Commanders, assemble your armies! CHECK vs. MATE calls for an interactive feather duster, chartering the successful chess game principle into the present day multimedia world. Animated fantasy figurines assemble in magical worlds and await your command!
Vásárlói értékelés: Vegyes (40 értékelés)
Megjelenés dátuma: 2012. aug. 16.
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Check vs Mate vásárlása

ÜNNEPI VÁSÁR! Az ajánlat vége: január 2.

-75%
$19.99
$4.99
 

Értékelések

“Check vs. Mate has to be the best Chess game I have seen on any console, it is both stunning visually and challenging. It is suitable for any level of player skill.”
93 – XboxLiveAddicts

“Probably the best chess game that ever graced our systems. Check vs. Mate is full of superb modes that give the classic game a "twist", and an A.I. based on the Fritz engine that will give a good challenge to new and experienced gamers alike.”
90 – http://www.gameover.gr/x360/reviews/Battle-Vs-Chess.16070.html

“Simply triumphal! An imaginative, challenging trip into the vibrant chess game ever!”
96 – MediaReview

A játékról

Commanders, assemble your armies! CHECK vs. MATE calls for an interactive feather duster, chartering the successful chess game principle into the present day multimedia world. Animated fantasy figurines assemble in magical worlds and await your command! As a Commander, execute skillful maneuvers on the game board and catapult yourself directly into the battle with devastating attacks, chessman vs. chessman.

Chess – the unrivalled champion of strategy games has been attracting players of all ages for countless centuries. CHECK vs. MATE is based on the simple yet ingenious concept of creating a fusion between professional chess software and upbeat, combat oriented game mechanics, complete with richly animated game pieces. At the outset of a match things seem quite basic: a 3D game board pits two opponents against each other in a seemingly ordinary game of chess. The game board itself is set in one of six available environments, each with its own unique landscape and presentation features. Traditionally recognized game pieces have been given a facelift as hulking stone golems and beastly chimaeras take the place of the typical rook and knight pieces respectively.


FEATURES:


  • Multiple richly crafted army sets combined with 6 different gameboard environments introduce an unheard of visual complexity
  • Two gripping strategy campaigns with 30 missions and 30 different mission goals
  • Interactive 3rd person action mode
  • Beat'em up fights in six unique arenas with each of the twelve characters
  • Challenging PvP duels together on one PC over LAN and Internet
  • Utilizing the famous Fritz! chess algorithm, equipped with 10 distinct levels of difficulty, as well as an extensive opening library, participants of all skill levels are provided with an appropriate degree of challenge
  • The state of the art 3D graphics engine powers the breath taking visuals through the incorporation of HDR and particle effects
  • Cinematic quality animated sequences pull players into the action of the game
  • The innovative fusion of professional chess software and action oriented fight-ing simulations result in a strategic action experience unlike anything before

Rendszerkövetelmények

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:Intel/AMD 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Per Pixel Shader 2.0, 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Soundcard with 5.1 support
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:Multicore CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Geforce FX 6,7,8
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Soundcard with 5.1 support
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:Snow Leopard
    • Processor:Intel Mac 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Per Pixel Shader 2.0, 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Soundcard with 5.1 support
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Snow Leopard
    • Processor:Intel Mac 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI/AMD Radeon X
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Soundcard with 5.1 support
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Hasznos vásárlói értékelések
21 emberből 20 (95%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
0.2 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: október 28.
Horrifically invasive DRM. I thought this level of "give us all of your personal information and register immediately and have an active internet connection" type DRM was gone... or at least publicized.

As for the game... it's a terrible Battle Chess wannabe. And it's easy to tell why they were forced to change the name. This is certainly not in the spirit of Battle Chess. No charm, no character, and the animations (which you can't zoom in nearly close enough to enjoy) are canned and generic and the developers seem to think that particles can replace variety. That's not the case.

I paid 3 bucks for this and I'm a bit upset about it. That'll teach me not to check the reviews page!
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
24 emberből 21 (88%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
2.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: november 2.
Not worth the paper it is printed on.

Started up a "Campaign", where the first battle's goal is to capture all the opponent's Pawns. I was given a legitimate move with my King to capture the last one, but because that put me in a "Check" position after, I wasn't allowed to move him. Wait a second... wasn't capturing the Pawns the entire goal?! Apparently not.

To add insult to injury the entire game is basically copied from Battle Chess, which is why the name changed. And the DRM isn't that graceful.

