One of most accessible chess game online :D
This game is no fluke. It got depth and wealth of authentic instructions to the classic board game of chess. I played 5-10 times and never really get bored playing it, showing how much of polishes you crafted into this game. As good as this game can get, there's some of big flaws that could impede the game's success.
basic, but very appealing and casual with lot of souls put into bloody animations that are surprisingly good. Best of all, the chess pieces are easily recognizable with some are hilarious take on actual piece, such as Rook being a Cook and Bishop being Wizard and Knight being Horse. It makes sense in this game and did not detract. Animation kills are very neat, though it can get repetitive because it wasn't really all that good beyond 2nd or 3rd time. Perhaps they could be bit more hilarious rather than just another "cool" kill.
Get the job done. Music is very nicely selected. Not detracting too, which is a big plus.
Authentic chess in great casual package. The Chess Rules guide is a great learning tool for getting into chess and I was surprised to learn few new things! Great effort like that make this game so much better. The point-and-click system works amazingly and help the game to flow well without any slowdown or annoying glitches. The difficulty is thankfully managable without frustrating you like the hated Chessmaster game, providing just about anyone a nice challenge (unless you're expert chess player).
However... the difficulty can be easily taken advantage of because the game is TOO kind enough to let you take too many steps back if you made any mistake(s). I think that made the chess game TOO easy since I beat the game all the time. There is a way to fix this error, such as:
1) keep this feature and create three different difficulty. EASY with flexible Undo button, MEDIUM with limited Undo button, HARD with no Undo button
2) allow only ONE Undo for each move so that you can't go far back
Also, I felt that with such a wonderful engine you produced, maybe you should add some Challenges so we have more of incentives to come back and play the heck out of this game. Not a bad idea, no? Great game devilishly wrapped in casual package for anyone to play.
A fine work, indeed.
Soullock's Score: 8.2 / 10
Newgrounds Score: 8 / 10