i've played all armored cores while i was growing up. so i know a quite a bit about the controls and how things work in the game. handleing controls are a big factor in this game i even adapted to using my right index finger to move the right stick on the controller on desprete occasions. but all together i really do love this game and i had it with me for about 2 months at one poing and pretty much only played this.
The story was alright in game but i wasnt expecting much from the story because this game is sorta a Armored Core 4.5 . at any rate what really made it for me was the customizations you can do on your AC which really made it a win for me. all together... the game is great! just takes time to break your hands into the controllers which you would have to pick up fast cause it will get really difficult throughout the game as any other game out there.
gamers (87%) found this review helpful
This game has lived up to the potential that i have always hoped for this series to have. This installment has over 40 missions on two different difficulty levels.(Not to mention over 60 1v1 ranked matches) There is complete customization of your mech anything you want on it you can use, This installment has multiple endings and you must play through more than once to get them so DO NOt think once you get the first one that this game is done with. The online play can go up to as high as 8v8 with either teams or battle royale.There are many different types of weapons ranging from missiles to laser blades to enormous cannons to gatling guns and more conventional weapons such as pistols. the graphics are breath taking, and the fast pace combat leaves alot to get used to, once you get used to the controls everything is easy from there so don't fret. PLEASE give this game a chance. I would hate to see a fellow mech fan pass up this great game. I almost made that mistake but luckily i didn't. It is much more fast paced and overall better game play and graphically. I cannot urge you enough, PLAY ARMORED CORE FOR ANSWER!!! But remember no one is forcing you.
I found this game absolutely enjoyable .. heres the breakdown.
The bad .. - A lot of stats to manage as you are switching parts. Unlock system almost seems random ( youll have played the game 2 - 3 times through before you have all the parts for some of the standard mech schematics. buildings dont look to great up close.
the good .. - AC's ( mechs) look GREAT. There are EXTREME customization options. the battles are fast, fierce, and pretty. You can save tons of schematics so you can re-make a mech with the press of a button (so you can have specific setups for different missions. Multiplayer includes co-op and pvp ( splitscreen , online , and lan )
the single player is a little short , but there are multiple paths so you will want to play it through many times, and you keep all your cash,parts, and schematics . so you will blast through the levels easier every time ( and work closer to having all the parts available each time ) . I find myself spending as much time setting up a mech ( you really wouldnt believe how far you can customize them ) as I spend actually fighting. A failed level just means you need to go back to the garage and remake your mech a bit .. so even losing feels like winning.
I have never seen a game with such a relatively short storyline that seemed like a must-own before. I highly suggest renting/buying this if you experience great satisfaction in the process of setting up your maachine before you take it into battle. If you dont have a head for numbers you may have a hard time ( math is almost a must when deciding between weapon A 436dmg , 1600ammo and weapon B. 912dmg, 850 ammo .. and there are many other stats to consider ). dont expect to jump right in to this game and have an awesome mech. also in pvp there is no bracket or skill level .. so you may be pitted against joe gamer who has every part in the game and a mech 10x as strong as yours when you first enter pvp.. and in co-op you may get bob noob who dies in 12 sec