I've been playing chess games...
The first one is simple called Knights and involves putting knights (red/blue) on squares of the same colour. Later levels include yellow knights you need to move around to make room. It's pretty challenging, as moving the final piece in place often involves thinking more than a few steps ahead and since it's all knights everywhere, it can be difficult to get a good idea where everything can move.
The second one is Gigachess, which feels like a more advanced version of cat and mouse checkers. Basically, you have up to four pieces (a combination of knights, bishops and rooks) and you have to capture all the pawns. Capturing pawns results in SP, which you can use to buy items, like blocks to block pawns and bombs to blow them up. There's a puzzle mode, which is, well, puzzles, and an endless mode that's like a zombie apocalypse for chess pieces. Pawns attack in waves and you need to survive as long as you can while stopping as many as possible. Shiny pawns are extra strong. They move two spaces and can attack like knights. The game ends when either 10 pawns have breached your defences or all your pieces are dead.
Give it to me straight, Tomara. I've been looking for straight up CHESS for awhile. Fancy pieces are all fine, but I want plain reg-rules chess. Actually fancy pieces and animations would kick ass to be perfectly frank.
The problem here is "options" (too many) and all of them I find seem to have some substantial problem or another so I've yet to acquire a chess title. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
SETSTUNA -- Made it through some plot stuff and to Floneia (sp?). So far I adore the title but it sure has it's faults. Number uno being waaaaay to easy. 2, the game re-uses it's own assets waaaaay too much. And 3, I need some puzzles man!! Hoping all of this is "early on" issues that clear themselves up before it becomes an exercise in patience because in the soundtrack and charm department this game delivers.
Also as an aside for anyone looking for a "christmas" RPG (if such a thing was a thing) I am Setsuna suits the season fantastic. You'll know what I mean within the first hour of gameplay (youtube it if you are curious).
GRAVITY RUSH-- Restored the entertainment district and the battle of the femme fatale ensues via Kat's now obvious rival/nemesis. The plot is thin but keeps me invested in the fantastic gameplay. Still disturbed by the camera.