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Pure Hold'em Review - TXH

Neil writes "The whole excitement and adrenaline that comes about from playing Texas Hold’em stems from the fact that it is my own hard earned cash on the line with each and every hand. Playing for nothing, or playing for virtual money really doesn’t appeal to me."

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oKidUKo1188d ago

Couldn't agree more. When there's no money on the line it's less fun.

user99502791188d ago (Edited 1188d ago )

I would give it a 5/5 because its the only way to play Poker on my XB1 right now. Would prefer to have Full House Poker from the 360, but have been having a blast with Pure Holdem.

Sure its not as fun with money on the line, but trying to build up your play money makes the game fun with a bit of (superficial) risk involved. If you join a Jacks or Queens room, the buy in is 100-500, and and money you win/lose goes to your bank. Playing the Joker room is easy no-risk poker.

Anyways, have already poured a lot of hours into this. Great game to play and relax if you dont want to play full attention to what's going on on screen. Beer, social and N4G friendly. I've talked to some nice people on there as well, community seems decent.

Anyhow, I recommend it to anyone who takes joy in simply playing the odds. Those who need to have something tangible on the line to enjoy a game of cards should probably pass.

Dinkis1188d ago

No offense but why would you give it a 5/5 just because its the only poker game on X1 when it should be judged on its own merits?

Black0ut1188d ago

I agree with Dinkis, I think that one of the main reasons why there would be a bunch of people praising this game is because of the lack of games in the genre currently.

I played the beta a fair while ago and it seemed okay but it was missing something that I couldn't place my finger on.

IMO a 6-7/10 is very well suited.