Summary: Recently I've repurchased this to replay it as I last played it around when it came out.. And I have to say this is one of my favorite games, the creator of Demon Souls worked on it (and on Armored Core 4 and Last Raven) and it shows, graphically it's not incredible, but stylistically and visually?
Summary: I absolutely love this game. I've been playing the Armored Core series since the very first game came out on the PSX. I own every Armored Core game that has ever come out for the PSX, PS2, and PS3 including Armored Core V and Verdict Day.
Summary: Disc looked a little iffy (hence the non-perfect score), but it worked just fine. Great fast-paced combat with lots of customization. Switching around regulations is great as you can play with different builds. Haven't tried multiplayer, but I remember it being crazy fun.
Summary: The game is pretty good, but I do have a few issues with it, namely how it handles. default controls for this game are atrocious, there is no easy way to put it. And even after re-mapping pretty much everything, it still takes some getting used to.
Summary: Though the aggregate score doesn't reflect it the game is a significant improvement over the disappointing Armored Core 4 with slightly better control, weapons sound effects that pack more of a punch, a great sense of scale and for the most part more interesting missions.
Summary: The graphics were a huge let down. Sure it's an older game but it seems like the programers put most of the emphasis on the sim aspect of the game. If you're into moding your vehicle to the T this is the game for you.