|System: WiiWare||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: High Voltage Software||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: High Voltage Software||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: May 12, 2008||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1-4||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Teen||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
Speaking of the look, the visuals are just stale all around. Even on a high-def television, they can be a little rough. The characters are extremely generic; it would have been nice to be able to customize your player. It would have added a little variety instead of sticking us with some random, lifeless figure. It is all just very ho hum and plain. You are able to switch the camera around to varyinsg angles, so you are not relegated to staring at the guys hands the whole time. One of the better features is the ability to point at a card with the Wii-mote to get a close look.
The sound is pretty bland as well. In fact, it compliments the gameplay and the visuals perfectly. Put them all together, and you have the ideal way to fall asleep. Forget Nyquil; this game could put you out in a matter of minutes. Faint background music, card shuffling, and a couple of oohs and aahs hardly make for a great ensemble, but then again this is just Blackjack.
The easy controls allow you to either simply use the D-pad to designate what you want your player to do or point and click at the option to accomplish it. It is an easy set up, and it works nicely for the game. Of course, it is not like they are really asked to do very much, but I have seen games do much worse.
In my estimation, you should just stay away from this title. For the money and the file space, it is just not worth it, and I am not kidding about that space. V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack takes up over 200 blocks of your memory. A hefty load for such a one dimensional game.
CCC Freelance Writer