Battle vs. Chess
Battle vs. Chess creates a fusion between professional chess software and upbeat, combat oriented game mechanics, complete with richly animated game pieces and a diverse set of new gameplay twists to the classic strategy game. In addition to twisting up the experience of chess itself, the game adds vibrant fantasy touches, including eight stunningly rendered game environments and re-imagined, fully animated game pieces such as hulking stone golems and beastly horsemen.
Adding yet another layer to the game are the Battle Modes, which if activated entirely change the nature of the game! Instead of triggering a pre-scripted combat animation, the act of invading an opposing unit's position will throw the "advancing piece takes the square" rule out the window and engage both pieces in deadly combat. Various weapons, fighting techniques, even combos all play into the action, and to the victor go the spoils.
A Challenge for Chess Players of all Levels: Uses the famous Fritz11! chess software, with 10 distinct levels of difficulty and leaderboard rankings which rate players using the same system as real-world official chess rankings.
An Action Twist to a Classic Board Game: The innovative fusion of professional chess software and the deathmatch Battle Modes result in a strategic action experience unlike anything before
Primed for Multiplayer Competition: Engage friends and foes via local head-to-head matches or online (select platforms only).
Unique and Challenging Chess Puzzles: Various modes with set scenarios challenge players to complete games using limited turns, limited pieces and even replicate some of the most famous chess conundrums of real, historical matches.
Non-traditional Game Options: Piece placement options on top of the standard system, like random placements in "Madness" mode or choose-your-own placements in "Tactic" mode allow players to engage in chess with just enough of a twist to add a new level of challenge to the traditional rules of the game.
Chess meets technologykokosabre | Feb. 3, 2013 | See all kokosabre's reviews »
For many people chess is boring because its missing action but not here,not this time.The game offers you changed chess figures which gets into the action following your order.There are new modes that are begginerfriendly. TopWare made me start playing chess more often with that game. I totally recommend to get this game and feel the power of chess.
Great for People Who Know How to Play Chessdrakaenae | May 31, 2011 | See all drakaenae's reviews »
Battle vs. Chess is a great game for people who already know how to play chess but it will be a huge challenge for people who do not know how to play. The artwork is well done and the music is okay.
There many modes you can choose from in this game. There is the traditional way of chess but there are also many variations such as duel and slasher modes which are better for beginners in chess since they require less skill to win. There is also a campaign mode where additional rules are added to chess to make the game more challenging.
I would recommend this game. TopWare definitely made chess more fun with this game.
Play either with the forces of Order (White) or Chaos (Black).apollo3d | May 30, 2011 | See all apollo3d's reviews »
With the presence of new games on PC and console, more and more table games are set aside, to abandon them completely. "Battle vs. Chess" tries a serious challenge, to reconnect the player to the world of chess, but digitally, trying to stimulate it through its gameplay.
You don’t know anything about chess or maybe you want to refresh some rules? Then play some “Tutorial” lessons. The tutorial mode explains everything you need to know about chess in a series of lessons from general rules to strategic tips for each piece and specific situation which occur during a game. The tutorial may prove useful not only for complete beginners but also for advanced players, who can refresh their memories on some special feature.
After the tutorial, you can play against the computer to be sure you understood the game mechanics. Again, the game helps the player thanks to the possibility to choose the difficulty, ranging from 0 to 9, ie from beginner to advanced and also the chance to cancel the last move done.
You don’t like the new style or maybe you're confused during the game and you prefer to play in the old way? No problem. Just go into options and change the chess models. You can choose between the "classical chess figures in 2D", "classical chess figures in 3D" or "animated chess".
Maybe you’re a bit bored by classic chess? Try the many puzzles and minigames. They have real tricky starting positions and confront you with mind-blowing chess puzzles.
The graphics are cured and detailed. The fighting and the movements of the characters have been all represented in fantasy key, giving a pleasing effect to the game. The battlefield is the board, but that will be situated in breathtaking sceneries.
The personalization of view is another plus. You can choose to see the board from a classic top view, or enjoy the action of "fighting" much closer.
“Battle vs. Chess” offers three basic option to compete against a friend (or foe!) in one of the various multiplayer modes.
You can start a local multiplayer game and play against a friend on the same PC, you can play with other players via LAN Connection, or you can play a game LIVE with people from all over the world.
You will be enchanted by this game, and it will be for a long time (maybe forever). I think this is a must buy for all lovers of chess.