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  • Summary: Discover the first massive real-time 100 players autobattler.
    Fight 99 other players on a real-time chess battlefield and be the last hero standing! Re-discover classic units and heroes from the Might & Magic high-fantasy universe and create deep strategies in ten-minute competition. Who
    Discover the first massive real-time 100 players autobattler.
    Fight 99 other players on a real-time chess battlefield and be the last hero standing! Re-discover classic units and heroes from the Might & Magic high-fantasy universe and create deep strategies in ten-minute competition. Who will win the Chess Royale?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 29, 2020
    78
    Might & Magic: Chess Royale is a decent representative of auto chess games, taking most mechanics from existing competitors. The hybridation with battle royale genre is only taken so far, which is a true pity.
  2. Jan 29, 2020
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Feb 3, 2020
    70
    It might seem gimmicky, but Chess Royale is an effective introduction to an often-confusing genre.
  4. Apr 17, 2020
    67
    All in all, despite Might & Magic: Chess Royale being free to play, I have a hard time recommending the game as anything other than an introduction to auto-battlers or a very casual experience to distract a few minutes while waiting in line. It's overly simplified and displays little in the way of character. With several games of this nature on the market, it's difficult to see how Chess Royale could compete.
  5. Jan 30, 2020
    60
    Might & Magic: Chess Royale is an excellent game for passing small bits of time, though the lack of depth makes it feel stale over time. Nothing revolutionary has been added to either genre here. Regardless, if proper updates persist, this could be an excellent addition to the autobattler genre.
  6. Jan 29, 2020
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Feb 4, 2020
    50
    A fantasy casino arena with a high coincidence factor and more gold management than regular tactical challenges. At least there are no micro-transactions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 14 out of 17
  1. Dec 27, 2020
    9
    It is simple, it is fun. Really good entry point to the genre. Give it a try for sure.
  2. Mar 24, 2020
    7
    tl;dr 7/10 it's lots of fun and needs no tutorial to get into it and has no microtransactions, but suffers from lack of progression. The besttl;dr 7/10 it's lots of fun and needs no tutorial to get into it and has no microtransactions, but suffers from lack of progression. The best autochess game out of the lot to get into if you are new to the genre hands down.
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    I have tried dota 2 autochess and League of legends autochess and the one thing that turned me off from those games is the personal level with how few players there were in a match and how long it takes to go through a match as well as the hefty complexity and learning curve. Losing sucks in those games, you just get pounded repeatedly for 10 minutes with no leeway if you suck or are just starting. You have to consult online guides and do research to even stand a chance.

    In chess royale, there's a 100 people and you're bound to be better than most of them. If you have any kind of familiarity with autochess this game needs no tutorial and has lots of quality of life features that make the gameplay flow easily, like showing openly and easily what synergies with what and alerting you clearly what units you already have on the buy menu so you can buy them for later combining.

    On the downside there's little or no progression in this game, you can unlock avatars, autochat phrases, and avatar borders and that's it... Nothing else really to work towards besides being number 1 in each match or getting involved with the leaderboards which appear to have no baring on skill but rather how much you play.

    The games go quick, with an early loss being around 5-10minutes and at 10 minutes being when 50 players are normally left and with 15+ minutes if you manage to get in the top 5.

    My favorite thing about this game is the fact that you can play and learn as you go, a huge turn off for me is when you have to do research to play a game, a little hypocritical since i play dwarf fortress, but most people don't have time or want to spend time learning how to play a game.

    Being able to learn the game and create your own meta as you go along the way is a truly special thing in online games that you see rarely nowadays and only if you are one of the first players. Normally hours after a game has released the perfect meta and way you should play the game has already been figured out by other players and you just feel like a chump not playing the meta. In other words, due to there being 100 players even in your first few matches you have a great chance of getting in the top 50 where as in other autochess games the other 7 or so players will just scrub the floor with you mercilessly.

    Anyways 7/10 I'd give this a 8/10 but it is on the Uplay launcher and im not dissing the Uplay launcher just cause it's not steam, I'm dissing it because the playerbase will be smaller because they won't bring it to steam. From what i've seen though it is on mobile so hopefully that will sustain it.

    All in all lots of fun.
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  3. Aug 2, 2020
    4
    It's a **** mobile game that tries to profit on a well known brand. You have all the classics like - daily login bonuses, free chests,It's a **** mobile game that tries to profit on a well known brand. You have all the classics like - daily login bonuses, free chests, progression towards free rewards and all other "good stuff" to hook to play this hot trash.

    I did not went as far in the game as others, but as far I can tell you mainly play against bots. Even LoL Tactics or Dota can't get into 100 players at once in 5 seconds. But it does not matter as the matches take around 3 mins. you have 3 lifes - heroes that switch after each lost battle and after last one dies you get your exp. and get transferred to back to menu where the huge FIGHT button awaits.

    The heroes provide some bonuses and specific starting units, so it's a nice touch. But their main goal again is hooking the player as you need to grind them out to actually get to these bonuses. Heroes also influence your units stats and here where it destroys the balance because you can have same units as enemy but his or yours hero provides 20% attack bonus, so that person will win. It's just a cheap mechanic honestly that is also quite confusing because you don't have any time to check WHY you won a battle or why you lost it. Matches itself play out in matter of seconds, but units animations are confusing and as mentioned before you can't really understand what's going on and why. During the pauses between battles again you can't check your stats.

