Should have listened to the reviews!
Even though I read the reviews, I still downloaded it to try the trial. I was sooo wrong to do this! I loved the graphics and know how to play chess, but couldn't get the peices to move! The tutorial only tells you how to PLAY CHESS not how to play the game. I tried everything I could think of but nothing worked. I got the board to rotate and zoom in and out but nothing else! Don't spend you money unless you really want to, this game is not worth it!
October 1, 2012
Good idea, badly executed
I love chess, so when I discovered the existence of this game here on BFG, I downloaded the trial. I was profoundly disappointed. The graphics are poor, being rather tiny and pixellated; I suspect this was originally a DOS game. The real problem with it, however, is the complete lack of instruction.
I know how to play chess. When I clicked on the tutorial button, I expected an explanation of how to play THIS game - how to make the pieces move, whether to left-click or double-click or whatever. Instead, I was given a very rudimentary explanation of the ways the different pieces move, and how to execute the en passant and castling moves. Nowhere is there any information of how to actually get your pieces to move on the board.
I've since learned via the forum how to do it, thanks to other players who took the time to figure it out through trial and error. So if you want to give the game a try, go there and read the instructions that the game's makers couldn't be bothered to provide.
March 28, 2012
This game was awful. Extremely POOR graphics. Very hard to follow screen action due to poor graphics.
December 30, 2011