Reviews and Problems with World Snooker Championship 2007
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World Snooker Championship 2007
19 December 2007
Excerpt: Building on the success of Sega's 2006 snooker hit comes World Snooker Championship 2007. Boasting 104 world class snooker players, this title gives gamers the opportunity to play against some of the greats. Bring Ronnie O'Sullivan back to form or reduce current World Championship holder Shaun Murphy to cue-wielding rubble - it's your call. World Snooker Championship 2007 gives players a shot at ten official tournaments, all based around the 2007 season.
Excerpt: Snooker in the virtual world… Following the game’s short intro, the player has the option to create his in-game persona, with a sufficient amount of options. Suit colors ranging from jet black to pink and hairstyles from the clean cut to something that The Sex Pistols would have been proud of are available.
Pros: Impressive career feature, interesting graphics and good gameplay
Cons: The AI can be ridiculously good at times, player animations and graphics seem 'stiff'.
Excerpt: Deep screw. Skin on baize. Hard shafts of wood. Kissing the pink. OK, so trying to make snooker sound sexy is about as pointless as those cardigans that are just sleeves, but that doesn't stop the sport being one of the most popular in the world. There's just something about it that appeals, be it the sound of a red crashing into a pocket, stunning long pots that make you feel like you're actually a good player, a perfectly played safety shot, or even the ease at which...
Conclusion: Snooker is a past time which most would relate to seedy smoked filled clubs. Of course there are the O'Sullivan's and Hendry's of this world that have made it into the big time, but mere mortals like myself have to stick to more humble surroundings compared to the Crucible or Wembley Conference Center.
Summary: For anyone determined to banish the January blues with digital cue sports, the latest instalment in Sega’s beloved series is unquestionably the Stephen Hendry of snooker sims. Allowing players to try their hand at billiards and pool as well as snooker, where WSC2007 excels is its convincing sense of control; like EA’s Tiger Woods games, striking the white uses a combination of both the controllers’ thumbsticks, with one allowing you aim and the other dictating the power...
Conclusion: As far as sports simulations go, World Snooker Championship 2007 doesn�t quite have the same finesse or that extra touch of quality that Tiger Woods or Fight Night can provide. However, it brings the sport to life with impressive detail, is good fun and very easy to pick up and play � an attribute that may appeal to those who merely curious about the game.
Summary: After my shambolic NBA Live 08 review, I’m here tackling another US sport, this time in the form of ice-hockey in NHL 2K8. The only reason I’m having a second crack at a US sport is the fact that NHL doesn’t look half as soft as basketball does, as you can actually use physical force to take the puck off the opposition. But does NHL 2K8 put the puck in the back of the net, or does it fall face-first onto the ice?
Pros: In depth Franchise mode, Great visuals, New ProStick feature works very well
Cons: Poor control scheme, Dreadful soundtrack, Skill moves are hard to pull off in-game
Summary: When I think of snooker games, my mind wanders back to the days of the Amiga when Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker was the winner of many a fans heart. The pleasure received from just chalking your cue in this title was just ridiculous, but there you go. Unfortunately one of my all time favourite games from the past never reached the Xbox and we have instead the World Championship Snooker series.
Pros: Characters have improved, Decent Multiplayer, It's the only 360 Snooker game
Cons: Poor Visuals, New aiming aid feels like cheating, Still frustrating commentary
Conclusion: World Snooker Championship 2007 remplit bien son office. Sobre, esthétique, précis, il est à l'image du jeu qu'il met en scène et en pixels. Evidemment, on ne le conseillera pas à tous. Les fans et les curieux seront plus à même de jouir des qualités de WSC. Le principal défaut de ce jeu est sans soute la relative méconnaissance de ce sport, pas franchement attirant pour le grand public, qui se laissera peut-être allécher par la présence des autres sports de table, qui...
Conclusion: Nicht schlecht was uns Sega dieses Jahr mit World Snooker Championship 2007 bietet. Die Serie wurde sinnvoll erweitert und erstrahlt auf der Xbox 360 so schön wie noch nie. Zwar lässt der Titel keine Next-Gen-Stimmung aufkommen, die Grafikpracht kann sich aber trotzdem sehen lassen. Genreneulinge werden einen etwas schwierigeren Spieleinstieg haben als Kenner des Snookersports sowie Bankshot Billards 2-Veteranen.