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Armored Core V - Playstation 3

3.1 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews
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  • Featuring mechs or "Armored Cores" that are smaller in scale than in previous games, ARMORED CORE V centers more on tactics and effectively utilizing the geography of a level rather than just relying on attacks.
  • Up to 10 players can play online simultaneously in 5-on-5 cell match-ups
  • The ability to create smaller mechs of smaller sizes, allowing for greater speed and manueverability
  • Upgrade and customize from 500+ items such as head piece, core, arms, legs, and weapons
  • Collect multiple armored core units and store them in your personal garage
  • New 'Over' weapons can kill in one hit and are broken into three types: close range, long range, and area

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3

Product Description

The ARMORED CORE series is renowned in the mech action genre for its intense one-on-one battles and customization options. ARMORED CORE V is a new entry that revolutionizes the series with more content than the previous games, a completely new atmosphere, and a robust offline mode. In addition, the online mode has been newly designed to focus on huge team-based battles on a global scale.

Armored Core V is a mech combat Simulation game for Next-Gen gaming consoles. The fifth major release in the Armored Core series, the game features extreme customization of the game's robot-like mechanized combat units. This customization includes the ability to create smaller mechs, and more than 500 items to customize them with. Additional features include: 10-player support in online games, a persistent online profile that tracks online and local stats, downloadable content, powerful 'one-hit kill' weapons, and the ability to trade parts and items with other players.

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Come Heavy, Or Not At All

In the gameworld of Armored Core V, the ravages of war and natural disasters have depleted natural resources, leaving mankind in peril, and with an attitude focused on survival at any cost. In this world the area around you, what you gain from it, and the tools for doing so are everything. Wage fierce battles for control of territories using the most powerful weapons of war: armored core mechanized combat units.

A large armored core mech from Armored Core V
Use the power of your armored core mechs to grab the territory you need.
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An armored core mech customized with extreme weaponry in Armored Core V
Utilize more the 500 customization options to build the mechs you need.
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Choose Your Faction for Local and Online Play

In Armored Core V players join a faction and make strategic and battlefield decisions based on the needs of that group. The overall goal is to acquire territory, which can be altered, to the detriment of rivals. As in earlier releases in the franchise, players can customize their armored core mechanized combat units to fit a variety of needs. In fact, Armored Core V allows for more customization options than ever before in franchise history. Players can upgrade and customize their mechs using 500+ items such as head pieces, cores, arms, legs, and weapons. Armored cores can also be outfitted with a wide variety of weaponry, including new 'Over' weapons, which can destroy enemies with a single round. Designed for strategic use, Over weapons are available in three varieties: close range, long range, and area. Mechs within the game can also be configured to a smaller size than in previous games, making them faster and more maneuverable than in the past. They are also more easily rendered, en masse in online play. Once mechs are configured, they can be stored in garages throughout the play area, making them available more quickly, and as a squad, wherever the player may think that they will be needed.

Players of Armored Core V who have a consistent broadband connection also have to the option of creating a persistent online profile. The profile allows for interactive online multiplayer, in matches up to five-on-five. But online profiles do not necessarily need to equate to online play. Once profiles are setup, they can be used to track both multiplayer online activities, as well as single player success.

Key Game Features

  • Interactive Multiplayer
    • Up to 10 players can play online simultaneously in 5-on-5 cell match-ups
    • Each team's 'operator' sets strategy, conducts recon and issues tactical commands
    • Capture territories to accumulate team and individual points, increasing rank
    • Higher rank enables greater purchasing and customization options
  • Deep Customization
    • Upgrade and customize from 500+ items such as head piece, core, arms, legs, and weapons
    • Collect multiple armored core units and store them in your personal garage
    • DLC components such as emblems will further customize each armored core
    • Trade parts, booster packs, soldier models, BGM, and in-game items with other players
  • A Wide Range of Weapons
    • Base weaponry includes kinetic, chemical and thermal
    • New 'Over' weapons with 'one hit kill' power can change the tides of battle
    • Over weapons are broken into three types: close range, long range, and area

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A small mech on duty in Armored Core V
Maneuverable smaller mechs.
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A group of armored core mechs and other units in formation in Armored Core V
Persistent online presence.
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An armored core mech in a player's garage in Armored Core V
Personal garages for unit storage.
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The explosively destuctive power of 'Over' weapons in Armored Core V
Destructive 'Over' weapons.
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Product Information

Platform:PlayStation 3
Release date March 20, 2012
Customer Reviews
3.1 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars
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Product Dimensions 6 x 6 x 0.8 inches
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Platform for Display: PlayStation 3
I have never really played the old AC games. My only experience is through AC4/4A. I loved those games, it was great to be able to pilot a mech that wasn't slow but also wasn't arcady.
I S-ranked the missions and took out the other mechs in the "Arena", but after all that there wasn't much to do. The multiplayer was ok, but it resulted in strafing battles.

