World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions Reader Review
World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions quite simply puts a stake in the ground where poker games should start becoming much more than they are, why is it that online poker clients such as PKR and poker stars are so much more enjoyable than "The worlds number one poker video game"?
Activision cannot see how valuable the franchise they back hand to left-field productions is, it is however very clear why nintendo showed no reluctance to sell left-field their controlling share in the company back to them.
nintendo: give us $3 and the rights to excite-bike and we'll give it to you.
Left-field: RIGHT ON BRO!
The game? is so foundationally bad i wonder if left-field won the contract to make these games because they showed ability or simply because they bought activision some hookers and dip to go with their doritos
The blurb actually had me interested in purchasing this game you play a home game with Chris "jesus" Ferguson he takes you under his wing as his protege (which can only be good right?) wrong. Chris "jesus" ferguson did nothing but tell me pre-flop that i either needed to fold or call (thanks man) except he told me to fold pocket aces and pocket kings also ace king clubs. So Chris obviously got offered some money to say "i'd call" "i'd fold" into a mic.
Having played the previous psp version a year ago i figured maybe it was just that version that got left behind, turns out they left every single format behind, sure they got all the big names in poker to come and do voice overs (badly i may add) "there --- are --- two pair --- of --- sevens --- on the board" you'll hear norman chad spout as the flop comes down. Infact, if the game didn't crash mid tournament every time i tried to win i'm pretty sure i've already figured out its entire call system, if i get an ace of spade and a four of hearts i'll win everytime because it draws the same hand every time
Back to that crashing issue, when you're in a tournament of say 3000+ people and you knock it down to the last 1000, its taken a fair amount of time to get there and it would be quite irritating if somebody say. crashed into the building and everybodies chips got spilled onto the floor and you had to start all over again, right? Well. thats what happens when you play this game, it'll crash, on top of that the tiny amount of customisation options (which all look/sound ridiculous) there is no candor/style/technicality/ability/skill in the way this game was "made" or in how it is played which is simply not how poker is, hell if they made a single player version with a tournament mode of PKR it would almost get a 8/10!
I can't find a reason why a game thats becoming the biggest sensation in card game history can't have a video game that not only inspires new people to give playing the real game a chance, but also helps players relax and throw they're dreams of playing at the WSOP main event at the telly and give it all they got, why do sports games get to have all the fun?
Though saying all these things, hearing jennifer tilleys scroach of a voice some how turns me on and helps me smile when the game crashes, i eject the cd from my drive using a knife (it jams) place the cd gently inside the case and chuck it in the bin.
1 / 10