Chrome = Advanced Battlegrounds

Update: This story originally presumed this to be the Specforce expansion, but the EB Games listing for this game puts the shipping date at 12/13/04, so it looks likely that this is actually the renamed version of the original Chrome. This DreamCatcher Games Page (thanks Frans) has details and screenshots from Advanced Battlegrounds: The Future of Combat, either the new name for Techland's shooter Chrome, or the follow-up formerly known by the working title Chrome SpecForce (story) when it was to be published by Strategy First. Here's how the project is described:
Grab your choice from over 20 destructive hi-tech weapons including heavy machine guns, rocket launchers and plasma rifles as you set out to seek-and-destroy your enemy once and for all. Take control of awesome vehicles like four-wheelers, speeder bikes and giant mech-robots as you battle across gigantic landscapes, huge air masses and vast oceans.
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Chrome = Good
Dec 9, 2004, 08:07
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Chrome = Good Dec 9, 2004, 08:07
Dec 9, 2004, 08:07
 
Chrome is really good.


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Re: Chrome
Dec 9, 2004, 03:44
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Re: Chrome Dec 9, 2004, 03:44
Dec 9, 2004, 03:44
 
I loved Chrome. Putting it on the hardest difficulty gave you a really good challenge, without the game being unfair.

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Chrome
Dec 8, 2004, 18:11
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Chrome Dec 8, 2004, 18:11
Dec 8, 2004, 18:11
 
Chrome was underrated IMO. part of the problem with it was it was marketed as a fast-paced Unreal style of game when in reality it was a slowish paced tactical shooter that actually had quite a bit of depth. Of course it wasn't perfect, the voice acting is horrific and the character modeling/animation is stiff and ungainly compared with the gorgeous terrain rendering engine. Oh, and as cool as the multiplayer sounds with the different weapons, mechs and other vehicles, in reality its just dull dull dull.

All in all though, as a bargain bin title I highly recommend it.

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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong . .
Dec 8, 2004, 18:01
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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong . . Dec 8, 2004, 18:01
Dec 8, 2004, 18:01
 
Hmm, I thought Chrome was already released long time ago?

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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong . .
Dec 8, 2004, 17:29
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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong . . Dec 8, 2004, 17:29
Dec 8, 2004, 17:29
 
And this is why people hate PCGamer-- EVERYONE MISINTERPETS (sp?) THEIR SCORING SYSTEM! 50% is *average*

69% - 60%
ABOVE AVERAGE - Reasonable, above-average games. They might be worth buying, but they probably have a few significant flaws that limit their appeal.

59% - 50%
MERELY OKAY - Very ordinary games. They're not completely worthless, but there are likely numerous better places to spend your gaming dollar.

So how many 50-69% range games do you buy?

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Re: this just in
Dec 8, 2004, 16:23
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Re: this just in Dec 8, 2004, 16:23
Dec 8, 2004, 16:23
 
this is a average game with kinda ok graphics but zero inovation, the game is kina good at the begining but turn into a shoot a thon in the middle, could have been better with more time & polish. only worth $10 to 20 max.

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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong . .
Dec 8, 2004, 16:04
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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong . . Dec 8, 2004, 16:04
Dec 8, 2004, 16:04
 
(UK) PC Gamer gave it a crap mark; in the 50-60% range I believe.

And this is why people hate PCGamer-- EVERYONE MISINTERPETS (sp?) THEIR SCORING SYSTEM! 50% is *average*

69% - 60%
ABOVE AVERAGE - Reasonable, above-average games. They might be worth buying, but they probably have a few significant flaws that limit their appeal.

59% - 50%
MERELY OKAY - Very ordinary games. They're not completely worthless, but there are likely numerous better places to spend your gaming dollar.

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this just in
Dec 8, 2004, 16:02
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this just in Dec 8, 2004, 16:02
Dec 8, 2004, 16:02
 
* Also Published as Chrome Gold in other territories.
nuff said.

