These Snooker Championship games have been rolled out year after year for a while, and though I played the 2005 edition on PC and felt it had a few problems, I thought I'd try the 2007 edition for PS2 in the hope that it would have been refined and tweaked into a better product. Sadly, it's not much different to 2005, and in some ways it's inferior.
If you're in any way frustrated by difficult - and sometimes, unfair - games, avoid this one. The computer players are laughably hard to beat. This doesn't mean it isn't possible to make big breaks and win games - it is, but one single slip up, and your opponent will clear up with a 100+ break, almost every time. I've played this for some weeks now, and it's possible to get better, but the computer is simply too good. As a two player game, fine; but for one player, it's too frustratingly hard to be enjoyable.
To make matters worse, you'll find yourself inexplicably playing against a top 16 player during a qualifying match, before you get into the tournaments proper. Wha-? Ronnie O'Sullivan apparently needs to qualify to play in the World Championship, does he?
Player models and graphics are also uneven. The surface sheen is there, but throw in some very wobbly frame rates, repetetive commentary and shoddy animation, and you're left with a pretty unsatisfactory snooker experience.
Best avoided, all in all, especially if you don't want to be ripping your hair out in agony every time you make a mistake!