Summary: Just picked this title up as there are no other chess games available for the Xbox360! First off, the game is not user friendly, you can't make hardly any adjustments to the look of the game play (remove hints, only 3 piece styles, etc.... The fighting "battle" mode is COMPLETELY LAME and almost unplayable!! There are no mentor/teaching modes available in the game.
Excellent for Fans of Puzzle or Board Games! Works Perfectly in a USA Xbox 360! (NTSC)
Instant Runoff Voting, Amazon
2 August 2013
Summary: This is a preliminary review, but I wanted to share some first impressions. First of all, although the disc & packaging says PAL (European) only, it works perfectly well in an American Xbox 360 -- provided parental controls are disabled or set to allow M+ rated games. It's the same game as ], but it's unclear when if ever it will be released with that title for Xbox 360 in the US.
Summary: Positives *Good graphics *utilizes fritz engine with 10 difficulties *Good mini games and puzzles *traditional chess and traditional non-animated pieces available *different playing modes i.e. you can "battle" to capture squares rather than using strategy, tactics, deep calculation (good for when your brain is feeling lazy) Negatives *duel and slasher modes may not be purist "chess" anymore, but no one is saying you have to play them - just play in traditional mode...
Summary: Battle vs chess is not a game worth the money, its very repetitive and repeats the same scenes often. the game freezes alot and has many glitches. I played this for 2 hours and nearly fell asleep, i love chess but this game is very boring because the loading times and glitches and same scenes ruin it.