Do not buy unless you have a subscription to Xbox live
J Borg, Amazon
17 October 2013
Summary: The last armored core game I had played was AC3, and V offers quite the departure from the gameplay experience that I was used to. First off, the core gameplay really requires online access to get the most out of the game, which may work well, I wasn't able to test it.
Summary: The glory days of the Armored Core series are gone. A shame, I was looking forward into sinking hours and hours making a perfect mech without all the tech jumble of battletech. Just lost that good old feeling.
Summary: Namco needs to fix their servers. Also, the game advertises that more than two at a time can play online, however my friends and I have not reached this point yet, have gotten frustrated, and gone back to Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer.
Cons: I don't care for the game. The servers are glitchy, and often my team will not be visible to one another and can therefore not do missions together. Logging off and on and resetting modems, routers, and the console do not fix this.
Summary: This game is nowhere near as good as AC 4 Answer. AC's seems significantly slower than their LARGER predecessors and maneuverability is a joke. -Dialogue is poor and the story line is not explained in detail as it was in prior versions of the game.
Summary: I loved the Armored Core series. i played and loved every game from the PS 1 era up until this one. i know things change and progress with the times, but this game just felt like a huge step in the wrong direction. Maybe they were trying to broaden their auidence, I can't say.
YOU BETTER READ THIS IF you are considering this game.
25 June 2012
Summary: Ive played ALL Armored Core games since its birth. Not too mention Steel Battalion, Steel Battalion Line of Contact (until shortly after the servers went down), and a bunch of others. Including that abysmal game "Front Mission Evolved". No.. I never played "Steel Battalion Heavy Armor".
Summary: Well I'm glad I only paid £30 for this game. The story is utterly unintelligable (standard for a jap game really), the graphics tend to gt confusing and or messy at times, the actual robot you pilot tend to block a good bit of the action.