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Poker night 2 cheats outrageously

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The odds against what the computer is getting is so astronomical I can only assume it is cheating. I lose every showdown no matter what the odds are - as an example, I went up against one of the computers with a hand that had the same high card and a higher low card, such as

Ace - king

and the computer had

ace - 2

and then on the flop there were two 2's. This happened literally 3 times in a row (not aces and twos every time, but we both had the same high card and I had a better low). Then the very next hand one of the cpus went blind all in before the flop and got a royal flush. I have played poker for many years and I've never seen anyone get a royal flush before, getting it blind is ridiculous. I played one tournament where I lost 9 showdowns in a row where my "chances" were over 75% before the flop.

Why would anyone ever want to play a poker game that cheats? What is wrong with you, telltale?

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  • I'm here to agree, but not completely. The AI characters don't cheat, if by cheating you're saying that they magically get the right cards. They don't. What they ARE doing, at least by my observation, is betting as if seeing the entire hand they will be dealt at the end of the hand. Most of the time I think this is invisible, because it looks more like a "hunch" that the AI character has, or perhaps a bluff that turned out lucky.

    But multiple times I've experienced a scenario like this:

    AI gets a 5 and a 7, and starts betting like a maniac, maybe even going ALL IN. I slap down my cards, and I've got a better hand by a longshot. In this case, I had experienced this before, so I was expecting it: sure enough, the flop starts to show signs of a STRAIGHT, but isn't a straight yet. By the last card though? YOU BET he got a straight. In this case, what was awesome... is that the last card he needed for the top of his straight, ended up being the low card I needed for the bottom of my straight. So the foresight didn't pan out.

    But yeah, somebody needs to record this, repeatedly, please. If for no other reason than to hear how this was programmed. It's still a poker game, and I've seen other poker games do it too. It mostly doesn't matter. But it sucks when it does.

    I'll ask the question straight out, though. Devs, when an AI character is betting at the beginning of a hand, how many cards are they basing that first bet on? I think the answer is the best 5 cards that they'll have in their hand. Is that correct?

  • @SkyyPlum said: I said it's cheap not cheating. In real life a player can get the card he or she needs on the river a few times in a row but the odds are equivalent to winning the pick 4 straight 3 days in a row. It's ridiculous, Telltale tells us they want us to have the unlocks but whenever I play for them the AI gets the card they need over and over and if I win a big hand it freezes up half the time and I have to shut down and start that hand over. This game was made half assed and I can't believe it was allowed to be released the way it is. Just won a big hand and sure enough it froze up and now I have to restart, this is beyond annoying.

    The freezing up is ridiculous, and it has happened to me as well... generally when I'm winning as well. Very frustrating.

  • @dRailer said: I'm here to agree, but not completely. The AI characters don't cheat, if by cheating you're saying that they magically get the right cards. They don't. What they ARE doing, at least by my observation, is betting as if seeing the entire hand they will be dealt at the end of the hand. Most of the time I think this is invisible, because it looks more like a "hunch" that the AI character has, or perhaps a bluff that turned out lucky.

    But multiple times I've experienced a scenario like this:

    AI gets a 5 and a 7, and starts betting like a maniac, maybe even going ALL IN. I slap down my cards, and I've got a better hand by a longshot. In this case, I had experienced this before, so I was expecting it: sure enough, the flop starts to show signs of a STRAIGHT, but isn't a straight yet. By the last card though? YOU BET he got a straight. In this case, what was awesome... is that the last card he needed for the top of his straight, ended up being the low card I needed for the bottom of my straight. So the foresight didn't pan out.

    But yeah, somebody needs to record this, repeatedly, please. If for no other reason than to hear how this was programmed. It's still a poker game, and I've seen other poker games do it too. It mostly doesn't matter. But it sucks when it does.

    I'll ask the question straight out, though. Devs, when an AI character is betting at the beginning of a hand, how many cards are they basing that first bet on? I think the answer is the best 5 cards that they'll have in their hand. Is that correct?

    Consider the following:

    The AI don't know the actual cards going to be played, but the AI do know the probability of getting the cards they want. And without knowing how awesome your cards are until the end, they bet in hopes of receiving the cards they want. And through pure luck alone, they get it.

  • So im growing tired of the game cheating on me...
    Whenever I actually have good cards lets say I have 3 tens and 2 Q's so i bet big but lose against a pair of J's.

    The game doesnt acknowledge my strongest cards, this happens mostly though [to me] when you have a 2 pair or full house.

    If its going to cheat and glitch like this, dont make an achievement " Have a balance of 1 million!" Its tedious when a luck based game makes you lose even if you did in fact win.

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    puzzlebox Telltale Staff

    Hi Myzith, it sounds like you might be playing Omaha style. Check out this guide by one of our helpful mods for further explanation, or try switching to Texas Hold 'Em style.

  • this game is ridiculous its the same pattern, ive been playiiing 2 days now and havent won 1 game yet. its always the same first brock will always go all in and lose meanwhile claptrap continuously folds as ash and the dog battle it out. eventually ash goes all in after losing, then theres a 50 50 chance of beating the dog. then its always claptrap and he is impossible to beat. sometimes they let you win to have just enough chips to go in another hand or 2 just to be completely destroyed by claptraps royal flushes. anytime claptrap raises or goes all in i know he has a ridiculous hand i cant beat, but my money is already almost gone anyways so i cant do anything except just go all in and hope the next cards i get are a miracle. unfortunately they never are for me but always are for him.

  • I hope the creator of the game or the people programming it see this comment because I would like what I'm about to say to be heard by them. This is game is SOOOOOO cheap. I have won hundreds of dollars in online poker for real money. Won tournaments, cash games, sit and go's. You name it. I can't win a single tournament in this game every since the bounty tourney's began. Its complete sh*t. Also, the betting patterns suck. AI are betting more then 3 times the big blind constantly. Raising at terrible times. It just sucks.

  • I created an account just so I could say a huge THANK YOU to puzzlebox for his post - I was beyond frustrated with the game because the rules for Omaha aren't explained in-game, so I was assuming normal poker rules. Now that I know how it really works I've managed to go from $220,000 in the hole to $180,000 on the positive side. Thanks!

  • I thought I would just come here to say that I just saw the AI characters pull 2 straights and a flush in the showdown....and that it did not surprise me that much after having played this game for a while and having seen AI do some amazing stuff. I'll believe that the cards are random when I see a monkey getting launched with a catapult by blindfolded men and landing safely on the moon.

    Folks, if you are going to add an increasing difficulty level then just say so or make it an option rather than mandatory coding.

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