"Received with mixed reviews and Western indifference to Japanese penchants for mecha, Chromehounds has proven itself a niche game through its enduring, if small, online community. After playing off and on for the last eighteen months, editor Jeremy Steeves and I have been playing the mech-battle simulator regularly for several weeks.
Once focused on what Penny Arcade's Jerry Holkins called "a rustling box of LEGO," the two of us instead concentrated on tactics and consistent teamwork. Engaged only in player-versus-player matches, we've won about half of the games entered, often defeating teams of Hounds larger than ours - even enjoying the lessons of our defeats. Except, that is, when we have run into el cheapo builds."