Summary: Even though my new computer exceeded the minimum requirements the program would not install and after three days when i finally got it installed it would not run. during this process the technical support folks took the following positions: 1. had me uncheck some box in windows. When this did not solve the problem they hung up. All support calls are long distance. 2.I did not have the latest firmware from the mfr of the cd rom .
Summary: Anyone who doesn't like this game is obviously missing the point: THIS GAME IS FOR KIDS. Little kids. I will never stop regretting that my parents didn't teach me chess (as both of them play). Now that I have kids of my own (ages 4 and 6), I realize why my parents didn't bother - the game is full of very difficult concepts, abstractions, and spacial relationships. I tried various books aimed at teaching kids chess, but soon found out that they are for older children.
Summary: Well, if you have a laptop you will most likely not be able to use this program unless you reload it each time. When I first loaded this thing it worked great, and I played several games. Once I rebooted my laptop, it would not run until I uninstalled and installed again. I called Sierra, and they said, and I quote, "Our products don't work on laptops; we don't support laptops.
Summary: I just got Majestic Chess and I think it is fantastic. I really like what the did with the Chess Adventure, great new approach to chess. I've played through 2 levels so far and am having a blast. Very innovative, and excellent graphics (about time someone did that for chess). I've bought several chess games before and this is by far the funnest and freshest to-date. I highly recomend this game.
Summary: The graphics on this are the best of any chess game I've seen to date. The graphics are super sharp and the sound track is very alluring. It's exactly what chess ought to be in this high tech age! The mood of the whole game makes you want to learn more and play more. TOP CHOICE for anyone wanting to learn the game from scratch! The adventure mode...well words can't describe how awesome it is...you just have to play it! WELL WORTH THE MONEY!!!!!!!! BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: I consider myself an intermediate chess player. I'm no Bobby Fischer but I am probably far from a beginner. Now that I got that message through, I will honestly tell you that this game isnt much fun. The levels of difficulty are terrible. A monkey can beat the beginning levels. But then it slightly jumps and all of a sudden it becomes a challenge. You get past it with a little hair pulling and you move on to the last level. Argh. It's pretty hard.
Enjoyable Graphics and Great for Kids Who Can Read
Berkeley Tom, Amazon
30 October 2006
Summary: I like this chess game for beginner to intermediate players, and my young kids love it because of the great graphics (even 3D shading on a 2D board) and especially the adventure mode. The tutorials are quite good with short quizzes and games. I do see the drawbacks mentioned in the other reviews: 1. I had problems installing on an older laptop 2.
Summary: This is a very interesting game to give you an introduction to chess. It does a few things very right. First, there there is adventure mode where it attempts to teach you about chess without it seeming quite so dull. It pulls this off fairly well, I think. It's less instructional than, say, the classroom in the chessmaster series, but it's probably a bit more fun for some younger players. Second, playing the game against the computer.
Summary: Majestic Chess is a great game, especially for people who are interested in learning chess but enjoy playing video games. The unique Chess Adventure mode in this game caught my attention so I bought the product, and am very pleased with it! It has rekindled my interest in chess and made learning the game fun.
Summary: I just picked this game up yesterday when I saw it at EB. The adventure part is a really good way of teaching you how to play chess. I was able to blast through the first couple levels, but now I'm working my way through the third. It's nice to learn how to play chess without having to sit through pages and pages of text. It actually makes it fun. In multiplayer it's neat because it tracks a rating for you, so you can play against people around your skill level.