Good graphics and weapons. I liked the weapons available to shoot and had fun shooting from different points such as flying and moving sideways. The enemies in the game were cool looking and seem very realistic. For example, the missions involving naval ships were fun.
Somewhat difficult game play in order to advance from one chapter to the next. I found myself trying to kill a fly at times. For example, I had to kill white glint. White glint was difficult to shoot because it moved faster than a fly from place to place.
Overall the game was good fun but not long enough.
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
posted by absolute86 (LITHIA SPRINGS, GA) Jan 11, 2010
Member since Jan 2010
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
First off, let me say - I am a huge fan of giant robots. Secondly, if you do not like a challenge - don't play Armored Core games.
Armored Core For Answer tries but fails to do something differently than all the other armored core games. I'm playing on a PS3 - and this game freeze's or locks up on all of the big AF battles. Every. Freaking. Time.
Otherwise - it is a beautiful game with incredibly customizable mechs, a huge variety of weapons, and well balanced upgrade opportunities.
Well worth a rent, but I wouldn't never purchase this game. I would rather buy AC2 or AC Arena.