Summary: First off, I play pool... I'm not stellar, but I certainly know my way around a pool table. With respect to the pool physics and realism of play, this game is pretty decent. However, the interface has some serious shortcomings. 1) The menu system really stinks - you spend a lot of time setting up your game choices, and have to re-do it every game. As a previous reviewer said, the ball-in-hand control requires dropping into the in-game menu.