|10-18-2007, 02:57 PM||#1|
Im still playing WSOP TOC and i am going for the 1000/1000, but im kind a stuck and the game and its not fun, as it was the first 4 month..
I considder to buy this 08 edition, but is it worth buying?
|06-27-2008, 02:12 PM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Beautiful Colorado
I had played the Texas Hold 'em XBLA game, and none of the other poker games released for the 360. It was taking so long to get points in the XBLA game, that I figured I might as well get a game that had 1000 points possible since it was going to take all that time anyways. I've been pretty satisfied. I enjoy it.
The tournaments allow you to get a little better feel for poker, and for me, it's helped me really to get better at all the variations of poker. I never would've thought I could finish in the money of a seven card stud (by far my weakest variation) but I did just by playing through the career a few times.
But, it's a poker game. It's all poker. If you really like playing poker, and don't mind not doing it for money, it's definately worth the purchase.
It is NOT a points game. While the 1000 is possible, it will take a lot of time, and may or may not be possible depending on how much online achievements you can knock out. I've played quite a bit of it, and still don't have the last ranking. Like the other thread I saw you post in, it's tough for me to get a lot of enjoyment out of playing online for no money because of the way people play with free chips, but it's still doable. Especially if you're able to find a nice tournament.
After a little while, I was able to catch onto a website (cgc360.com) that does multi-table tournaments during the weekdays, and that helped with my 25 takedowns, while the people playing actually wanted to win. If I kept playing it, I'm sure I would've gotten the last rank, just haven't gotten around to it yet.
All in all, the game is worth buying, but it's not like there's revolutionary stuff you can do with a poker game.
|06-28-2008, 08:06 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Fishers, IN
I agree: it's worth it if you enjoy poker (especially if you are in the US and don't mind ordering from Circuit City - they still have it for $19.99 online), but it's not one that a completionist would probably want.
One thing I like about it is that you can whip through hands you aren't playing very quickly (you can speed up the betting and dealing and skip through commentary), so you can see a lot more hands than you might in the XBLA THE game. Of course, it'll be harder to follow opponents' betting patterns that way. Even the AI is worth tracking ...
I also like the variety of games it offers. I've actually got quite a bit of limit hold 'em experience (from the old Hoyle Casino games, which had both Texas and Omaha; the downside is that each round was a limited number of hands, so gameplay was a lot different), and I found myself doing fairly well right off the bat in limit games. Also in Razz, because I seem to get low cards rather often. (Well, not all the time. My most frequent hand in THE is Q-J offsuit.)
If you're like the OP and have the 2007 game, but aren't too sure about this one, you might rent it and see.
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