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.
Pros: -Satisfying Battles are hard but beatable -Multiple path campaign worth replaying -AC customization is easy to master, but hard to perfect -Speed feels perfect -Free play and Arena add to games value -No penalty for death helps even out difficulty
Cons -Mission descriptions cause many failed missions only to be due to your ACs equipment. -Little story really does nothing for the campaigns multiple paths -Some missions are hard to the point of frustration -Short missions can last less then a minute -Weapons are purchased per side (buying a gun for your right hand will not be able to be equipped on the left) -No auto-save
(Single player review only)
Armored Core: for answer is a Mechanized fighter, pitting you as a pilot of a mercenary Next, doing the jobs of large corporations in a futuristic earth. The game allows for you to chose your path, by deciding what company to work for, though your path is not limited till late in the game. You'll only complete around half the total missions on your first play through, so each time you play through, you'll have a chance to try something new. This does say something as it takes only a few hours to play through the whole campaign. Missions vary from only 30 seconds to 10-15 minutes. These can be exciting from start to finish, but often have you regretting your equipment rather then yourself. Missions will never have you questioning what to do though, which helps keep you focused instead of roaming aimlessly. Which is the best part. Controlling your Next feels dead on. From fighting an opposing Next to a might Arms forts, huge mobile fortresses with devastating firepower, every attack is potentially avoidable and everything has a weakness, making deaths feel more worth the retry then a cheap kill. Which will keep you in the garage tweaking your AC for your play style and the enemy. AC: FA is a fun play and well worth the rent, but it focuses only on what it does best, Mech warfare
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.