Please post your REVIEWS for Hometown Poker Hero here

[Post New]by pondprowler on Aug 12, 14 12:33 AM
A thread for your reviews!

Edited on 08/12/2014 at 5:45:32 AM PST

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Hometown Poker Hero here

[Post New]by Tufty57 on Aug 12, 14 1:11 AM
Well, that didn't last long!

The tutorial froze after the first instruction.

Tried another profile... no tutorial at all, just no clue whatever as to what to do. Players just staring at me.

Ever willing, tried again and the same result.

Look forward to hearing if anyone else was successful.

From the blurb at the start, sounds like you play poker to 'do up' your hometown. Could be fun if you can get it to work.


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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Hometown Poker Hero here

[Post New]by bfgVaiya on Aug 12, 14 5:45 AM
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Hometown Poker Hero here

[Post New]by Tiger2010 on Aug 12, 14 5:47 AM
I'm sorry to hear your tutorial gave you such a headache, Tufty57. I had no problem using Windows 7 (64 bit).

Now to the review:

If you've never played Poker, the tutorial, whilst basic, does explain quite well (and in simple to understand English) the very basics of how to play, so you are off the mark straightaway. If you forget the 10 winning Poker hands, they are set out (highest to lowest) in the middle (?) button at the top left of your in play screen and you can refer to them at any time. To the left of this is a button showing the basic instructions once again.

You can speed the game up at any time during a hand by pressing the fast forward buttons on the bottom right.

The idea is simple: join virtual players around the tables to try to win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place each time. If you are busted before then, you don't earn any prize money but joining a new game will cost you a heavy buy-in each time so you really do need to try to win those places or you'll soon find yourself out of cash.

With your winnings you buy back various buildings to restore that particular district of Shipsburgh, USA. Each bought building will give you a rental per gaming day. There are 10 districts to unlock and I expect the buy-ins and prize money will go up with each one, plus the difficulty level.

It is a delicate balance juggling your prize money, spending money on buildings and still having money for buy-ins.

Don't expect this to be a game you play in a day or so for that reason. It took me many weeks of playing on and off to finally beat the Governor in Governor of Poker 1. This game is made by the same devs as GOP (though it features characters from the Delicious Emily games).

I'm liking this a lot, because you can put it down and pick it back up again any time. Like all things Poker, though, it's going to take a while to get to the end.

Edited on 08/12/2014 at 5:48:25 AM PST

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Hometown Poker Hero here

[Post New]by joyce2121 on Aug 12, 14 1:15 PM
Loved the Governor of Poker and wish I could love this one.
My biggest problem, is no increase in amount of blinds and'
any tournament style play should have that. In one of the early
games, there were five players, each starting with $150. each.
By the time I was down to head to head with Angela and the
money evenly split, it takes far too long to get a winner with
blinds of only $5 and $10 that never increase.

Back to playing Hold-em tournaments in the online Casino even tho
it keeps stealing my chips. At least the play is a little more realistic.

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Hometown Poker Hero here

[Post New]by steve_san on Aug 12, 14 5:40 PM

Governor of Hometown?

This is very much like the Governor of Poker (GOP) games which I enjoyed, especially the first one. Here, instead of the old west, you are in a modern small town setting. The town, Shipsburgh, is controlled by the Grimaldi family. Your mission is to buy back the town buildings using your poker winnings, as well as any rent you collect on buildings owned.

Unlike the GOP games, there is a little less campy humor, player reaction, and overall atmosphere. A couple other things this lacks is progressive blinds, and the option to reveal your cards to upset your opponents. Otherwise the game play is smooth and fairly realistic, in my opinion a little more so than GOP. Like GOP, there are also awards for good play, like bluffing.

The town is drawn in a 3D style, however the poker games and characters are somewhat flat looking, giving the game an older look.

A great thing about this type of game is you can pick it up at any time without having to remember where you are in the story. In fact there really isn't much of a story, but the wide variety of the town's characters keep it interesting.

There are detailed tutorials so anyone not familiar with poker can pick it up within a few minutes. Casual poker players should enjoy this, but serious players will probably be looking for something more.

Hometown Poker Hero draws three of a kind.

Edited on 08/12/2014 at 5:44:43 PM PST

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Hometown Poker Hero here

[Post New]by mrm2006 on Aug 12, 14 7:29 PM
Why do we post our reviews here when there is a "submit your review" place on the actual game page? Just wondering? New to this forum stuff. Soon, you will all recognize who I am and get tired of reading that - "new to this forum stuff". When it gets to be enough, just say so. HEY, YOU, WE GOT IT ALREADY! LOL.

Not the best poker game I've every played. Actually got so bored my puppy and I took a nap during the demo. Just sayin'.

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Hometown Poker Hero here

[Post New]by lcjdqs on Aug 13, 14 10:12 AM
Day stays at 5, i bought homes to collect rent, and this isn't happening. no way do I want this game, just way to boring.

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Hometown Poker Hero here

[Post New]by Yaelle on Aug 14, 14 12:32 AM
I am quite bored with this game, I hate to say. I was looking forward to maybe a mix between a poker game & a TM/Strategy.

I've also been wondering who this Pond Prowler is and why he or she is creating threads on the forums for so many games. It seems like its the nickname of somebody who wants to beat the official guys to creating the topic?? But I could be wrong. I wonder if there are a lot of people doing that.

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Hometown Poker Hero here

[Post New]by FORTUNATUS on Aug 15, 14 10:11 PM

Anyone familiar with the DELICIOUS EMILY TM series (not on this site) will probably enjoy this game immensely.... the same characters yet entirely different gameplay given that it is 'poker' and not a true TM.

I was thrilled to see 'familiar' faces here on BFG, ones I have never seen HERE before and I bought it without a trial and VERY GLAD I did.... I've always wanted to learn poker for one thing and as mentioned, it was delightful to be among friendly faces of the Delicious series.

You GO devs!! I hope to see you expand out with more and more variations on the theme and particularly chuckled at the intro alluding to having to make money in the 'back alleys' so to speak... an analogy if I ever saw one.

Hope 'some' fishies enjoy this as much as I because I'm loving it.

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Hometown Poker Hero here

[Post New]by FORTUNATUS on Aug 20, 14 1:41 PM
Well I WAS loving it until it froze after winning the bosses at various stages, forcing us (many complaints of same issue) to have to continuously restart the game in hopes it will not reoccur (unfortunately the issue does reoccur for us and I have never, ever had any game fail on my computer until this one and, again, there are many others with same issue with no replies from technical support links).

We like this game and do not want a credit we would like a fix.

eta: it is obvious bfg techs and mods r too busy catering to the free to pay, err play [their new cash cow] to read much of anything in general games anymore, very sad... this is a good game ; too bad they won't take the time to get the fix for it so we pc gaming customers can actually play it in it's entirety . looks like no one from BFG even reads these threads any more, lol!

Edited on 08/21/2014 at 1:59:39 PM PST

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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Hometown Poker Hero here

[Post New]by lilTweet7 on Aug 21, 14 6:51 PM
I'm really enjoying the game, because I love Poker! The graphics are super cute.
So far, no technical glitches.

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