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!
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Fecha de lanzamiento: 16 de Ago, 2012
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“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

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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

Requisitos del sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
    Mínimo:
    • SO: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Procesador: Intel / AMD a 2.0 GHz
    • Memoria: 512 MB de RAM
    • Gráficos: Gráfica con 512 MB de VRAM y soporte para Pixel Shader 2.0
    • Versión de DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Disco Duro: 1 GB de espacio libre
    • Sonido: Dispositivo con soporte para sonido 5.1
    • Otros Requisitos: Conexión a Internet de banda ancha
    Recomendado:
    • SO: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Procesador: Multinúcleo
    • Memoria: 1 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: GeForce FX 6 / 7 / 8
    • Disco Duro: 1 GB de espacio libre
    • Sonido: Dispositivo con soporte para sonido 5.1
    • Otros Requisitos: Conexión a Internet de banda ancha
    Mínimo:
    • SO: Snow Leopard
    • Procesador: Intel Mac a 2.0 GHz
    • Memoria: 512 MB de RAM
    • Gráficos: Gráfica con 512 MB de VRAM y con soporte para Pixel Shader 2.0
    • Disco Duro: 1 GB de espacio libre
    • Sonido: Dispositivo con soporte para sonido 5.1
    • Otros Requisitos: Conexión a Internet de banda ancha
    Recomendado:
    • SO: Snow Leopard
    • Procesador: Intel Mac a 2.0 GHz
    • Memoria: 1 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: ATI/AMD Radeon X
    • Disco Duro: 1 GB de espacio libre
    • Sonido: Dispositivo con soporte para sonido 5.1
    • Otros Requisitos: Conexión a Internet de banda ancha
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A 19 de 20 personas (95%) les ha sido útil este análisis
2.3 h registradas
Publicado: 2 de Noviembre
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.
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A 4 de 4 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.8 h registradas
Publicado: 30 de Octubre
AI on hardest difficulty takes 10 minutes to move.. and it's just the second turn. Ain't nobody got time for that.
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A 4 de 4 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.6 h registradas
Publicado: 2 de Noviembre
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.
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A 1 de 2 personas (50%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.3 h registradas
Publicado: 31 de Octubre
Just plain awful. Bad chess, through and thorugh. Like someone's lame college project.
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19.8 h registradas
Publicado: 14 de Noviembre
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,
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4.9 h registradas
Publicado: 25 de Noviembre
Horrible netcode. Can't play online without DMZ'ing your connection or using a VPN solution like HAMACHI
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A 101 de 108 personas (94%) les ha sido útil este análisis
1.6 h registradas
Publicado: 21 de Junio
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.
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A 73 de 79 personas (92%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.1 h registradas
Publicado: 12 de Junio
This game has oppressive DRM that was not disclosed on the steam store page when I paid for it.
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A 14 de 15 personas (93%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.2 h registradas
Publicado: 28 de Octubre
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!
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A 7 de 9 personas (78%) les ha sido útil este análisis
3.3 h registradas
Publicado: 9 de Octubre
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".
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A 6 de 9 personas (67%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.2 h registradas
Publicado: 27 de Agosto
requires personal detail, multiplayer sessions do not work awful game.
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A 3 de 4 personas (75%) les ha sido útil este análisis
3.1 h registradas
Publicado: 29 de Octubre
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.
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A 4 de 6 personas (67%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.5 h registradas
Publicado: 1 de Septiembre
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.
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A 4 de 7 personas (57%) les ha sido útil este análisis
5.3 h registradas
Publicado: 25 de Agosto
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.
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A 2 de 6 personas (33%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.2 h registradas
Publicado: 25 de Agosto
THe game does not recognize my mouse at all WTF this game is garbage and very cheaply made by amateurs..... Don't expect much from the horrible graphics to the non functioning mouse control to the incredibly laggy keyboard controls this game is a complete mess and If I could get a refund from steam I would demand one...
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A 2 de 8 personas (25%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.5 h registradas
Publicado: 25 de Agosto
This game looks good and for a chess player i enjoy it so many different ways to play chess now (If you get this i will battle you till the death mahahahahaha)
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A 0 de 4 personas (0%) les ha sido útil este análisis
10.0 h registradas
Publicado: 3 de Agosto
Highly Disapointed. Where to begin? On the lower levels, the game is way to easy. On the higher levels, the computer will (not always) but often, make a completely unexpected move like move the King forward (early in the game) to cover the bishop, and then move the king back on its next move. It will even sometimes on its next movet decide to cover the same bishop again. Also early in the game, I capture the computers Queen with mine. My Queen is not covered. This is known as a Queen Trade. When I capture the computer's Queen, stading next to the computer's King, the King runs away? I used to teach Chess to kids as young as 4 years old; otherwise you'd hear me say, I have never seen that. On the highest level, the computer takes several minutes to make a move. When the 7th move was exceeding 10 minutes, I quit the game.

When you get into the different modes that it offers, it becomes kind of a joke. There are two options for combat Chess. IF you're good at Guitar Hero, you'll probably do well with the Duel part. When the arrow key lines up in the circle, press the arrow key. Do so successfully, and you'll begin to do damage to the piece you are fighting against. In some ways, this part was done well; but its not Chess. IF you are attacked, you can defend your square, and make the attacking piece retreat, and have its health reduced. When you go to capture a piece, win the combat and you get the square. Lose and you stay where you are. After about 4 games of this, I got good at it. Now, I can advance a pawn straight up the field, taking each square as I go, and stopping the computer pieces from harming me. I was able to Checkmate the king in 4 moves as I moved the Kings pawn straight up the field, put him in Check, and though the pawn wasnt covered by any piece, I beat the King in combat, and won the game.

The graphics I think are good, if not a little predictable and repetitive. You'll be sick of the repetitive battle music after 4 games, and the lack of additional "Chess Sets" is kind of disappointing. Thought the intrusive DRM problems that everyone was writing about were going to be a problem. Instead, after playing the game for about 2 days, I'm basically done with it. What else can I say, I'd look elsewhere for a decent game.
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A 0 de 5 personas (0%) les ha sido útil este análisis
8.9 h registradas
Publicado: 2 de Septiembre
I WANT MY $3.79 back. also, How in the ♥♥♥♥ DO YOU EXPECT THE CHAOS CAMPAIGN TO BE POSSIBLE WITH THE A.I THE BOTS HAVE AND YOU HAVE TO CHECKMATE THE KING?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!! ON THE FIRST LEVEL!??!?! DUMB THEM A BIT, RE ADD THE UNDO THING, OR GIVE M E MY MONEY BACK AND TAKE THIS AWAY!
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A 30 de 34 personas (88%) les ha sido útil este análisis
2.0 h registradas
Publicado: 3 de Diciembre, 2013
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/

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A 36 de 45 personas (80%) les ha sido útil este análisis
6.8 h registradas
Publicado: 3 de Mayo
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.
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