Summary: There are many theories on why mech games died out. The question I have is "why are they coming back now?" Perhaps these two issues are tied closer together than some may think. It’s a matter of innovation, I believe.
Summary: Armored Core V is big, explosive and full of good ideas. Too bad the game is nearly incomprehensible. Thankfully the game's strong online component and roughly one hundred levels make up for some of the learning curve problems, but don't go into this game looking for an easy ride!
Excerpt: It's a dark and gritty future. Governments have fallen and you work for - and answer to - corporations now. You're a mercenary Armored Core pilot scratching out a living in the crumbling ruins of civilization, whether it be in devastated cities, abandoned factories or inhospitable wastelands, and...
Excerpt: When you boot up Armored Core V you'll be asked to create or join a team. These are essential to the game's multiplayer, and unless you've got a group of friends already ready to go you're better off joining another, already active team.
Excerpt: When I owned a PlayStation 2 many years ago I really enjoyed playing Armoured Core 4 and was ecstatic when I found out that Armoured Core V was hitting the shelves. I was even happier when I was asked to review it and grabbed the opportunity with both hands.
Conclusion: I wish it was easier for me to recommend Armored Core V. I think it is a pretty decent game that fans of the genre should definitely check out, but for most gamers this is probably not a game worth the full retail price.
Excerpt: I will outright admit that I'm not a seasoned Armored Core player. I dabbled a bit with the PSP iterations of AC , and despite finding those quite entertaining, they never really initiated me into the world of mechs.
Summary: From Software’s Armored Core series has been a console mainstay since theRead the full article…
Pros: + The online components provide some interesting variety and make up the bulk of the game’s value., +/- Plethora of customization options to suit the needs of any combat situation, but figuring out the best loadout for a given situation boils down to a matter of trial and error.
Cons: +/- Plethora of customization options to suit the needs of any combat situation, but figuring out the best loadout for a given situation boils down to a matter of trial and error., - Narrative is utterly forgettable, has terrible voice acting, and can be pretty tough when playing alone.
Conclusion: Don't get me wrong, the game is fun and a filled online match is second to none. With some better decisions this game could have been special, instead it's forgettable and will likely be abandoned. Sitting in lobbies is not the definition of a good time.