Monday, November 29, 2010
Review: Poker Night at the Inventory
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 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:
-Team Fortress 2 items
What I didn't like:
-A pretty barebones experience
-No variation in the game played