There isn't anything to love about this game. The game description advertises that "it took 2,000 years for someone to make chess better!" If this is the case, I'd rather be stuck in the stone age than play this game for an additional hour. Save your $10.
What's to hate about this game? The animations seemed like a great opportunity to introduce some gruesome carnage to the game - however, this is a completely missed opportunity. It's quite slow and the combat scenes leave you wanting for something more - more blood, more action, more... everything. Within 20 minutes, you'll probably be pressing the 'skip' button for both the character animation walking scenes and combat scenes.
I purchased this game with the thought that it might introduce a storyline - something that would make this unique. Wasn't to be found, or I completely missed it all together.
I played the game for 20 minutes - maybe, I didn't give it the chance it deserved - but within that time I found a bug: my characters clothing were changing colors to the opposing team (from white to black) which made it difficult to distinguish my pieces. I love Chess... but this game... at best is terrible.
Suggestions might include: allow the use of the ESC button to quit the animations (fast-track) in game and to exit out of the menus.
This is a poorly designed game from the ground up. Wish I had my money back. I'm not even sure if you could pay me $10 to play this game again - regardless what 'version' or build stage this game is in.