Summary: In the beginning of the game, you are a machine, something like a gundam, if anyone has heard of it. It's tricky from the beginning. The games never tells you what the controls are so you have to figure it out yourself, which isn't difficult, if it was like a regular game. Instead of using the joysticks, the game forces you to use L1 and R1 to move left and right and the up and down directional pads to move up and down. You use the left and right to change the angles.
The old adage of don't-fix-if-it's-not-broke has continued here for Armored Core 2.
29 April 2005
Conclusion: The story is not that great but AC2 has a variety of game modes and it is a good solid game for your collection, especially if you're into this type of game but for those who aren't into mecha games, you need to look elsewhere.
Pros: If you have never played any games from the armored core series, you are in for a treat but if you have played other mecha games, get prepared to get used to some of the nagging mechanics that come with controlling your robot or mech. AC2 is one of the 1st games that came out for the PS2. Being in the batch of the first generation of PS2 games, the graphics are very impressive and the art direction is very vibrant but not entirely original. AC2 does best what AC has d...
Cons: While utilizing the Overboost looks really fun, your'll find yourself precharging before Overboost for 10 minutes before you get into the uncontrollable stops as you play through the rest of the game. Since most of your missions are comprised of sneak and destroy or covert operations you'll find yourself using this ability less and less. But in the arenas (where you'll fight ACs 1 on 1), it is really useful. Most of the time though I use it just because it looks so da...
Summary: Great game play. Missions hard and graphics superb. Only problems i had with it was the turning speed was too slow. by the time u did a 360 degree turn , ud be dead. another thing is u have to pay for damages and ammo u waste in a mission. I tend to enjoy far combat and machine guns. I would lose money on almost every mission cuz of my guns.
Summary: I was unimpressd with most aspects of AC2. The story is uninteresting, the controls are very rough, and the whole targeting sceme needs work. The one positive thing I can say is that the graphics are spectacular, watch the opening CS and you'll see what I mean. But unfortuneately that is the highlight of the game. Regardless of what kind of equipment you buy you still feel as though you are slower than mollassis on a cold day.
Summary: I played the original armored core on te PS a few years before and despite the graphics being a bit rudimentary it was the only game I have played since which really got me interested in the mech game genre. The story in Armored Core 2 has changed from the original. You are no longer a mechanics in Ravens nest in the subteranian wars between corporations using mercenaries, namely ravens nest. This game was developed by 'software' and released in March 2001.
Pros: More upgrades, more levels and more mechanoid combinations
Cons: To many different elements to do at once, can get confusing
Summary: Armored Core 2 is an action game for the Playstation 2 developed by From Software. The story takes place after the events of the first game, the world is in chaos struggling for resources and there are three companies fighting over the development of Mars, you are Raven an elite gun for hire and can choose to work for either of them and you actions could influence what happens on Mars and potentially end or save hundreds of lives!
Excerpt: "...(This is the only section) In Armored Core 2 one spends a lot of one's time engaged in seemingly fruitless activity that would not normally be categorised as fun. In fact despite this being a fun game overall its quite difficult, if not impossible to pin-point exactly where this enjoyment is to be found. Its there though, somewhere: When it all comes together. Armored core 2 is still an enjoyable game. And for an eight year one it holds up quite ...
Pros: Some times you'll be outside, away from the scourge of the grey corridor .
Summary: The history:Earth, year 196: the Uncle Matrix, the powerfulst corporation of the Earth, has recovered the plans details relative to the Plan of Mars Search, that it was in development before the Great Distruction.Between the several information, there was some regarding terraforming of Mars, started with the use of machinery , deprives of human staff and guides by systems of A.I.Immediately after the discovery, the Uncle Matrix has sended to an imposing search square on...
Summary: ARMOURED CORE 2 is a similar game for tipology to GUNGRIFFIN BLAZE, even if the much most difficult one and from the more problematic controls. Even if at the beginning the two you play can seem much similar, playing to us notices that there are many substantial differences. ARMOURED CORE 2 is a shoot'em up that it needs of much grey matter for being understood to bottom.
Summary: At last! A PS2 game that both looks good and plays well, a game with variety that requires some degree of thought. AC2 is set on a futuristic Mars ruled by mega-corporations who are at war with each other and with Earth Gov. You are a Raven, a mercenary who sells the services of your AC to the highest bidder. An AC? What's that? It's an "Armoured Core". Imagine a heavily armoured robot bristling with weaponry.
Pros: Looks good, plays well, requires a brain
Cons: Sloppy User Interface design, American spelling