Launched first on PS3 back in 2009, Hustle Kings gave the snooker, Pool games a full make over boasting HD graphics and full move support. We take a look at this game as it is now available on PS Vita, If you own the PS3 version then you now have the Vita version for FREE. Lets take a look if its worth your time shall we….
- HD graphics make this glow with brilliance, The Vitas screen helps enhance this games visuals to the point where you could swear you were watching a match on tv
- PS3 version gives you full move support that works very well and is very precise
- Vita version uses the touch screen as an option for game control and again this works very well, Its actually my preferred control method
- Full campaign mode contains straight up 8 ball matches to 14:1 continuous to killer. All variants of pool is in the game
- Unlockables bought from the shop using HKC which is the games currency. Items include new cues and sets of balls including glass ones which look amazing
- Online is fast, easy to set up and you can bet HKC on the outcome, While also setting up a tournament for a true experience
- New characters to unlock
- Regular DLC including crazy shaped tables and snooker mode which maintains the high visuals
- Excellent ball physics
- Allows custom soundtracks to be used
- The AI are very cheap and later on in game and gets very much a case of, If you miss a pot then you will lose
- Some DLC is not welcome, Such as chalks which buff your shots,aid you. They have limited uses meaning you have to re buy them. This is the type of DLC I hate in games
- Online on PS3 has this thing where its a choice between voice comms or move controls. You can only use one not both
- The preset music despite having several genres is not nice at all
In summary this is a great example of a pool/snooker game. Played with mates you can have a right blast. So many game types and customisable options this game will keep you entertained. The campaign may get cheap and unplayable after a while but at least theirs plenty more to play. With the buy one get the other version free theres really no excuse for not owning this gem.