Ancient Go

Ancient Go

Early Access Day 1 review:

Edit: Thumbs up because it looks promising. (I’d hold off getting it until counting method issues are resolved, hopefully.)

Project seems promising. It includes basic tutorials for rules and scoring, a VS. AI mode and an Online multiplayer mode.

The AI is not particularly strong on any setting (Hard is when it starts playing slightly better moves, maximum tends to take a bit more time to play moves, but not a LOT of time.) So (at least at this stage) the AI is really meant for beginners. It would be nice to get a stronger one later down the line, but I’d rather see good multiplayer added than the focus be on AI.

Real player with 20.5 hrs in game

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“Ancient Go” aims to be an app for total beginners to Go, which is great. Currently, outside of “Ancient Go,” the only other app out there on Steam is “Crazy Stone Deep Learning -The First Edition-,” which is $79.99. However, “Crazy Stone” is arguably meant for committed Go players, who are much stronger at the game. So, “Ancient Go” is a cheaper alternative for “Crazy Stone” that allows the Steam community to start playing Go at a cheaper price. That said, “Ancient Go” has its strengths and weaknesses.

Real player with 20.0 hrs in game

Ancient Go on Steam