Recent member. Playing with others is good but when I want a quick game I want to play against a computer. When I try and play either easy, intermediate or expert it doesn't work. I play my first move and then the computer just sits there thinking and never plays. I know the rules of chess but I'd like some intermediate tutorials on strategy, classic techniques etc. Surely this could be woven into the app. I'd pay for the ad free premium version if it included features like that.
I understand that ads are part of what allows a developer to offer a game for free, and I think there's nothing wrong with that. However, as a user of the game, I feel like there are too many ads. After each move that I submit I see at least two ads, and I feel like I've even had to close out 3 on a few occassions. This seems like overkill and honestly makes me sick of playing the game to an extent. Idk. Ads are legit, I'm not one of those people that can't deal with getting a game for free when it comes with ads, but there's just too many imo.
I've invited a few to challenge me for a game of chess. Too many adds, so 4 stars. Still I do love this app! The app allows you to choose from your contacts with ease; its so simple, enjoyable and easy for beginners. You can even play against new random people... new networks! I like the text feature for messaging during the game. I use the app on my LG Stylo 2 Android phone and Samsung tablet. My son uses the app on his iPad Mini. The program is just wonderful... download it and see!
Usability is great if you just want to have matches against friends or random strangers. Doesn't do much for instruction or improving your game, but they don't claim that they do, either. Does allow you to export PGN, though. I would like to see a feature added where it automatically moves if your opponent only has one legal move, as well.
The big complaint? The price on the "remove ads" prompt was different than the actual price. This thing needs an update. Could use some visual refreshing mostly, flat ui would put it right back into relevancy. Gameplay/interface controls are great, back end I'm sure is perfectly set up. Just needs new face
Excellent array of features, especially the ability to review and analyze previous games, both yours and those of other players. The only minor gripe is when stepping back through a game, any touch on the screen other than on the back and forth arrows will send you directly to the furthest point in the game, causing you to lose your spot. Again, not a major concern, but it would be nice if it was fixed. Also, it would be great if you could start each game replay from the beginning instead of having to step every conpleted game backwards.
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