[PS4 DLC Review] Pure Pool Snooker Pack
Pure Pool is back with new DLC adding Snooker to it’s available modes. Can you take the shot or are you snookered?
Welcome to the ultimate snooker experience. Let the makers of Pure Pool take you on a journey through the pool hall to the brand new snooker environment. Beautifully designed, the ultra-realistic snooker table is the only way to up your game outside of normal conventions.
VooFoo Studios’ Pure Pool Snooker pack features a full career mode for all difficulty levels Amateur, Pro and Master, two new snooker challenge modes and specific trophies, achievements and snooker accolades.
Get ready for the most authentic snooker experience ever witnessed from the comfort of your couch.
Pure Pool’s Snooker Trailer
So last year I had the opportunity to review Pure Pool and liked it. Since then I have often revisited to play quick games when maybe I don’t have a lot of time. I was excited to hear that DLC was coming adding snooker, even though I didn’t knew much about snooker… yeah, I know it sounds weird but more content for a game I have a lot of fun with is always a good thing.
All of what I said about the game’s look, style and music from the are still the same – the game looks amazing, with a great presentation and excellent music. So what does the DLC add?
You get a new career mode focused on the game of Snooker. Now as someone who has spent most of this table time on 8-Ball and 9-Ball, Snooker was an unknown thing. I was hoping for a training mode to explain the game, but you are just thrown in to figure out the rules for yourself. It took me a few rounds, but I then I finally got it.
The game starts out with some colored balls laid throughout the table, each worth different points. There are also a ton of red balls, which are your main targets. You need to sink a red ball, which is worth one point, for the opportunity to go after the other colored balls which are worth way more points. At the end of a match, and as you might expect, you need to score more points than your opponent. The other thing to keep in mind is that mistakes count and can hurt as hitting the wrong ball, missing, or sinking the cue ball result in point gains for your opponent, so you need to minimize fouls.
The first thing I really appreciated is that we got to explore the pool hall a little more as the game takes you down a different hallway and shows you the room where Snooker is played. There are new challenge games as well, which are interesting and give the game a different spin. I enjoyed the challenge on the regular table and appreciated these modes as well.
There are seven new trophies to earn that focus specifically on snooker, one of which asks that you win over 73 games, another for scoring a maximum of 147 in one turn, as well as one for completing the career mode. The mix is set at 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronzes, which is not bad considering its DLC.
This is a solid expansion adding more content to an already solid game. Making Pure Pool even better. I enjoyed playing Snooker once I learned how to do it right. I was a bit disappointed by the lack of training, as it puts the onus on the player to learn, but once I learned the basics the action was quick and intense, allowing me to have a lot of fun! If you already have Pure Pool, this should be a no-brainer to add to your copy of the main game.
This review is based on a copy of the Pure Pool Snooker Pack provided by Ripstone LTD.
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