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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong . .
Dec 8, 2004, 15:53
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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong . . Dec 8, 2004, 15:53
Dec 8, 2004, 15:53
 
I just played the 2004 Chrome MP demo & if it was toilet paper it would be the cheapest kind. YOu know. The kind that barely retains the molecules to be classified a solid & your finger always pokes through. Basically toilet paper a homeless man wouldn't even wanna use.

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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong . .
Dec 8, 2004, 15:08
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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong . . Dec 8, 2004, 15:08
Dec 8, 2004, 15:08
 
I played about half way through the SP of the original Chrome and it was a great. I got totally bogged down in a stealth level and then upgraded my computer and never went back to finish it. My one gripe with it was that I spent a day figuring out that it wouldn't run unless I had Zonealarm turned off. Consequently I wasn't too keen to try the multiplayer much and to be honest there just wasn't anyone playing.

Big levels that gave the impression you had freedom to roam while never really letting you get lost. I bought it shortly after Unreal 2 and by comparison was a real breath of fresh air.

If they're pushing the multiplayer aspect this time then hopefully more people will pick it up.

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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong . .
Dec 8, 2004, 14:23
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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong . . Dec 8, 2004, 14:23
Dec 8, 2004, 14:23
 
. . . but wasn't Chrome supposed to be a slightly better than average FPS? IIRC, PCGamer gave it pretty good marks as did a few others. This is one of those games that easily got lost in the shuffle of other games, but I've always kept an eye out for it to pick it up once it was in the bargin bin. Anyone play this? Is this the same game that this story refers to?

(UK) PC Gamer gave it a crap mark; in the 50-60% range I believe.

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Re: No subject
Dec 8, 2004, 14:18
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Dec 8, 2004, 14:18
 
wonder if they thought no one would notice its the same game?


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No subject
Dec 8, 2004, 13:27
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Dec 8, 2004, 13:27
 
the Chrome engine ran like a epileptic hog on valium, and the netcode was worse than that... i would stay far away from this unless they did a major overhaul

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So ...
Dec 8, 2004, 12:34
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So ... Dec 8, 2004, 12:34
Dec 8, 2004, 12:34
 
What's different about this game? Or is it like UT2004 did with their EC edition, you can buy the original and download new content -- if there is new content. What a marketing team they have, busiest shopping season and this is the first I've heard of this.

BTW, is the game any fun? Part of me wants to play it since the I enjoyed/hated the demo.

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Correct me if I'm wrong . .
Dec 8, 2004, 12:31
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Correct me if I'm wrong . . Dec 8, 2004, 12:31
Dec 8, 2004, 12:31
 
. . . but wasn't Chrome supposed to be a slightly better than average FPS? IIRC, PCGamer gave it pretty good marks as did a few others. This is one of those games that easily got lost in the shuffle of other games, but I've always kept an eye out for it to pick it up once it was in the bargin bin. Anyone play this? Is this the same game that this story refers to?


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Re: No subject
Dec 8, 2004, 12:13
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Re: No subject Dec 8, 2004, 12:13
Dec 8, 2004, 12:13
 
7 posts and nobody making fun of the name yet? I suggest they rename it to Super War: The Advancement of the Battleground!

That would be 10x better!

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Re: No subject
Dec 8, 2004, 11:37
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Dec 8, 2004, 11:37
 
sick of FPS games with limp weapons that you have to empty entire clips in 1 person to kill them.

Red Faction 2. (Didn't help that it was a craptastic game in the first place.)

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Re: No subject
Dec 8, 2004, 11:27
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Re: No subject Dec 8, 2004, 11:27
Dec 8, 2004, 11:27
 
Lets hope there is a Demo 1st. I personally am getting sick of FPS games with limp weapons that you have to empty entire clips in 1 person to kill them.

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Re: No subject
Dec 8, 2004, 11:23
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Dec 8, 2004, 11:23
 
Y'all are no fun...

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No subject
Dec 8, 2004, 10:38
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