gamers (46%) found this review helpful
OK THE REASON I GAVE IT A SIX IS BECAUSE IT OFFERS SEVERAL POKER GAMES AND THE CONCEPT IS PRETTY DECENT AND WELL EXECUTED. U CAN BUILD YOUR CHARACTER UP TO BE A BLUFF MASTER OR CAN SNIFF OUT TELLS ETC. BUUUUUUT THE GRAPHICS ARE PRETTY BAD ALONG WITH THE VOICE ACTING AND PRESENTATION(CARTOON LIKE NOT TO BIG A FAN) REASON FOR THE SIX ALONG WITH THE CHARACTER BUILDER WHICH IS JUST HORRIBLE ...THE AI DONT SEEM THAT BAD AND I CAN COMPARE IT TO THE WPTOC 2 GAME WHICH THE AI IS JUST AS POOR..I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY THESE GUYS DO NOT USE THE SAME POKI SYSTEM AS POKER ACADEMY WHICH HAS THE BEST POKER AI EVER.....I SUGGEST NOT TO BUY EITHER POKER GAME THAT JUST CAME OUT FOR THE 360 BECAUSE NIETHER ONE WILL REALLY IMPROVE UR GAME BUT I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS ONE OVER WPTOC SIMPLY BECAUSE U CAN EXPERIMENT SEVERAL VARIATIONS OF POKER AND EXPAND YOUR GAME... AND 2ND IF YOU CAN COPE THIS GAME FOR ABOUT 20 DOLLARS I THNK IT WOULD BE WORTH IT CAUSE IT CAN GET U INTO OTHER GAME FOR EXAMPLE I WOULD PROBABLY START PLAYING RAZZ AND THE PINEAPPLE POKER ISNT TO BAD..ONE
posted by Suchnast (NEW GLOUCESTER, ME) Jul 2, 2007
Member since May 2007
The saving grace for this game for me is that you can create your own character, which is really fun. The in-play graphics along with this feature make you feel like you are playing The Sims: Poker.
Downside...is that outside of play, the graphics look absolutely horrible. I don't know what they were thinking. It looks like a game from 1992. They use like 5 flourescent colors and menus/pictures that look like they were made on Microsoft Paint. I have no idea why they would do that.
I own the game. I bought it in the store for 20 bucks used. It's the only way to make it worth it.
Many different poker variations to play Well thought out options (speed up gameplay) Unique "poker tells" system (mini-games)
Weak AI (better than WSOP CE though) Not much replayability Hard to find an online game
Overall, the reason I gave this game a 5 is because it does some things better than World Series of Poker Championship Edition. The AI is definitely better, although its pretty easy to get them to call your all-in moves when they have a weak hand. After playing a while I noticed they tend to get many timely river cards as well. The lucky charm and items that are purchaseable or gainable add a unique element to the game. Sometimes during cash games when a player goes out they will bribe you with anything from their car engine to a painting so they can stay in the game. I haven't had a chance to play any online games due to not being able to find anyone online, but the menus are easy to find your way through and there are even helpful tips in the options menu for anyone new to the game.
I would recommend this game to anyone looking for something different. It caters to both the poker veteran and beginner. For me, this is the best poker game on the market for the 360.