How to win easily at Serendipity Poker.
Ah, Serendipity. The place that exists within Void Beyond and is said to have been moulded from hopes, dreams, and passion. Those who enter the place experience “joy and amusement beyond measure, cavorting in an eternal now that knows neither day nor night.”
Serendipity is a huge casino establishment in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It is a place where people can play several mini games including slot machines and chocobo racing, both of which are a nod to Final Fantasy VII’s Gold Saucer activities. If you’ve downloaded the Sazh DLC, you will be presented with a new game in the casino called Serendipity Poker. It is similar to Texas Hold ‘Em, with only a few cosmetic differences in the cards. In Sazh DLC, you will need to gain enough fortune medals and the fastest way to get them is through playing poker.
- NPCs don’t change their playing style. There’s a huge chance that NPCs will fold before the flop if they’re not holding a good hand. If your opponents call during pre flop, they’re either holding a king, queen, ace, or a pair.
- If opponents keep calling your bets, they’re not holding a very strong hand. But if they keep raising their bets, there’s a good chance that they’re holding a straight, three of a kind, or a flush.
- Here’s a technique to win at the poker table quickly: Go all in before the flop happens. You will receive a big bonus if you win with an all in. You may lose after doing so, but you can always hit the restart button. The extra rewards for going all in are sometimes big enough to empty the bankroll of your opponents.
It’s quite disappointing that the AI in the game is very predictable. The animation of Serendipity Poker is quite nice and it would’ve been more enjoyable if Square Enix made it a little bit more challenging. Anyway, follow these steps when playing Serendipity Poker and you’ll finish Sazh’s side quest in no time.