Reviews and Problems with Chessmaster: The Art of Learning
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It doesn't compare but to the Pc version
Severiano Venegas, Amazon
29 January 2013
Summary: This game is all right for a non pc game. I was challenged and did improve my chess game but I only really use this game at hotel rooms or when there's nothing to do at my job. There's just not enough to reference or chess information like the pc version.
Summary: Chess for PCs is easy enough to find, but it's not so easy finding chess for handhelds. Chessmaster for the Nintendo DS is a useful training ground for chess players. Lots of drills and exercises. It plays a good tactical game, and can be played with 2 players on 2 DS units. The DS can be taken to school or work, and you can even play while riding the bus. Very handy!
This is a very good chess game, with only minor drawbacks.
Smaug "Jeremy", Amazon
28 December 2008
Summary: I too bought this because I'm a chess player and was looking forward to having a game boy chess game with stylus control. Let's face it: chess with a control pad is awkward and slow. In this game, the control pad and buttons are strictly optional. Maybe you'd use them if you lost the stylus, which happens to some folks. REVIEWER STRENGTH - A review on a chess game without some indicator of the reviewer's strength is worthless. So here are my indicators.
Summary: The game itself is great. Its easy to figure out, which is a good thing, since the vendor I purchased it from sent it to me with a book entirely in french. This is my first time delving into the world of chess, so as a novice this game is a good tool to learning the ins and outs of the game.
Summary: I actually bought my Nintendo DS Lite for this game and the Brain Age products. I have been a USCF tournament player for 20 years and at one time had a rating over 1600. My rating has declined in recent years as my available time to devote to the game has dwindled. Chessmaster on the DS is aimed mainly at beginners and casual players. While there is no choice in the board or pieces both are nice looking and easy to see. The tutorials are basic but complete.
Summary: When I want to play a quick game of Chess, I grab my DS rather than my Dell PDA that has chess software (with many more features available). Why? The interface is easy to use, the display is bright and clear, and if I am interrupted just closing the lid QUICKLY pauses the game. As a member of the US Chess Federation, its chess ability is a limiting factor but the built-in rating system is FUN as you play pseudo-humans complete with their photos.
Excellent Game with minor flaws - Highly Recommended
Rick Dowd, Amazon
10 December 2007
Summary: I purchased this game for the PC so I did not experience the problems some mention for the DS. I did download the game via Ubisoft and did experience an issue with the PDF documentation not correctly being installed but after visiting the Ubisoft support website downloaded it manually and this worked for me just fine.
Summary: I've been looking forward to a decent chess game for the DS since I picked it up last year, so I picked this game up on its release day. The chess game on clubhouse games, even on "hard" is very weak. I can beat it without even paying attention, and I'm no where's near an expert level player. Anyway, without boring everyone to tears, here's the PRO and CON list: PRO * You can have four profiles. Great to have for the kids.
Excerpt: I have always quite enjoyed the idea of the Chessmaster series, its focus on learning to play Chess well rather than just offering gimmicky boards and sound effects sets it apart from a lot of Chess games. It is aimed at the newcomer but offer a lot the Chess player of any level. The DS version seems to be just about the perfect version of Chessmaster, offering the professional quality of instruction while being all the more accessible and portable.
Pros: Huge amount of tutorials, games and opponents .
Cons: Despite being cut down from the PC version, still has quite a lot of padding . Limited appeal .
Chessmaster: The Art of Learning (DS): Chessmaster for Ninetendo DS
18 March 2010
Summary: This review is for Chessmaster on the Nintendo DS and I have played this not on this console and on the PSP and this version is slightly better than the other one but there's not much in it. There have been whole host of Chess games released over the years for computers and consoles but Chessmaster appears to be the front runner and the most successful since being released. You can probably pick it up for under £10 now which is reasonable enough.