Voo Foo Studios, the developer behind the great billiards game Hustle Kings, in conjunction with Ripstone games, the folks behind Stick it to the Man, have been busy working on a next gen billiards game.
Loving the ambiance of the game.
Doesn't get any better than "Randad Kirkpatrick, Pool Hustler."
Great job in the physics
Absolute mess so far. Multiplayer doesn't work , difficulty levels make no difference, and there is no quit button. It needs fixed. How did this game get past the certification process ?
Yeah I'm not sold either. The game is gorgeous, but there are very clear issues. First is the view while shooting. They're trying to make it realistic as if your head is down, but it comes off wonky. Secondly, the physics are whack. Almost as if the designer wasn't familiar with pool/billiards. The game responds way differently to real life/other games. 3rd, the 9 ball game doesn't allow the player after the break to Push out. You must shoot the 1 ball even if snookered on break. The game is real pretty, but I haven't warmed up to it yet. Maybe a lot more playing will result in it growing on me, but some DIAMONDS ON THE RAILS WOULD HELP.
Not to mention the non stop disconnected from server notifications.
Eventually I can play online so I'm not really bummed about that. Mostly its just very different. Cue ball control is an art in this game due to no meter, and no diamonds on rails. For 9 bucks tho, it is a decent game thus far. Its just not as good as hustle kings, although it is visually better looking. Lining up ones shot, then being able to stand and move slightly while holding the same angle on shot is missing. One just cannot see enough due to it being a 2D screen with limited view. It makes for a very tough learning curve.
I would buy this game, then again, I have a pool table so I don't see the point. The game looks pretty sweet though.
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