Summary: Now please be aware this Armored Core is not the same as the old ones. I am a seasoned AC Vet from Playstation One's Armored Core all the way to Silent Line. I did play a little of AC4 but need to pick up a copy when I get a chance. Armored Core 5 even being very different from its predecessors did impress me in the online multiplayer end and in the overall look and feel of the game.
Summary: I love the armored core series, and this one was way more fun than the others. The script for the voice actors is a bit cheesy, and the storyline isnt as well thought out as armored core 2, but overall, this game is a must have for any fan of fast paced, fully customizable, intense mech action.
Summary: It might be too deep. The best part is that there is very little pain in failure. So fail, learn, and enjoy yourself. Before long, you'll be piloting and creating mechanized war machines with the best of them. This game is heavily focused for online play. There is a single player game here, but it isn't as substantial. Headset ownership is a great boon in aiding in-game communication. Manual, and online documentation is severely lacking.
Summary: I loved playing Armored Core and AC: Master Of The Arena for the PS1. I had seen nothing like this series at the time. Players were able to customize and buy/sell parts for their mechs, change it's color, place an emblem onto it, etc. I'd spend about half the time in the "Garage" customizing my mech because it was so much fun. Now, with online teams, territories and a buy/sell market, the series is on a whole new level.
Great Fun, Perhaps A Little Overwhelming For a Few
21 March 2012
Summary: My experience so far with the game has been a great one. As stated in other reviews and a number of articles online and in magazines, Armored Core V is fixed toward a multiplayer experience. Since it's so close to the game's release, it's difficult to get the best grasp on the game, but for the hours I've played so far, I'm very, very excited to see what's ahead.
Summary: I used to play armored core for answer online, and I really got upset at how these guys online would fly around shooting at you and you didn't know which direction they were shooting at you from, it was really annoying, and i had to stop playing armored core for answer online cause of that, it was just too frustrating, I wouldn't even be able to hit the enemy mech at all cause of all the flying around and circling going on.
Summary: "I find myself pleasantly surprised with the depth of gameplay in Armored Core V. You can setup an AC to fit any play style and the persistent multiplayer conquest world with teams makes for a great game to play with a group of friends. I'm really looking forward to filling out my team in the game and having a large group of us going after the same territory in Conquest mode.