Review: Pool Nation FX (Steam)

Pool Nation FX, the ultimate Pool Game, is a visually stunning Pool Simulation with an incredible physics engine.

Pool Nation FX, the ultimate Pool Game, is a visually stunning Pool Simulation with an incredible physics engine (1)

Pros:

  • Beautiful HD graphics.
  • Full controller support.
  • Settings: Invert X and Y axis, Aim sensitivity, Slow mo.
  • Graphic settings: Resolution, Full screen, V-Sync, Texture/FX/post process/shadow and AA quality.
  • Profile: shows stats, Exp, Level and achievements.
  • Steam Achievements.
  • Game modes: Career, VS, Online, Artistic pool, Endurance and Practice.
  • Daily bonus: Pot as many balls as you can with the given ball limit.
  • Simple robust control scheme.
  • Career: Tour system and you can pick from 9 Ball, 8 ball and snooker.
  • Aim level: Novice, Veteran, Pro and champion. This indicates how long the line is to show you where the ball will go.
  • AI Difficulty has three options: Easy, Medium and hard.
  • Can customize game modes with a full on detailed set of options down to fouls and ball placement.
  • UI goes for a big bright tiled affair making it clear, clean and easy to use.
  • Earn cash to buy decals, Cues, Balls and have additional goes at the daily bonus event.
  • So much content to unlock: 26 ball sets, 111 decals and 35 cues.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Career has bonus mini games.
  • Each career championship has qualifiers, round 1 then quarters, semis and the final.
  • Can skip AI shots.
  • Trick shots: full editor, has a separate daily challenge and you can also share trickshots.
  • An excellent game to help you learn the rules.
  • No IAP.
  • Snooker is unlocked straight away.

Pool Nation FX, the ultimate Pool Game, is a visually stunning Pool Simulation with an incredible physics engine (4)

Cons:

  • Achievement pop ups can be delayed.
  • Cannot customize controller.
  • No birds eye view.
  • Cannot save replays.
  • All controls are not explained.
  • The music tracks will not be to everyone’s taste.
  • No proper opening tutorial for novices.
  • Trick shots is very intense with a lot to take in with little explanation.

Pool Nation FX, the ultimate Pool Game, is a visually stunning Pool Simulation with an incredible physics engine (1)

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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