The graphics are good. They're simple, yet that's all they need to be. I feel that when you buy a chess game like this, you're really buying the AI. You're looking for a good CPU opposition to test yourself against. I found the AI in this game to be painfully inconsistent. Usually it's dead easy to beat, then other times it can be hard to beat, even on the easiest level. As soon as you get ahead though, it starts just handing over pieces with no challenge at all. It makes the wins feel a whole lot less earned.
Wouldnt mind a few more board and piece themes, and a quick "resign and restart" button. Like another user said, I know when Im beat, so can we speed up the transition from match to match, at least on casual? I shouldnt have to watch the computer gloat every time I want to restart. But thanks for developing a great app! Also, is it feasible to display the name of the openings, so us noobs can begin to recognize them more easily? I still feel like im just flinging pieces about trying to respond to my opponents development...
If next update comes with all opening , middle game, end game with various played games in one app then it can attract many downloads. Very good for chess Learning, training, Practice purpose. One may not win many times with pro level 12 rating 2100 but don't mind at all. Expecting further ELO rating levels. Thanks a lot.
Great UI. Hard playing strength but not overwhelming. But extremely slow. Yes I know that the program is searching for a move when it is waiting. But why do other chess engines do it a lot faster? I have to play level 11-12 for it to be challenging. And it drains the battery and my patience.
Constant misclicks Great game, but I have lost a handful of games from accidently clicking a space next to the currently select piece. I think a drag to location would fix this problem. Apparently I have fat fingers.
In my opinion, the pop-up dialogs over the board (win, lose, especially draw offer) are a disaster. Because of the computer thinking or other delay, those appear delayed, so tapping the screen while a popup menu is unexpectedly shown, results in a random dialog button press! Often, "Return to main menu" so the current game progress is lost, while I didn't wanted to accept he draw offer. Suggestion: pop-up dialogs should appear outside the board area, eg. the upper area of the screen.
- Book greatly improved after new fix.