Encore Software Hoyle Casino Games 2012 AMR
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- New user interface with smarter navigation and game menu
- Larger easy-to-read cards and improved graphics
- Smarter game logic and A.I. keeps the stakes high
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First of all, as has been mentioned, it took literally hours to download this product. I don't know exactly how long, because I couldn't sit there all day watching it so I had to abort it once, and then start it again another day, and I just left it, went to work, and came back and it was more or less complete. I downloaded Windows 7 and installed it in about a half hour. How could this program take so much longer? It was insane.
Then the first few times I opened the program and started the face maker, it crashed the computer. For whatever reason, that doesn't seem to happen anymore, but it was frustrating.
I really miss the Let it Ride game that was available in earlier versions. I do not understand why they'd replace a great interactive game like that with a few different mindless slot machines. I see Caribbean Stud is gone too, and although I didn't like that one as much, it was still a better game than all these extra slot machines are. And then with all that, the video poker is no better than it was before.
It's still kind of fun, but nothing like the magic of the earlier versions. They've taken away rather than added anything in the latest version.
Fast forward 15 years... I hadn't played Hoyle after quite some time and after getting back into some of the card games on Facebook, I figured I would get the latest version of Hoyle. It was an incredibly long download from their site (an hour or more for only 1.5 gig), which then said that it required the Direct X 2010 FULL SDK to install. So then I had to wait another half hour to an hour for the installer to go and download that and install it. I literally sat in my living room and watched a movie while this thing got all of its pieces together. I was stunned to see it install the full SDK instead of just the latest runtime. Needless to say, I figured if I had to go through all of that and install the latest SDK, this should be awesome.
So when I fired it up, I couldn't believe what I saw. Not only does this software utilize nothing from the latest direct X, it hasn't changed the interface one bit, other than removing all the cool stuff that was in my version back in the 90's. Things like looking down on the casino floor and walking around to the different games and rooms (yeah, that's gone). The graphics and audio are exactly the same with the same 8-bit avatars and the same dealer and player voices, which are now full of static because I thing they are like 4 or 8k mono sound files. Nothing was updated, other than the fact that it is now completely buggy and can't figure out what money I am supposed to be betting and then placing it where I didn't click.Read more ›
I tried one of the online Hold'em places and it allows you to look back at your folded cards -- and even though I am not allowed to play real money I find the play money games to be much more helpful than this one.
The main benifit of this game is it works when the internet is down.....
I also tried balckjack and it is relatively realistic so a fair game to use to practice during learning blackjack.
I also tried slots and they are unbelievably loose, they are a good way to build up your bank account if you get low on chips. And some of the background music choices are quiet annoying.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Changed to a new computer with Windows 10.
Game is not able to play with that system.
Doesn't work with my Husbands Window 8 computer. Read more
If you want to learn how to play casino games, particularly the ones you can win, and have fun doing it then get Hoyle Casino Games. Read morePublished 12 months ago by David M. Smith
This review is for the Hoyle Casino Games 2012 version that is downloadable from Encore's/Hoyle's website.
First, the software runs smoothly on my Windows 8. Read more
I play these games at least 2-3 times per week. It takes care of any gambling urge I get. I miss some of the characters from the previous games, but this one has many good things... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Thomas E. Last
These are my unwind toys I play on the computer every day .Published 18 months ago by Carolyn Swartz