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All in all, Poker Night at the Inventory is an entertaining romp, with fairly standard poker gameplay, plenty of unlockable items, including a handful for TF2, as well as great writing and animation to go along with it. It’s thoroughly impressive how much work was put into Poker Night at the Inventory, and Telltale deserves your money for the experience. At $5, you can’t really go wrong, but with all that Poker Night has to offer, $5 is a complete steal, and you’d be a fool to pass it up.
The game is only $5. If you’re a fan of the games or comics these guys are from, you’ll have a great laugh while watching the game unfold. If you like poker, you’ll get a decent Texas Hold’em game out of it, but if you’re looking for some more variety, you may want to look elsewhere. Still the game has so much charm, that I can’t help but say pick it up just for the funny banter alone.
No matter if gamers are a fan of casual PC/Mac poker of just looking for an easy way to score some Team Fortress 2 item upgrades, Poker Night at the Inventory is a great bargain that also happens to be a very good poker game with a most unusual collection of card competitors.
It's fun, it's cheap, and it gets you Team Fortress 2 upgrades while letting you play poker against a bunch of fun characters. It's a good game, even if you don't play TF2. The controls arent great and the poker isn't the best, but it's still a hoot.
Over time the funny dialogue will start to lose its charm as it repeats, but you can limit it or turn it off completely after you've heard all there is to hear over the course of a few hours. It'd be easy to feel disappointed, or cheated by how short a time it takes to hear all the jokes, but the reality is that this is a small, five dollar download. It comes with all the polish I'd expect from Telltale, and while it only features Texas Hold 'em, is a really entertaining way to kill some time, especially if you want those TF2 unlocks. It may not be the best poker game out there, but it is definitely the funniest. And, as most people will tell you, a little humor goes a long way.
If Telltale were trying to justify a higher price point when the same package it’d be a tough sell no doubt. But the price of entry is low enough that you easily get your money worth here. The banter is genuinely funny and it’s still weird to see characters from so far and wide come together for a game. As a diversion or break from heavier games Poker Night at the Inventory works wonders.
Neem de schitterende stemmen en de hilarische dialogen weg, en de score zakt met 20 tot 30 procent. Poker Night at the Inventory schiet sterk uit de startblokken maar eindigt in de middenmoot.
Poker Night at the Inventory ist ein netter Zeitvertreib für Fans von Sam & Max, Team Fortress oder den Web-Phänomenen Penny Arcade und Home Star Runner. Die Dialoge sind zum größten Teil gelungen und manchmal wirklich zum Schieflachen. Allerdings war es das dann auch schon, denn in seiner Kernkompetenz, dem Pokerspiel, bleibt Telltales Kartenrunde schwach. Pokerfreunde sollten keine ausgeklügelte KI erwarten. Auf dem mittleren Schwierigkeitsgrad sind die Spiele für Hobby-Pokerer leicht gewonnen, im schweren Modus wird das Spiel dagegen schnell frustrierend, da die KI-Mitspieler viel zu gute Hände bekommen oder in den Community-Cards fast immer etwas treffen. Für den recht niedrigen Preis kann man als launigen Zeitvertreib ruhig zuschlagen, Poker Night at the Inventory ist aber definitiv kein Muss, schon gar nicht für echte Pokerfans.
Poker Night at the Inventory was never meant to replace your favorite online poker site, it was merely supposed to be a new and fun way to experience a group of fan favorite characters. Sadly, it falls short, and those same characters come off as an annoying one note joke.Â Still it’s super cheap, has a lot of internet jokes and allows you access to several Team Fortress 2 items it could be worse.
There are other, better, online poker sims out there, some of which can be played for actual money. The more serious poker enthusiast is going to want those instead. Poker Night plays a fair Texas Hold’Em, but that’s it. No game variations, and very little replay value besides some unlockable novelty decks and tables, but who cares.
I wasn’t expecting a high quality poker game. Mostly because there just hasn’t been one, ever. No one has released a poker game that can convincing bluff or be bluffed, and it’s understandably tricky to program that sort of AI. But this is absolutely woeful. It doesn’t seem to know the rules of hold ’em, it certainly doesn’t know how to play hold ’em, and it’s unfortunately not funny enough, or funny for nearly long enough, for it to be worth playing the crapshoot just to hear the gags. That lasts maybe two mini-tournaments, and then you’re done.
It’s incredibly cheap, around £3, and that does make a really enormous difference. And it’s animated really nicely, each character maintaining their unique style. But sadly, as funny as a lot of the lines definitely are, it doesn’t last, and it doesn’t have a workable poker game underneath it to make it worthwhile.