gamers (100%) found this review helpful
From the moment this game made it into my console, the only thing I could think about was how average this game is.
At first look there were a couple of game play options available (including a quick play option that throws you right into a big tournament).
The default options set up for the game slow it to a crawl. It's got a great feel of a real poker game in that sense, because the computer players take time to think just like a real player would. This gets old really fast, as it can take a 18 player tournament 3 hours to finish. If you stumble your way into the options you can speed the game up tremendously (I won a 27 player tournament in 20 minutes on the fastest mode).
The voice overs in this game are worth mentioning. I found them somewhat entertaining at first, but as the same statements are said over and over they get old real fast. These are also turned off by speeding up the game in the options.
One part of the game that I particularly enjoyed was the poker tips. As you enter tournaments you are given tips about the playing styles of some other players. These tips seem to be great advise!
My overall take on this game: For me, this is a game to own, not to rent. When I get in a mood to play poker I can pick it up, play for a few hours, and then throw it back down for a few months without getting attached. If you're like me and get the urge to play poker every now and then, this game may be for you.
If you're looking for a game that's gonna blow you off your feet, I'd suggest something else.
gamers (76%) found this review helpful
I could not wait until the games release, when it was released I already had it in MyQueue and then it shipped. I hoped I would get it in the mail before Xmas so I could play it with my friends. So I got it the day before Xmas Eve. Well I was guessing on how the motion would be used in the gameplay. All in both hands forward, perhaps a flick of the wrist to muck the cards. So I started it up, Quickplay and noticed the keypad displayed at the bottom just like on all the other systems. I thought that was nice to include just in case you wanted it. So I moved all in and noticed nothing happened. I thought to myself are you serious. Unbelievable, totally disgusted with the game I immediately shut the game off and put it back in its return envelope and off it went. Breaking Down My review I beleive the game is similar to that of other systems. Graphics were not bad, but nothing special. I did not go far enough into the game to really judge the overall gameplay, but I am still disappointed in the developers not taking advantage of the wii. They should be fined for not thinking about gamers and the difference they could have made by using the devices the wii supplied for far greater gameplay than any other system.