Monday, November 25, 2013

Review: Chess by devWes

  By devWes
♞ Chess ♞ [INVITE A FRIEND TO PLAY]_Image     Hello guys, today I bring you "Chess" by devWes. I congratulate him on making the game nice and pleasing to the eye whilst still making it simple and fun to play. It's not too complicated, but is aesthetically pleasing and the scripts are phenomenal. I myself am a fan of chess, and pretty good at it if I do say so myself. Here's the actual review, because I know you don't want to listen to me babble all day about meaningless and trivial things.

     Upon entering the game, you are greeted with an overview of a chess match in the midst, and a GUI prompting you to join the lobby. From the lobby, you can challenge players and spectate current matches. When viewing a match or playing one, you can swivel the camera around as much as you want, or press a number key to rotate to an automatic view. Pictured is
a screenshot of the lobby. You can click the name of another person in the lobby to challenge them, and click a match in the second column to spectate. The rest of the game is pretty straightforward. Clicking a piece when it's your turn makes the areas where it can go tint green. If you click the tinted area, the piece slides there. If you can kill a piece, the area is tinted red. Arrow keys control camera orientation, the "F" key is to forfeit, the "R" key proposes a draw, scrolling zooms the camera, and holding the shift key allows for slower camera movement.

That's about all there is to the game, and it would be a shame to leave this post so short. Instead of ending it here, I'll provide an explanation of how to play Chess.

How to Actually Play Chess
       In Chess, the white player always moves first. The objective is to kill the other team's King and not let your King be killed. When an opposing piece is in position to kill your King the next turn, it is called "Check." You have to get out of check that turn. You may not move into check, either. When there is nowhere to go (Checkmate), you lose.

       Pawn: The pawn is the average soldier. You can move it forward one space, or two spaces if it hasn't moved yet. It can kill a piece if the piece is diagonal one space to it, and it cannot move/attack backwards. If a pawn reaches the last space on the opponent's side of the board, it can be turned into any of the other pieces.

       Rook: The rook is able to move any number of spaces in a forward, right, left, or backwards direction. It attacks in the same way.

       Knight: This piece moves strangely. It can jump over pieces, and moves in an L shape. It can move forward two spaces and to the right once, forward two spaces and to the left once, left two spaces and forward once, etc.

       Bishop: The bishop moves any number of spaces in a diagonal direction.

       Queen: The queen is the power piece. It can move diagonally, horizontally, and vertically any number of spaces.

That's basically the basics. If you want to know more, just go to the internet. 

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