Stacked with Daniel Negreanu PC

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  • Summary: Stacked is a Texas Hold 'em poker game that captures the look, excitement and drama of the phenomenon that has captivated America. The game features a comprehensive poker school in which the player can receive tips and strategies from Daniel Negreanu (2004 ESPN Player of the Year, WorldStacked is a Texas Hold 'em poker game that captures the look, excitement and drama of the phenomenon that has captivated America. The game features a comprehensive poker school in which the player can receive tips and strategies from Daniel Negreanu (2004 ESPN Player of the Year, World Poker Tour Player of the Year) who will teach everything from the fundamentals of Hold 'em to advanced tournament strategies through full motion video, voiceovers and dynamic in-game features. As players progress through the game's career mode, they can apply Daniel's teachings to overcome some of poker's most renowned stars, including Josh Arieh, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Carlos Mortenson, Evelyn Ng and David Williams. The Poki Artificial Intelligence system utilized in Stacked adapts its tactics in real-time to exploit the user's playing style, detecting tendencies and deploying appropriate counter-strategies to deliver a challenging and authentic experience. Gamers can organize a casual game with friends or compete to qualify for sanctioned multi-table tournaments. [Myelin Media] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. It's the bracelet-wearing champ of the current crop, at least as over the counter titles are concerned.
  2. Stacked presents itself as a typical game of poker, but thanks to a pretty intriguing artificial intelligence system, it plays things much smarter than your average poker title.
  3. Stacked could benefit from more polish and deeper player customization (no, we don't want to look fat and balding, even if we are), but its actual gameplay is solid, and the creepy I'm-watching-you-so-I-can-destroy-you vibe can only help your real-world strategy.
  4. If you're old enough to play online for nothing, why spend $30 for an ugly interface and weak action?
  5. 50
    Stacked does have one hook (aside from the Negreanu name), but it's not a terribly compelling one. You're in control of a customizable avatar, and you can convey some basic poker information through your character via frowning, smiling, calling tentatively, or raising aggressively. Trying to simulate body language and table presence is a fine idea, but with such limited options it's more a gimmick than a viable gambit.
  6. 48
    The presentation on a whole is either poor and/or awkward, including the raise adjustment, menu navigation, visuals (specifically for the chips), lack of a reasonable create-a-player and more.
  7. PC Zone UK
    25
    The menus are too awkward - selecting a betting amount is fiddly beyond reason - and there's too much competition out there for Stacked to distinguish itself as anything other than one of the ugly cliches from its own character selection menu. [June 2007, p.74]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. KenG.
    Jul 26, 2006
    9
    Outstanding poker game - online it is truly addictive and fun!
  2. RichardH.
    May 14, 2007
    8
    The game itself if really quite entertaining, from creation of your player to interaction with the AI players... but the real fun starts whenThe game itself if really quite entertaining, from creation of your player to interaction with the AI players... but the real fun starts when you play online. The major flaw there is the poor servers and the total lack of security. In about one short year, the game (online) runs amuck with hackers and cheats, taking the fun out of the picture almost completely. I'm suprised that Daniel Negraneau would want his name attached to anything so flawed and hopefully UNLIKE real online poker rooms where there are checkpoints to allow cheats running amuck. Expand
  3. JonC.
    Sep 2, 2006
    0
    What a dud, the interface and game play is terrible.