Chrome: Specforce manages to be more of the same and yet also sucks out the heart and soul of what made Chrome a decent game. Specforce is a prequel to Chrome; both Pointer and Logan are still with the titular Specforce, and they are called to help liberate a planet from the iron grip of a corrupt corporation. Suffice it to say that things go south and Pointer and Logan are stranded on this hostile planet with only a small uprising to help them survive.
If that sounds awfully dull to you, well, I don't blame you. It is boring, and the lack of cutscenes and characterization do poorly to improve things. Logan is voiced by a half baked Jon St. John soundalike with most likely a third of the lines that he had in the original. Pointer... no clue, but he's not an antagonist this time around, instead serving as your number two through the entire game. As a matter of fact, the developers might as well have renamed the characters and removed all references to the original, which is to say, renamed the characters. Pointer's not an utter ♥♥♥♥♥♥ this time and Logan is really just your average, generic, military (modern or otherwise) shooter character with no personality, and nobody else really has any, either.
The gameplay, at least, has been tightened up and the AI ever so slightly improved, though this still have a tendency to stand around like fools and let you slaughter them. Your combat suit let's you use slightly fewer of the powers you had in the original: zoom mode, speed mode, bullet time, heat vision, armor mode, and stealth mode, Stealth is not an item this time, instead being built into your suit. Energy does not recover on its own anymore; you need energy pickups to restore suit energy as opposed to having it regenerate as in Chrome. Specforce has somewhat smaller levels with more interior areas, but it doesn't have an infestation of snipers like Chrome, which greatly increases the flow of the game. However, it ends up feeling like you're just walking from one area to the next, slaughtering hostile after hostile for no reason other than that they're bad or something like that, which I guess is true.
Chrome: Specforce was not fun to play. It gives you little incentive to continue on its banal, trite story due to the lack of strong characters or a variety of environments. The whole game just feels soulless and dry.