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  1.  A game of luck, intuition and outrageous bluff?


    Big problem - a TV show that relies on psychology and bluffing simply does not work in a computer game. In the 1 player mode where you play with CPU opponents there is no sense that you are making informed decisions or outwitting your challengers - it's just a guessing game, and not a good one.

    Far too much time is spent watching the 'loading graphics' screen and when the graphics appear... it's like someone has rubbed butter in your eyes. The instructions say that if the balls are unclear (which they always are), don't forget to touch the 'A' icon to enlarge the amounts. This makes the balls bigger but just as unclear. Actually that isn't true - there is a mistake in the instructions and it's the 'B' icon that you tap if you want big blurry balls.

    The sound is unimpressive - perhaps this is why the game is fully subtitled. The gameplay lacks excitement and variety. Computer-generated Jasper explains the rules in full throughout every game so unless you keep skipping ahead you'll hear the same dialogue over and over. At the end, win or lose, you're back to the main menu and the prospect of doing it all again - or repackaging the game and asking for your money back.

    To sum up - the gameplay, graphics and sound are poor, it is not exciting or addictive, you won't feel like you're on the show and you may like yourself a bit less if you buy it.

  2.  Well written, well acted and gripping


    If you consider the vital ingredients of a drama series this has got it all. The characters have genuine depth and the casting was inspired. This series has the sharp wit of Boston Legal, the suspense of 24 and the production values of a Hollywood blockbuster. You will be placing an order for series 2 before you finish watching series 1!