netscorer Dec 7, 2012 @ 11:49am
Even at $4.99 this game is too expensive
Broken multiplayer, lazy animations, no storyline, no saves, zero player community, no achievements - this game will go to the gutters of sub $1 in record time and even then it will be $1 too expensive for what it is.
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Tealus Dec 7, 2012 @ 11:58am 
Yeah, for what it is. It's not worth $5. I can dig out my Battle Chess CD and install that and achieve the same thing.
­­Δ👽 Louna 👽Δ­­ Dec 7, 2012 @ 12:01pm 
Well, you just explained how Battle Chess was on DOS.

Was a huge success, very enjoyable and i've paid for it way more than 1$.

The Multiplayer isn't broken, there'ss just no matchmaking, but hey you can still play multiplayer like in the good old days.
No story line? I don't really need a love story with the king and queen for a Chess game.
No save? There's is for me.
Zero player. Well, i know a tons of people who play it with me.


If you ever playeed Battle Chess, you'll feel nostalgia.
BDO Dec 7, 2012 @ 12:53pm 
Please tell us how to save our game, nameless user. We'd appreciate it! Quite a few people have mentioned the lack of a save feature.
[R22R]SdtR-Dono Dec 7, 2012 @ 1:08pm 
The only saving feature is between games... No in-game saves. (In other word, everything you do and accomplish or fail to do is registered, but nothing half-done is saved)

For the people who don't own Battle Chess, who like chess and love to see it "living", this definitly worth 5$ or even the full price.

Sure, the animation isn't from a AAA games, but it's still good. There's even a campaign where you start in a way and some rules have been added/removed which either make it more easier or difficult for you. (By the way, that's a story, isn't it? Well, sure there no dialogue between pieces and the story is told before every match, but there's a small link between each match)

If you think that this doesn't worth 1$, then I would say that you should not even post on the forum of a game as, from your perspective, only big AAA games should sell their game and make a profit out of it. You own Battle Chess? Then you simply don't have to play this game, do you? Owning Battle Chess doesn't mean that the price of another game with the same kind of content should put a lower price tag.
Think of it like if you're owning a company that makes websites. Would you accept that a new customers comes in and force you to charge less than what you normally charge for a brand new website just because he already own a similar website? Nah! Learn how the world move kids because you'll have hard time making money... or it's just that you think everyone should give you everything and you should never give as much in return...
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Ozz Nunully Dec 7, 2012 @ 1:52pm 
I cant even get it to create an online game to play with a friend
DFStormbringer Dec 7, 2012 @ 1:58pm 
even at free its not worth it if the games 90% unplayable
i was an avid battle chess player back in the day.. but this is just stupid.
http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/560960615933625004/FDB23E56FE2F27445BA29C88D2462470EE92A1BF/

did research on my "problem" seems only ONE reference to it. it only occurs with "beta" versions of the game. well i am using whatever steam gave me with the recent 5$ sale purchase.

did the reinstalls and all that jazz.

and the article on the devs forums regarding this said they sent emails to the dev.. no responce yet after a year.

you guys cry that the games not up to your standards.. at least you got to play it lol.
at this rate its not even worth pirating.. not that any sites would have such an obscure game any ways.
­­Δ👽 Louna 👽Δ­­ Dec 7, 2012 @ 4:01pm 
Originally posted by DFStormbringer:
even at free its not worth it if the games 90% unplayable
i was an avid battle chess player back in the day.. but this is just stupid.
http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/560960615933625004/FDB23E56FE2F27445BA29C88D2462470EE92A1BF/

did research on my "problem" seems only ONE reference to it. it only occurs with "beta" versions of the game. well i am using whatever steam gave me with the recent 5$ sale purchase.

did the reinstalls and all that jazz.

and the article on the devs forums regarding this said they sent emails to the dev.. no responce yet after a year.

You misunderstood the guy who tried to help you, he only said the only time he saw that was in beta, nothing said it CANNOT happen after.

There's a solution of this problem,but without specs we cannot determine EXACTLY what fix to apply.

Also this error isn't representative on how the game run as it's happen to not a lot of users.

TELL US you specs. Including OS and AV/AS USe multiple screens too?


I had a friend who had this and it was a simple file corruption caused by his anti-virus. ( No false detection, but the AV was just blocking a part of the install without giving any log.


