Author Topic: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker  (Read 4965 times)

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2019, 09:07:10 PM »
Its not that long but it's in here https://youtu.be/eN8egXv90Zw

Cheers Biggy. Hopefully I can deliver my verdict tomorrow...

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2019, 09:22:01 PM »

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2019, 10:10:44 PM »
Cheers Twed. Your copy arrived yet?

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2019, 10:48:14 PM »
I'm going to get the digital version on Switch. Doesn't seem to be on the US store yet. Maybe it never will be. If I have to switch regions then I'm just not going to bother.

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2019, 07:19:14 PM »
First thoughts:

This is fun. Without the aim assist it's bastard hard- just like real snooker. It seems you really need to take some time to git gud with this game- again, just like real snooker. Until then, playing with the medium difficulty assist feels a bit less like flailing about, without feeling like cheating.

I like the controls. I like being able to move the camera right down to "eye level" with the balls so you can judge the shot, and I like the action of cueing with the right stick. I also like the way the AI positions the cue for the obvious next shot so you don't have to keep moving it all the way round the table- a nice frustration-reducing feature there.

The commentary is a bit generic and repetitive but I suppose that was to be expected.

The player models all have the same body (so some of them are too thin) but different heads. They all do the same sort of standing-to-attention move after taking a shot. Luca Brecel's has no hand tattoos. Robbo's has a good nervous blink but Ding's doesn't have the eyelid twitch.

I think this will be most fun as a local two-player game. I don't dare give the online mode a go without a bit more practice first.

Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2019, 08:34:58 PM »
I've just bought this, going straight into an online match let's go!

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2019, 08:37:24 PM »
First thoughts:

This is fun. Without the aim assist it's bastard hard- just like real snooker. It seems you really need to take some time to git gud with this game- again, just like real snooker. Until then, playing with the medium difficulty assist feels a bit less like flailing about, without feeling like cheating.
Does it have any kind of exhibition/tournament/story mode? i.e. is there a goal, or is it just snookering about?

Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2019, 09:11:23 PM »
Ding loses his first online match 65-21 and consoles himself with a nicely microwaved steak pie and a cry in the dressing room.

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2019, 10:40:13 PM »
Quite a soothing game this, isn't it? I've been pleasantly surprised by it so far.

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2019, 10:51:42 PM »
I effing love this.

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2019, 11:00:21 PM »
Does it have any kind of exhibition/tournament/story mode? i.e. is there a goal, or is it just snookering about?

There is a Career Mode and you can do tournaments, yes. For now though I'm just try to git gud...

Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2019, 11:07:24 PM »
Quite a soothing game this, isn't it? I've been pleasantly surprised by it so far.

Yes its lovely. Rock fucking hard too, like the real game. I played three online matches in the end and lost all 3, but the third was lost by two points.

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2019, 11:48:00 PM »
Can you repeatedly fail to qualify for the world championship as Jimmy white in this?

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2019, 12:21:51 AM »
Why is everyone I play at this online brilliant? Where are all the n00bs like me?

Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2019, 03:28:11 PM »
Does the cue ball stick its tongue out at you in this

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #45 on: May 06, 2019, 11:25:00 PM »
Just introduced Mr Jam to this. It's great as a local two-player game. Just been playing as Martin Gould and doing my own commentary. Weirdly, that was the only time I got absolutely murdered.

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #46 on: May 21, 2019, 10:18:15 PM »
Online mode seems to have changed from a Snooker Shootout format with a 20 minute maximum match length and a 30 second shot timer, to a 90 minute maximum length (!) with a two minute shot timer. It actually works better because you have time to think about positional and safety play, it's more fun and I haven't seen anyone rage quit yet. Matches still take about 20-30 minutes and that suits me, and it seems to suit every random I've played online. Clearly this is a game for proper snooker nerds.

Anyone else? This has replaced Rocket League in our house. No timers for the local multiplayer, we've had some good long safety play battles.

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #47 on: May 21, 2019, 11:13:18 PM »
Just been playing as Martin Gould and doing my own commentary.


Hahahaha

Can you really play as Martin Gould?

Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2019, 10:24:41 AM »

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2019, 11:25:24 PM »
The latest update has some new commentary passive-aggressively telling you to stop being so Peter Ebdon if you take your time over shots, plus someone's phone ringing and the ref telling them off. Good to raise awareness of both things among players and fans.

Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2019, 11:35:28 PM »
Can you play as John Higgins and press X to match-fix?

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2019, 11:53:25 PM »
Perhaps. I think Baw-Run Bingham here was just too polite to try:

https://youtu.be/yoDqCNUT8rQ

Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #52 on: August 01, 2019, 07:44:50 PM »
I was put off Snooker '19 by the lack of a career mode involving your own custom avatar. I did buy that Snooker Nation Championship '19 a few months back for a fiver - get what you pay for in a lack of a decent career option and such a tiny player base that nobody is ever around to play online with.

Is that This is Snooker set for release anytime soon?

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2019, 02:38:11 PM »
It's £30 on Steam and I think I'm going in lads.

Is there a function/server mode where we can play each other? Would love to get a flukey snooker behind the green against Biggy.

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #54 on: August 10, 2019, 04:08:49 PM »
Perhaps. I think Baw-Run Bingham here was just too polite to try:

https://youtu.be/yoDqCNUT8rQ

Why does John Higgins look like a gurning Stan Laurel rather than a fat despicable balding cunt with a sheen of drool on his chin?

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2019, 05:34:58 PM »
It's £30 on Steam and I think I'm going in lads.

Is there a function/server mode where we can play each other? Would love to get a flukey snooker behind the green against Biggy.


I bet you would!


Really enjoy the DLC mini game for this where you have to manovre Martin Gould through a 24hr B&Q buying plastic sheeting, a circular saw and industrial bleach without getting caught on the CCTV.

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #56 on: August 10, 2019, 11:28:20 PM »
Seriously, I'm BrawDug on Xbox Live, add me

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #57 on: August 12, 2019, 11:27:14 PM »
Martin Gould Solid


Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #58 on: August 12, 2019, 11:28:22 PM »
^ very good.

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Re: Snooker 19/This Is Snooker
« Reply #59 on: August 13, 2019, 11:42:05 AM »
Martin Gould Solid V: The Phantom Prostitute