Reviews and Problems with Chessmaster: The Art of Learning
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There is a much better Chess game out there.
Micheal Hunt, Amazon
13 February 2011
Summary: In the past week since this review was written, I have been checking out all the chess games available on the DS, including ones not listed on Amazon.com. This particular title seems rather popular, but I suspect that is due to there only previously having been a limited amount of chess titles available for the DS at the time. There is a much better one from Europe, simply titled "Chess" or "Schach"...
Summary: I was looking for a decent game to play during my travels and I confess that I got fooled by the title of the game. Since the game belongs to the Chessmaster series anyone can think about a very complete game in all senses. I understand that a NDS has its limitations but... come on! they wasted a lot of resources with stupid minigames (I'm an intermediate player), the openings are soooo limited and practically there's only one decent opponent: the Chessmaster.
Summary: I've been looking forward to chess game for the DS and I thought the Chessmaster game would be perfect. I started a profile and have played up through 'Kenji'. I believe the Kenji profile and beyond plays a somewhat realistic chess match, though it still has some problems. A couple key issues I've found: - The computer appears to play the same opening, no variance. Once you play a game that beats an opponent, then the same game can be played with the same results.