Critic & User Reviews
Poker What you want...Poker what you get.
posted by Brikz3488 (ROCKVILLE, MD) Oct 20, 2007
Member since Aug 2007
9 out of 10 gamers (90%) found this review helpful
As for the single game you have the option of playing cash games, Heads up to beat Phil Helmuth, other single minigames, and of course WSOP.
I played the game on the hardest difficulty and it is nutz. In all 54 days i think i only placed in the money 6 times but i did happen to win a bracelet in 7 card stud... On this level bluffing is the name of the game and the computer players are winning. Ex..2000 big Blind, 200 ante, 8 players at the table I'm under the gun (3) with 62,000 dealt a pair of 7's, i raise to 8k, the 5th player reraises to 24k the cut off (right before the button) reraises to 42k, looks like i'm beat so i fold. They both go all in. One player is holding Q 3 off suit (?) and the other Q 9 offsuit (???) the board makes the Q3 guy hit a straight.
These bad beats and crazy all in raises are common and sometimes i found myslef tilting and making bad calls or raises because it almost felt like the only way to win was to outrace or bad beat someone.
Fun game if you like or want to learn poker with the tutorials and lessons but not to realistic in the players playstyle. Look for tells in the close up screen though because they can help.
Good game plagued by online bugs...still.
posted by HoustonTex (HOUSTON, TX) Sep 30, 2007
Member since Feb 2007
14 out of 17 gamers (82%) found this review helpful
Not bad at all.
posted by Spidey223 (SIERRA VISTA, AZ) Nov 1, 2007
Member since Apr 2005
10 out of 12 gamers (83%) found this review helpful
The AI is still a little funky, but the games are fun and gameplay is fluid. You get a big assortment of poker to play outside of your yearly WSOP goals, which I personally like. The character models aren't quite as frightening as they were last year. Now at least they resemble real people.
The load times have improved as well. But for some reason, your character will still perform an unecessary amount of artifical "thinking time" before it will actually fold or raise. So many times, you've made your decision, but you are stuck waiting for the animation to conclude your action, because it wants to pretend your avatar is still "thinking" out the action carefully. It drags the time in the game down a bit if you are on the impatient side.
Overall, decent offline poker game, real nice online games and interface. Lots of poker styles (HORSE, STUD, RAZZ, HI-LOW) to play. Fun yearly WSOP goals. Worth a look if all that sounds interesting to you. Worth buying if you are looking for a poker game to absorb a bunch of your time.
WSOP 2008: Battle for the Bracelets
posted by kagedgamer (PHOENIX, AZ) Oct 4, 2007
Member since Jan 2006
5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful
posted by RaiderMan1 (PALMDALE, CA) Sep 28, 2007
Member since Apr 2007
6 out of 13 gamers (46%) found this review helpful
Just plain boring
posted by Horsepower (LA MESA, CA) Oct 3, 2007
Member since Jan 2007
4 out of 14 gamers (29%) found this review helpful
Not for newbies
posted by LaurieSchmid (VANCOUVER, WA) Jan 7, 2013
Member since Dec 2012
posted by N1ghtEag1e (PINCKNEY, MI) Apr 21, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
Stick with online poker.
posted by oppy1984 (CANTON, OH) Nov 16, 2010
Member since May 2010
What are my cards?
posted by brram77 (MONTVERDE, FL) Oct 20, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
posted by meecea1 (ERLANGER, KY) Oct 5, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
You played 1 poker game...you've played em all!
posted by Deuce9er (HAMMOND, IN) Sep 23, 2009
Member since Jul 2009
posted by pellowski2 (MOUNT CARMEL, PA) Aug 18, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
posted by noddy1992 (BRISTOL, VT) Jan 23, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
posted by flushola (CLAWSON, MI) Jan 14, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
Online play is available, plenty of easy achievements (but some pretty tough ones too) and being able to play against a lot of pros makes this game very fun to play.
posted by tmacandash (EVANSVILLE, IN) Sep 9, 2008
Member since Aug 2008
Excellent poker game.. best yet
posted by avalanche (DENVER, CO) May 16, 2008
Member since Mar 2008
For The Poker Player in You!!
posted by DetailedD (RICHMOND, KY) Apr 24, 2008
Member since Jan 2008
posted by DPM126 (WEATOGUE, CT) Nov 18, 2007
Member since Oct 2006
posted by dinise (SAN MARCOS, CA) Oct 1, 2007
Member since Jul 2007