Chess, a game dating back to around the 6th century and still played by millions every single day. Yes, chess could be considered as one of the games that, to an extent has shaped modern day gaming.
Now the 21st century, chess is still as popular as ever but how has technology developed it? Enter Battle Vs Chess, developed by the teams at Targem Games and Zuxxez Entertainment. They’ve taken the timeless strategy game and made it as new and exciting for the current gaming generation as ever.
The standard rules apply but Targem and Zuxxez have taken the standard black and white pieces and transformed them into two highly detailed fantasy armies. With no real back story, the white pieces have been transformed into a golden-haired royal family equipped with shiny white armour. The black pieces have become fierce and fiery demons, skilled in dark magic, they wield weapons enchanted with fire.
If that doesn’t sound ace, then I don’t know what would!
However, with the cool re-skinning of the pieces aside, Battle Vs Chess is still just a chess game. It’s cool battle animations make the gameplay a bit more fun, but as a whole it’s still just the same. The devs have thrown in a couple of different game types and QTE duals but after all, if you were thinking about buying this game, you’ll want to be playing chess… right? It’s like buying Halo 4 because you wanted to play Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Oh yeah, and if you’re not a chess champion, don’t bother trying to play this. It’s so damn hard! Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t consider myself awesome at chess, not by a long stretch. But when I can’t even beat level 1 on super-easy mode, it takes the fun out of it. No matter how many times I tried, level 1 on easy was just too tough! Battle Vs Chess is a f**kin’ hard game!
This game would appeal to the types of Dads that think “gaming” is playing cards on a Sunday afternoon. This’d be a good way to introduce your old-man (or woman, for all those chess-playing mothers out there) or even their parents, too your Xbox.
Overall, it’s a great little development but it’s not for everyone. As you can expect, you’ve gotta have a slight interest in chess for this to even tempt you.