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  • Summary: In World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets, players challenge over 30 of the world’s top poker champions. With intense heads-up tournament play, expansive poker tutorials, and strategy clips from Phil Hellmuth's Ultimate White to Black Belt Course, players can learn from the very best in the industry and take on all opponents in real-world locations such as Las Vegas and New Orleans. The game features Phil "The Poker Brat" Hellmuth Jr. -- owner of a world record eleven WSOP bracelets -- in a special Beat The Brat Heads-Up mode and thrusts players deep into the high-stakes world of tournament poker to face off against other A-list pros such as Johnny Chan, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, and Mike "The Mouth" Matusow on the quest to win the championship bracelet for the $10,000 Main Event and over $60MM in total prize money. [Activision] Expand
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  1. The 2005 and 2006 titles had their fair share of little hiccups, but this title irons out nearly all of them. From top to bottom, World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets is a solid Poker title – bring your chips – they’ll look good in my stack.
  2. World Series of Poker 2008 is a great poker game. The AI is aggressive without obviously cheating and the underlying gameplay mechanics are solid.
  3. Each WSoP game has more for the player to do, but there’s not much to label as innovative. Hey, it’s innovative can it be?
  4. Arguably the best poker game on the market these days. The enhanced AI and depth of the career mode make the game more than just poker. However with the overlooks of the few visual effects, it has room for improvement in the coming editions.
  5. The best poker on the Xbox 360. [Feb 2008, p.99]
  6. I see quite enough of Phil Hellmuth's tantrums and arrogance on ESPN2. I don't need him popping onto my screen every five minutes offering me advice.
  7. Nothing wrong with a game of cards, but this one doesn't warrant the expense. [Feb 2008, p.84]

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  1. SamF.
    Nov 23, 2007
    This game had good gameplay and players but the cards and stats are way too small to see a few feet away. the whole stat system seemed to be ported from a pc where your sitting 1 foot from screen. Expand
  2. ScottS.
    Dec 5, 2007
    This game is a rip-off! Way too high of a price. High Stakes on the Vegas Strip on the Playstation 3 store is way better and much less to buy. This game doesn't have audio, video, or PSP remote play like High Stakes does. Also, the computer play is horrible and it is almost impossible to read anything on the screen unless you are two feet away. Save your money and get High Stakes which is supposed to be on the PSN on December 13th. Expand