There are several different modes of play in World Championship Poker
. First, you may play a Quick Play game where you start with $100,000 and play with a group of people until you either lose or win all of their money. If that doesnít sound like your particular cup Ďo tea, there is a Career mode (you knew that was coming) where you start with a measly $5,000 and work your way to the top by playing around in the casino, then entering into the tournament. Overall, there are several different casinos and many tournaments which lie in your path to becoming the World Champion of Poker.
When I first sat down to play World Championship Poker, I didnít expect much, and surely, the game didnít disappoint. Playing cards with your friends is fun. Playing with computer characters that have random, meaningless emotions is wholly different. One thing that is included in order to emulate playing with live players is an emotion system, see. The players opposite you will express a range of ďemotions,Ē from being delighted to being upset about their cards. I find that trying to guess what a computer is thinking is very hit or miss, which takes a good bit of the fun of playing poker away.
When it comes down to it, itís almost like playing Hearts on your computer. Part of the fun and allure of playing a card game outside of a casino is sitting and chatting with your friends. You donít really get any of that from this game, so I canít really say that I enjoyed playing it thoroughly. There is no storyline that could motivate one to play through the game to the end, and obviously the money you win is fake, so itís just playing poker for the sake of playing poker.