Summary: been looking for a mech game for ages. i've played a bit of the older armored core games but never got super into them, so i can't really compare it. the mech game i got most into was eXteel, but it was shut down. this isn't quite the same thing but it's a lot of fun. lots of co op gameplay, and some versus. the setup isn't as difficult to understand as people make it seem, you can find videos on everything you could ask about easily on youtube.
Summary: This game is effectively Armored Core V with some more mech parts and guns. The gameplay is the same. Your save is portable. This game is online-only, like Armored Core V. In order to play Single Player, you must join an online clan. Period. The difficulty arises in joining a clan that has chosen a "side" in the recent event, which requires a given rank to do.
Summary: This game fixed every issue that was in Armored Core V. It is very easy to find people online, the re-balances to all of the weapons and parts removed a few overpowered pieces, there are over 100 new parts, and the improved frame rate makes the game that much better than its predecessor.
Summary: It's better than V. If you pretend itss another mech game that ISN'T armored core, then its pretty good. Cons: The previous armored core series (4 answer and below) have raised our standards too high, only to have them dashed with V and verdict day.
Summary: They did a great job with the last two AC title's, it's one of the few franchises to stick with the original idea of the game while still adding new features to their product and they didn't leave anything out with this one, other than half the guns in the game being useless against other AC's its still pretty impressive the combination possibilities of all the parts available, hours of fiddling to find out you made it only something completely different from the...
Summary: AC Verdict Day is great in terms of gameplay. It feels very different compared to AC 4 and AC For Answer, and that is a very good feeling. But there are some noticeable problems I have seen in Verdict Day. Navigating the menus, somehow, feels arduous. It's not too bothersome, but navigating through the menus can make me feel, at times, as though I'm lost.