First off, i missed the first armored core games and intend to play them, this is the game i started off with in the armored core series. This game is not too hard, no where near it, i came in with absolutely no knowledge on what i was doing, and was fine (with the exception of a few levels that i had to repeat once or twice). It is fast paced, especially compared to the older armored cores (forget the one im playing now, not silent lines i know that) which are alot slower pace, which is probably where it kills it for the old timers for the series. At points you will question whats the point, nothing is even hitting me anymore, and then it feels too easy, at that point i just made a new AC and experimented with fits. You will find that this game offers a "lot" of customization, not infinite, but enough for 1 or 2 playthrough's. Story is, well it is here, just, you have to look for it in a sense. If you have issues, i would reccomend quick boosting more, not pointlessly, as the ai is smart enough to pin you down if you keep doing the same thing over again (least it did for me, surprised me the first time i noticed that). You have to Keep doing different things, if not, well, your a pretty big target. (also note, i tend to fly a light to medium build with machine guns optimized for boosting, as my form of quickly beating a mission unless it involves something big) It is definitely worth a look through, esp at 10 dollars, or 20 for that matter (to me it is worth about 30 to 40).
yes: I recommend this product