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I say some people has very mean things to say about this game. People finds it hard and complicated. u wanna find a hard and complicated game? try eve online! This game is fun from the moment u start the tutorial! I have been a fan of this games since the very first armored core in PS. I must say I abandoned the franchise on ps2 as the quality of the game really went down. I must say AC4 gave me hope on this new console generation. Hope that was short lived. The game missions were finished on 30 seconds or so. I was really disappointed and had almost lost my hope. Then my answer came from ubisoft! (I hate u sega!) Ubisoft really turn this game around! missions do feel like mission. Big bosses and tons of enemies all around you. Next battles are as challenging as u would expect from this game. I must say if ur a fan and u have been hurt in the past, forget it all and give AC another chance. Trust me, this is the most exciting AC game I have played since PS. U wont be disappointed again. Then again if ur new to the game, I would say if u like customizing, making strategies prior a mission and then u want a fast paced pack with action big explotions... this game is for u. This will be a game that u will love or hate! This is not the casual game, its either ur in and give it ur all, or u die. Hope that helps. Oh by the way u might wanna change the buttons to shoot from A and X to left and right shoulder. use the A and X to switch weapons. Use B to use shoulder weapons Y for OB and u'll have a more responsive button lay out. Trust me its better.
I have been a huge AC fan dating way back to its PS1 origins. Despite that I have to agree with the games critics about how most of the AC titles are just clones with different haircuts. I will say that this installment is incredibly improved, the cores overcharge actually has practicality in combat now and the general gameplay is exciting and fast paced. Armored Core: For Answer is the Forza Motorsports 3 of Mech game. Hundreds of parts and weapons, being able to tweak and upgrade individual parts to increase performance, an emblem editor and is fairly easy to use, and some of the biggest bad guys I have ever seen.
Unlike the last few installments, From Software made a legitimate effort to try to bring new life into this commonplace franchise. If you’re a fan you will love it, if it’s your first ride, you’ll probably be thinking you should have paid more attention in Trigonometry to make any sense of the spec charts for parts and weapons. On the less positive note the game itself is insanely hard. Also, just to get your AC in proper working order requires a huge amount of time and trial and error.
I personally love this game, for the fact that it is not easy to understand or play. The ability to take all these chaotic components that the game gives you, assemble them, then go up against impossible odds and succeed is a testament to any gamer’s skill and an incredible rush.
Tips: Try to use the same main components to assemble your AC as you get a small bonus in all stats. Try to corner opposing AC’s as the game likes to glitch sometimes and they get stuck. For the final boss; make sure you have about two hours, remove any breakable objects, knives, guns, pets, and loved ones from your home.
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