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World Series of Poker (PSP)

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Genre: Strategy, Rating: E10 - (Everyone 10+), Manufacturer: Activision

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      11.08.2010 13:39
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      Very good game for Poker fans

      With Poker becoming more popular amongst people it was no suprise that poker games were being released all over the place. Previously the only games which involved poker where on your phone. These games were very simple and basic which seemed to get extremelly boring and repetitive. By releasing a poker game on the PSP it would of attracted a bigger range of people to purchase the game and try it out.

      Price

      It was no suprise that this game didn't come out at the £35 mark like other top games on the platform. Instead this game was £25 which I think is a lot more reasonable and likely to attract people a lot more towards it. If this game was £35 it would be up at the top with the Fifa games and so on. By putting it down at £25 people may be willing to give it more of a chance.

      Gameplay

      When starting the game you are given the chance to make your own player to start a career with. Like expected you can change how the character looks to your own personal preference which I think is a good feature to add. To start your journey you can enter very low stake tournament with the goal of working your way up to the top. You can even end up playing some of the big named players on the professional circuit which could be an added incentive to your game.

      Game Variations

      As a player you don't just have to stick to the standard game type which is most common with the game Poker. Other different variations include No Limit, Pot Limit and Omaha. My personal preference is No Limit as you can do whatever you want with no type of boundaries. You may find though once you played one of the other types that you prefer that instead. beware however you will not find as many games with the not so common game types.

      Playing Mode

      When you sit down at a tablet to play your game you will be accompanied by a maximum amount of players. If your in a tournament with a set amount everyone will be on different tables and when people get elimated the amoutn of tables will also decrease. Don't worry if you think that you will get bored waiting for other players to make their move as you can skip. This is a very good feature to have and keeps the game exciting.

      Overall

      Overall I think that this game would be a good purchase for anyone who likes the game of poker. For around £10 as it is now it is worth a buy as I do think you will have a lot of fun with it. You will enjoy progressing yourself up the ladder of the game hoping to reach to the top.

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        20.08.2009 14:57
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        Realistic gameplay, create your own person, Fantastic for long journeys e.g. plain or train journey

        World Series of Poker on the Playstation Portable (PSP) is a great game to have if you are about to endure a long arduous journey. Poker has been hyped up in recent years and has reached a big peak in popularity. The game on the PSP provides you the chance to create your own Person and attempt to reach the chance to win the World Series of Poker.

        You create your own character (e.g. yourself). There are a lot of attributes, clothing and haristyle options. Once you have created your character you go into the playing mode. The game gives you the chance to use your small budget to enter tournaments to increase your winnings. Some are freerolls, some are money entries and some are invitationals which allow you to play with some of the bigger name players. The game has different game styles in that in your career you can play many different types of poker e.g. No Limit, Pot Limit, Omaha, Omaha hi/lo, and Razz. There are a considerable larger amount of No limit holdem games to play though.

        The tournaments have a dealer, announcer and realistic gameplay. You can decide to watch the entire game, see the close ups of all the other players making their decisions of whether to chip into the pot or fold, or can instead just keep pressing the skip button to get to the next hand if you folded your last and want back in quickly.

        The computer will not want you to win. If you are a fish then I bet you cant beat them. Definitely purchase this game if you are a poker fan as it is very addictive.

        This game is also good for those people who have never played poker before and wish to start. It provides rules and guidelines and will help you through your journey to become the worlds greatest poker player.

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