Overall, the experience isn’t uncontrollably marred by the simplistic nature or lack of online multiplayer, though that is disappointing. You can still play your friends in person (via ad-hoc on the Vita or passing the PS3 controller, respectively), and, well… it’s chess. What more do you want? The game’s extras are more than welcome, the presentation is wonderful, and touch controls are implemented well. For the $7.99 it costs, you’re getting a fair amount of substance, and if you’re new to the game, an adequate teacher. Though it’s certainly not a system seller, it’s money well-spent on an enjoyable download if you’re at all interested in this age-old game.