Nice game, but credits system is stupid
I bought this game yesterday, after reading half a dozen reviews saying it was a good game. The graphics are nice, the music is cool, realism compared to a real snooker table is great!
The playability is OK, could be better if there were keyboard shortcuts. You MUST use the mouse to aim, change view, control strength, cue position, spin, and then, finally, click a button on the lower right to strike. It's a lot of mouse work that could be made easier using shortcuts, or at least mouse combinations with CTRL, SHIFT or ALT.
There's just one song, that plays along wih the menus, it's a nice bluesy rock theme, but unfortunately that's just it. There's no music durng gameplay, which is a major mistake.
But what annoyed me most, and that almost made me give up playing, is the stupid credits system. You buy the game, but the only game mode available is the snooker mode with 15 red balls. Now, in my country we don't play that (no disrespect, but we like to play 8-ball here), and I was really looking forward to play 8-ball. But I can't because I must "purchase" the 8-ball game mode, which costs 750 credits, which I can only earn by playing a tournament, which is played on snooker-15-red-ball-mode, which I don't like to play. Not only I got to play this mode, but I also must WIN a stupid tournament vs the CPU, because you only earn credits if you win. Now, looking back, I would even change the 3-star rating do 2-star.