Armored Core 4
A good game with some new fetures, did it break?
This game is a really good game but straided to far from the original games. With new option and add ons, this makes the armored core genoration take a huge leap in experimentation. With snipers and bladers, fast lightwieght or brawn heavy weight. Its your mech, make how you want.
This game finally gets mech fighting right. When I first picked it up I thought "well ok a jerky hard to get used to game...blah blah blah" but during the tutorial I knew that I would never play another mech game. with the smooth transition from ground to air combat and its multiplayer I started to wonder whether or not this game was a god send or not. The customization could use a few new melee weapons but other than that it was a brilliant game. I recommend this to anyone who watches:gundam, gurren lagann or even fooly cooly (you know you would probably name at least one mech canta). Sometimes a multiplayer match will feel one sided but with a few modifications to your mech you can dominate anyone. I can’t wait to try out Armored core: for answers when I get the money.
This truly is the "next-generation" of Armored Core. Completely revised, Armored Core was redesigned and brought to me amazement as I was quickly able to be accustomed to the new controls and combat system. The dialect proved pretty great compared to what was put in the previous AC games. For those who believe it's "difficult" don't believe it is so. All that is needed is a chance- about an hour or two of playing to become used to the game. That's when you can truly enjoy this game. Yes it IS limited I must agree. I mean this in customization, missions, multiplayer-generally everything. The reason for this was to leave space for the breath-taking Armored Core: For Answer-the sequel to the 4th generation of Armored Core. So if you are feeling a pit of disappointment in your stomach because of this game, please move to AC:FA then review this game over again. AC4 added to the overall story of the 4th AC generation. It overlaps like the older Armored Core games, meaning you have to use your brain (Yes gamers what a surprise! No mindless shooting!) in order to understand the plot of the game. It takes time, yet in the end you will most likely be left satisfied with your purchase!
Great series I hope gets its props...
Okay if you think this game is a rip-off of recent releases you're probably 9 years old and never even knew the greatness of the entire series go back to school and quit calling people 3 times your age "n00b" on Halo 2, they could be your dad. Please raise your hand if you remember gaming back when the NES was new. Show of hands? Please kids, get your parents permission before previewing a game as well as driving and breeding. Armored Core will hopefully make a come back with this entry as the great franchise has been seriously lacking... Armored Core forever, all mechs come behind the KING!!! Always has been a fun way to mix and match parts and battle it our with friends, heck, Tips & Tricks used to have a section dedicated to making the best setup and fighting it out to see who reigns supreme. Not a game to be taken lightly by anyone though easy enough to get into as a ground level intro mech game. Can't wait to see it.
Huge AC Fan
I've been playing AC since it's first release in the US in 1997. I've been a loyal fan since then! As previously said, this game is a genre in itself. You can customize the mecha's to fit your style. You can name them. Create your own emblems. Would you play with a meneuverable AC. Or a mighty hammer-like AC. You don't have to pick a mecha from a premade roster. it's all about what you want. The best part is creating a strategy and chaging major things like back parts, wepons legs, arms etc, to tweaking minor parts like optional parts or extentions to defeat a rival AC or complete a mission. Strategy is everything! I hope this game is one of the best games ever created. It has the potential. So far it seems it could be one never to be forgotten. It's definitely the only reason I bought an XBOX 360, just to purchase AC4. I patiently wait!
great graphics and the controles are really easy!
I really don't have big complaint here. it was a great use of my money and time. I loved the game play and story and on top of that the balancing was a lot easier in this game than AC3. I loved that they let you put your sword on ether side and they have a different button for each side instead of shifting through all 3 or 4 of your weapons with one button. finally the quick boost was a much needed touch. it makes you need skill and not just a good eye. the only complaint I have is there aren't a lot of armor pieces to choose from, but they make up for it with weapons. the sword was my main use in AC3 and I have to say they made my job much easier. the sword is a much better weapon then in AC3 and the faster AC's have better effectiveness against high armor AC's. I would suggest this to anyone thats ever liked mech games. great buy!
As far as all the AC games go, I like this one the best. I mean AC for Answers is ok but I wouldn't waist $** on it. On top of that, you can't even load your mechs from AC 4 to AC for Answers, which sucks because I have some pretty far out mechs that i would LOVE to use. Now if they come out with a new AC that allows you to load your mechs from a previous AC then I would be in heaven. But until they do that I think I will just stick to AC 4. I mean I'm online almost all the time playing it and I hardly ever see anyone playing AC for Answers. So really if you ask me, buying AC for Answers right now is a waist of money, especially if you're an online gamer like myself. I'm not saying I won't ever get it, I'm just saying that I might wait until the price goes down a little.
Good/Ok Hardcore & Casual-Shooter.
The world experienced a period of rapid population growth, which put a strain on global food and energy supplies. As populations increased, so did the gap between the wealthy and the poor, and so did the unrest within the population at large. Eventually, violence began to erupt and the governments quickly lost control of their populations as their cities were consumed by terrorism and anarchy. People began turning to corporations, complete with private armies, to keep them safe from the chaos.
In the midst of the meltdown, the world's six most powerful corporate conglomerates decided to do away with national governments and install their own brand of rule and law. They launched a full scale war on the nations of the world, which came to be known as the National Dismantlement War.
Using advanced Armored Core technology, the corporations decimated the forces of the nations and declared victory in less than a month. With the old nations of the world effectively toppled, the corporations set out to work on a new system of government.
The corporations dubbed their new order as the "Pax Economica" ("Economic [or Corporate] Peace", Latin), a system where loyalty and service to the corporations guaranteed food and survival. Under the Pax, however, people were forced into corporate-run colonies and essentially became slaves serving wealthy corporate masters.
Around five years after the National Dismantlement War, long-standing tensions between the Pax Economica members erupted, and a new war began.
Doesn't feel like Armored Core... But that's a good thing!
I've always loved Armored Core for the customization, but hated it for... everything else. I never had the time or took the effort to get really good at it, and always found myself battling with the game mechanics rather than enemy robots. Armored Core 4 is a departure from traditional Armored Core, as it's much more accessible, less sim-like, and more action-oriented. However, it has a feel much closer to some of From's other excellent action games, such as Frame Gride (DC-Japan Only) and Otogi (XBox). The level graphics are kind of bland, reminiscent of those in From's Chromehounds, but the machines and weapons look great and the environments are interesting in mechanics, if not appearance.
A total let down
I had really high hopes for Armored Core 4. i played the arcade Mech at Chuck'e'Cheese, loved it, and thought Armored Cored 4 would just be as much fun if not more since it's the successor. Granted, it's not the same, but still, what a dissappointment this turned out to be. i found the game play to be extermely annoying and frustrating and totally suck the fun out of blowing up big bad robots. you never know where your enemies are and never ever have enough ammons to completd a mission. thus, you pretty much ended up playing the same mission again in about 20 seconds after you started. then comes the annoying part, it takes a long time to load and you are left holding the controller when you should be playinig the game instead. other than the awesome opening sequence, the graphics are like left overs from the last deceade. most of the time, you can't tell the difference between robots or stationary objects, they just sort of blend in. and the sound is just horrible, in some mission they don't complement the action whatsoever. and dont' be get me started on that female voice telling you 'let's go over the mission'! ah, totally gets under your skin after 3 misisons. it's like the developers never talked to each other. this may be good for the franchise fans, but a total disappointment if you are new to Armored Core. not worth the time or money at all. worst game ever!