Reviews and Problems with Armored Core: Nine Breaker
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17 August 2006
Excerpt: The Armored Core series of games is incredibly popular in Japan. Then again, what isn’t’ In the west, the franchise hasn’t really carved out any massive following, despite the games being released by a multitude of different publishers. 505 Gamestreet are the latest to take a turn, and thus we have Armored Core: Nine Breaker .
Excerpt: I've played and finished every Armored Core game since the first on the PlayStation back in 1997. Since I've been writing for GameCritics, I've reviewed four of them: Armored Core 2, AC2: Another Age, AC 3 , and Silent Line: AC . If you're reading this review now and have even the slightest interest in checking out what this long-running series has to offer, do yourself a favor and a check out any (and I mean any) of the other games in the series before trying Nine...
Excerpt: Armored Core is back, with Armored Core: Nine Breaker . The graphics have a nice amount of realism to them, and have a familiar appearance to those familiar with various types of mech-related science fiction. A lot of detail is invested not only in the appearance of the armored core parts, but their different stats.
Excerpt: Can you defeat “Nine Ball?” Are your mech building and piloting skills up to the task of becoming the “Nine Breaker?” Has the title of the game got you convinced that your mech will be standing in a pool hall all day trying to decide what cue and chalk combination would work best?
Excerpt: From Software has just released its newest addition to the long-running Armored Core franchise. Armored Core: Nine Breaker is quite unique to its mech-fighting predecessors, not by whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been added to it, but rather whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been taken away. Nine Breaker has been completely ridded of any sort of plot or storyline, leaving the game solely to combat. I personally donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think you can have a truly good game without a decent story.
Excerpt: Armored Core: Nine Breaker is the ninth game in a long series of mech combat titles. The game features an intricate setup where you can customize every single aspect of your giant robotic death machine. In this business, any game that can survive through nine sequels has probably got to be considered a success even if it does not generate the huge sales numbers of some of the mega titles.
Excerpt: Considering the plethora of mech games currently available for the PS2, the only one that has really stood the test of time is the Armored Core series. Armored Core: Nine Breaker is the 9th title in the Armored Core series, and it certainly lives up to its reputation. With millions of different warrior configurations and a fast paced battle system, Nine Breaker delivers a solid robot warfare experience filled to the top with hardcore action.
Conclusion: Game sound is also thoroughly decent, and the throbbing musical ambience of Nine Breaker will likely push the pulse rate of those gamers immersed in the heat of battle. As with the visual performance of AC weaponry, its accompanying aural performance is equal to the task when it comes to convincingly drawing in players and invoking a willing sense of disbelief in the general ‘huge robots blasting seven bells out of one another with incomprehensibly large guns and...
Pros: Offers masses of mech customisation, A.I. is impressively unpredictable, Battles are hard hitting and well paced, Reduced price point
Cons: Obviously aimed at just the dedicated Armored Core fans, Same old fiddly controls, overly complicated HUD, Battle arena and training exercises amount to not enough content, Lack of Network multiplayer is scandalous and kills longevity