TLDR: If playing poker against Brock, Ash, Claptrap, and Sam and Max with Gladios as the dealer sounds fun, It IS and is worth every penny of it's $5.00 price. If you have no idea who those characters are, skip this game; it's designed for fans of those gaming and movie icons and the hilarious dialogue will be lost on people who don't know the characters. If you are a fan of those characters, you will get at least a good 12 hours of fun out of the game (maybe more....I'm currently at about 20 and still every once in a while something new pops up) So 6 and 1/2 stars as a game but a good solid 9 as a fan of the characters. (The AI is actually really good, but no multi player.) / End TLDR
I saw this on sale probably as part of a promotion for the New Borderlands game and I have to say It's a pretty great game for $5.00
It is not a "great" poker game, although the AI is pretty impressive and the players (Brock, Ash, Claptrap, and Sam (and max0) all play pretty wisely and have tells that are hard to spot.
Most of the fun is in the banter that goes on during the hands. Although some of it gets very repetitive, it always seems that right around the corner is something you haven't heard yet.
In general, if you are a fan of poker (and it's just a single player game so well, no real competition except for the novelty aspect of it), It has Omaha and Texas Hold'em. The voice acting is superb as are the graphics. (although major disappointment is that Bruce Campbell didn't lend his voice to Ash, however many of his lines are dubbed from the movies and the guy that does his other banter does a pretty good imitation)
In general, For 5$ you can't go wrong to have a little novelty game that you and your friends will laugh at, especially if you are a fan of Venture Bros, Borderlands, Evil Dead, and Sam and Max. Ton's of in jokes for the games and the movie, plus as usual, GlADioS being the dealer is always awesome for great compliment / insults (complinsults?).
Have to take off points for lack of multi player (there is a leader board however), repetitious dialogue ate times, and well, no Bruce.... But, if you aren't really a serious poker player and just want a fun little game (which actually does teach you some good tips on how to become a better poker player) This is for you.
If you're a serious poker player like I am, Full House Poker is a much better XBOX live game (and it's also free), however I have had a lot of fun with Poker Night 2 just because of the insanity in the banter (like watching Brock almost lose his mind while arguing with ClapTrap etc).
All in all, 6 1/2-7 Stars. Another solid Tell Tale game that while the novelty of it may wear off kind of quickly (although each time you win brings new depth to the game such as Ash putting up the Book of The Dead as a side bet etc), the game continues to throw new stuff at you as you progress.
So final verdict..... Want to play against Brock, Ash, Claptrap, and Sam and max in a poker game with GladiOS as your dealer? It's worth the $5.00 especially when you have friends over and let them play. If you aren't familiar with the characters, you won't get the jokes so not worth your money.
Great Dialouge and Animations
Good value at 5$ (basically, after about 12 hours of play, you've seen everything
Amazingly Funny and just the quality of the game brims with not being serious, but giving fans of the characters a crazy situation.
In general, playing poker is second to just listening to banter, but still a great single player poker game.
Repetitious dialog at times and animations.
Single player only
No real replay value after the 10-12 hours and seeing everything (although could add another 10-12 hours playing Omaha (but same dialogue and animations etc just different rewards
If you aren't fans of the characters, you won't enjoy it.
Again, Great AI, but really, download Full House Poker for free if you want a real poker online simulation. This game is designed for fans, not for competition.
Poker Night 2
Poker Night 2
The Player (which is you) has come back to the secret club The Inventory for more Texas Hold'em, this time he/she will be facing off against Brock Samson from The Venture Bros., CL4P-TP (or Claptrap) from Borderlands, Ash Williams from Army of Darkness, and Sam from the Sam and Max series.
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