    All tho the units look quite nice I don't understand why they did not use Might and Might creatures from the games. Some are there, some are just generic stuff but honestly there are many fans of Heroes III, IV and V that would love to see those classic monsters battle it out.

    If it was an actual flesh out game it could have been alright. As now it's just a cash grab that will die as others stupid mobile games. If you want a good Battle Chess - Play Team Fight Tactics. This one is just sad honestly. Plus it needs that stupid UBlancher. uh
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  4. Aug 2, 2020
    1
    After a week of play, here is the ONE major, fundamental problem with this game (speaking from experience, had played many similar auto chessAfter a week of play, here is the ONE major, fundamental problem with this game (speaking from experience, had played many similar auto chess games before):

    The game overall is nice, champions are kinda balanced. HOWEVER after a certain point...

    When I started playing, my 1st 3 or so games were trash (was forced to push the fight button). Then after I got the chance to read the champions and synergies, I came up with my comp, and with some luck, I quite often was able to execute it and got many 1st places in a row (mostly were AI a max of 5 people in 1 game i ever met, but usually 1-3).
    Then after some questing, farming, and some heroes leveling, and saving up 750 crystals, I was finally able to open my first SCARLET CHEST (best worth/value in my opinion). The problems came from THIS point onward. After opening the scarlet chest, were I also received my first purple(epic) tier hero btw., the game started to throw insanely overpowered AI-s at me. Where my heroes had 10-20 stats, their heroes had 20-30 with already active abilities. From this point onward

    ...it was NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE:
    - To do any quests (aka. farm) that required to win with my low lv. hero vs ANY of the AI heroes;
    - To place in top 50 were as before was always top 5
    - To actually play. AI will dominate you, and as for players: ONE, there are SO few, its not even worth mentioning that you will be able to beat them, since the chances that you will fight a player instead of an AI is minimal, and TWO the enemy player will be minimum 1 tier above you (on tier 3, i faced 4 sometimes 5 enemies).
    This basically means: ALL the other AI and ENEMY players, MIGHT have have a 10% damage, and WILL have a MINIMUM of 50% up to what I have seen a 90% HP bonus. So even if you have better synergies or even a higher tier cost/unit with higher base stats I was beaten. For example (last unit fights) MY silver 2 star gnoll lost vs a 1 star gnoll; OR my 1 star Behemoth lost to a 1 star ghost; etc...

    Another week has passed, and I'm starting to see some cheats/hacks as well. Some russian players had a full 3 star undead comp. Said SAME russian guy next game, had almost THE SAME 3 star vampire,etc comp, with a diff being that instead of 3 star ghost, had 3 star dragon. I mean doesn't anyone else smell something fishy/stink?! As i foresaw questing is a major pain in my rear, and not only if you manage to beat your odds, now you have 99% sure cheaters as well!

    Conclusion: Do not play good, in fact lose intentionally; DO NOT OPEN CHESTS EARLY (do not progress), or you kinda **** yourself. So then I have to ask the question, how is this fun?! Its so scripted, it hurts!

    PS: If you need to avoid opening chests early to NOT **** yourself, that means there is ABSOLUTELY no point in buying anything for cash, in fact you might just screw yourself even more, which will end in a "i need to spend more, to be able to keep up" endless loop I think. Who knows, maybe that was UBISOFT's plan. I wasn't intending to use the shop anyways, since buying coins already seemed POINTLESS. Crystals on the other hand...oh boy. Your call if you want to pump a LOT of money in it, so you can be the top of the slot machine. But be warned. If I (UPLAYER) will press the + button, you might face 90+ or so angry AI-s who will kill you, so GIVE ME MORE $$$!!!

    Yours: A "I will very soon uninstall this garbo" player.

    Score: 2/10
    Solid mechanics, true to the might and magic lore, well balanced units.
    Game breaking AI/matchmaking balance; unplayable after 20-30 matches / your first early scarlet chest opening. Had a solid 2 days worth of fun, and 5-6 days of misery hence 2/10 and not any higher even with all the pros, the cons is just TOO GREAT! RIP

    After week 2, score changed to 1/10

    Back to HoMM 3 ^^
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  5. Jun 1, 2020
    1
    This is a pay-to-win game. The rules are being changed every week or two. There are a lot of bots. The game crashes constantly.
  6. Sep 14, 2020
    1
    Opponent and I got 2 lives. I win the first game but opponent does not record the loss and still has2 lives remaining. I subsequently losesOpponent and I got 2 lives. I win the first game but opponent does not record the loss and still has2 lives remaining. I subsequently loses both games consecutively.

    The recent update has made the game pay to win as well.
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  7. Jun 11, 2020
    0
    Worst game I have ever played. It's crashing, bugged and unplayable for more than 15 days after Heroes Refunded patch while the Devs are stillWorst game I have ever played. It's crashing, bugged and unplayable for more than 15 days after Heroes Refunded patch while the Devs are still hyper-pozitive in talking about fixes. It offers random chests for 55 USD and except money, it offers minimal progression and even punishes people for not being top 6 out of 100. Exactly the opposite of what legendary Might & Magic IP stood for. Employ John Van Caneghem and do it his way or at least do games that are playable, I had sessions with 4 game crashes out of 5, similarly as others.

    In any case, I want my money back, the game is not playable and the real reason behind the update v2.0 was to get money before the game is dead. The real code name for this operation was “Heroes Refunded” not Heroes Reborn. Worst Might and Magic game I played.
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