This creation of FarSight Studios was released this week. The studios worked with the PBA to bring the gaming community this new sim game. Even though it isn’t based on one of the Major League Titles, it is still delivering on a brand new and exciting version of bowling to players all over. It offers a decent degree of variation that includes oil patterns, locales and different bowling balls. It also features many professionals in the world of PBA, and the recreation of the PBA Tour becomes a realistic possibility.
Although PBA Pro Bowling is brilliant in many aspects, there are many places where FarSight completely missed the target and landed the ball in the gutter. The graphics are not one of those aspects, though. It is considered significant, and the pro’s being featured appear to be quite spot on. Each of these also has specific styles of bowling, and even this is accurately presented in the game. Players are also informed about the history of each pro utilizing constant commentating.
The angles and lighting which are applied throughout is also a very realistic presentation of what is the norm when bowling is watched on the television. The venues featured also brings its own unique and practical features to the game. The variety of sites is acceptable and varies from bar-style lanes to a much more formal setting at PBA tournaments.
The gameplay delivers on substantial experience with a fair amount of commentary and excellent presentation. Yet, this is also where the first complaint about the game enters the scene. The gameplay is somewhat limited. Between a single camera view and being able to have only one character to play with, does limit the playing experience somewhat.
No Instant Success
Success is not instant in PBA Bowling. The balls have different weights and characteristics which all impacts the speeds and angle at which it should be delivered. Although the controls are simple. The right stick is used to throw the ball, and the direction and accuracy are determined by pulling the rod back and then pushing it forward. The speed at which it is delivered depends on the rate used to pull back and push forward.
Adding spin to your ball to bring it back in line with your goal when it is going off centre, is done with the left stick. This should be a balanced, gentle act since pushing too hard won’t make the ball break and too slow will lead to the ball breaking too much. Add to this the variation brought on by different oil patterns, and you genuinely have yourself many factors to keep in consideration. Hence it does require a bit of practice and honing of your skills to become a true PBA Bowling professional.