Conclusion: I don't want to get too down on the game, though. In small bursts it's a lot of fun, and the multiplayer adds another level of enjoyment too (but, I should add, I can only speak for local multiplayer, as I couldn't find anyone online the few times I checked). Unless you're a pool devotee that's been waiting for a chance to play the game on your PS3 or 360, you'll probably only find Pool Nation to be a light trifle of a game, fun for a couple of games here and there — but...
Excerpt: Pool Nation is now available on the PlayStation Network and was released on the Xbox Live Marketplace in October of last year (2012). The game has been developed by CherryPop Games. Pool Nation allows you to play games of virtual pool without breaking the bank or even having to leave the comfort of your own home. The game's tutorials help give a handle on the gameplay mechanics for various types of shots you can make.
Conclusion: It's hard to see why you'd need multiple billiards games, but Pool Nation is a fine choice if you are just looking for a way into the genre. Solid physics and solid design are all you really need and you'll get that and more here.
Excerpt: Pool Nation first saw its release on Xbox Live in the dying months of last year, and was well received critically. Now CherryPop Games have brought the game to another system in the form of a PS3 version, which is now available to download on Sony’s PlayStation Network. Pool Nation is the England-based developer’s very first game, and, as you’ll find out in this review, it’s a rather good first effort.
Excerpt: Pool. Possibly the only subject I can’t write a scathing or particularly shining opening paragraph for. As a slightly deranged completionist, there is something compelling about cleaning a table through thwacking objects with sticks, especially when placed under a competitive spotlight.
Conclusion: The Short Version: A must buy for pool fans at a very reasonable £4.99. The AI is ridiculously tough from the start, but if you play your own game there’s lots of pool table action to be had. The user-friendly trick shot implementation raises Pool Nation high above the competition. Keep your fingers crossed for a Vita version soon too.