posted by racing101 (PASO ROBLES, CA) Sep 25, 2008
Member since Sep 2008
gamers (85%) found this review helpful
i have to say i thought that this was going to be an expansion of Armored Core 4 but it wasn't, it had its own storyline and slightly different weapons, cores, arms, legs, and the really over did it with the overbooster.
The game play i have to say is absolutely insane you move soooo much faster and even the cpu steps it up by having them move faster than you, for the first chapter. The new overboost system allows you to be able to make an assualt shield which expands into hitting everything around you and destroying it, except NEXTS.
The only thing that i was a little distraut about was that the storyline was really short, but it was good, all three of them.
If you have every played Armored Core you need to play this one really fast paced and one of the best storylines in the Armored Core series.
The best thing about this game is the speed. And the amazing epic battles against the Armored Forts, they are huge it is like shadow of colouses gone mech.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Ok so when I first poped in the oddly titled AC For Answer I thought it was going to be another great experience. Boy was I wrong.
Almost as soon as I stepped into a mission with my Mech I noticed I was having a hard time turning left and right. I figured it was no big deal and went on to complete the next few missions. As soon as I unlocked some equitment I started to buy every heavy armor piece I could find. I decided to to give the arena a shot and boy was I in for a rude awakening.
It seems they wanted to increase the speed of the game and actually phase out many of their own weapons and parts. I thought this was very strange, but I went ahead and kept trying, and trying and trying. Until I finally came to the decision that Armored Core no longer supports my playstyle. And all the heavy parts and grenade launchers, missle launchers are cool to look at, but have really no use outside of many of the giant mech battles you fight though the course of the game.
Unless you build a mech with the highest moblity possible you will not enjoy this game.
gamers (77%) found this review helpful
This is my first review, so go easy on me guys. =D
Also, this review may be a little biased since i am an AC fan :)
While AC4 (Armored Core 4) was a great game, many people were disappointed with it's high learning curve, and controls hard to master. Despite all this, the game had a great online mode (If you had your own clan to play with), great visuals, and sound.
Armored Core For Answer makes it feel as how AC4 should have looked like. The game comes with new control setups for beginners, storyline this time was told in a better way which makes you actually feel as if you were one of the mercenaries.
One change that i personally liked it was the online mode. In the past game if you died in battle, you would have to wait until the battle ended to play again. Now FROMSOFTWARE has implemented a respawn system, which makes online play 10x more enjoyable.
It seems that FROMSOFTWARE has redeemed themselves with this new AC game.