Not to long before the servers were closed I had finally bought another copy of Chromehounds after having being forced to go with out it for about a year and a half when my old disk broke, I was extremely excited and as soon as I got home I went onto Chromehounds, I spent all day making my clan, building my hounds and fighting in the online battles.
The next day I had gotten some Microsoft points and I purchased some of the downloadable parts for my hound and later that day my friend had gone out and gotten his own Chromehounds disk, later that night we spent hours fighting the other remaining players and having a lot of fun and getting really into playing the game.
Two days passed and me and my friend we still having fun and we were also convincing other players to buy the game, then the following morning whilst trying to get back onto the server we were met with the “cant connect to Chromehounds server” sign, having played Chromehounds before and having experienced the server updates and stuff before I told my friend that they must be fixing the server and that it should be back online the next day.
The next day we sadly had met the same problem so we decided to wait till the end of the weekend and try again then, when Monday came we still could not connect and I said to my friend that there must be a large problem and that I didn’t remember the updates to the server taking so long but we still continued to check for almost an entire month, when my friend looked on the Chromehounds website and had read that the servers were shutdown he then told me this unfortunate news.
Personally I was devastated that the best online game I have ever played was now no longer online.
This meant that more then half the game was gone, almost all the achievements we now unlock-able, and that I had spent Microsoft points on the game and they apparently a waste.
I did realise during the game that not many people were playing the online… but reminding you that ‘Call of duty: Modern warfare 2’ was still pretty new so most people would be on that, I just think it is a shame that Sega didn’t give the game a little bit more time and had waited till ‘Call of duty: Modern warfare 2’ had became less popular to see if the Chromehounds servers had gotten more players.
recently I have seen my Chromehounds disk and it has made me rather sad that a game as brilliant as it could be taken away from me, I have told some of my friends about what has happened and most of them gave a look at Chromehounds and told me that they would have bought it if it was still online.
Me and my friend would have picked Chromehounds over any game when the servers were up… but sadly we no longer can go onto the servers… and we were forced to buy other games.
I just think that Sega should bring back the servers because I am sure that after the players find out that they are back up they will start playing, and when they do start playing people will see that they are playing it and will ask about it and I bet that anyone who played the Chromehounds online they would say it was brilliant.