Save your money and get it (if you dare) in a bundle.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
11 emberből 9 (82%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
3.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: október 9.
Buy at your own risk. Check vs Mate offers a profoundly confused game concept utilizing shoddy storytelling and nonsensical game modes to advance a single gimmick, chess as warfare. Punishing optimism with an exposition that even fails to accidentally tell a story. Without an active online community of players, narrative, or strong chess engine Check vs Mate cannot compete with free alternatives. Chess.com, Chesscube, Chess24, Redhotpawn and ICC are all better for straight up chess. Or if you want a twist: Chessmaster, Fritz, Rybka, Blitzin, Dasher(Stockfish/Fruit/Shredder/Crafty) and Battle Chess offer coherent chess variants. Check vs Mate is lost somewhere between a wheel spinning exercise in self deception and a text to speech app bugging on the phrase "Slow Children at Play".
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
5 emberből 5 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
0.8 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: október 30.
AI on hardest difficulty takes 10 minutes to move.. and it's just the second turn. Ain't nobody got time for that.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
7 emberből 6 (86%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
0.6 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: november 2.
I decided to try out this chess version while it was on sale, despite all the negative complaints. The complaints were accurate and a fair representation of this product. If you're looking for a Chess game, this isn't it. That is all.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
11 emberből 8 (73%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
0.2 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: augusztus 27.
requires personal detail, multiplayer sessions do not work awful game.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
5 emberből 4 (80%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
3.1 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: október 29.
Multiplayer mode doesn't work! This is single-player chess vs the AI, with some alternate game modes.

The different game modes are interesting, but the controls are unpolished in some of them (why are there quicktime events?)

It's hard to play with the animated pieces but the graphics can be changed to standard chess pieces.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
7 emberből 5 (71%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
0.5 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: szeptember 1.
I bought the game thinking I could play multiplayer with my friends on Steam. This is not possible at all, the multiplayer only functions locally on your computer through LAN or Direct IP. Do not buy if you want to play chess with your friends on Steam.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
8 emberből 5 (63%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
5.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: augusztus 25.
This was the first chess game on Steam after the free chat games were shut down. Check vs Mate is total crap. Instead of this buy "Fritz" or "Battle Chess: Game of Kings" if you want to play chess on the Steam network.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
1 emberből 1 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
21.4 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: november 14.
I dont get why so many people are complaining! I am a ok chess player and i really enjoy this game. I love the music and the animations. The computer is actually very hard to beat even on level 3. I bought a copy for myself and one for my stepdad and we usually play this once or twice a day. So far i think this is the best chess game out, some of the games modes are stupid but the rest are fine. I jsut recommend you buy it when its on sale, i wouldnt buy it for $20. I got it on sale for $3 and i am sure glad that i did,
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
3 emberből 2 (67%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
0.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: október 31.
Just plain awful. Bad chess, through and thorugh. Like someone's lame college project.
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115 emberből 108 (94%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1.8 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: június 21.
Extremely invasive DRM. Had to provide my home address and phone number to activate. Also this game can only be activated for one installation. If you need to reinstall it, you will have to email the developers. Do not buy.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
81 emberből 75 (93%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
0.1 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: június 12.
This game has oppressive DRM that was not disclosed on the steam store page when I paid for it.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
34 emberből 30 (88%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
2.0 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2013. december 3.
Bought it to play solo vs AI. It's quite nice, with nice chess pieces that's well animated, in beautiful environment. AI is challenge enough for a mediocre chess player like me. So I'm quite satisfied.

However, I just read a bit more about the DRM in this game and you might want to check this discussion out before buying this:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/211070/discussions/0/828924672535272934/

Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
45 emberből 36 (80%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
6.8 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: május 3.
It is animated and has some nice looking graphics, but does not give you more than one ai opponent and one chess set. No tools for rewinding your game to see where you went wrong, or sugested opponents that chessmaster had. There are maps to choose from but only one chess set, all you can change is the background. If the oponent wins the game with their queen, she will bounce her ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. No way to check where you rank, if you are improving or not. The tutorials are simple to the point how peices move, no strategy. If your looking for animated chess and dont mind using one chess set, there can be great fun in the various challenges and play modes. Graphics are nice looking with fantastic animation and sounds. If you are learning chess maybe you can benifit from the tutorials to get you started, but this one is more for someone who is bored of the traditional chess peices.

Also threefold repetition is not recognized.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
24 emberből 20 (83%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1.9 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: május 28.
Terrible game. Limited options. You can't save the progress of a game, and there is no clock, nor any way to set up a position. Might be fun for a quick, casual game, but not a good choice for chess training, or even for extended play.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
14 emberből 13 (93%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
0.2 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2012. augusztus 26.
Stay away. Hardware based DRM. Terrible support. No real multiplayer. See http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=1516.

I regret this purchase.
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9 emberből 6 (67%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2013. október 22.
Anyone love chess? Wish you could see the pieces fight it out , instead of simply 'capturing'? Check out this game mate....Check...Mate...yeah...see what I did there....listen if you want clever you really should get better friends. Anyway A pretty cool chess game, with varying degrees of difficulty to keep you challenged and entertained.
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
9 emberből 6 (67%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
3.0 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: február 16.
Very well done spin on classic battle chess by adding some very good new game modes like The hack and slash game mode that takes the normal game of chess to a whole new level and gives it a step above regular chess in the fun department. very good game .
Hasznos volt ez az értékelés? Igen Nem
6 emberből 4 (67%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1.8 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2013. június 8.
Chess with a couple game modes that alter the traditional Chess game.
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