The play online option is one that sounds more exciting and worthwhile than it actually is. For those who want to play chess on the internet, they might as well download a free version from some web browser. That’s where all the action is. More than likely, if you’re buying this game it’s not for online gaming purposes. It’s for learning the game - getting to know the ins and outs. If you know the ins and outs, you’re probably in it more for staying on top of your game.
Aside from little perks like changing your chess set at anytime and playing with a glass set or 3D animated Raving Rabbids (which the novelty of wears thin quickly) this game is pretty cut and dry. Even though most gameplay and options tend to be predictably consistent, The Art of Learning is a great tool for skill building and is put together in a simple easy to use package with something to offer everyone.
Feb 28, 2008