This also can be caused also by drivers, mostly for unclean install, like just installing the drivers or just uninstall the old one and installing the new one without cleaning the registering or the remaining files.



TELL US you specs. Including OS and AV/AS USe multiple screens too?



Originally posted by mrshlljcb:
I cant even get it to create an online game to play with a friend

I have been able a lot.
Just had to sure to make sure the firewall isn't blocking anything, port foward AND for sure, TELLING THE PUBLIC IP, not the local IP.




I'm not a pro chess player, but it's worth full price for me, specially for the nostalgia feel of Battle Chess on DOS. (Even the remake of Battle Chess that will probably never release is more gimmick than the Check & Mate AKA Battle Vs Chess that is on sale ATM ofor only 5$.
Anog Dec 7, 2012 @ 4:37pm 
It's a ♥♥♥♥ing chess game.
santaDog78 Dec 8, 2012 @ 1:02am 
Agree with donoghu. Easily worth $4.99 if you don't already own better. I'm a lifelong gamer with a love/hate relationship with chess (IRL too constipated and turfed out for my tastes; prefer Go), but for some reason this one caught my eye. Looked like a gothic high-fantasy BATTLE CHESS remake, and sure enough, that's what it is. Story? There's a campaign, which is more than the actual game of chess ever gave me. Lack of mid-game saves? DON'T CARE. This ain't Civ, it's chess for the HOMM/DISCIPLES crowd. Works for me.
[La Fuerza del Dios] RAAAAMM! Dec 8, 2012 @ 3:49am 
I could not agree more!
Originally posted by donoghu:
The only saving feature is between games... No in-game saves. (In other word, everything you do and accomplish or fail to do is registered, but nothing half-done is saved)

For the people who don't own Battle Chess, who like chess and love to see it "living", this definitly worth 5$ or even the full price.

Sure, the animation isn't from a AAA games, but it's still good. There's even a campaign where you start in a way and some rules have been added/removed which either make it more easier or difficult for you. (By the way, that's a story, isn't it? Well, sure there no dialogue between pieces and the story is told before every match, but there's a small link between each match)

If you think that this doesn't worth 1$, then I would say that you should not even post on the forum of a game as, from your perspective, only big AAA games should sell their game and make a profit out of it. You own Battle Chess? Then you simply don't have to play this game, do you? Owning Battle Chess doesn't mean that the price of another game with the same kind of content should put a lower price tag.
Think of it like if you're owning a company that makes websites. Would you accept that a new customers comes in and force you to charge less than what you normally charge for a brand new website just because he already own a similar website? Nah! Learn how the world move kids because you'll have hard time making money... or it's just that you think everyone should give you everything and you should never give as much in return...
BDO Dec 10, 2012 @ 11:20am 
I like the voice acting a lot. I was just playing the tutorial and was enjoying the voice work.

Reminds me a little of TotalBiscuit's voice, except a bit more... restrained. :)
t2 God Dec 10, 2012 @ 12:45pm 
There is an easy fix to the Multiplayer problem for this game...I played 2 matches last night with my friend using the same technique. (Logmeinhamachi) it fixes the direct connection issue...and I already made a post about it. Add me if you want to play a match.
vorik Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:59pm 
haven't had any crashing problems. that "not bind" screen looks insane. I'm using a 6 yr old laptop Gateway FX P-6860 with Vista (ok, i upgraded the processor and put in SSDs). In hindsight $5 for a chess game isn't too bad. There is a puzzle mode that will probably provide some practice for a chess novice like me.

The idle animations are pretty cool. Queens do girly stuff (not exactly flirtatious). Queens use swords not magic. A lot of copyright considerations were probably on the CvM team's mind. Battle Chess had limited idle animations, and only if you were lucky. Tomb Raider and to a limited extent, Warcraft/Starcraft, also have idle animations, so I don't really see a copyright problem there. However more variety in the idle animations would go a long way toward value for the game (which is what Battle Chess had).
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comp9 Mar 19, 2013 @ 1:13pm 
I was dissapointed with the features in this game as well. If it had achievments, better animations, saves and working multiplayer I wouldn't definitely buy it for myself and a few others.
Anonemesis Jul 12, 2013 @ 3:26am 
Would buy if had achievements
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