The characters that you play against, as well as yourself, are also rendered in 3D. Because of this, the characters have the ability to be much more convincing (they donít look like cartoons), and it doesnít bring you out of the game as much. I would say overall the graphics of this game are fairly decent, if not marginally good.
Where there are good graphics, however, there is horrible sound. I really didnít think there would be a completely orchestrated soundtrack on this game. However, at times, I found the ambient casino music to be just a bit cheesy and almost carnival-esque. World Championship Poker: Deluxe Series does have sound control settings, however, and it only took two or three taps of the stylus to turn the music all the way down.
Another aspect that the DS version of World Championship Poker brings to the table is voice acting. While the use of voices in the game is fairly limited, the voices repeat with a high amount of frequency. The one thing that I have always believed about voice acting is that if you canít hire good voice actors, no voice is better than any voice at all. This holds true with World Championship Poker. The specific tells (a change of demeanor signaling a good or bad hand in poker) in World Championship Poker are usually accompanied by some word or phrase by the character to add ďrealism.Ē The voices, however, are poorly done and are more for comic relief rather than to clue you in to a possible good or band hand.