I wasn't too annoyed with the characters, which others said could become easily repetitive, but overall the game kind of sucked. The lack of poker types was a downturn for me because unlike most people these days I prefer good ole fashion 5 card. Sometimes I'll play Texas Hold Em, but I don't want a poker game to stick me with no other option (except its variant Omaha which is T.H.Em. with a couple extra cards). So no traditional poker...okay I'll make due, but...the game has glitches too. I had a freeze up, a seemingly freeze up that eventually moved along, and an instance of my upper hand not beating a lower hand somehow all with-in the first hour of playtime. For the record, my straight didn't beat two of a kind???WTF??? I was iffy going into this, but now I wish I'd just sprung for a more serious poker game.