Monday, November 29, 2010

Review: Poker Night at the Inventory

This review is going to be quite shorter than my previous ones due to the nature of this game. Actually, my upcoming reviews may all be short, since I've been playing small indie games from a pack that Ink bought me during Steam's thanksgiving sale.

Poker Night involves you and four characters from very different backgrounds in a poker game. In this game, we have Tycho from Penny Arcade, Max from the Sam & Max games, The Heavy from Team Fortress 2, and Strong Bad from Homestarrunner. All have been featured in a video game before and Strong Bad and Max are in the developer Tell Tale's games specifically.

The game is basic Texas Hold 'Em poker and... that's about it, there's really no variation in what type of poker you play in the game and you can't modify the rules. The card game of poker itself sort of takes a back seat for attention in this game though, the main reason to play this game is the conversations shared between the four characters. Each one's personality is different enough to keep the comments interesting and make you want to play multiple rounds of poker with them so you can hear everything they have to say. Other than the characters, the only other thing in this game that I can recommend getting it for is the Team Fortress 2 items you can get from it.

The Verdict:

The game is five bucks on Steam right now, and it's worth the price if you want to see the character interactions between these four, especially if you're a fan of any of the backgrounds they come from.

See? I told you it would be shorter.

What I liked:
-Character conversations
-Team Fortress 2 items

What I didn't like:
-A pretty barebones experience
-No variation in the game played


  1. *breaks review in half*

    No mention of the broken raising rules. In hold'em, a raise must be minimum 2x the previous bet in order to protect the risk of making the initial bet. Poker Night lets you raise to any amount.


    Consult your genius poker friends next time.

  2. Go back to bed, Ozone, no one cares about your complaints.

    (You know I'm kidding.)


  3. Hi,

    I saw your post and i want to say this blog explains a few things about poker night at the inventory, Poker night at the inventory is a poker video game developed by telltale games and it features four crossover characters,this game uses no-limit betting and a gradually-increasing blind bets over the course of several rounds. Thanks a lot!