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World Series of Poker Member Review for the PS2

By:
Kyle_C
11/08/05
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Sim 
PLAYERS 1- 8 
PUBLISHER Activision 
DEVELOPER Activision 
RELEASE DATE  
E10+ Contains Mild Language, Simulated Gambling

What do these ratings mean?

We've all seen it on TV, the Worlds Series of Poker. With more than 6,000 people playing to catch a grand prize of nearly 5 million dollars. You see Poker everywhere: on TV, in bars, chip sets, hats, T-Shirts, poker chips, you name it, Poker's got something of it. Now it moves to one of the biggest industries in the world, video games. Can it par up against real life poker and poker games alike?

The Graphics are subpar in this game, the people almost look exactly the same size and face wise. The cards look okay along with the poker table, though you can barely see the poker chips for some reason. Plus when you move all-in they just slide, nothing big going there.

The Sounds are excellent in WSOP. The sound of chips, the snap of cards, the voices, this is very odd for a poker game to sound...like a poker game, but it isn't a bad thing at all.

The Gameplay is good in some ways, but very bad in the others. The Animation is god awful, the cards don't go with the hand throwing them, and the dealer putting the cards down doesn't look right at all. I was shocked for how badly Activition did on this game, if you can do Tony Hawk's Pro Skater's Animation, you can do WSOP the same. The Create-A-Character is pretty good, with an assortment of hair styles and clothes to suit yourself with, you can really look like yourself. There are about 15 Male voices and 13 Female voices to choose from whenever you're done with your character. If you're too lazy, they have pre-made characters ready for you. Or if you want to be a Pro yourself, defeat a Pro Player in a tournament and play as him! Collecter Chips can be collected throught tournaments, got a Straight Flush? You will be awarded a chip for it. Finally hit $1 Mil. in overall earnings? There's a chip for that. It adds some needed replay value to WSOP. In WSOP: TG, it isn't only Texas Hold Em', There are different styles of Poker to play. They include: Omaha Hold Em', Seven Card Stud, Razz, and Hi-Low Split, but there are very limited tournaments of these, so sometimes you'll find yourself playing Texas Hold Em' alot. There are also tells in this game, find that someone is bluffing alot? Put them to the test and take them out. Something that is very frustrating about this game is that it is a little Too much like the show. Which mean almost every hand, someone has Pocket Aces or has a Flush, so it's nearly Impossible to win any tournaments.

Poker is Spreading throughout everything nowadays, but this Stinker of a hand, it isn't showing much power that Poker is showing nowadays. This game is a like a bad flop, it needs to be folded.

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