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.
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.
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.
Summary: Like any casual poker game, the quality of Poker Night 2 hinges on the players involved. So when the conversation runs dry during an already boring--and sometimes flawed--game, it's time to fold and go home. The multifarious cast of characters is the immediate draw of Poker Night 2.
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...
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...
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.
Summary: Poker Night 2 is a thoroughly enjoyable game, made so by the characters that are present. The trouble is that, once the novelty wears off, you’re left with repetition and an offline-only Poker game. Telltale absolutely nail the humour and visuals – don’t they always?
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...