Despite what you might read below this is not a terrible game by any means, it is what it is a Snooker game. It does not excel in any particular area, has some bugs in it that interfere with the game and if you have played any of the previous incarnations you will recognise the commentary.
Its a poor attempt but still strangely addictive. If your looking for realism go to a snooker club. If your looking for a vitrual snooker game then buy this.
P.S. You might like to wait until the price drops a little though.