Summary: I have been following the Armored Core series since the first game came out on the Playstation. I through at least a hundred or so hours into the game and enjoyed it. After the first installment, only Nexus and Armored Core 3 were playable to me, until 5 came out.
Summary: I would only recommend this if you're planning to play the game with your friends :p ...the Co-Op is pretty neat. No interference when communicating and all that. Do not get it if you're going solo. It tends to become a chore ;o
Summary: This most recent installment in the series does two major things in my opinion. it calls back to many stylistic points of the old, pre-AC4 series, yet takes a lot of bold risks in new areas and design ideas. some of them good, some of them bad, but none of them truly ruining the fun.
Summary: A couple of months ago I got the itch to play a mech game. I wanted to hop into a mech, loaded for bear and go blow stuff up. I thought about Mechwarrior 4 and Steel Battalion. Of course I don't have a gaming PC or an original Xbox, so those were out of the question.
Summary: Pros: simple controls gratifying explosions innovative co-op and online play replay ability almost infinite outstanding graphics and mech design cons: Always online hiring a mercenary can be tedious new parts are hard to find when they become available The newest installment of the armored core...
Armored core 5 review; from someone who never played the series.
T. R. Davis, Amazon
25 March 2012
Summary: I've been playing giant robot games in various forms for years. I cut my teeth on battletech (and I still have the Phoenix Hawk LAM). First of all, for you guys that jumped in for an hour and gave up on it, I don't really blame you.
Summary: Word of warning, in order to get the most out of this game, you must play online. Sure, you can run through the story and other missions solo, but even those allow for 2 player co-op over PSN or Xbox LIVE. The persistent world is a nice touch, and the team system is awesome.