wonderful reprieve from the jarring cacophony of fps's and the hair pulling frustration of puzzle platformers - it's nice to just sit back, relax, and play some pool. I would give Pure Pool an 8.75/10 normally, but considering some of the egregiously asinine scores coming from the "pc elitists" i feel as though a 10/10 is necessary. We get it, pc is the greatest and virtual pool 4 is game of the **** that why virtual pool 4's online community is " virtually" non-existent? J^¥ P.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
To start "The Good" – the games looks amazing and the physics are very good. Other than the career mode, this game is quite fun. Lots of fun challenges to keep you busy for hours. For online games with friends there are some server glitches every once in awhile, but I expect this with any PS4 game these days. For $10 bucks you get a fairly decent game so I really can't **** I will LOL!
"The Bad" –The angles are not perfect in some situations so you will miss several shots until you get used to the wonky view. Also the colour selections of the table felt are too dark and you can't see the far corner pockets very well. I used the slate as this seems to be the best in my opinion. The background music which is 3 or so ambient instrumental lounge songs will get annoying quick, just go to your setting and turn the volume off.
"The Ugly" – Like most have mentioned here when you start out in the 8 ball amateur career (or any career) the AI seems fairly well balanced, then soon the AI becomes nearly impossible to beat. If you miss one shot your done. Sometimes you won't even get a shot. For purists I guess this ok, for casual players this blows. Too bad there is such un-ballanced AI, because at some point the fun fades and the frustration starts. If there where settings to allow the player to dial down the AI's ability, it would make for a much more enjoyable game for us casual players. Also you will spend way too much time watching the AI take it's sweet time lining up shots, basically if the game is 4 minutes, 3 minutes will be you bored to death watching the AI.
That's my take on Pure Pool.
Really well polished pool game with a relaxing atmosphere. Best played with friends because the AI players get too difficult too quickly. One miss and you may aswell restart the game even half way through amateur.
So I recently bought this game on ps4 and as i like how realistic it is there have been major flaws with multiplayer game mode. You can start a match fine but then it will stop working or glitch on one players side and will say its your opponents shot but you cant continue the game. You will have to restart or have to shutdown completely. Its 2020, but hoping they can do a update and fix this soon otherwise my friends and I will probably delete it all together which we dont want to do cause its actually a really fun game
SummaryBring the pool hall home in this recreation of the much-loved sport. Rack up the table with visuals and take your shot at becoming a pool legend. Hone your skills against computer-controlled opponents or your mates - and when your friends take a break, Pure Pool can copy their play style.