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I just tried the Power Up game on PS last night for the first time. It took a little while to catch the hang of it but Iím starting to like it as a change of pace to the hold em I normally play. Whats your thoughts on it?
If I've got this right, it's the game with the "powers" that allow you to gain advantages through judicious use/gathering of the powers.
My thoughts are:
1) I can't believe this game has survived a year (or more)
2) I always planned on playing it with play money to better understand it, but never did.
War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength - and here you thought this was so "37 Years Ago"
I moderately like Power Up. My only beef with the game is that I just wish the power-up distribution is a little bit more "deterministic" (maybe we can draft our initial power up?) and if you're going to use a structure that is even quicker than hyper turbo--maybe make the decision clock shorter and increase number of hand per round?
Update. I’ve been playing more power up. I still enjoy the game but it seems there may be some sort of ‘fix’ in the system. I’m seeing too many big hands for it to be a three handed game. It seems that a high percentage of the time at least two players hit the flop or have some kind of potential big hand to encourage the shove all-in to get the game over quickly. More $ for PS maybe? Idk. Overall I’ve done well tho. I’m still liking it as a change up from regular nl hold em.
I like the concept of this game and players seem to be playing weaker in this than other formats - quite a few people underutilising power ups so I think with a bit of practice, you can have an edge here.