Shilo | Added on: November 26, 2012
I've played through this free trial three times so far. Here are my issues. 1. There is no tutorial to show you how to move from screen to screen, the cursor is tiny, and you cannot skip the cut scenes, so you are trapped into wasting a lot of time if you need to start the game over. 2. Once I'd figured out how to navigate the game, I was put into a series of arcade games including one that was very PacMan like, and was timed. Chess requires patience, not speed. Several of the so-called training games I ran into involved speed rather than skill. 3. There is virtually no actual chess instruction here. The only piece I learned to move was the queen, and she was part of a game that I couldn't complete because I did not make the moves that the program thought I should. Chess is about flexibility of thought, not monolithic moves. 4. I thought maybe this game could improve my chess game, or help me teach my nieces how to play. I would recommend Chess Titans and learning by trial and error over this game. I am still looking for a good chess instruction game. This is not it.