I am recommending this game solely for the humor between the various characters in it - they are, for the most part, witty and original, and their nicknames for eachother are great (Heavy calls Strongbad "Tiny Heavy", during some great moments). The only character I was very whatever about was Tycho, he comes off as a pompous annoying know-it-all, but it only gives the others an opportunity to crack wise at his expense.
The actual gamepay should be simple enough right? No. The poker mechanics are horrendous. On occassion you will find that a pair of whatevers will beat a flush, or any other weird combination. The actual gameplay has been riddled with bugs like this since release, and that was several years ago. This is the major downside to this game, but the humor completely makes it worth it nonetheless.
Another minor downside, if you can even call it that, is that the achievements are ♥♥♥♥♥ic. One achievement asks you to get a straight flush, the probability of getting that in Texas Hold 'Em "is approximately 0.0311% (0.0032% for royal flush and 0.0279% for non-royal straight flush)". Other such achievements include "Get a hand with 3 kings", "Get 4 of a kind", and so on. While sure, getting these cards would be quite an achievement, it is still a major nuisance if it is the only achievement you lack from having 100% of the achievements - even for someone (like myself) who does not strive for 100%'ing achievements, lacking that ONE achievement would make anyone want to go for it.
Nonetheless, game is recommended still, it is very funny and witty, and makes for a great pastime.