Excerpt: There are two things that the Japenese love in gaming. A decent RPG and a decent mech combat game. Any one of the two genres get released and you can immediately guarantee that it will hit the number one spot, as was the case with Armored Core V earlier this year.
Run 'n' gun in mechanized suit; primarily for existing fans.
Common Sense Media
27 June 2012
Summary: Parents need to know Armored Core V is a third-person shooter based heavily on combat. As a human mercenary-for-hire, you climb into a customizable 'mech suit called an "Armored Core" and must run and gun through huge maps to destroy enemies.
Excerpt: If life imitates art (or the other way 'round), then we're pretty sure giant-robot games imitate anime and manga. If you've loved some mecha anime over the years, you'll appreciate the time and attention to detail that obviously went into creating Armored Core V .
Summary: Armored Core V is a good looking mech game with tons of action, a robust online mode and so much customization that you can spend more time creating than actually fighting. It's full of good ideas that you don't normally see in a console game like this, as well as a diverse set of missions to...
Conclusion: Fans of the old Armored Core V games will love it and I personally suggest that if you gave up on the series long ago that you give this one a try. The challenge which the game offers is a welcomed change to the easy to play missions that similar games usually offer.
Conclusion: The other achievements are challenging but obtainable given practice and persistence. Fun Factor & Replay Value: 5 / 5 Thanks to a lively online community, this game looks to be fun and populated for years to come.
Conclusion: If you really love mech games, specifically Armored Core games, and love fiddling around with all the bits then it could be worth it, but for most gamers this is just poorly executed, albeit with plenty of promise.
Conclusion: Armored Core V is certainly a deep game, but it’s also one that is let down by an underwhelming solo experience and an overly demanding online mode. If you look past the repetitive gameplay structure and focus on building a squad of likeminded allies then you will be rewarded, given enough time, but...