World Poker Tour - Review PSP - 2K Sports

World Poker Tour
Review PSP
2K Sports

World Poker Tour, Review PSP, 2K Sports

The legendary 2K Sports has out done themselves with this poker game. Like many of you will remember the awesome NHL on the XBOX 360.

World Poker Tour for PSP features real-life professional poker stars and venues featured in the popular World Poker Tour television series with enhanced A.I. players, customizable characters and online capabilities compatible with PlayStation®2 consoles.

World Poker Tour for PSP allows gamers to take a seat at the world's most prestigious poker tournaments and make their mark in the virtual poker arena. The game will feature the virtual equivalents of real pros such as Antonio "the Magician" Esfandiari, Erick Lindgren, Evelyn Ng, Lyle Berman, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi and Phil "Unabomber" Laak.

Online connectivity is a major part of playing World Poker Tour on the PSP. Gamers will have the ability to connect wirelessly with other PSP systems or online to compete against players across the country on both the PSP and the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. New enhancements to World Poker Tour for PSP include a completely new and innovative artificial intelligence system that allows gamers to challenge more than 1,200 different characters, all with their own unique playing styles and behaviors. Gamers who are able to bump up their career earnings can unlock custom clothes, accessories, and invitational events found only in the PSP version. Players can also create more than 4,000 custom variations of poker, and choose to play against computer opponents or take their custom poker game online to battle for poker supremacy.

This game takes a longtime to get into and appreciate what 2K has actually done here for poker gamers. The game play is a little slow and it takes a long time for the games to load up. Once you are past this the game is actually very slow. The game play is very life like; however, the players seem to take ages to decide on what to do. You really have to be in to poker to play this game, have the patients of a saint.

The game has potential to really cool as 2K are such astonishing game developers, with the likes of top spin, NBA and NHL. I would have to give this game 6 out of 10, perhaps a gamer that was really into poker would disagree with my opinions.

6 out of 10

Damian Hann