Reviews for Archon Classic

80

Great Game!

lachking | Feb. 22, 2013 | See all lachking's reviews »

Archon Classic looks and feels like chess in many regards but has some very interesting concepts. Every time a piece lands on another the game takes you into a battle arena where you fight it out. The many different piece types bring many different strengths and weaknesses into play, and you need to be strategic in how you plan your advance. To make things even more strategic, the majority of the game board changes from dark to light to neutral over time, bringing battle advantages to either light or dark in particular battles. There is also a fairly large array of game options available, ranging from campaigns, leveling up pieces games, and hot seat games where you can play with a friend. The graphics engine is also quite nice plus you have the option of showing the retro graphics if you prefer the old look. The music is also quit catchy, especially the music that plays when battle engages.

80

A Classic remastered

Jelley | Feb. 21, 2013 | See all Jelley's reviews »

Archon classic is an entertaining game, that combines core aspects of strategy and action games, into a surprisingly fun and addictive package. Being a remastered edition of an old classic, archon has pleasant graphics, which suitably play homage to the original giving a nostalgic feel to the game, which returning players will appreciate. The game has significant value, as it has several modes of play which are great fun. The game features a helpful tutorial mode supported by several fully fledged campaigns which introduce units and game mechanics at a good pace. However, the game truly shines in hot seat mode, which is impressively fun, features extensive customization to change the experience just enough, and allows for the addition of AI players to fill in extra numbers if needed. As it originally appears as a modified chess game, Archon possess significant strategic depth, but also requires a knowledge of the classes limitations. As a package, Archon classic offers something for everyone and is well worth the investment.

80

A Classic!

rascallion | April 20, 2011 | See all rascallion's reviews »

This game is like chess, except it's more strategic. Yes, it's more strategic than chess. It's a great game where you have to defeat your opponent using different creature pieces and powerup type pieces. There are plenty of modes that make this game brilliant, such as the multiplayer (free for all and team) modes. It's quite a long game but it never gets dull. Definitely reccomended for chess lovers and strategy lovers alike.