Chess Evolved Online

Chess Evolved Online

The developer is clearly insane, and there are numerous horrific flaws that I assume will never be fixed ever. The good news is that it takes a while for the true gravity of those flaws to start affecting you, and until then you can enjoy this game a lot.

Here is a small sampling of some of the terrors of the past, although they may be gone*, they surely portend of more great sorrow in the future:

1. Turn one checkmate was once possible. Yes it is as bad as it sounds. Although it could be staved off by simply covering ever square within a 3 square radius of your king.

Real player with 752.7 hrs in game

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Chess Evolved Online is an extremely frustrating game to play, and not for the right reasons. While it has an incredibly compelling base for a game and that is fun for a long time, you eventually get to a level where, at the highest rankings (I am currently in the top 50 as of this review, rank ~4400), you are forced to play only the most boring stally armies or lose a lot of rating because of effective RNG where other armies hard-counter your pieces.

So while I am giving this game a positive review out of support for being much better than most games out there, it still feels dreadful to play due to developer incompetence.

Real player with 565.3 hrs in game

Chess Evolved Online on Steam



the game doesnt even work!

Real player with 7.9 hrs in game

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** Not sure what language this was made in, but do not buy if you plan to play in English**

No worthwhile tutorial, very very poor translation means card mechanics are a complete mystery with cards acting in bizarre fashion.. sometimes doing one thing, sometimes not doing anything at all. The performance is also pretty bad. I can’t really figure out any mechanics that work properly.

A shame because there is a lack of non-p2w card games out there.

Real player with 0.8 hrs in game

ARTHA on Steam



MIYAMOTO is a single player card game with a miniature board.

Game art is simple and oriental world with Samurai.

Open the box of the board game and you will be dive into a world of miniatures!

The important tactics is"when" and “where” and “which” play your card.

Random deck on each battles will not promise their results, It’s up to your tactics.

Collect unique heroes and defeat MIYAMOTO.

MIYAMOTO S includes the extended content “Shiba Inu”.

New units including “Shiba Inu” have been added.

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Siberian Dawn

Siberian Dawn

The game is good but the interface is not very intuitive making the game hard to play. The developer is still working on the game so they are still hoped that this will be addressed in a coming update.

Real player with 31.7 hrs in game

I’d very much like to see this game and designer succeed. I discovered Siberian Dawn through the Ios release thread on BGG and decided to give the free trial a go. After a few runthroughs I spent the couple of dollars for the extra missions. It’s well worth it. Designer is helpful and quick to answer questions and is working diligently on the manual and updating and revising content. If you like deep, meaty deck builders look no further. It’s got that Legendary Encounters vibe where one is constantly surprised at how thematic the mechanisms come across essentially through just a bunch of cards. Complex, difficult, rewarding, in that order. Get some.

Real player with 30.6 hrs in game

Siberian Dawn on Steam

Ash of Gods: The Way

Ash of Gods: The Way

Twenty years have passed since the Great War. Frisa and Berkana kingdoms have managed to forge an uneasy peace but old grievances are not forgotten and new war is inevitable.

The Frisians have groomed new and talented commanders. They did this using a secret game developed by their best strategists to teach young aristocrats tactics and the art of war. Only by proving their tactical prowess can Frisian nobles achieve respect and a high rank. This way, only the best of the best make their way into the command. And soon, Frisa will be ready to strike.

Finn, a young and talented foster-son of Eik, the Berkanan secret service master and a veteran of the old war, is sent on a dangerous mission to participate in Frisian tournaments against the best of nobility in order to stop the war before it starts by eliminating top generals on the tournament arenas.

Gather characters, items and spells, learn about factions and their skills and abilities, level them up to create strong complementary decks and to build unique strategies to surprise your opponents on the battlefield.

Ash of Gods: The Way on Steam

Loop Hero

Loop Hero

A wonderful, clever and new take on the roguelike genre w elements of other genres that would seem contrary, yet it works perfectly as a whole. There are plenty of secrets and combinations to discover, and I would suggest a new player stay far away from any spoiler guides as a big part of the fun is discovering these hidden elements on your own. Graphics are good for the style they’re trying to emulate and there’s a definite minimalist aesthetic to the game that adds much to the overall story and themes of the game itself. Honestly, after all the time I’ve spent, I really just want more of everything and hope there’s an expansion or, at least, DLC coming. I’d take a sequel too, as long as it maintains the core of the first one. This is, of course, best for people who actively already love the genres this straddles, have an open mind and love experimental games, or, at least, are not slaves to the graphical arms race of the triple A field.

