Reviews and Problems with World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions
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Video Game talk
9 November 2006
Conclusion: In the end World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions is a decent poker experience for the PSP but one that has a few flaws. Being unable to fast forward or skip hands when you fold makes for an uneven experience on a portable system. On a console it's a little different but since games really have to be able to be picked up and played on the PSP the lack of this feature is almost glaring.
Excerpt: My interest in poker dates back many years. While I'm only 18, I've been exposed to the game since my early childhood. My dad often held poker games at our house on Saturday nights and I would often end up downstairs, watching them play. Just like I soaked up video games and chess, I quickly learned the basics of the game. I wasn't the best at betting, but I remember one night filling in for my dad when I was seven or so years old and managed to win a few bucks for him.
Excerpt: might be the best-known name in the growing galaxy of poker-related entertainment, and the PSP version of the "home game", as they used to say, brings a challenging and enjoyable game of poker to your handheld, as well as more options for this kind of title then you'd expect.
Conclusion: The problem is that soon the pointlessness of it all looms large in my psyche and I have to seriously question what the heck I’m doing, playing a game on a handheld that I can play on my PC (and actually win real money) for no other reason than I’m hooked on Texas Hold ‘Em – surely the new tobacco. Presumably this is what the PSP version is aimed at; the poker addict who can’t wait for his/her next fix and needs to ‘shoot up’ on the bus/train/plane.
Pros: It’s poker on your PSP, Online on the move
Cons: Awful animation, Long loading times, Repetitive commentary and poor sound, Predictable AI