Being Deaf, it's very difficult to follow the game, although I'm familiar with Poker, but due to the lack of subtitles/closed captioning option for hearing impaired, I wont rate it above 5.
The game play itself is lots of fun, incredibly addicting. Graphics , if graphics are important to you, are a bit cheesy insofar as the player avatars, but otherwise good. Game tends to be a little "loady" due to high memory usage, but otherwise plays great.
Lots of things to do, including building your own poker room with rewards, among others.
Overall, game design could be more user-friendly. A Prior reviewer complained there was no way to save game, you'd have to play through a whole tournament. Actually there is, it just isn't obvious- simply quit game via the start button, you can go back to the tournament where you left off.. It just isn't very obvious from the menus, and menu is hard to navigate, it isn't well designed.
Avatar graphics look really stupid- just so 1990's
The worst part overall is just that there's no subtitles so a deaf player would have a hard time following along with what you are supposed to do.
Otherwise, its a great game, plenty of fun, addicting, and you can play this for months, it seems, without having to do the same thing twice.
I'd buy it, except the lack of subtitles..
Graphics: 4/10 Game Play: 9/10 Menus: 3/10 Lack of Subtitles: 0/10 My Rating: 5 (max Ill give a game without subtitles)
Way to easy imo but the worst thing is when after hours of playing in a tourney it just freezes up. I wanted to throw my PS3 out the the window. I like the career mode if you could actually get through a tournament.