“ Genre: Puzzle, Manufacturer: Take 2 Interactive „
World Poker Tour 2k6 is great if youre a poker player and is also easy for non poker players to use as a learning tool to get to grips with the play style of different poker games, unfortunately that may be its downside as it is a game that only caters for poker players or people who want to learn.
The game play is spot on for a poker game, with each opponent having there own style of play be it aggressive passive or even wild which gives the player a challenge in some places but does not make the game too hard for new comers. A gripe I had with the game was the speed in which blinds increased, as a standard game of poker you play so many hands and the blinds are raised or after a certain amount of time has passed the blinds are raised this happens in game but at an accelerated speed so before you have even got off the bat and got more than your starting $1000 your blinds are up to $100/$200 and for the newcomer this can be the most challenging part of the game just staying afloat of the blinds.
Audio & Video:
The game looks good on the PSP with accurate player models of professional poker stars and the ability to customise your own character is great. The casinos are true to life with atmosphere and looks and you do get the feeling your in a big casino with slots chinking around you and the normal day to day sounds of poker players couching fidgeting and more. The commentary is also quite good but can get repetitive in places and some times your left wondering if there even commenting on the game your playing but its not a big issue for most players as the game of poker is what your there for.
World Poker Tour 2K6 is probably is best poker game on the PSP and since there is now so many to compete with its doing a damn fine job. Its not for those who dont like slow card games of poker. If you do like World Poker Tour 2K6 you may also want to try World Series of Poker games.