Real player with 289.6 hrs in game


Loop Hero is a very impressive and creative indie game. However, the advantages of this game cannot hide the disadvantages.

Roguelike, Management, Tactical. Of course, this game has such rich elements, you might feel very interested in the first few hours. Keep playing this game, you will find it becomes a little boring. You also need to spend a lot of time on this game or you might not pass this game easily, even from my points of view, this game maybe not worth you to spend those time.

Real player with 107.2 hrs in game

Loop Hero on Steam



An outstanding game, one I thoroughly enjoyed playing and reviewing. Great artwork, excellent game mechanics, balanced play, plenty of progression, an epic score, and such a tonne of content for a great price. If you are looking for a review, then please take a look at the link above. Otherwise, get out there and buy DragonClash.

Real player with 29.2 hrs in game


  • Card game about Dragons' fight

  • nice cards / art

  • complex actions and ruleset


  • very confusional

  • not beginner friendly

  • very long battles, if you are starting to grasp the game’s content

  • a little tiring and/or boring


  • boss battles / mechanics

  • further ingame depth and progression

As a Dragon lover, i picked up this game because it would have been a nice addition to my library (or hoard, since we’re talking about Dragons).

Also the game game seemed to look nice.

Real player with 3.5 hrs in game

DragonClash on Steam

Etherlords II

Etherlords II

-RPG elements are quite light

-Campaign is fairly on the rails

-Actual card-game combat is quite solid and the AI pilots its decks surprisingly well given how dated the graphical presentation of everything is

-Experienced Magic players, especially experienced booster draft players, will find the deck construction somewhat simplistic. Many cards are quite obviously at suboptimal rates or provide effects that are clearly not worth 1 of your precious 16 card slots.

-Many of the enemy decks are quite extreme in their focus, varying wildly from hard aggro to pillow-fort control to voltron suit-ups and most fights are basically puzzles, figuring out the exact mechanics of the enemy deck and making sure you have a defense/solution to resolve it.

Real player with 58.2 hrs in game

I remember playing the demo for this game way back when it was released (and when demos were a foregone conclusion). Now I finally got to play the whole thing and it was just as good as I remember. There is a lot more story and voice acting in this game compared to Etherlords 1 and it’s as bad as I remember, but I like that. Bad voice acting is about the only bad thing in games that is still enjoyable.

It’s taken me more than 40 hours to beat the campaign, because the Etherlords games are slow. There is an option to speed up combat and summoning animations, but I never used that in either games, because I like to take my time when playing a game. The slowness is most felt in the battles, which are wars of attrition, where the one with the most creatures and/or the most HP usually wins. There are, however, plenty of ways to beat the odds and turn the tables, which is this franchise’s greatest strength. It’s a bit boring at first, but once you get more useful cards, you’ve got endless possibilites to experiment with deck builds.

Real player with 43.7 hrs in game

Etherlords II on Steam



Valve got greedy.

Apparently Valve forgot everything they learned from TF2, CS:GO and Dota2. Making fun games fully accessible to everyone. Online games without players and communities are destined to fail.

But… Nope. Valve decides to exclude 90% of the World.

  • Pay for the game.

  • Pay for cards to play the game, making the best cards the rarest and therefore most expensive. (when they said power level wouldn’t be related to rarity)

  • Pay to enter prize modes.

  • Take a % cut of prize mode entry fees.

Real player with 102.0 hrs in game

Valve has literally abandoned the game…

Edit: 13/03/2021

This game was so hyped at the time, and for me, the gameplay lived up to it for me when it launched, it was so different from everything that I’ve tried before and I did not even know Dota 2 universe… But after years waiting for something, it’s finally Official, both versions of the game, Classic and Foundry, will not be in further development… Here is some of the main things that were impactful during all this time being a casual player.

Real player with 64.7 hrs in game

Artifact on Steam

Brave Hand

Brave Hand

edit: dungeon run game mode added + leaderboards work now.

brave hand is an endless score-attack card game with a bit of a narrative that has been on mobile devices for years, then finally made its way to pc in 2021. unfortunately, the quality of the port is poor.

Real player with 5.3 hrs in game

A very moreish solitaire-type game, for not even $2. Easy to dip in and out of, great for when you have a few minutes to kill.

Real player with 4.6 hrs in game

Brave Hand on Steam