I’ve been meaning to pen this review for awhile now, but the day I was supposed to, was the day after I lost like $30,000 in chips at the tables, so I really didn’t want to write my review with such a bad taste in my mouth.
Ha ha, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about ole Prominence Poker, which is a “free to play” Texas holdem style poker game, for the master race system, PlayStation, and Xbox.
I say free to play in quotation marks up there like that for a reason, and that reason is because as everyone knows or should know already, there is always an option to spend real money to get the power-ups and items you want in game.
Although, you can play the game perfectly fine, and fairly without spending a single real world dime. As a matter of fact, the model is a pay to accessorize model, or a pay to level up model, which doesn’t effect your ability to win in any way.
As for the leveling, it is purely a boasting meter, to show off how high of a level you are, but it does not represent ones skill level in the game, nor does it give you any added benefits over one player to another.
As for the game itself, I think it’s fantastic personally. The only issues I’ve seen really, were just a few and far between cosmetic glitches, like whenever your avatar goes to take a drink, the neck of the bottle goes in your eye instead of your mouth.
Which is hilarious to watch actually, and it makes me laugh every time.
Anywho, the smoothness and reliability of the game itself is second to none, especially when compared to the myriad of other free to play poker games out there, like “The Four Kings Casino & Slots” for example.
The Four Kings is a terrible game, and quite frankly feels like a non-stop tour ride around glitch city. I actually played it for awhile, thinking at the time that Prominence Poker was more of a cartoonish poker game that wouldn’t suit my needs.
Boy, was I wrong, and I’m glad a PlayStation friend of mine got me to try it.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a totally awesome “free to play” poker game, definitely give Prominence Poker a go, you won’t regret it. Oh, and it has a slew of in game items to buy as well, which should keep you interested for a long while.
*** Update ***
After playing the game more thoroughly, I’ve decided that the card algorithm is seriously fucked up! There are just way too many situations where my opponent is down big in a tournament, but manages to miraculously get every card needed to win.
I have never trusted electronic chance games in the past, and this is just another reason to continue on not trusting them. I don’t believe most game designers out there possess the ability to properly emulate chance algorithms.
If you’ve played this game, and have personally experienced this same issue, please sound off in the comment section below. Oh, and before you go hating on me, and telling me to get good… I have personally won 5 tournaments in this game.