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Parents' Guide to

Chroma Squad

By David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Comical, mildly violent take on fake fantasy TV production.

Game Mac , Windows 2015
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Chroma Squad is so bursting with charm it's hard to find fault with its handful of small issues. Despite how complex the game might sound, it's actually fairly simple throughout all the show's seasons. What remains -- as new enemies and better production values are added -- is a growing emphasis and strategic need for teamwork as you manage each of your units through every episode. That basically means deciding whom to send, where to place them on the field, and whether to have them act alone (for example, attack) or be poised for collaboration (sending teammates sailing through the air further or backing someone else up on an attack).

Directing action in episodes is where most of your efforts will go. When not in the studio, you'll need to make decisions about how to respond to fan mail and all other email that pops up (which can end up affecting your bottom line and overall reputation). You also have to choose which upgrades, if any, to install in the studio (which you can quickly run out of, if you're an adept player) and which equipment to buy or craft for the actors. For a silly game, it's impressively thoughtful: The actors get into interesting debates about representation in media and their responsibility to do something different and revitalizing, instead of being stuck with old or insulting tropes.

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