13th ♠ Sep 29, 2012 @ 8:49pm
Old Battle chess rehashed
nothing new or groundbreaking about this game....certainly not worth $19.99 to revisit something that was done 15 years ago
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WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Dec 7, 2012 @ 10:28am 
But... but... it's "ingenious" and "groundbreaking"!
Of course, that's only if you're less than 10 years old and have never heard of Battle Chess. ;)
iGoldenGopher Dec 7, 2012 @ 11:43am 
Is it worth $5?
Lavian Dec 7, 2012 @ 11:47am 
Well, Battle Chess Special Edition is $6 over at gog. So maybe if you're into Battle Chess it is?
Jᴧgᴧ Dec 7, 2012 @ 12:32pm 
I would have given this company kudos for a remake, had they even had the respect enough to *mention* Battle Chess in the first place. They didn't, instead opting to try and make it look like an ingenious new game.

Two thumbs down. This was done over a decade ago, and was done really well then. Worth at most $5 now, in my opinion.
BDO Dec 7, 2012 @ 12:50pm 
They did mention Battle Chess... and they got sued by Interplay for mentioning it. They mentioned it on the front of the box. The original name for this game was "Battle vs. Chess" (and it still is in the European market... only renamed in the US)

Given that they named their game after the original, I don't think any further mention was necessary, do you? :)
Player Review Dec 7, 2012 @ 6:10pm 
it is lame that the naming convention "battle chess" is owned - i've always felt that it is a genre description.
vax Dec 8, 2012 @ 7:47am 
I was coming here to say the same thing... Check vs Mate 2012, meet Battle Chess 1988.
vorik Dec 8, 2012 @ 8:23am 
are the animations even funny, or is it just boringly serious. Battle chess had the perfect mix of sass.
tombdiver Jan 14 @ 2:27pm 
This is the best Chess game out there of its kind....hands down. You can reminisce about something that was made 15 years ago (and never really improved upon until now) or you can move on already. The animations are great and the AI in this offering is fantastic. The game is worth $20 all day long.
SAVAGE L V.2 Feb 2 @ 1:32am 
I Agree- the old 8 bit graphics were so grainy......I have to laugh that it Was "State of the Art"
Knottypine Feb 2 @ 8:52am 
Originally posted by vax:
I was coming here to say the same thing... Check vs Mate 2012, meet Battle Chess 1988.
Yeah I was just going to say I am pretty sure that Battle Chess was out over 20 years ago. I remember playing it back around 1992 I think...
Twinkie D-Lite Mar 3 @ 6:07am 
I believe the original concept came out around 1983, Archon: The Light and the Dark. I remember playing it on my old Commadore 64 with an Atari handle. I thought it was the best game ever created.
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tombdiver Jun 23 @ 8:58pm 
Originally posted by vax:
I was coming here to say the same thing... Check vs Mate 2012, meet Battle Chess 1988.
lol.......yeah, if you want to sit there and wait for the slowest animations in history to move around the board.....sure go on back to 1998! This game is good and much better than the beta Battle Chess that still looks like it came from 1998
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