Overall the Armored Core series hasn't changed that much. This version of giant robot combat ups the ante a little with some new controls and a couple more options. But you really will spend more time in the mech garage than shotting stuff on the field. If you like stats, weight to weapons ratios, and layers of customization, then try this one. If you want robot fighting action you should probably pass.
This game is a bit weak in the playing department, while the tutorals are informtive and helpful, there is very little when it comes to how to build your AC. It is a good game if you just want to sit and work on it...Overall not to bad a game