Shacknews writes: "There's nothing worse than taking a perfectly good strategy game and wrapping it up in bad cutscenes and silly scenarios.
What if chess had been conceived as an RTS? Each match would begin with a briefing from a pre-rendered military commander, most likely voiced by Keith David. Players would then be forced to complete a tutorial mission using only pawns, slowly unlocking new "tech" stage by stage, rooks to bishops. Occasionally you'd be given control over hero pieces that look exactly like pawns, but could fly and shoot fireballs. "