Singleplayer - the story is more deep than AC4. To finish the game you must play it twice. Creating a NEXT is so much easier. Now you can put the reg on 1.15 for unlimited energy if you dont know how to create a NEXT very good. AI is a little dumb until you fight other NEXT pilots .after 7-10 days you will get bored with this game. grade= 7/10
Multiplayer - WARNING! most of the time you will play with someone not from the USA. Sometimes you will see players teleporting on the screen(only in a blade match). Its fun to see what your custom NEXT can do against other peoples NEXT. Also do not play multiplayer until you finish the story mode. very fun at first but it dies quick. grade= 7.5/10
This game was very entertaining and I have played Armored Core since 2:Another Age.
The improvements to the overall system are very nice. One addition that I liked was certain parts that had their own pre-set abilities when combined.
For instance the White Glint set-up has increased speed and there is also a Kojima build. These are nice additions. Along with this, are the new cut scene features and the new parts as with any armored core.
This is definitely a must play for those who like mech games at high speed and high action.
One note however, is that the initial control scheme is very complicated to any previous player and I also find it inferior to previous Armored Core 4 styles.
if your someone who pays attention to details and takes time to do things right, then this is a wonderful game for you. however. if ur someone who just throws a bunch of stuff together, thinking that everything is gonna fall into place then ur gonna have a hard time.
basiclly, u gotta be smart about what u do in this game in order for u to get the most out of it.