Reviews and Problems with World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions
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Game Freaks 365
4 November 2006
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.
Pros: Fairly lengthy career mode that feels like it goes somewhere, Infrastructure online play, Robust create-a-player function
Cons: Graphics are more impressive looking on the PSP, but still not good, Commentary is mostly repetitive and flat, The ability to look at stats for player tendencies at any point in a game seems like cheating, Artificial intelligence relies much too heavily on checking, and it makes some exceedingly dumb calls from time to time, Online functionality is clunkier than it ought to be