Poker Club Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

Poker, you all know the score, The name of the game. For our Poker Club Review we play some Poker in a game where bluffing can bring in the big bucks, folding like a deckchair can be seen as weak-minded, the stakes have never been higher. To win big you gotta play big.

Poker Club Review

Poker Club Review Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 10GB download size.
  • Poker gameplay.
  • Character creator-male/female, face, eyes, facial hair, hairstyle, hair color, skin color, apparel, accessories, table, cards, chips, and items.
  • Optional tutorial on how to play Poker.
  • Two viewpoints- first person or top-down.
  • Invert axis option.
  • In-game tutorials on/off.
  • PCC Tour-main single-player game mode where you earn stars.
  • Cash game-everyone plays until all the chips are gone and no one buys back in.
  • Daily table rules are changed as are tables etc.
  • Custom-change game settings-game type, buy-in, game speed, blind increases, table type, deep stack, heads up, win the button, bounty, location, Ai players, and privacy.
  • Daily login bonus.
  • Can spectate games against real players or the Ai.
  • A top-down view that gives it a realistic look and feel.
  • Low-key music makes it very atmospheric as you hear everything.
  • You can look at the player’s stats when waiting for your turn.
  • Change the position of your hands and arms with the d-pad.
  • Very authentic.
  • Every action has an exp amount tied to it and this pops up as you play.
  • End-of-game breakdown via stats and money earned throughout the rounds.

Poker Club Review

Poker Club Review Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Very small text.
  • When searching for games you cannot quit out or stop it.
  • Cold open menu.
  • Daunting screens in-game.
  • For die-hard fans only.
  • Feels like a heavy game.
  • Not a lot of variation.
  • No achievements/trophies.

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Poker Club Review

Poker Club:

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Developer: Ripstone Games

Publisher: Ripstone Games

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Poker is a genre of game that we have seen many times and in many iterations over the years. Poker Club is probably one of the most realistic games to date. It goes full throttle with the game using a top-down view with all the players being shown as just their hands, this means it looks like the real thing to the glancing eye, and when you mix in that you can change gestures and resting stances it feels like an alive game. The actual Poker part is solid with many tables and tournaments to play you will not have anything to play, throw in the constant stream of real players and you have the definitive Poker experience. It will be daunting and kinda boring for a new player looking to break in as its a very text-based for tutorials, seasoned players can jump in and love the rich tapestry of menus that is Poker Club.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!