PC Sport Evaluate: ‘Telltale Texas Maintain ‘Em’


Poker Women. The sinuous girls, that haunted my early youth. A horny coin-op money-sink, that pressured me to (illegally, in line with my age on the time) enter seedy arcades in an effort to see badly-drawn manga-styled nude girls doing naughty stuff. I did be taught to play the American 52-card model of poker although, and I used to be solely 13. Now, that is one thing I name a great begin in my life. And I owe all of it to Poker Women. I might have after all waited for one thing greater than a decade and luxuriate in their dancing without cost in MAME, however that may have been too late. Nobody can pull via highschool and college with out respectable poker expertise, similar to these days no one can keep away from stupidly watching Texas Maintain’em tournaments on TV.

Telltale Texas Maintain’Em just isn’t on TV, it is on the PC as an alternative. It was really the primary sport launched by the (hopefully) journey maestros of Telltale, and has been round for fairly a while. It’s apparently a poker sport. Of the Texas Maintain’Em selection. This after all is neither a severe gambler’s tutoring software program teacher, nor a hardcore/ultra-powerful simulation. Though Telltale Texas Maintain’em does play a good and diverse poker sport, its nice attraction is the environment and the characters. Characters and environment in a poker sport I hear you say? Properly, sure. You will be enjoying in opposition to 4 lovingly animated and totally 3d characters, every sporting a singular character and thus a singular enjoying type. Their mid-game banter is great, amusing and at occasions downright humorous, their facial expressions are nice, and the entire thing is properly directed. The digicam pans, cuts and zooms accurately, the gamers look suspiciously round, transfer their chips, Grandma talks about her useless husbands and Boris tries to be a fairly determined bully. Voice performing is great, and actually helps flesh out these 4 quirky characters you will be playing in opposition to. Characters which might be an affidavit to Telltale’s origins: none aside from the 90s Lucasarts adventures.

Probably the most spectacular a part of this sport is the variability and amount of the dialog included. You will must play for fairly a while earlier than some expressions begin feeling overused and even after 25 hours of poker motion you will nonetheless hear the odd sudden line and/or joke. Nice writing and good programming make all this doable in a obtain that is lower than 20 megas. Sadly not a lot else is included in these less-than-20- megas. There is just one mode of play, solely 4 characters to play in opposition to, one room to gamble in, one doable display decision and a too easy tutorial/introduction textual content.

However, Telltale Texas Maintain ‘Em solely prices $12.99,and will certainly offer you hours and hours of senseless leisure. In any case, you’ll shortly be taught when to fold, when to boost your guess, when to bluff or when to name the opposite characters’ bluff.

Go to the official web site (at and take a look. Obtain the demo; it is the least you may provide yourselves.

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Supply by Konstantinos Dimopoulos

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