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- Multiplayer functionality - Up to eight players to battle online
- Join one of six factions specializing in different aspects of battle
- 30 missions played out in detailed futuristic 3D environments
- Fly through canyons and rip through cities battling multiple enemies
- Deploy Quick Boost and Over Boost features for precise explosive movement and precision control of AC units
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The garage is different than the last ones - schematics of pre-canned mechs, but they can be customized. The method is different, not good or bad, just will take some getting used to.
Primary Armor is new, electronic shielding device. I like it, you can hang in a firefight longer and it does regenerate. It doesn't make the game easier, you still get your [...] kicked.
The controls are similar to the old ones (type A), shoulder weapons (like shotguns) are now available than can fire independently are handy for little stuff.
The story line is interesting, but I don't buy games for cut scenes.
I only have gotten to the 4th chapter of missons so far, a 4yr old that wants to play or stands in front of the TV cuts back on the quality gaming time. I also only have a standard TV using S-video, the game supports 720p.
AC4 takes place in the distant future, placing you in the role of a lone mercenary fighting huge enemy forces with his "AC" mech - the titular "Armored Cores". These mechs are humanoid in shape and carry weapons in their mechanical arms. If you've ever seen a "Gundam" episode, that's the basis they're working with - think a robot that is basically just a giant person in shape.
The gameplay itself seems promising, but gets somewhat repetitive. The ACs have two weapons (one in each hand) that range from assault rifles to miniguns to rocket launchers to laser guns to laser swords. There are also shoulder-mounted weapons like missile launchers and decoy launchers to lure missiles away from you. Control uses a simple left-stick-moves right-stick-looks system, and it's fairly intuitive. The other main gameplay feature is the booster, which is basically a jetpack that can propel you upwards or rocket you forwards or sideways. The main failing of the controls is that they're not particularly balanced; things that should be connected in purpose are set far apart on the gamepad. For example, pressing L2 uses the boost, but pressing L1 switches your left-hand weapon, and pressing square fires the left-hand weapon. The controls don't seem natural even after you get used to them.Read more ›
Cons: Absolute zero exploration. Sorties are over in less than 2min, sometimes 30sec. "Fight this thing/things without dying" is almost every objective. Story is terrible, and is unlike any of the other ACs. Online mode doesn't work, though I'm not sure my copy was for the advertised region, which could be the cause.
targeting is OK with best chip but still miss alot.
The 10 different mechs I've made all feel blocky and slow when compared to the smooth operation of the AI nexts who can turn. Do u turns on a dime or fly high and never run out of ammo or power. Kinda is unfair. The lvls of the game in normal are like. Very easy to omg hard. The hard mode is normal bur worst case scenario. The score seems be random factors.over fun to make the mechs but hard to use i have them in a real combat. I went online and slaughtered people. Played a normal mission can't even win. I have ordered 4 answser and its supposed to be better that ac4 and have made battling easier
Many people get turned off by the level of depth this game has, which often leads to confusion. Its not a bad title, you just have to be prepared to expect alot of trial and error. Satisfaction comes from completing the often infuriatingly difficult missions [which often turn out you were using the wrong mech setup the whole time] as well as making a very successful robot that trounces competition [other players] Despite poor reviews by those that misunderstand this game, I'll leave it to the fact that this franchise has survived 13 iterations and is still pulling strong, that this is a good franchise, just not for everyone.
Now onto Armored Core in and of itself. It is the most recent game released in America, and for those unsure about this series, this is probably the best one to get into, as by now they have addressed plenty faults from the earlier iterations. The earlier ones did indeed have troubling control layouts, but thankfully it fits just fine on the xbox controller. Anyone who has played Halo or Gears of War will have no trouble grasping the controls, just remember to map the boosting and firing controls to the triggers and not the buttons!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the whole series got way better from game to game. I'd like to see this coming to iOS.Published 8 months ago by J. Paille
Great stuff, best for the money too!
I couldn't find AC4 in my country anymore and thankfully I stumbled here. Read more
the overall game works and the box has slight wear which is fine, the game itself has a learning curve thats just rough... one of the harder new games out there.Published on April 13, 2014 by Katie C.
Got bored of it after 15minutes of game play, but I can see how the customization can be fun...just not that interested in it.Published on November 27, 2013 by Jamster