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Armored Core 4

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Also on:Xbox 360
GF Rating
4.8

1130 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Awesome games, ignore low reviews

posted by Darcwave (RALEIGH, NC) Feb 23, 2011

Member since Jan 2010

This game is not for everyone, it is a hard game to learn and to really enjoy the game you need to learn to be good at this game. Ignore all the other comments saying the game is horrible. Just cause you're bad at the game doesnt mean its bad. Awesome gameplay and very improved buttons and controls compared to the older games, although the controls are still hard to learn and get used to. You have to realize to beable to play a game of this caliber there must be lots of buttons you need to keep track of as well had things on your HUD. The main thing you need to know while playing this game is that its best to make a fast mech and never walk on the ground. You must take to the air at all times or at least boost on the ground otherwise you will move slow (as you would in real life due to physics). Again ignore reviews with low scores, this is an awesome game if you are a good enough gamer to learn it.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Very good, do not believe bad reviews

posted by Apokalypz (HALTOM CITY, TX) Sep 6, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

9 out of 10 gamers (90%) found this review helpful

I enjoyed this game very much. I am not usually a fan of mech games, even though I want to like them, being fascinated with giant robots (like most of us). I got this game as one of the first titles when I bought my PS3. I was very satisfied with it. Read on for details.....

GRAPHICS
The graphics are fine. Anyone who tells you otherwise is nitpicking really, really hard. I was impressed with the graphics (and still am now, 1 year after I got my PS3 and have played other games).

SOUND
The soundtrack is slightly repetitive, but otherwise it is fine.

GAMEPLAY
Awesome. Straight awesome. Well done. The trick here is to use a mech with a good set of jump jets, because trying to walk your way across the battlefield is only going to get you killed. Which is the way it should be -ten ton robots four stories high should NOT be fast on their feet. Once you get used to the jump jets the gameplay is amazing and smooth. Weapons fire and aim cleanly and there is a proper amount of difficulty curve during the normal levels.

ENEMIES/BOSSES
I have no gripe with the normal enemies-they are just hard enough that you must formulate a good strategy to take them down.

Bosses are another matter. The bosses in this game are nearly impossible, even the very first one. They are beatable-I have beaten the game several times-but can be almost "cheat" level frustrating occasionally.

THE MECHS THEMSELVES/PARTS
The mechs are awesome. Well put together, and the opportunity to constantly upgrade and change weapons is very well done. The only complaint I have is that really, the legs are somewhat pointless. Your best bet is to buy the hugest set of legs possible (either 4-leg or tank track) and just load up with weaponry-since you spend the majority of your time jetting through the air anyway. And use the shoulder mounted plasma cannon, by the way. Best weapon in the game.

CONCLUSION

This game is perfect for a mech fan. You just have to be willing to learn.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Excellent game!

posted by BulletMtrx (HUNTSVILLE, AL) Jul 30, 2008

Member since Oct 2007

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

This is one of those games where u have to think alot, it forces you to make up mech-combinations from parts acquired in campaign mode and also this is one of those games for hardcore gamers who like mechs. If u gave this game a bad review this (mech) game isn't for you obviously. I see no flaws in this game, the graphics are crisp and decent and the online game play kills most mech games that are out now for 3rd generation consoles. The game play speed usually varies from just playing competitively online or just playing medium paced single player (campaign). The maps are well adapted to what the game has to dish out. The music is kinda dull but goes along easily without distracting u while playing. I have no clue how this game got such a bad gamer score but if anyone can pick out at least 1 decent mech game besides chromehounds that beats out this game in all aspects of it you might prove me wrong, and also gundam doesent count either because most of thier games arnt very good. The introduction of the boosters on mechs in this game may have thrown players off thier ground hump!ng mech game strategies, but none the less it creates an amazing multiplayer and online experience and opens up new light to action we've have never seen on mech games, no one should post negative score/comments about this game if they cant understand how the game works from just picking it up and putting it down for 5 minutes.
Simply put this is an awesome game if u can understand how to play it.

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