I am really tired of the cheating AI in this game. Routinely, I can almost count on nearly every “random” event giving the computer an advantage:
Reshuffle - routinely gives the computer skull matches 3, 4 usually, and rarely does it match up well for me (sometimes, but rarely).
Matching/new gems - routinely the new “random” gems produce perfect skull combinations
The new “doomskulls” make it even worse, providing matches for the computer with collections of them set up just perfectly, such as from new drops or reshuffles.
massive matching - the drops will often (though not as bad as the other 3 cases) produce 4-5 matches one after another after another, on and on (and not uncommon to chain skull matches, or doomskull matches as well). It makes you ask “do I get to play?” - again, happens somewhat often for the player, but probably more like a 1.2 or 1.5:1 ratio in favor of the computer AI.
BTW, this is on the default (easiest) level. If you try to play harder ones, it still cheats, it is just harder to recover from.
The end result is it will routinely hit you 2-3x in a row, often with doomskulls and fill up on mana.
It is just stupid. I know the player (me) sees it happen in my favor too, but it is at least 2:1 or more in favor of the AI. It is VERY frustrating and obvious cheating, and enough that makes me just want to give up on this game.
I’ve also seen the computer purpously (on easiest level) miss 5 or 4 matches, but the massive cheating more than makes up for this. You CAN win, but the obvious cheating is just so frustrating.
If you think it is my imagination, try playing it yourself. I’m level 80+ now, I think I’ve got enough of a sample set to know something is fishy.