WSC Real 11: World Snooker Championship

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WSC Real 11: World Snooker Championship
WSC Real 2011 Front Cover.jpg
Xbox 360 box art
Developer(s)Dark Energy Digital[1]
Publisher(s)Dark Energy Digital[1]
World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
SeriesWorld Snooker Championship
Platform(s)Windows, Xbox 360, PS3
Release
Genre(s)Sport simulation, snooker, Pool
Mode(s)Single-player, Multi-player

WSC Real 11: World Snooker Championship (Or, WSC Real 11) is a sport simulation video game, released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 15 April 2011, and PC on 1 April 2011.[2] The game was the tenth (and final) entry of the World Snooker Championship video games series. The game featured player likenesses from the real world, including Shaun Murphy, Mark Selby and Ronnie O'Sullivan.[4]

The game was developed and published by Dark Energy Digital with licensing from the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. The game would be the last console game fully licensed by World Snooker, however, they would continue to make handheld games, on iOS and Android.

Gameplay[edit]

Playing as Neil Robertson, playing a safety

Many features from previous games remain, with the traditional career mode allowing players to play as a rookie, and win matches on the official Snooker or Pool tours to improve their world ranking, and qualify for more prestigious tournaments, such as the Masters, the UK Open, or the Snooker World Championships. New to 2011, a rewind game assist, allowing certain shots (once missed), to be replayed.[4]

The player character's appearance can be modified and altered, and experience points from the main game can be used to update the player's character look and skills. The player can play both the official Snooker tour and an amalgamated Eight-Ball pool season simultaneously.[4]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
GameRankingsPS3:64%[5]
Xbox 360:65%[6]
Review scores
PublicationScore
GameSpotXbox:7.5/10[4]
PS3:7.5/10[4]
Video Gamer Magazine6/10[7]

The game received average reviews by critics. Video game aggregate website GameRankings stated that reviewers were largely impressed by the games, scoring the PlayStation 3 version at 64%,[5] and the Xbox 360 version at 65%.[6] GameSpot reviewed both of these versions, scoring the game at 7.5/10,[4] calling it an "enjoyable experience, with realistic cue and ball physics and a wide selection of features and game modes."[4] They also cited the game's new rewind system, and the game's improved graphics over past iterations.[4]

Tom Orry from Video Gamer magazine scored the game at 6/10,[7] saying "I'm a big snooker fan so I could play WSC Real 11 for hours, putting up with its problems, but that doesn't mean it's a good virtual version of the sport."[7] Orry commented on the games difficulty, stating that the game's assists either made the game "far too easy or far too difficult."[7] before commenting that "WSC Real 11 is passable, but it's a long way from being an easy recommendation."[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WSC Real 2011: World Snooker Championship". MobyGames. Archived from the original on 20 March 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "WSC Real 11: World Snooker Championship on MobyGames". MobyGames. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  3. ^ "WSC Real 11: World Snooker Championship for PC - GameRankings". GameRankings. Archived from the original on 20 March 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Barron, Joseph (20 April 2011). "WSC Real 11: World Snooker Championship Review". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 26 November 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b "WSC Real: World Snooker Championship 2011 on PS3". GameRankings. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b "WSC Real: World Snooker Championship 2011 on xBox 360". GameRankings. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e Orry, Tom. "World Snooker Championship Real 2011 Review: In off the pink". Video Gamer magazine. Archived from the original on 20 March 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.

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