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.
Summary: Chromehounds is a special case, as it is one of those games that scream “hardcore”. The game is hardcore in the sense that, only a gamer with far too much time on his or her hands would take the punishment of completing the dry campaign. The hardcore gamers out there are the only ones that could stand the drab visuals, and boringly done sound.
Pros: The game has a very deep mech system to it, and thankfully it is tailored for Xbox Live pretty well.
Cons: Overall a underwhelming experience, the single-player is so dry it can be hard to keep playing.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Chromehounds had potential to be a solid game and has plenty of fun moments, but is massively let down by missions that are far too repetitive. Even fans of the mech genre will be disappointed by this.
Conclusion: Much slower and less action-packed than we’d hoped – plus, it doesn’t even look that much like a next-gen game. The online mode needs to be awesome if there’s any hope for this one...
Excerpt: Chromehounds from SEGA and From Software is a first and third-person shooter that throws the playerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nameless mercenary character into the midst of various bouts of politically fuelled territorial conflict some 20 years after the nuclear calamity of World War III. But, rather than hit the contested war zones as a well equipped foot soldier (ala Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter), the player must grapple with the controls of giant mechanical robots (HOUNDs) that...
The Cold War is over - let the lukewarm war begin!
31 May 2007
Summary: Chromehounds has a strong heritage, running back to From Software's iconic Armored Core series. It's an almost identical setup, you build a robot, known as a 'HOUND' and then battle other robots on really big maps. It's deep, unflinching and austere right down to the core of its cold metal heart.
Pros: Mechs are beautifully detailed, Gameplay and controls are solid, Customisation mode is excellent
Conclusion: ChromeHounds is mixed affair filled with some fantastic MMO action where your victory or loss impacts on the destiny of others. The teamwork required in the online component of ChromHounds makes this a very collaborative game and will provide enjoyment for friends over Live. However, while tactics are required the crux of battle really comes down to brute force, which may diminish the longevity of the game's appeal.
Pros: great explosions, the Hounds are varied and look fantastic, they also handle well, the persistent online MMO is great
Cons: single-player is a woefully long tutorial, destruction detail is poor, the environments can look stale
Conclusion: Au final, le dernier jeu de mechas de From Software laisse un sentiment mitigé. Un mode solo pauvre, des graphismes en deçà des capacités de la dernière console de Microsoft malgré un mode on-line abouti. Cela dit, il possède de très bonnes bases pour une éventuelle suite qui ne peut être que meilleure et pourquoi pas, devenir la référence des jeux de méchas sur 360 !
Pros: Customisation des Hounds, La guerre online qui évolue au fil du temps