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Armored Core V
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Armored Core V is a great game. It's one of the few mech games out there, and an excellent one at that. Its game play is like that of Chromehound, which is pretty great but also, but one downside is that it needs more people online. There is never any people around to play against, so buy this and make the online gameplay more fun for all of us.Report this review
Getting into the Armored Core series a little late, starting with Armored Core 4 and Armored Core For Answer, I can only compare ACV to those as a result. But I have heard that this iteration is much more similar to previous entries in the series. To start off, Armored Core V is much more tactical and slower paced than the previous two games and thankfully there's much less demand on being able to press numerous buttons at the same time just to survive many opponents. The customisation is fully intact, placing more emphasis on creating diverse builds than before. For example, certain arms provide the ability to equip shoulder weapons, but typically with less performance compared to other arms. There are 3 core types of legs, regular, reverse joint and tank/tetrapod. Each have their own benefits. Regular legs provide the best speeds and have shields when in a ready stance for heavy weapons. Reverse joint legs give the best jumping and climbing abilities and the tank/tetrapod legs have stability benefits with the main gain being much quicker usage of heavy weapons. Weapons are broken up into 3 damage types, kinetic (physical), chemical and thermal (energy). As a result, enemy and mech defences tend to have a weakness to one or two types, and high resistance to the other. The game has a distinct online presence, bringing in a new team, or clan system. Where players group up to help each other with Order and Story missions, as well as fighting together against other teams over territory on the world map in 5 on 5 battles. Prevailing to the tactical approach, in a full 5 on 5 battle, one player from each team is required to be the team's Operator, seeing an overview of the battle and co-ordinating with team mates providing information on the enemies and devising tactics. All in all, it's a very welcome update to the series if you don't mind the online focus. If you were to play it offline, you may find it to be somewhat more monotonous and tedious. It's an excellent game for the tactical minded who don't mind planning ahead and working together in teams.Report this review
Armored Core V is a great game with hours of enjoyment and it is definitely well worth waiting for.Report this review
Armored Core V is the long awaited new installment of the From Software series developer who brought us the excellents Demon's and Dark Souls. It's quite good, the controls are hard to master but effective once you get them, the graphics are okay and the soundtrack is pretty cool (if you pump up the music volume in the settings). This game also features tons of parts for your AC (your mecha basically) to customize, going from about 15 types of weapons to heads, legs, arms, scanners and shoulder weapons etc... All in all a good game, especially if you like custimizing your character to the finest details, and confronting it to other players.Report this review
If you like Mech games, with excellent team muliplayer elements (similar to Chromehounds) you will enjoy Armored Core 5. The only downside is that the game hasn't been marketed sufficently and muliplayer quick matches are a bit thin on the ground. But still, I have hours of mecha building and blasting joy ahead!Report this review