ACV seemed to have taken the opposite end of the gameplay experience.
I'll start with gameplay:
It plays close to how AC4/4a played. There's some differences but they aren't huge and it is easy to adapt to. The ACs are smaller. They are half the size of what they were in AC4/4a. This is due to the amount of urban combat you will be fighting. There is a noticeable emphasis now on how you take on enemies. It no longer becomes strafing battles, if you take on a ton of damage or your energy runs low, it's best to take cover somewhere. The large buildings help make it easy to duck into some alley and recover your energy.

Because of the urban combat, one addition seems to be the Scan Mode and recon units. There is no longer a minimap to find your enemy. You shoot a recon unit and enter Scan Mode in order to locate the enemy. This also allows you to "see" through buildings. This also puts emphasis on the "Operator" in PvP. The Operator sees a map of the territory and players on their team. The players will need to use the recon units to allow the Operator to gather more battlefield information and relay that to the team.

As far as the standard AC features:
There's still a good amount of parts to use, but it seems to be tied to you Team Level(I'll go over that later). More parts are made available once you hit certain team levels. You also find parts in missions or get them as rewards.
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My experience so far with the game has been a great one.

As stated in other reviews and a number of articles online and in magazines, Armored Core V is fixed toward a multiplayer experience. Since it's so close to the game's release, it's difficult to get the best grasp on the game, but for the hours I've played so far, I'm very, very excited to see what's ahead.

The focus is on players creating teams and interacting with their teams taking different territories and getting their rating up. There can be matches of up to 5 vs 5, which I can't imagine with gameplay being intense enough on 1 vs 1. There is an offline mode and one can play through story missions, or simple order missions to take out individual NPC ACs or units of tanks and helicopters. If you do play online, one other person can join with story or order missions, and the help is definitely appreciated. It's not an easy game, so for those looking for a decent challenge, there's one to be had. Like I sad, I haven't even had enough time to completely flesh out the big team aspects of the game, so I haven't seen the 5 vs 5 yet.

The mechs this time around are smaller, quicker, and more nimble. Smaller biped mechs can fit between buildings and climb to the top of taller ones to snipe and hide. It makes the combat much more fast paced.

There's a ridiculous amount of customization when it comes to the mechs. Each part can be painted individually, and can be labeled with completely custom labels. There are 500 parts to choose from, and I'm sure, with the game being a largely online experience, that many more parts will be released. There is also a large amount of customization when it comes to teams as well.
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A couple of months ago I got the itch to play a mech game. I wanted to hop into a mech, loaded for bear and go blow stuff up. I thought about Mechwarrior 4 and Steel Battalion. Of course I don't have a gaming PC or an original Xbox, so those were out of the question. I had played the demo for Armored Core 4 and didn't like it much. I spent time reading every review I could on every mech game for this current generation of consoles. I even went out and threw down 20 bucks on Front Mission Evolved.

Most mech games nowadays get crap reviews. And I had read quite a few on Armored Core V. When will I learn? After playing Front Mission Evolved for a bit, I still felt like there was something I was missing. It's not a bad game, it's just not a great game. So I went to youtube and started watching every video I could find on ACV. Despite all the negative reviews, I was liking what I was seeing.

So I bought it, and guess what, it rocks. If you are looking for a mech fix, look no further. The thing I like most about ACV is that you can pretty much tackle the missions however you want. Do you want to go through with blazing speed and destroy enemies as fast as possible? Can do. Do you want to be strategic and stealthy by climbing tall buildings and sniping your enemies? Can do. It is completely up to you.

There have been a few complaints leveled at ACV that are completely unfounded. But first let me cover a few things. As you have read, when you start the game you must create or pick a team before beginning your first mission. If you are smart you will find a team with a high score. I found one that had a score of 60 and it was free to enlist. The team score is important because you have access to more parts. The main menu consists of three screens.
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