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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: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. May 8, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I have tried most auto battlers but this one is really different. I play two days and got 1760 points. each win or let's say top 15 is like 30 to 25 points . So I played a lot for two days. It is fast,it is versatile because of the spell system that change every 24 hour I think maybe less. It changes the whole concept of the game with the spells and depending the spells you might play rush lvling or play low lvling or play more melee cause they give block etc.It lucks the elements of dota underlies that you can change the board or interact with the board and have small prizes but the gameplay is so fun! Try it out you will like it! I give 9 cause small prizes and no way of interacting with board etc. Expand
  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. Jun 8, 2020
    1
    It was interesting game from the start, but after ~10 battles you will face with high level heroes who casts spells like '100% crit chance forIt was interesting game from the start, but after ~10 battles you will face with high level heroes who casts spells like '100% crit chance for 6 seconds' and you loose. The only way to level up your heroes is to buy (get) chests. Pay-to-win. Expand
  4. 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.
  5. 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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  6. Jun 2, 2020
    0
    Inbalanced, Buged, worse gameplay.
    Worst Auto Chess at the moment in my opinion. All other Auto Chess Games are much better in everything.