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I'm a big fan of Poker and Casino games, so I thought WCP-All In would be decent. I was wrong. The graphics are pretty, and I put the speed to Turbo, because I hate waiting for the sims to decide whether they want to Fold, Call or Raise. That part works great. The cartoon tips they give you are somewhat useful, and actual game play is okay. The extras on the career mode are a little unnecessary, though. The map is too big, so you spend time scrolling to look for dancing buildings (open tournaments), when just a simple list would suffice. What really irked me about it, is the loading times. You can practically call and have a pizza delivered during the time it takes to load a tournament game. And if you choose a tournament that has more than 6 players, at some point your table will be broken up, and then you have to wait for ALL the players to wander over to the new table, in order to resume playing. Maybe that's to simulate the actual tournaments, but it's slightly annoying- as is the little arrows, x's and check marks above the players heads. I am very capable of reading what they just did- I don't need the cartoonish visual.
All-in-all- actual at the table play is okay. It's just getting to the table that will seriously make you want to consider playing something else.
Some games you should buy and some are primarily just "renters", this game is neither....there is not one thing that I can credit to this game in the entertainment category. The load times are ridiculously long, the pace is mind-numbingly slow and the visual effects could have been created in Microsoft Paint in windows 98. I can only speak on the career mode as I was not able to keep myself awake for the remainder of the game modes. Please, for the sake of humanity, do not waste you time on this game.