Auto Chess Review
Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.
Despite many interactions being based on luck or automation, as a player, it is your job to weigh choices based on the odds you're presented. Will you accept defeat to save your money? Or will you invest in order hopes of stopping your opponent?
In a single player game, you will face opponents many times with each encounter only lasting a few seconds. It is your job in these interactions to see who your threats are and prioritise how you can adapt to defeat them while not creating new weaknesses for the other players to exploit.
While the game has a steep learning curve for ranked play, the basic interactions are simple and the game is able to walk you through basic formations and strategies, reducing the barrier of entry.
Auto Chess goes by two different names:
- Auto Chess: Origins (Mobile)
- Auto Chess (PC)
Despite the different names, Auto Chess provides cross-play between the PC and mobile versions. A PS4 version was scheduled for an October 30th release but has been delayed with no new date.
Players: You can play this with 8 players online. Players can make parties of up to five players, this makes sure that the game isn't fixed for one player.
Single-player may be offered through user-generated content, however, user-generated content is not representative of the official game.
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent. These in-game purchases also offer a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.
You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online. Auto Chess provides a variety of in-game purchases both individually and as a part of a battle-pass (called the Chess Pass). However, all of these purchases are cosmetic and do not provide players with an advantage.
Rated PEGI 7+ for Violence. This game features unrealistic combat between fantasy characters or unrealistic human-like characters. The violence found in this combat is unrealistic, as are reactions to it. Damage is indicated by health bars, characters flash when hit and disappear when defeated. Violence is mostly seen from a distance, although the player does have the option to zoom in.
ESRB EVERYONE 10+ with Fantasy violence, Mild blood.
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
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