posted by JoeyValles (WASHINGTON, DC) Mar 24, 2012
Member since Feb 2010
gamers (89%) found this review helpful
The main reasons I am writing this review is in response to the people who say that if you are new to the series you shouldn't play this game. That is not true. I have been playing Armored Core for a while now (I think since AC 3) and I completely suck at it. I can never do the complex manuevers that I see some people do and I only have a basic idea of the customization options. It is true that Armored Core is really in-depth. The customization is enormous (though I have to say it isn't as complicated as previous games), the difficulty can get really hard (I've only beaten one Armored Core), and flying you mech like the pros is definately a challenge, I don't know how people do it. However, even if you are horrible at the game like I am you can still have a lot of fun. It is really fun to customize your mech and see him destroy a bunch of stuff on the battelfield. My mech may not be the most fully calibrated mech but it looks cool and does a bunch of damage. There is also an emblem maker which is MUCH better than black ops. You could just play the entire game maaking intricate emblems. Fighting in missions is really fun but of course if you don't know how to pilot it really well you can only go so far. Even if you are new to the series you should try it out. Don't be intimidated by all of its complexities, just have fun with it. I may have played a lot of Armored Core but trust me, I am horrible at this game. I have never gone online and I don't want to because I will get my butt handed to me. The graphics are alright (not as good as the last one to be honest) but who cares. I definately recommend this game to anybody who would want to fly around in a giant robot. It is really fun and, though you may not beat the game or be a pro online, you can still make a cool mech and have a good time.
posted by Fyren (WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA) Mar 21, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
FromSoftware, the demon behind Demon's Soul and Dark Souls has unleashed AC5 among the mech heads. So, How does it fare for the newcomers and the old?
The fan of the series will swear by it regardless of the quality, and AC5 has not suffered. The inane learning curve, the part hunt, the controls, the joy piloting your own mech brings giddiness to the fans. It continues to improve the series.
But, you came to read the reviews because you couldn't tell a mech from a Mac.
Let me list some criterias that may help you decide whether plunge into the series or go off to a game where hand-holding is necessary.
1. Does anybody in your family have any inkling towards engineering? extended family?
2. Do you like Legos? Did you ever play with Legos in any stage of your life? Did you ever build any contraption with the said Lego so you may go on a path of destuction? K'Nex also works.
3. Did you watch any form of media where a robot/mech was involved that involved tons of arsenal?
4. Did those arsenal contain shoulder beams?
5. Do you enjoy twitch based mayhem that doesn't involve a 12 year old kid screaming in your head of his affairs with your mother?
6. Do you enjoy a challenge and the satisfaction of finally "getting it"?
7. Did you throw your controller at any point during the aforementioned games Demons/Dark Soul?
You only need to meet one of those criterias to push the queue button. Nothing to lose but a rental space and possibly come away with a new love.
When I first got the game I was very excited to play.
The game play was great and there is a billion different modifications you can do to your mech. After about two hours of getting in the game I realized that it was too repetitive and most the missions were made to be played online. I've heard this game is great online so if you're thinking of adding this on the que. Make sure your aiming to play online rather than single player.