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WSC Real 09 World Snooker Championship 2009

Discussion in 'Other Games' started by Tim7, 30 April 2009.

  1. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    I know jaygrim has it and likes it. Anyone else got it, or have played it? I might see if I can get it in town tomorrow. I saw it on eBay for £20, but that's the cheapest I've seen so far.
     
  2. kamy100

    kamy100 Premiership

    9 June 2003
    Blackburn, UK
    I've had it on loan from Lovefilm for the last 2 weeks and really like it.

    It represents the game really well and is a improvement on previous versions. You have two different control methods real and classic. I like the real method as it gives you a little bit more control, have been able to make some really good breaks.

    The career mode is quite good, you have to play all the qualifiers and then move onto the tournament (so long as you qualify). Your player starts of as very low skilled and every match you win gives you a skill point to boost your player.

    Good game and well worth renting.
     
  3. Radiation

    Radiation Golden Boot Winner

    6 February 2006
    Widnes
    Newcastle United
    I was wanting to buy it but the Eurogamer review put me off. Reviews don't usually influence me fully but the problems they mentioned are the problems I had with the last few snooker games.
     
    Last edited: 1 May 2009
  4. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    What problems did they mention?
     
  5. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    Check out this thread on a real snooker forum: HERE

    They absolutely slate it from top to bottom, from around PAGE 8 onwards. I can't believe the commentary is the same as the 2007 version either, I played it that often I know it off by heart. "Two sugars if you're listening Mr. Producer!" "I've got it! The answer to my morning crossword. Grass!" Etc......
     
    Last edited: 1 May 2009
  6. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Well I didn't play last years version and the last version I played was on the original Xbox so it's been at least 3/4 years! Cheers for the link.
     
  7. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    Still a good game though CB.
     
  8. Radiation

    Radiation Golden Boot Winner

    6 February 2006
    Widnes
    Newcastle United
    -

    Another annoyance I had with the previous games is the rock hard AI. You miss a shot and the AI wipe the table clean getting amazing shot after amazing shot and then when you eventually get to have another go it's because the AI has snookered you behind the blue and you just have to hit and hope.
     
  9. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Got it in town today. The commentary is pretty dire, the character creation is very limited and the real control system is quite clumsy and annoying...

    However, switch it to classic mode and it's brilliant :)). Just like the old one I used to play on the original Xbox. Good times.
     
  10. kamy100

    kamy100 Premiership

    9 June 2003
    Blackburn, UK
    I haven't used the classic method but will try it tonight, have been using Real and thought that it was very good for fine tuning shots.

    The game on the pure gameplay asthetic is really good. Yes the menus, commentry and load times are shoddy but that doesn't bother me because the gameplay is quite solid, particularly when playing against humans.

    The AI can sometimes peev me off as when playing higher ranked opponents they clear up and pull off amazing unrealistic shots.
     
  11. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Me and Jay just had some quality frames :)). Didn't get all the scores but Jay won 3-1. The scores from the last 2 I got:

    Tim 77-0 Jay
    Tim 43-63 Jay

    Nice one Jay, play you again soon!
     
  12. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Highest break: 77 (v Jaygrim)
     
  13. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    [​IMG]
     
  14. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    Shut up.
     
  15. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    :LOL: It was a good match mate. We both did some absolutely superb positional play.
     
  16. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Highest break: 88 (v CPU)
     
  17. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Had a quality session just now, made my current highest break as posted above :)). That was in the Grand Prix first qualifying round, which I won 2-0. Then was the 3rd qualifying round and I went 1-0 down as the CPU just pinched the frame from me. But I put together a couple of decent breaks in the final 2 frames and won 2-1. Qualified for my first Championships, which is the Grand Prix. Got not too bad a group, Graeme Dott and Stephen Lee are the two big names in my group. Will be very tough I imagine and just the experience will be good :)).
     
  18. kamy100

    kamy100 Premiership

    9 June 2003
    Blackburn, UK
    Sounds good Tim. I am really struggling to get any good breaks despite having this game for 2 weeks, I think that my highest is 30.

    Any tips?
     
  19. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    You don't need new tips just keep it chalked :COAT:.

    It's all about position really. The more you play the more used to the power bar and the various angles and what the most likely outcome of a shot will be. Then it's about choosing the right shot and of course executing it well.
     
  20. kamy100

    kamy100 Premiership

    9 June 2003
    Blackburn, UK
    That is quite good for a Sunday morning!!

    Thanks will try again, it seems that I miss pots, probably because I use the overhead view to line up shots, will give this a proper blast today.
     
  21. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Well I used to have WCS 2005 and it hasn't changed much in terms of gameplay since then, which shows just how bang on they've got it. My golden rule used to be don't play a shot until you've checked the overhead view. Some shots I find you have to line up using the overhead view, long pots that aren't straight in line for example, but yes if I can line up using the normal view I do it like that and then check it on the overhead before I commit to playing it.
     
  22. Rob92

    Rob92 Guest

    I just ordered this, should get it by Thursday - I look forward to giving you some games :).

    I just installed 04 (I own 05 as well but I preferred 04) to get some practice in and it was good fun, I got used to the power quickly again (will be different in 09 though) and made a century in my third frame :).
     
  23. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Highest break: 104 (v CPU)

    Played my third match in the Grand Prix just now, beating Brian Turner by 3 frames to 0. Got the 104 in the first frame too which pleased me. I almost cleared the whole table but the green was in a very awkward position. I am glad I have won at least 1 Grand Prix match to be honest, all be it against another weak player in our league. Here is my Grand Prix mini league so far:

    Michael Holt...............8pts
    Stephen Lee...............4
    Graeme Dott...............4
    Neil Robertson...............4
    Tim Edwins...............2
    Brian Turner...............0

    Some people have played 3 matches and some 4, but you can't tell who. All you can be sure of is Holt has played 4 and won all 4 being on 8 points! Still to play I've got Stephen Lee & Neil Robertson.

    I like the fact that in game they have different crowd levels in the theatres. For example me vs Turner isn't a big match and the there was only a scattering of people in the theatre. There were a few more when I played against Dott, and I imagine that when you progress up the ranking and get really high it will be packed out.

    More to come tomorrow :)).
     
  24. mjsmith2k

    mjsmith2k Come on you Reds!

    5 November 2005
    Nottingham
    Forest, Bulls, Patriots
    Goody gumdrops


    :P
     
  25. Rob92

    Rob92 Guest

    This game arrived earlier today - so far i've just been doing the coaching things (completed them) and now i'm doing the challenges on the "Challenges" mode - I just got a 129 on the challenge "Clear up" :D (would have been 136 but I fouled on the black).

    I'm enjoying it, but the positional aid seems to make building big breaks quite easy, at least it can be turned off if I start finding I win too much in career mode.
     
  26. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    I've turned it off already mate.
     
  27. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Edwins 2-0 Stout

    [​IMG]
     
  28. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    I made a school boy error.
     
  29. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Stout 0-2 Edwins

    [​IMG]

    Turning up?
     
  30. Rob92

    Rob92 Guest

    I like how on this you can actually use side spin without it completely fucking up your pot like in previous WSC games :).

    I also turned off the positional aid (it makes the game too easy, as Tim said on MSN, it's like playing FIFA on assisted), but I need to get more used to judging the power I need to put on shots, I run out of position too much at the moment.
     

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