Excerpt: The first thing to consider before buying Poker Night 2, is how much of a fan you are of Borderlands 2, Portal, Army of Darkness, Sam and Max, and The Venture Brothers. If you're batting under .800 with this group, or don't like one or more of these franchises, then seek your poker thrills elsewhere.
Conclusion: This isn’t to say Poker Night 2 is a bad game at all. On a technical level, only a few issues like those pop up, but it’s only a poker game. Poker Night 2 gives fan service to the characters involved with the well-written dialog and the unlockable themes. Those that love playing the game of Texas Hold ‘Em or Omaha should find this a fine experience for what is offered, and can even get a little practice out of it for future games among friends or strangers.
Review: Poker Night 2 proves to be much more than a rehash of a TellTale classic
23 May 2013
Excerpt: When it was crafted in 1829, poker was primarily a gathering of hardheaded, testosterone-led males who spent hours bantering on and on about their lives, wives and adventures. Spend some time at “The Factory” in Poker Night 2 and you’ll get a much of the same. Whether it’s tales of marriage proposals from The Evil Dead’s Ash Williams, or Claptrap’s views of the world outside of Borderlands and Pandora, it becomes evidently clear that Poker Night 2 is much more than a...
Excerpt: On one hand it’s a poker game. Every game is played tournament style, meaning you start off with four players, all with the same starting amount of money, with the aim to take all of the opposing players chips. There are two different types of poker to play. First is the popular Texas Hold-Em style, where players are dealt two hole cards and then try to assemble the best hand out of five cards that are dealt in the middle of the table.
Summary: If you've ever gathered around a table with a gang of buds who aren't particularly great at playing cards but still carry the evening with their oddball banter, then Poker Night 2 will feel very familiar. Serious poker playing often takes a backseat to the funny interactions that unfold between this group of likable misfits culled from a few well-known game and TV/film franchises.
Pros: Great mix of iconic characters, Well-written voice work and excellent dialogue, A good range of unlockable extras
Cons: No options to increase the challenge level, Repetition sets in after a few hours, No multiplayer at all
Excerpt: Stack your chips and put on your best poker face because everyone’s favorite late night poker joint is back, and this time, the stakes have been raised. Telltale Games’ Poker Night 2 brings players back to The Inventory, an underground poker club with a personality all its own, and the players to match. Characters like Ash Williams from The Evil Dead franchise, Claptrap from the Borderlands series, Sam from the Sam & Max franchise and Brock Samson from The Venture Bros.
Excerpt: Cardrooms may be full of people with their heads down, focused purely on the hand in front of them, but for casual poker players, half the fun is the banter at the table. Catering perfectly to that social need is Poker Night 2 , a new game whose highlight isn’t its cardplay so much as its lively cast.
Pros: + Friendly cardgame with super-funny personalities and dialogue., + Unlockable Avatar items and
Cons: ? Is is just us, or is GLaDOS even scarier than usual?
Excerpt: Texas Hold 'Em poker is just as popular today as it's ever been over the years, and with so many games offering daily online tournaments and other big draws, a poker video game needs to do something special to stand out in the crowd. Developer and publisher Telltale Games definitely knows how to create something special out of an already proven commodity, as they did with their Game of the Year for 2012 The Walking Dead .
Conclusion: Concept: Host the world’s weirdest game of poker
Graphics: Contrasting art styles are interesting to see sitting around the same table
Sound: Quirky dialogue (and lots of it) is the star of this game
Playability: As a poker game, it’s mediocre
Entertainment: Play it for the dialogue, as there isn’t much else here
Replay: Moderately Low