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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Pool on Switch

Posted : Tuesday, 06 February 2018, 10:19
rockford
@Jay - Linkage
Posted : Tuesday, 06 February 2018, 10:19
Jayenkai
Tempting!

But would rather have Arcade Pool.
... on the iPad..

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Posted : Tuesday, 06 February 2018, 10:29
rockford
Well, until that happens...
Posted : Tuesday, 06 February 2018, 11:08
Jayenkai


Until that happens..

You need to pay in-game currency to play the fucking game.
Luckily you can spend real money to do that. |edit| correction, you can only use Ingame currency |edit|

Fucking modern fucking games.

*sticks ArcadePool onto an Emulator*

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Posted : Tuesday, 06 February 2018, 11:12
Jayenkai
Gripe : Touchscreen doesn’t work. Menu is laid out like it would, but it doesn’t.

Gripe : initial start of game, wants me to position the ball. So I used the left thumbstick, but that span the cue around, not moved the ball. So I used the right thumbstick... but that also span the cue around.. so I had to hit the Y button, then move the ball, then hit Y to return to cue movement..

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Posted : Tuesday, 06 February 2018, 11:12
rockford
Seriously? Fuck that! I can go to the pub down the road and do that!
Posted : Tuesday, 06 February 2018, 11:17
rockford
So. Not good then.
Posted : Tuesday, 06 February 2018, 11:22
Jayenkai
Gripe : The "spin the cue" turns the cue to the direction you’re holding on the thumbstick, not tilts left and right like you’d expect. Went to options/controller, and there was literally no options in there. It was a picture telling you what to use, not letting you select.

Gripe : To "shoot" you have to hold A to power up, then let go when ready. It gave me no warning about that, and I "tapped" the cue ball about 3 times in a row before I learned that...
I’m not a fan of tutorials, but for fuck sake, at least tell me that...

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Posted : Tuesday, 06 February 2018, 11:24
Jayenkai
I've given up.

You owe me £8.99, Rockford!!

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Posted : Tuesday, 06 February 2018, 11:33
rockford
I can pay in dog hair...
Posted : Tuesday, 06 February 2018, 11:33
Dabz
I've give up with virtual games of my favourite "real world" games... Its all a cash grab now!

I used to like "Golf Clash", well, until I realised a few things... First was, it should've been called "Golf Playoff", because every game nigh-on ended up with a "closest to the hole" playoff, on later courses, you could play the perfect match, and the other player would just bash the twatting ball willy nilly and you'd still end up with a playoff, and get beat... Silly!!!

Then, the realisation that so far into it, after upgrading clubs etc etc, to get any further, you really needed to buy gems, in order to buy coins, in order to upgrade clubs... It's a sneaky fucking system, but pardon the pun, they had it off to a tee with that... I started to hit the grind for cash setup and it just wasnt fun anymore... Especially with the play off thing nearly every f***ing time!!!

So I just uninstalled it, though, a lot of lads played it at work, cos you could challenge other Facebook friends, and a few put quite a bit of coinage into the thing... I personally couldnt see the point, because like I said, more often then not, it just ended up being a closest to the hole lottery, and you'd still get bored eventually so all that investment would be, for nowt!

Dabz

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Posted : Tuesday, 06 February 2018, 11:41
Jayenkai
Bothered to look at the "shop" on the main menu.
Apparently you CAN'T buy IAP coins, so everything's Ingame only.

The shop simply lets you buy different coloured "better" cues and ball sets. Because.. !?

Why would you need to buy a better cue in a videogame???

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Posted : Tuesday, 06 February 2018, 12:14
Dabz
Dog shit isnt it, I mean, better tips equals more screw and side I suppose, but that's all I can think of really in terms of "in a game" attribute that can be upgradable (And chalk), in real life, yep, the tip thing is a no brainer, then there's where the joint is, thats important if you want to use extension pieces... As far as I'm aware, they are all the same length nearly, and most are made from ash.

But regarding power and accuracy, that in the most part has nothing to do with the cue, that's down to the players arm power and skill, in most cases, both of these attributes combined... I dare bet if you give Steve Davis a broom shank, and handed me a cue worth £1000 and was created by a real craftsman... He'd still kick my arse on a pool/snooker table!

Dabz

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Posted : Tuesday, 06 February 2018, 12:52
GfK
Was in a boozer long, long ago... and me and a mate were having a tippy-tap about on a pool table. Bloke comes up and offers to play the winner, which turned out to be me. I'm utterly shit at pool, it's worth pointing out.

Anyway, this bloke... no word of a lie... he thought he was Tom Cruise in The Colour of Money, flipping the cue about and all sorts of shit. So I'm thinking to myself.... fuck! This is gonna be over quick.

Only leathered him! Wish I'd put a tenner down.
Posted : Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 17:46
Jayenkai
Another pool game popped up today.
This time Billiard (because they could only afford one?) is a 3D game, reminiscent of Super Monkey Ball Billiards.
.. but...

A) Music. The music is constantly looping, and frustratingly so. When you’re trying to play a nice relaxed lengthy game of pool, you don’t want to have heard the same loop 18 times in the first frame.
Shut that off, before you begin.

B ) Repetitive Audio. Computers can do audio pitch shifting. For the love of god, use it, so that not every flaming ball hitting another ball sounds exactly the same.
This is the same issue that annoys me on Tipping Point, where every single coin sounds exactly the same.
Real world not be have sound always same.

C) CLACK. When a ball hits against the edge of the table, it hits a sponge-like material and goes "boomp" off it.. it does NOT sound like the sound of a ball thwacking against a really hard bit of wood, really really hard.

D) CLACK 2. When a ball VERY GENTLY taps against the edge of the table, it typically goes "bup". It does NOT sound EXACTLY THE SAME as the previous ball thwacking against a really hard bit of wood, really hard. ...

Lazy sound design.
Really lazy sound design.

Also, the camera's a bit rubbish, and jumps around at random, and doesn’t focus on the actual action, sometimes leaving you staring blankly at a pocket for no good reason.

But other than that, it's not too bad, and I enjoyed a good 3 or 4 frames before calling it a night. Much more than with Premium Pool. (Although I’d enjoy Premium Pool more if they ditched the frustrating as hell timer on it.)

Note : they’re determined to make you use the motion controls, but they’re not needed. Hold R for power, then tap A to shoot.

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Posted : Thursday, 15 February 2018, 05:32
rockford
I didn't dare mention this one to you Jay, although the video seemed OK. It's also cheaper than the other one.
Posted : Thursday, 15 February 2018, 05:42
Jayenkai
Yeah, it's actually quite playable.
Shame about my fussiness when it comes to audio

There's a third Pool game coming, next week...

FFS, it's costing me a fortune..

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Posted : Thursday, 15 February 2018, 06:11
rockford
Third time the charm? Maybe?
Posted : Thursday, 15 February 2018, 06:22
Jayenkai
I'm not holding my breath!
Posted : Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 09:30
Jayenkai
"Pool" is the imaginatively titled third Pool game on Switch.

Long story short, it can fuck off.

The heavy marble physics are abysmal, the menu system is absolute crack, ("play or ... ... play"), the controllers are all but ignored (left to aim, Right stick to power*, B to quit.. thats yer lot) and ... well, sound complaints again.

This is absolutely horrendous, and is SO obviously just a craptastic cash grab.
AVOID...
AVOOOOIIID!!!!

(* By "right stick to power”, I don’t mean “pull back to a point, then flick release to shoot”. It simply acts like a regular digital button. Hold for more power.)

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Posted : Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 16:02
rockford
That really sucks balls.