Summary: IF YOU WERE A FAN OF THE EARLIER GAMES THEN YOU SHOULD LIKE THIS ONE, ALTHOUGH IT IS MORE OF THE SAME AS THE OLDER ARMORED CORE GAMES IT ACTUALLY IS NOT AS GOOD AS SOME OF THE PREVIOUS ONES. IT LOOKS GOOD PLAYS NICE BUT OUTSIDE OF THE MISSIONS NOT MUCH ELSE LEFT.
Summary: I had the chance to try out this title a couple of weeks ago. The last mech games I played were on the SNES--I can't even remember their names now, but they were good fun and I was looking for more of the same here. That is, unless you count Lost Planet as a mech game--which it is, but only to a degree. Most of the game takes place on foot. In Armored Core 4, all the action takes place in a six-story mech armed with weapons the size of tanks. Good times!
Summary: One of the first things that stand out to me in any game are the graphics. Being a game for a next-gen console, Armored Core 4 does live up to its next-gen status for the most part. All of the mechs look gorgeous as well as the weapons and particle effects and shaders. However, everything else pales in comparison to the detail put into the mechs and weapons. The environments are generic, bland, and empty, but do offer destructibility, which is nice.
Summary: Armored Core 4 - Circa 2007 (Special note: If you never played an Armored Core game before and don't care much for huge battling mechs with endless menus of customization drop this score down to a one star. Also if you have Xbox Live and want to try this game you can download a demo for it over XBL Marketplace) GOOD: - Armored Core finally comes Xbox ... well Xbox 360.
Summary: I wanted to be blown away with PS3 graphics abilities, but this game just didn't look like a next gen game. I looked more like a PS2 game than a PS3 game. Gameplay was as expected for any mech game, easy to pick up and learn. Gameplay is also just repetitive. At least rent this game before buying it.
Summary: Massive mechanical machines with equally massive selections of purchasable, acquirable add ons fly and fight through levels of other machines doing the exact same. Sounds pretty hectic but I assure its often not that exciting. The long going series made by 'FromSoftware' has seen mostly graphical upgrades across the years along with further personal touches and achievements, but does 'For Answer' stand out from the numbered series?
Summary: Armoured Core 4 is a classic 2007 release that knows exactly what kind of game it is. A 30 meter high robot game that's who! Highlights for me so far would be... + choosing what robo limbs to use and which paint scheme and pattern is just awesome + selecting a grenade cannon and watching the resultant semi-nuclear possibilities of the games ballistic simulation + flying through the air firing off scores of homing missiles cleverly locked to a target I am viewing through...