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  • Summary: Pool Nation FX is the ultimate Pool Simulator for Xbox One. Prepare yourself for pixel perfect physics, photo-realistic graphics and super detailed visuals in this truly immersive representation of the sport. Practice, spectate and play live matches seamlessly online, compete in Leagues,Pool Nation FX is the ultimate Pool Simulator for Xbox One. Prepare yourself for pixel perfect physics, photo-realistic graphics and super detailed visuals in this truly immersive representation of the sport. Practice, spectate and play live matches seamlessly online, compete in Leagues, share, challenge and create epic trickshots within our exclusive Trickshot Editor, enrol in the Pool Nation Cup, explore our unique rule set customisation tool and re-discover this much-loved sport. Pool Nation FX flawlessly blends reality with the impossible, resulting in the finest example of digital pool you will ever play. Expand

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  3. Negative: 3 out of 3
  1. Apr 7, 2015
    40
    Plenty of bugs, graphical glitches, bad physics and an awful control scheme, this game makes its triumphal entry as one of the worst Xbox One games released.
  2. Apr 15, 2015
    30
    Iffy physics, shoddy control, and poor camera direction means that while no compromises were made on the graphics side, the other aspects of the game was not given the same amount of love and care.
  3. Apr 6, 2015
    20
    When games from 15 years ago managed to master the basics of the sport better than your brand new game, there's a problem. Not only that, but when a game is free and yet isn't even worth your time to play it, there's a problem.
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  1. Sep 4, 2015
    9
    Excellent game, especially now after it has been updated a couple of times, with new features added, EG. Snooker game mode (I dont think thatExcellent game, especially now after it has been updated a couple of times, with new features added, EG. Snooker game mode (I dont think that was in at the release of the game) and its improved greatly, much recommended, got me hooked for hours on end. Worth the £8.99 easily. Expand
  2. Apr 30, 2015
    9
    It's a pool game for pool players. Even as someone who's not a big pool guy I had a lot of fun with this game. There's enough solid content toIt's a pool game for pool players. Even as someone who's not a big pool guy I had a lot of fun with this game. There's enough solid content to give pool fanatics reasons to keep coming back, and enough systems to make it where newcomers can develop an appreciation as well. While many have stated things about technical issues and long load times I personally did not encounter any of these things.

    The only thing I found about it that didn't work was the make your own table mode. It's designed so that you can create crazy tricks to perform on ramps, hoops, and whatnot. For whatever reason the controls just didn't respond for me. Not a big loss in my opinion. The game makes up for it with plenty of single and multiplayer content.

    The career mode can be quite lengthy. Mostly because the further you progress in a countries tournament the more matches you have to win. It can get a bit tedious to have to replay matches when you opponent beats you two out of three, but the core gameplay is solid enough to keep you coming back. For newcomers like myself even the easiest AI difficulty will put up a fight. However a helpful system that shows you where your shot will send the balls. Still, some of the AI victories just feel cheap. As a result it's probably only the dedicated and most determined pool fans who will stick this mode out. As always those looking for human opponents can jump online.

    It's a good looking and solidly made pool game. Whether or not you'll get hit with the technical issues and long load times others have I can't tell you. All I can say is that I didn't and if you are lucky enough to have it the same way you've got one awesome pool game to play. It's designed for the hardcore and has enough systems in place to help newcomers become it.
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  3. Apr 4, 2015
    8
    William Shakespeare once said, brevity is the soul of wit.

    In game form that is very much Pool Nation. Simplicity is its greatest
    William Shakespeare once said, brevity is the soul of wit.

    In game form that is very much Pool Nation.

    Simplicity is its greatest attribute, you play pool, real simple.

    It looks and plays great and the online function has worked pretty good as well.

    It also added upon it's Xbox 360 iteration a trick shot builder.

    If I had to complain about one thing, it would be the extremely unintuitive menus, it's quite a stark contrast that a game that has built it's greatness on simplicity would create a menu that's just a few steps shy of Microsoft Access in terms of friendliness.

    If you're looking for a Call of Duty blockbuster, you'll be disappointed.

    If you're looking for a really good looking, simple time waster that's just fun, then Pool Nation FX is your game.
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  4. Jun 19, 2015
    3
    Downloaded for being free with Xbox Live Gold, took forever and a day to download due to its huge size. Very nice graphics but game play couldDownloaded for being free with Xbox Live Gold, took forever and a day to download due to its huge size. Very nice graphics but game play could be better. Expand
  5. Apr 15, 2015
    2
    Got this free as a member of xbox live gold and tgank god I did. The game graphically is not bad nor amazing. Initial load time is horrendousGot this free as a member of xbox live gold and tgank god I did. The game graphically is not bad nor amazing. Initial load time is horrendous then you play and realise just how bad of a pool game this really is. Worst physics, table speeds and controls I have encountered in any pool game. I am not normally this critical but something has to be said when a game is as bad this. Do yourself a favour, jump on your pc or laptop and play Virtual Pool which is still the best pool simulation ever and dont waste your money on shovelware like this. Expand
  6. Apr 7, 2015
    2
    Downloaded this game. Played 2 minutes. Hated the controls. Erased it. There is nothing more to say about this game but here is 150 characters........
  7. Mar 16, 2017
    0
    Au premier abord, la physique douteuse des billes n'est pas pour rassurer et quelques parties supplémentaires ne font que confirmer cet étatAu premier abord, la physique douteuse des billes n'est pas pour rassurer et quelques parties supplémentaires ne font que confirmer cet état de fait : nous voilà en présence d'un jeu typé fortement arcade... mais à l'interface hélas déplorable, que ce soit sur la table ou dans les menus. D'ailleurs, la traduction française est truffée de fautes et d'erreurs atterrantes.

    Les temps de chargement sont très longs et Pool Nation FX peine à maintenir les 30 im/s sans pour autant afficher des graphismes à s'en décrocher la mâchoire, loin de là : l'Unreal Engine 4 se cache derrière cette lamentable contre-performance ; il ne faut pas s'étonner si Epic le distribue gratuitement depuis un certain temps... cette nouvelle version du jadis célèbre moteur est totalement à la masse. Un jeu de billard à éviter d'urgence donc.
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