Poor AI can't be masked by godlike aim, but Chrome plays similar to a cross between Deus Ex and Crysis with an emphasis on assessing the situation and tactical positioning. Facial animations almost begin to rival some current generation games despite being nearly a decade old, and the voice acting is surprisingly competent, especially Jon St. John's performace as Bolt Logan, the player character.
Sound design for the weapons is ultimately generic; the guns lack 'oomph,' there is little feedback as to whether you've hit your target or not, and your weapons seem to be much less accurate than your enemies'. Voice acting from many characters not Logan range from laughably bad to above mediocre. You'll hear many of the same lines repeated infinitely, and none of them are really all that entertaining.
Level designs change from wide open outside levels constricted only by mountains and bodies of water, with interior laboratories and bunkers that bleed together very quickly. Luckily, most of the game takes place outside. However, stealth is nearly impossible, as you cannot get within a certain distance from your enemies without them automatically acquiring you, though should you choose to snipe from a distance, enemies may not even realize that you have just slain their comrade who was standing just two feet away, yet once you are detected, every enemy in the area will pelt you with a hail of bullets.
Your character has augmentations unlocked as you progress in the game. These include super speed, which, unfortunately, does not reduce enemies' accuracy against you, strength that causes you to flinch less when hit, a shield that halves damage taken, more precise aiming, and a zoom function, as well as others.
I didn't expect much when I booted Chrome up for the first time, but what I got was much better, though still a flawed experience. With better and less unfair AI, Chrome could potentially have been one of the great games of the last generation, but this shortcoming nearly cripples the enjoyment that could have been had.