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In Advanced Battlegrounds, you assume the role of Bolt Logan,
mercenary to the ruthless corporations that run outer space. After
being double crossed by his old partner, Logan hooks up with a new one
and takes jobs to protect the miners looking for chrome, the most
valuable substance in the universe, though its still not quite clear
what exactly chrome is or what it does. Anyway, its hard to like
Logan, mainly because he comes off as a complete jerk. Hes not even a
lovable jerk. Just listen to the way he constantly puts down his
partner Carrie, and youll wonder why it is they even bother sticking
together. Still, though poorly conveyed, the games plot does show some
promise, especially in the way it branches near the end, allowing you
to decide which faction to side with.
Ultimately, Advanced Battlegrounds comes down to Logan traveling to
a planet and blasting his way through huge outdoor and indoor levels
with a variety of weapons. However, its not all about shooting. One of
the interesting aspects of the game is that you can loot bodies, RPG
style. This means that instead of simply picking up any weapons and
ammo that the enemy dropped, you can search him for equipment. It also
means that its practically impossible to run out of ammunition,
medkits, or even weapons, as you can always loot enemy bodies along
the way. Logan also has access to different implants that can improve
his abilities such as hardening his skin against damage or toggling
heat vision to see through walls and these have their obvious uses in
places
As with most first person shooters, the heart of the game is in the
combat, and in this regard, Advanced Battlegrounds is a lackluster
affair. Even though you can be armed with a variety of pistols,
shotguns, submachine guns, and assault rifles, most of your weapons
feel decidedly underpowered. However, this wont stop the enemy from
being hurled into the air, as the rag doll physics are over the top in
this regard. It doesnt help that the AI is a bit frustrating,
alternating between complete ignorance of the fact that some of its
buddies may have just been blown up a hundred feet away and knowing
your exact position at all times. The latter can cause some headaches
when youre going room to room in a building and the AI fires on you
the split second a door opens. And in terms of tactics, the AI doesnt
do much other than stand its ground, crouch, and shoot at you. It
doesnt look for cover or fall back when wounded, so its fairly easy to
take enemies down. Meanwhile, you dont have to worry so much about the
damage enemies inflict upon you, as the tactic of loading up on
medkits and activating them before a fight still works. Basically,
even if you are at full health, you can activate several medkits, and
theyll delay their healing effect until you start to sustain damage.
Logan does have access to some cool implants, such as heat vision,
which allows him to see through walls.
There are also vehicles in the game to help you speed through some
of the larger outdoor environments. These include a speeder bike, an
armed transport, and a two legged walking tank. While some of these
vehicles look good, theyre a mess to handle, as the driving controls
and vehicle physics are awkward. Its far too easy to slam into objects
by accident, whether theyre buildings, trees, or rocks. Meanwhile, the
vehicle combat isnt that exciting. For example, theres one notable
vehicular sequence in which an AI character is driving and youre
manning the main gun as you move through an enemy base, and the entire
affair feels like a low speed police chase with no energy, despite all
the attempts by the music to rouse you.
Graphically, the game hasnt changed at all, which is both good and
bad. There are portions of Advanced Battlegrounds that still look
quite sharp, in particular the lush forests and jungle terrain.
However, other parts of the game look downright crude in comparison
especially the facial animations, which look like the artists just
pasted some textures on a flat polygon. The sound effects are another
issue, as most of the weapons sound weak and underpowered, and the
music is completely forgettable. And to compound things, the voice
overs sound like they were recorded by actors who just werent trying.
You get the feeling that youre supposed to relate more to these
characters, but that is completely undermined by the poor quality of
the voice acting.
The multiplayer in Advanced Battlegrounds is still limited to the
traditional gameplay modes of deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture the
flag, and domination. Despite the fact that Chrome has been available
for over a year, there are barely any servers online, and most of them
are empty throughout large parts of the day. And theres still not a
lot of content to chew through in terms of maps and such. Finally,
despite the fact that Advanced Battlegrounds is the patched version of
Chrome, there are still a few crash bugs, as well as some inordinately
long load times, even on machines that far exceed the minimum
recommended specs.
Though Chrome showed a lot of potential in 2003, its current
incarnation feels dated. Chrome benefited from the fact that so many
high profile shooters were delayed until 2004. But then 2004 arrived,
and the genre made a huge leap forward with games such as Half Life 2
and Far Cry, which raised the bar for graphics, physics, animation,
and AI. Prior to this evolution, the gameplay in Chrome displayed some
promise. But its left in the dust of its competitors in 2005.
GAME INFORMATION
Connectivity: Online
Online Modes: Competitive
Number of Players: 1 32
DirectX Version: v8.1
Operating System: Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
System: PIII 800MHz or equivalent
RAM:256 MB
Video Memory:32 MB
Hard Drive Space: 1700 MB
RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
System: P4 1.5 GHZ or equivalent
RAM: 512 MB
Video Memory: 64 MB
Other: DX 9 compatible sound card
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