Summary: Fans of giant mech combat, take note, Chromehounds on the Xbox 360 stands as one of the best giant robot games around. It looks gorgeous, introduces some nifty new gameplay mechanics, has a solid multiplayer mode, and plays very well overall. It wont appeal to everyone, however, so it is definitely wise to rent it before you decide to buy. The story in Chromehounds tells of a massive war between three world powers.
Summary: Truthfully, the whole Chrome Hounds
affair ends up being embarrassingly bad. Though the persistent multiplayer
component is a step in a direction console games have needed to go for
a long time, without a decent combat system and interface it lacks the
excitement or staying power to get you your money's worth out of this
Pros: It's fairly pretty and the online stuff is a good effort.
Cons: The game plays like development team quit half-way through and Sega just decided to ship what they had anyways.
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Conclusion: Conclusion Overall Chromehounds operates like Armored Core's slow cousin. THe multiplayer was the most appealing aspect of the game but the single-player is alright and the customisation is fairly in-depth. So it is a game that I would recommend purchasing, provided its a cheap purchase.