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  • Summary: Chess like you're never seen it before!

    Beautiful 3D Visuals! 3 Tournaments to test your tactics. Download Pure Chess to experience chess the way it's meant to be played, in stunning 3D. Experience one of the oldest known boardgames on the advanced technology of today. Pure Chess is
    Chess like you're never seen it before!

    Beautiful 3D Visuals! 3 Tournaments to test your tactics.

    Download Pure Chess to experience chess the way it's meant to be played, in stunning 3D.

    Experience one of the oldest known boardgames on the advanced technology of today. Pure Chess is a game that can be played by everyone, at any age, but mastered by only a few.
 The question is...Are you a Grandmaster in the making?

    Full game upgrade features:
    -Staunton, Checker, and Williams chess sets created with stunning detail and precision
    -Museum, Penthouse, and Library locations beautifully portrayed
    -Comprehensive tutorial that teaches you basic, intermediate, and advanced chess techniques
    -3 Tournaments to test your tactics
    -100 Bonus chess puzzles to ponder over
    -Play By Mail with up to 8 of your friends
    -Track your ELO and Tournament ratings in the ranking boards
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  1. May 9, 2014
    60
    Nevertheless, if you haven’t played the PS3 or Vita versions, and you’re eager to enjoy some virtual chess, then this is the best option currently available, as it really looks sensational.
  2. Solo players might enjoy this, as long as they don't stray online. [June 2014, p82]
  3. Jun 8, 2014
    60
    Pure Chess looks gorgeous, and offers an excellent single-player experience. But while playing the AI opponent is fun, the game's woefully underdeveloped online mode makes playing against humans decidedly not.
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Sep 22, 2014
    8
    You can play against a friend in the same room and it spins the table around depending on whose turn it is, which is really kind of cool inYou can play against a friend in the same room and it spins the table around depending on whose turn it is, which is really kind of cool in itself. You can play against the computer, which is fine because it does not do the same moves every time. The difficulty is somewhat of a problem for me, I can beat a 4 and I have beaten a 5 but it is a severe challenge to beat a 5 as the computer does almost everything perfectly. Beating a 6 or above is probably not going to happen. I have not played online as having read the reviews here I don't want to play a game with an idiot that quits the game half way through or does not move for minutes at a time, no thanks! The game is a great looking chess game and I am pleased with it. Expand
  2. Apr 16, 2014
    5
    this is chess, is there anything else to say I enjoy chess but I thought it would have some cool animations or something when you attack thethis is chess, is there anything else to say I enjoy chess but I thought it would have some cool animations or something when you attack the enemies piece but there is nothing Expand
  3. May 25, 2014
    4
    same old game same old dance. I love chess but the online oppents makes this game a 4. Either you get some one who doesn't know what is whatsame old game same old dance. I love chess but the online oppents makes this game a 4. Either you get some one who doesn't know what is what or some one who plays a move every hours or so. Expand
  4. Apr 15, 2014
    3
    While the single-player modes are fine (the a.i. is just as good as any other chess game i've played) not having a real-time multi-playerWhile the single-player modes are fine (the a.i. is just as good as any other chess game i've played) not having a real-time multi-player mode really drives me away from playing this anymore than i have already Expand
  5. Jun 4, 2014
    3
    For a paying chess game, I would expect a few more options. By far the worst part of the game is the fact you cannot play opponent with a timeFor a paying chess game, I would expect a few more options. By far the worst part of the game is the fact you cannot play opponent with a time limit. They can take days to move. Fix that and I'd give it an 8 Expand
  6. Jun 9, 2014
    2
    Not great

    Pure chess isn’t bad in single player - Chess is Chess, there is a limit to how much you can vary it. There are plenty of
    Not great

    Pure chess isn’t bad in single player - Chess is Chess, there is a limit to how much you can vary it. There are plenty of computer opponents with various skill levels to beat, you can enter tournaments and solve Chess puzzles.

    It’s the online play which is the real let down.

    Rather than truly live (though once in a blue moon, you will get an opponent who will play the game to conclusion in one sitting). You play in a correspondence Chess (similar to postal chess back in the day, and believe me it’s just as slow!) style, where you might get an opponent making one move every 3 days.

    This wouldn’t be so bad, but problem is, you can’t set any time controls, and so if an annoying opponent thinks he / she is loosing the game, he can simply stop playing - I’ve got 2 games going on at the moment where I am Checkmating my opponent on the next move, and they seem to have abandoned the games. There doesn’t seem to be any way to claim the games for stalling, and one of these opponents hasn’t moved in 2 weeks.

    You can only have 6 games going on at the same time, so all in all it makes things intolerably slow. I’d give Pure Chess a miss.
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