Reviews and Problems with World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets
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Poor layout and small text makes game unplayable
Alex K, Amazon
6 November 2011
Summary: I bought this game used from a gamestop today. I managed to play it for an hour before I had to stop because my eyes hurt from squinting. As others had mentioned, the poor layout and text size makes the game unplayable. Simply a terrible design flaw, I don't see how the makers got this through testing. I have perfect 20/20 vision and a 42 inch TV but all the relevant numbers on the playing screen (player stacks, bet size, chips in pot, ect.
All the fun of poker without having to go to Vegas!!!
J. wolke, Amazon
12 October 2009
Summary: Activision has always been a solid software company. WSOP is no exception, very user friendly, suitable for all levels of play from babe in the woods amatuer to WSOP bracelet winner. Several game play options are available, from a quick home game to a all out tournament at the premier venues of poker, all in great detail. I am looking forward to WSOP 2010.
Summary: I bought this game for my husband for Christmas and he loves it. He says he has learned things he never knew about playing poker. He likes the characters and skill levels you can choose. He very highly recommends this game.
Summary: I purchased this product in PS2 format and traded it in the next day because the HUD is simply too difficult to read. And I even have a 42-inch HDTV. You'll squint and squirm trying to see your bankroll and that of others, let alone trying to read the names of other players. There's also a lot of waiting for the game to proceed after you've made a decision.
Unplayable due to tiny "Heads Up Display" - 2007 version is better
Jesse (Boston, MA), Amazon
26 November 2007
Summary: As a player of almost every console based poker game, I of course felt the need to pick up the latest wsop title to see the improvements over the previous version. I found that It was almost impossible to follow the action due to the tiny print on the "Heads up Display" which tells you what the bet amounts and the player's current stacks are. It was made worse by a split screen which could not be turned off.
Summary: The new features in wsop 2008 version are nice. There are times you go into heads up and it does a split screen with the %. That is pretty cool. The online multiplayer is funny. But it doesn't lock up like other poker games on the ps2. This one has a pretty good connection. There should be more lively AI's. In this version you can tell they are working little by little to improve this area. Yeah I don't like the animation in the background.
The Cpu betting's improved, but a lousy layout and tiny hard to read lettering means you need a bigger tv to avoid squinting.
Poker Face, Amazon
2 October 2007
Summary: UPDATED: Oct. 8, 2007 I'm giving this game 3.5 stars overall and increasing my FUN rating to 3 stars, because I've just noticed that the Cpu players will now occasionally LIMP in when first into the pot (thus betting is a bit more realistic than last year's game). Otherwise, it would get just 3 stars overall. Important Note: The PS2 game case is not accurate. On the front cover my case incorrectly lists that Seidel, Lieu, and Arieh are in the game.
Summary: I have recently started playing poker and I have an old Playstation 2 knocking about at home, so I thought I would get a PS2 poker game to enjoy playing in the comfort of my living room. But which one to get? I originally ordered another game, "World Championship Poker 2", but I ordered this one too after reading a glowing professional review.
This makes competing for play money in poker fun for once!
Will Lawson, amazon.co.uk
2 January 2008
Summary: I kind of bought this game as a laugh having recently got into the brilliant game of poker, expecting basic graphics, small lifespan and dumbed-down gameplay. However, I was to be surprised as this game really does make competing for nothing in terms of real money quite enjoyable still. The career mode is awesome, as you can create a character and give them a designated voice before embarking upon events in the World Series of Poker.