|Posted by Undead_terror on March 29, 2014 at 1:20 AM|
Guru Undead_terror here to talk about Pure Chess, it is a big chess game that all sorts of people with different devices got interested in, let's see why!
There isn't a whole lot to talk about a chess, the graphics in the game is beautiful, chess pieces and the background look almost real, you will adore the art in the game, the music in the game is really nice and fits very well into the game, we got classical, jazz, chill, and nature, these four genres have different tracks that play on it's own, you can select which genres are allowed to be play and that's about it, the menus are basic and easy to navigate through and plenty of options to customize a chess match.
So with this being a free version of the game, content is very little, so when you are wanting to play a game of chess, you only have one game slot to have a match and save it while another five must be purchased, you can customize your match and compete against a AI or another player, you can select only select two difficulties monkey and thinker while the other eight must be purchased. When you get your rules straighten out the only chess piece set you can use is the checker pieces while the other eight sets must be purchased, you can select different types of pieces like wood, metal, plastic, etc, after you are done with selecting your pieces you have three environments to select which are "Museum", "Penthouse", "Library".
The gameplay runs smooth most of the time but every now and then it feels like the game is lagging, you have your options set but there is one rule you can't change and that's a fifty movement only rule in which the game stops leaving no winners, if you need a tutorial on how to play the game you can go to the "Learn how to play" but are limited to twenty four small lessons and tips while the rest has to be paid, for extra modes there is tournament and bonus games "Mate to 1-5" but are limited to the easiest setting in tournament and two missions in the mate to game.
Now to talk about what caught everyone's eye that made the game look interesting, cross platform online multiplayer, with my Android device I could play against someone with a Wii U, PS3, 3DS, Vita, etc, the sad thing is that people seem to not be able to play online at all myself included!, you get to make a account and then you are not able to join matchs, I tried to keep make a game on the only empty slot that's free that you didn't have to pay for but it says this game slot is already used, so you are not able to play with anyone, you could challenge people by name, auto challenge or go to recent opponents, the only other online related thing would be game achievements that you get by signing into google +.
So at the end of the day this version of the game is a demo, the game requires a lot of both necessary and non-necessary in game purchases to be bought to enjoy the game to it's fullest, the game requires a nice chunk of memory, the online don't work well, it's only recommended to chess fans or to help people learn chess, but other then that there is not much to say.