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SummaryChess for people who don't like chess
The GoodThe graphics are superb, and the animations are well thought-out, inventive and entertaining. The game as a whole succeeds in bringing chess to a wider audience.
The variety of colour schemes and board views are a nice touch, with something for everyone.
The BadThe AI is hopeless. Not only can a mediocre player like me beat it 90% of the time, there's never any surprise in the moves. Almost every time it makes an obvious, flair-free move which is easy to respond to. Programming 'human-ness' into a computer AI isn't easy, but this was a poor attempt.
After a few games the animations lose their appeal and you just want to get on with the game. This is when you find no meat beneath the sauce.