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iPad: QS Chinese Chess Out Now!

09-26-2010, 01:40 AM
#1
QS Chinese Chess Out Now!

Based on the traditional Chinese Chess and combined with the impressive design, QS Chinese Chess is a exciting game of strategy and tactics that can not be ignored. Playing against a friend or a computer opponent.

The rich user interface style of battles in pieces, movements, and the board make QS Chinese Chess more exciting and imposing.

Now there are two modes Player vs. Player and Player vs. Computer. Coming soon is Network players mode which player can play online via wifi or GPRS.

FEATURES:


- 2 play modes: Player vs. Player, Player vs. Computer.
- Support Save/Load game.
- Undo/redo function with unlimited moves.
- Show available moves when pieces are touched.
- Block unavalable movements.
- User the strong Chinese Chess engine to render Computer moves.
- Pieces are rotated for head-to-head play (player vs.player)

itune link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/qs-chinese-chess/id393456034?mt=8



09-27-2010, 02:16 PM
#2
Wow, that looks really nice.
I will buy it.
09-27-2010, 03:07 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Westchester County, NY
Posts: 471
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoundWoman View Post
Wow, that looks really nice.
I will buy it.
Great. Can you post on how well the AI plays?

Thanks!

--DotComCTO
09-27-2010, 03:52 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 823
Quote:
Originally Posted by DotComCTO View Post
Great. Can you post on how well the AI plays?

Thanks!

--DotComCTO
The AI isn't that good. I've seen it make obvious mistakes at times.

I have some other issues with the game. First of all, the undo function is bad. Going back one move goes back to black's turn. If you're on AI, though, AI just makes the same move again. However, it's infuriating to go back to your previous move. There's lag or something that makes it so you are forced to just mash the undo button to undo moves, which can set you back much further than you wanted. Plus, you can't undo moves after a loss, so you can go back and see what you could have done to win.

Also, you can't unselect a piece! Sometimes you choose a piece, but decide not to move it in the end. You have to deal with that piece flashing and the movement choice dots for the rest of your turn. I know it's a minor gripe, but it's still annoying.

Otherwise, good. Presentation is the most amazing part- graphics are great, music is good, sound effects aren't particularly annoying (to me, at least). Controls and small gameplay issues are just messing it up.