Snooker 19 manages to successfully reproduce this British variation of one of the most loved sports, with a high level of fidelity both in the simulation and presentation areas. Recommended to all lovers of cue sports.
Sadly, the two career modes hardly feel different to each other, and the players don't develop during the season due to a lack of stats or attributes to differentiate players from each other. Playing against the AI shows that, despite the cast of 128+ characters, they are all different skins of the same athlete, with no varying strategies, which is a shame - but, there is online mode for the professionals who wish to take their snooker experience to the next level.
Where to start.
Graphics: its snooker so not much to be said about on table graphics its goid enough to do the job. The players and animations are terrible and full of bugs players going through tables rest being left on the table poor.
Online: well at the minute there is none as they got trouble with this but when you can play its restricted to shot timers and match timers consistung of 1 frame with no options to change. This has an impact on the game massively to the point you cant actually finish a frame if you playing tactical so whoever is in the lead wins at 20 minutes. Utterly unrealistic and makes the game a rush of trying to pot everything.
Licences well i dont see the point as every player plays the same as each other and let me say they are garbage and unrealistic Ronnie was on with a big break available straight black but runs upto the yellow instead. Positional play by the cpu is atrocious.
The game is broken to the point i cant see this being saved utter garbage until they sort these issues.
The actual physics and snooker could be good especially if they get rid of the restrictions online so you can actually play a proper match with friends etc.
But in its current state this game is pointless.
No career development for your character so doesnt get better the more you play. I honestly dont understand the licence as the cpu is just generic doesnt matter who you play they play exactly the same no personality.
Sound: delayed connection sounds no atmosphere in big games commentary shocking and doesnt go with the action.
Sadly i recomend giving this game a miss and wait until the next snooker game in 10 years time.
Ryshed out and screwing the customers over because they know everyone is desperate for a good snooker game so they give us this which isnt good enough.
SummaryThis is the most authentic simulation of the sport ever created, with TV-style presentation and commentary, true-to-life physics and advanced artificial intelligence. Choose from offline and online modes, from quick play online match-making to global online tournaments that link in real-time with the live World Snooker calendar.