Let me just start off by saying: if you are new to the series its probably best for you to pass this one over.
The interface is very complex, even after going through the tutorial you will probably be confused (unless of course you're already familiar with Armored Core).
The gameplay is decent enough if you are in to mech fighting, but the real reason people play this game is for the competition and upgrade system. You can upgrade your mech with money won from battles, that is if you can figure out how to start one. That, however is really all this game has to offer. The graphics are not at all good. At one point there was a close-up on one of the mechs and I was waiting for texture pop-in, but nope. Nothing popped in, the graphics were just that bad.
Personally I regret putting in my Q; now I am going to have to wait a week for turn around because I'm sending the game back today (the day it came).
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Full disclosure that I've never played Armored Core before. I play tons of games though so I'm not a gaming newbie in general.
Frankly I found the game interface completely confusing and outdated. It seemed like the developer has never played a modern game and had no grasp of usability.
I couldn't get into free play matches.... I joined a team and it said to rendezvous to join the team... I pushed rendezvous with the team and it said it was full.... It was an utterly confusing and frustrating mess.
When you first start up the game it shows some cutscenes and then gives you a tutorial. I played the tutorial and found the graphics to be last gen quality. The gameplay otherwise felt okay. I'm not a big mech fan in general and now completely wished I had skipped this rental altogether.
1) I've got nothing....however, if you've played the series you will probably be just fine.
1) PS2 quality graphics
2) game interface was written by someone with no sense of usability and a masters degree in obfuscation
posted by NordLeadGaming (DELTONA, FL) Dec 2, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
What can I say I’m a little disappointed to say the least lets begin, I poped the game into my new ultra slim 500gb PS3 right at the beginning I was blown away by a stunning CGI video with action an d booms and blams! With stunning CGI and as we all know CGI in game intro videos demonstrating a kind of gameplay feel is a BIG NO NO In the world of next gen gaming because it makes the game automatically set a Expectation for the games graphic and gameplay quality, although we all understand that graphics and sound isint everything for a game.
But we would expect a 3rd person Action title like AC V to be BUAH!!! Amazing actiong boom blams fun! Right?. Wrong! the actual game has none next gen graphics my mech looked like a PS2 AC release the movement was blocky and unrealistic compared to Front Mission Evolved mechs which WAS next Gen gameplay and graphics but lacked the customization that ArmCore always provided, the environment all looked the same some with snow and some with less visibility that were more mountainous overall it went from a big dark blur to a big light blur (star wars reference lol) seriously the game was lacking compared to what I would expect from a Next gen game . Never the less i could maybe have over looked the already poorly rated graphics up until I realized there was no STORY! Sigh… so we have poor graphics, poor sound quality, no story, not much to look forward to unless you’re a die hard AC fan.