Summary: Don't listen to negative and misleading reviews about this programme. It might not play at the listed Elo 2300+ but on the unlimited thinking time setting (which means it will consider its move for some minutes or until you interrupt) and the highest Elo setting it plays at about 1800-1900 Elo,...
Who is Fritz? I dunno either, but the Chess portion is great.
Micheal Hunt, Amazon
15 February 2011
Summary: What can a video-game developing company possibly do with a DS version of chess that hasn't been done already? The answer is pretty simple, variety that keeps you interested and not being bored to death by the same repetitive things, and that's exactly what Deep Silver has designed for what I am...
Summary: Just wanted to quickly chime in that I'm very pleased with the program overall. Several other reviewers have already given great detailed descriptions of what it offers (several ways to study mates, practice games, ELO ratings, and 2000 historical games) as well as its deficiencies (interface).
Summary: Not a bad game, but the computer player is annoying as hell, always goes first reguardless of color/wins or losses, taunts after every move like some cocky a$$hole, and is allowed to perform cheap, unfair moves that the human player cannot.
Summary: Apparently chess reviews must be long. I apologize for the shortness of this review. Fritz plays chess at a wide range of skills. It varies the opening to a greater degree then chessmaster. No it's not like playing against a chess master.
Summary: Fritz does not give the same responses to the same moves but varies its responses unlike some other chess programs. I prefered the fun games on Chessmaster but overall for me I think Fritz has a slight edge on the actual chess play.
Summary: Fritz DS is the little brother of the all singing all dancing pc chess powerhouse that is Fritz. I couldn't find any reviews whatsoever on the web, so took a chance and decided to buy it anyway. So this may well be the very first english language review of Fritz DS. Woo hoo!