World Snooker Championship 2007 details
|Formats:||3 PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, PS2|
|Rental release:||23 Mar 2007|
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awful gameBy Paul Calvey from Liverpool , 26 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]very poor game indeed i don't think an instruction book would have made any difference but it may have helped.
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If your thinking of renting this title then dontBy thebouncer (18 reviews) from wakefield , 22 Dec 2010Its not worth It. I love snooker awesome game but for some reason it didn't seem right when taking shots. its like ball movement was slow no matter what and the aiming is off and its just poor all round. try something else I think this game is the reason they didn't make any more after this.
Why?By Tigerhuds (41 reviews) from Hartlepool , 27 May 2009What is the point of snooker or pool games?
Go to a snooker club or play pool in the pub.
BoringBy a customer from Edinburgh , 04 Feb 2009Didn't like this at all put it on had it on for 15 minuted then turned it off. I love snooker and play nearly everyday but this game did not give me the buzz a real game does :(
FoulBy a customer from Keith , 12 Jan 2009This game is rubbish!!! Too hard to control
Would be great...By Cigol (27 reviews) from England , 26 Jul 2008I have the benefit of already being a snooker fan who has played the previous titles on the PC - so my transition to the latest PS3 version wasn't complicated or alien. Indeed I suspect anyone who has played a snooker game in the past (whether 'Jimmy Whites' or the 'Virtual' varieties) will be familiar with all the usual conventions employed. Others might like to use the extensive, helpful and NATURAL learning tutorial mode where you are guided through the process of potting (et al) via commentary from John Virgo. An unappreciated feature given some comments here.
Anyway this franchise takes a more relaxed view of the game than most and it's surprisingly easy to play. It feels more like watching them on TV than playing the game yourself, but don't be fooled; it's still an involving and fun experience despite this, perhaps even more so because of the ease at which it allows you to pull off shots and work your way around the table like a pro. In simulations a tournament can seem like a scrappy affair between two 12 year olds, WCS 2007 has an air of authenticity in everything despite being a more limited sim.
Don't believe any criticism relating to the gameplay. This is a very competent game worthy of praise. It's feature rich, it has respectable graphics and a fairly good (if repetitive) commentary engine. The career mode is customisable and allows you to pursue a path in several different disciplines (snooker, variants of pool, billiards and 'hybrid'), whilst the AI opponents are a mixed bag of sloppy joes and invincible robotic overlords.
Ultimately it's a very satisfying and fun game that has both depth and longevity. It's not the best sports game, it's perhaps not even the best snooker game (I could list faults but they'd be nit-picking when there's no other games to compare it to on the PS3). Online is a barren wasteland, so stay clear if that's your intention, but if you're hankering for a bit of snooker on the PS3 then this won't be a bad investment at all...
Well, if it weren't for the dreaded freeze bug that is! A problem that requires you restart the CONSOLE to fix. It's a hard reset too which can't be good for the system. I am tempted to give ZERO stars for its presence but that would be misleading. Just bear it in mind and wait for the 2008 version if this series tickles your fancy.